September brings with it a heavy dose of reality: the trip to Europe I had been looking forward to for at least six months has now been and gone, and I now have to go back to the regular life of having nothing to look forward to – at least until I book the next holiday.
I’ll have some posts coming up about my holiday over the next few weeks, but I will say now that I had a crazy fantastic time, and it was actually everything I had hoped for.
As for books read in August, aside from finishing the Primo Levi books I had borrowed from the library I didn’t read any of the others I had planned to (you can see them here). I did get some other books read though, including my very first graphic novel, Snowpiercer, which I picked up from a bookshop in London. It was pretty great and I will hopefully have my thoughts on it posted in the near future. I also read:
- The Beautiful Bureaucrat – this has been the buzz book in the last few weeks and I have to say it was well worth the hype surrounding it. It’s weird and awesome, and thought provoking as well.
- Pop Sonnets – SO. MUCH. FUN. It’s basically pop songs rewritten in the fashion of Shakespeare’s sonnets and can only be described as ‘The Most Awesomest Thing I Have Ever Read’. My review for this won’t be posted for a while yet, but if you can get your hands on an ARC now (it’s not officially published until early October) then you definitely should.
- The Library At Mount Char – weird. Super weird. But also really good. You can read my review of it here.
- The Life of I: the new culture of narcissism – this was a little bit of a slow read for me, but it was really interesting. It certainly had me considering how society contributes to individual personality disorders.
This month is all about NetGalley reads. Just like with physical books, I can stop myself from requesting ARC’s, and for some reason I keep getting approved. As a result I have a huge backlog of NetGalley books to get through. These are the ones for me to read this month:
I’m reading The Loney at the moment and while it’s a bit slow to get started, I’m hoping it’ll pick up. I’m really looking forward to House of Thieves, a thriller set in New York in the late 1800’s. Fates and Furies I’m a bit so so about – I’ve heard it’s really good, but I have no great expectations for it. Tristano Dies: A Life, on the other hand, I’m super pumped for – it’s about love, war, the past, and life; it sounds amazing.
So that’s me for this month. I have a few reviews coming up of books I read ages ago, as well as the aforementioned posts about my holiday. I hope you all had a great August and have an even better September coming up!