Clearly in the first two weeks of March reading was not a high priority for me (GASP). I only read three books. I blame my lack of reading on one book being a bit dry (despite the intriguing topic), processing a job change (see yesterday's post here for details), and doing a road trip.
I thought this book was going to be very interesting. Sadly, it wasn't. I found it jumped around a bit, and despite being an interesting topic, I found the execution lacking. If you're extremely interested in the history of forensic science, I would recommend this book but otherwise I'd steer clear.
I started this book on a Sunday night as I crawled into bed, intending to read for an hour or so. I stayed up way too late and flew through this book. It was really engaging, it was a twist on the "typical" twisty suspense novel, and I just really loved it. I highly recommend this book but make sure you set aside enough time because you won't want to put it down.
I loved this book too. It's a rom-com with a typical theme -- kooky girl meets slightly mean boy -- but since both main characters were also in academia, I really connected with it. While I haven't been in academia myself, remember that Dave did his PhD in our dating and early marriage/parenting years. The whole stress of conferences/posters/talks/etc just brought it all back. So there was a little extra to this book that was particularly appealing to me. I also laughed out loud a couple of times. So overall yes, I highly recommend this book as well.
And that's it. That's all I read the first half of March. Since March 15th, I haven't finished any books, although I'm currently in the middle of two, so I have a feeling March is going to be a quiet reading month.