What. A. Month.
It started out great: bit of time off, started a great new job. Then went decidedly down hill when a considerable portion of who I will begrudgingly refer to as people voted for us to leave the EU. Some for reasons I understand, even if I don’t agree, and some because they are massive racists.
Scotland, should you happen to read this, please take me, Brighton, and Northern Ireland with you when you break from England (Cardiff, Liverpool, other Remainers, feel free to join us – I’ve thought of a great new county name…. Farrantia*, you’re enamoured, I can tell.)
Politics aside, it’s been an okay reading month, much like the last – I’m slowly rereading all of A Song of Ice and Fire. I’m averaging one book a week, and that’s not so bad. I also went through all the books I’ve not read (pictured) and got rid of any I knew I would never get to. My bookshelf audible sighed with relief. Objects have feelings too.
A Clash of Kings – George R.R. Martin
- The Book of Memory – Petina Gappah
- Sudden Death – Álvaro Enrigue
- The Night Manager – John le Carré
- Cat’s Eye – Margaret Atwood
- Contagious: How to Build Word of Mouth in the Digital Age – Jonah Berger
- A Game of Thrones – George R.R. Martin
- Giovanni’s Room – James Baldwin
I FINALLY finished The Night Manager, after months of reading. And I can’t decide if The Book of Memory, Cat’s Eye, or Giovanni’s Room was the best book of the month. They all rock in their own way.
How was your literary June?
* My surname, with ‘ia’ for added grandeur. Sorry, not sorry.