What happened to July? I can’t believe the month clocked over and I have an ‘archive’ for July! I’m still figuring out how to manage this blog. As I spend a lot of time grazing non-fiction, munching on poetry, dipping into reference books, and even occasionally re-reading novels that I’ve loved or that I feel a need to re-visit, this blog could get very cluttered. So I’ve figured I need to keep the focus on the new fiction I’ve discovered (whether it’s a recent release or otherwise.)
Ironically, August is going to a much leaner month on the new reading front. But for the record, following is a list of the ‘new’ fiction I read in July. I mentioned some of them in earlier postings and haven’t listed some of the non-fiction or ‘second-read’ novels that I’ve referred to throughout July. If you want to know what I actually thought about any title that I didn’t review, send me an email.
Junior & YA fiction
Drift – Penni Russon, Bird & Sugar Boy – Sophie Laguna, Being Bee – Catherine Bateson, Leaving Barrumbi – Leonie Norrington, Layla Queen of Hearts – Glenda Millard, My Life My Love My Lasagna – Stephen Herrick, The Tuckshop Kid – Pat Flynn, The Punjabi Pappadum – Robert Newton, Tuck Everlasting – Natalie Babbit, Skullduggery Pleasant – Derek Landy, Dog Boy – Victor Kelleher
Black Swan Green – David Mitchell, The history of love – Nicole Krauss, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close – Jonathon Safran Foer, The Second Wife – Elizabeth Buchan, Oryx & Crake – Margaret Atwood, Happenstance – Carol Shields, Selected Short Stories – Dave Eggers