Literary Life: August in Review

If you’ve not read or seen The Cursed Child do no go beyond the list of what I’ve read below, as there be spoilers.

August has been a lovely month, full of mini golf and dressing up as Sherlock for a Sherlock tour around central London.

The British Museum is an oven in summer, however, there is a rather marvellous room full of books that was air conditioned. I am not sure I have ever been happier; books and cold. There is also a picture called L’Oeuf which looks a lot like Darth Vader without the helmet, as my friend James very accurately assessed. I’m going to let you find that for yourselves, consider it a challenge and an adventure.

british museum

Reading wise I’m a bit behind on the impressive reading of June and July, but I’ve read some good’ens!

Currently Reading:

We Have Always Lived in the Castle – Shirley Jasckson
Parade’s End – Ford Madox Ford



I’ve Read:

  1. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Parts One and Two
  2. The Interestings – Meg Wolitzer
  3. The Couple Next Door – Shari Lapena
  4. Ctrl, Alt; Delete: How I Grew Up Online – Emma Gannon
  5. Bodies of Light – Sarah Moss
  6. Homegoing – Yaa Gyasi

The Interestings is now one of my favourite books, it’s so good that it’s replaced One Day by David Nicholls on the favourites shelf.

Homegoing EVERYONE should read, you need it in your life.

HP SPOILERS: Firstly, does this mean Harry no longer has control of the elder wand as he was disarmed? (Why hasn’t there been a Buzzfeed article on this??) and secondly, AS IF Voldemort had sex. I mean really. I can’t even believe there was a turkey baster because no one who splits their soul a ridiculous amount of times has the ability to conceive. The man thing had no nose, it’s fair to assume the rest of him was Ken doll smooth as well.

How was your literary August?