What I read in March

March weather made it another good month for reading, I once again completed fourteen titles. I’m still craving the desire to reread, and trying to catch up on my review obligations and other titles that have been on my “to read list” for years.

March 2018 Reading List

  • The Jewel House: Elizabethan London and the Scientific Revolution by Deborah Harkness
  • Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik
  • Into the Fire (Vatta’s Peace #2) by Elizabeth Moon
  • Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
  • Learning HTTP/2: A Practical Guide for Beginners by Stephen Ludin, Javier Garza
  • The City of Brass (The Daevabad Trilogy #1) by S.A. Chakraborty
  • Odd and the Frost Giants by Neil Gaiman
  • Oath of Fealty (Paladin’s Legacy #1) by Elizabeth Moon
  • The Forever War (The Forever War #1) by Joe Haldeman
  • Kings of the North (Paladin’s Legacy #2) by Elizabeth Moon
  • Wool: Unraveling an American Story of Artisans and Innovation by Peggy Hart
  • Raw Cake: Delicious and Decadent Superfood Dessert Recipes by The Hardihood
  • On the Loom: A Modern Weaver’s Guide by Maryanne Moodie
  • Echoes of Betrayal (Paladin’s Legacy #3) by Elizabeth Moon

The fourteen books I read in March 2018


There were many good reads last month, Paladin’s Legacy is enjoyable even if you barely remember The Deed of Paksenarrion. Binti and The City of Brass both came by way of an attempt to read a wider viewpoint of experiences. Both are interesting introductions to new worlds. The second book in Okorafor’s Binti series, Home is impatient

The Jewel House is a fascinating look into Elizabethan London and I’m curious how long until I succumb to the desire to reread Harkness’s trilogy.

You’ll hear more about Wool in the future. ;)

I’m still processing Haldeman’s Forever War. I listened to it as an audiobook while finishing a sample crochet project. There’s a lot there to unpack and I know it will take me a while.

April Reads

stacks of library books as planned reading for aprilNow that I’ve almost completed the Paladin’s Legacy books, I’m ready to jump into new reads by different authors. While I traditionally reread Lackey about this time, a friend mentioned she was reading V.E. Schwab’s A darker shade of magic trilogy. I happened to be at the library, and they followed me home.

Reader interactions

3 Replies to “What I read in March”

  1. Hi Penny, as you read the nonfiction titles, are you reading to learn a new skill as in Learning HTTP/2? Since you have background in that field, I am curious if you take notes, underline, etc or if you are reading for reviewing purposes. It would take me a long time to get through a book like that, even though I am interesting in learning about it.
    Thank you. Barb

    1. I read through these primarily to see if they’re worthwhile to suggest to clients who want to learn more. They also help solidify the information I read online. So not quite new skill, more a blend of continuing education and refresh of “how do I explain this in English”.

  2. Penny, thank you for your reply. Barb

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