Books: Summer Wrap-Up [2018 edition]

Posted 7 September, 2018 by Lianne in Lists / 1 Comment

I can’t believe it’s already September! Seems like yesterday summer was just rolling in and I had just finished classes, lol. Anyway, as with every year, here’s some of my favourite boks read between the first week of June and today. Moreso than last year I haven’t read as much as I used to; I’ve been busy at work and meeting up with people and trying to work on other projects. But I did read whenever I can.

In no particular order:

  • The remainder of the Bridgerton books by Julia Quinn (see author tag) — Okay, I was purposely putting off finishing the series because I never want it to end, lol. But it was fun to finally get around to the younger Bridgerton siblings’ stories and romances and just hang out with the Bridgerton clan as a whole 🙂
  • Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman (review) — Neil Gaiman’s books never disappoint and I was happy to finally read the last of his full-length novels that I haven’t read. I love how he draws on other mythologies and legends, and evokes that sense of wonder and mystery in his stories.
  • Before the Fall by Noah Hawley (review) — Okay, I didn’t rate it as amazing-AMAZING but it was the perfect summer read; had me glued to the page figuring out what happened to the plane and who amongst the cast of characters had a hand in events.
  • Still Water by Amy Stuart (review) — I loved her debut novel Still Mine (review) so I was excited to read the follow-up. It did not disappoint, adding more questions to the characters we already know and delving deeper into their survival and their sorrows.
  • The Unwomanly Face of War by Svetlana Alexievich (review to follow) — I cannot stress how important this book is and the stories that Svetlana Alexievich was able to record and collect from the Soviet women who served during the war.

And that’s my list! What were some of your favourite reads this summer (or winter, depending on where you are in the world)? Have you read any of the books I mentioned above? Interested in any of them?

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