Fictionophile’s MARCH 2021 Reading Wrap-Up

March turned out to be a productive month – reading wise. In the past month I’ve read twelve novels and two novellas.  There are many stellar reads here, and truth be told I enjoyed them all and none of them were disappointments.

My ‘Book of the Month‘ would have to be “Life Sentences” by Billy O’Callaghan. The novel speaks to the social injustices prevalent in Ireland in years past. It is also a story of Irish Catholic heritage and the strong bond between siblings, as well as that between parent and child. Highly recommended to those who like to read realistic, well-researched historical fiction. This book moved me like few others have.


I have three other favourites of the month – each highly different, but excellent reads. They are:

An Unwanted Guest” by Shari Lapena. A devilishly clever whodunit that kept me guessing. Loved it!

Exit” by Belinda Bauer. A quirky crime caper with liberal does of levity throughout. With a memorable and touching ending, this was… all in all, a great read.

Season of Second Chances” by Aimee Alexander. This is an uplifting and heart-warming read that was just exactly what I needed at the time. A novel of familial love, warm friendships, and fresh starts. Highly recommended women’s fiction!

Seven of these titles were read for ‘Reading Ireland Month‘ 2021.  I always enjoy a plethora of Irish fiction in March and this year my reads were particularly memorable.

I feel very lucky to have access to so many wonderful books. All the books above are reviewed here on the blog if you want to take a look.


About Fictionophile

Fiction reviewer ; Goodreads librarian. Retired library cataloger - more time to read! Loves books, gardening, and red wine. I have been a reviewer member of NetGalley since October 2013. I review titles offered by Edelweiss, and participate in blog tours with TLC Book Tours.
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13 Responses to Fictionophile’s MARCH 2021 Reading Wrap-Up

  1. Carla says:

    What a great month you had Lynne. 7 books for Reading Ireland is wonderful. I did not do my end of month post for March, I should do it tonight.

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  2. Christine says:

    I keep hearing about Billy O’Callaghan. I must pick up something of his. Have you read others of his, Lynne?

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  3. Martie says:

    That is a lot of books for one month. Good for you.

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  4. There must be something the air because March is proving to be a great reading month for me as well.

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  5. Thanks so much for your great support of Reading Ireland Month Lynne x

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  6. Mischenko says:

    You had a good month! 👍 Hope April goes as well. I’m hoping to get more books in, but with spring comes outdoor work. *sigh*

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