Tender Is the Night – F. Scott Fitzgerald – (no rating)
Biggest disappointment of the year so far; did not finish.
The Atlas of Beauty – Mihaela Noroc – 3 stars
An interesting library book. Somewhat repetitive; would’ve
preferred less social-political commentary.
Embers – Sándor Márai – 4 stars
Surprisingly great! European history buffs will appreciate
this ruminating novel. Full review here
Poetry of the First World War – ed. Marcus Clapham – 3 stars
Not an easy or pretty read, but a sobering one. More thoughts here
Moonflower – Jade Nicole Beals – 4 stars
Poems of peace and introspection; this was a refreshing read.
Anthem – Ayn Rand – 2 stars
Great concept, so-so execution. Full review here
Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Truman Capote – 1 star
Writing style on point, story not my cuppa. More thoughts here
This has not been the month for in-depth, written reviews, and I’m feeling a bit sheepish about that. Work has been so busy; I’ve gone from one big project to the next, which is great but takes a toll on the reading energies. Here’s to hoping March will be a little easier!