Despite being very busy with coursework for university, July was a great reading month for me. Twelve books might not be a lot to most bloggers, but for me it is one of the highest number of books I’ve read in a month this year. Of course, 4 of the books I read were Young Adult, which always means I read them a little faster than an average fiction book for adults, but I also did a fair number of “heavier” works like Dante and Swift. I still need to write review for a few of these books and I hope to catch up somewhere in the upcoming weeks.
- Gulliver’s Travels – Jonathan Swift
- Shiver – Maggie Stiefvater
- The Inferno – Dante
- Marked – P.C. and Kristin Cast
- Betrayed – P.C. and Kristin Cast
- Ballet Shoes – Noel Streatfeild
- Prep – Curtis Sittenfeld
- Wicked Lovely – Melissa Marr
- Eating Animals – Jonathan Safran Foer
- A Personal Matter – Kenzaburo Oe
- The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie – Alan Bradley
- Brooklyn – Colm Tóibín
As for August, I cannot say I have much reading planned. I’m trying to enjoy my spare time, having finally finished my last essays for this school year. I do need to visit the archives for a few days, but at least I do not have the pressure of essay writing anymore. I won’t be able to go on holiday anywhere since I’m bound to my house because of driving lessons all summer. However, I do feel a need to take a break which is why I’m not joining in on any planned reading this month. I might join Allie’s read along of The Tempest, but what I’d really like to do this month is focus on my TBR pile, picking up any book that catches my eye. This probably means a lot of contemporary fiction, since I don’t feel like committing to a classic right now. But who knows, maybe I’ll feel differently by the end of the month?