This time last year I was unoccupied and reading all the books I could get my hands on. This August hasn’t been nearly as productive reading wise, I feel as if I’ve barely picked up a book.
I’ve decided to post this prior to the end of August as frankly I cannot foresee anything literary occurring to me between now and then.
The Little Friend by Donna Tartt
Park Notes by Sarah Pickstone (and more)
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens (perhaps I’ll get to the other 50% another time)
- History of the Rain by Niall Williams
- Unthink by Chris Paley
- We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler
- Mãn by Kim Thúy
- The Year of Reading Dangerously: How Fifty Great Books (and Two Not-So-Great Ones) Saved My Life by Andy Miller
In other news:
It’s the Hampstead & Highgate Literary Festival from 14th – 16th September; Soho Theatre Literary Festival from 24th – 28th September; Blenheim Palace Literary Festival from 25th – 28th September; The Henley Literary Festival from 29th September – 5th October; and The London Literature Festival from 30th September – 13th October. Phew, that’s a lot of literature in a short space of time.
How was your August?