I thought I’d start doing a more detailed end-of-month post (partly modelled on what Jackie does at Farm Lane Books), and list everything I’ve reviewed in the month. Which, in July, was a fair amount, and pretty much all of it worth reading. My pick of the month is The Radleys by Matt Haig, which might be the most enjoyable book I’ve read all year. (An honourable mention must also go to An A-Z of Possible Worlds by A.C. Tillyer, which is excellent, but which I read last year and only got around to reviewing now.)
My full list of book reviews for July is:
Matt Haig, The Radleys [****]
Tim Davys, Amberville [***½]
Douglas Thompson, Ultrameta [***½]
Also on the blog in July:
I reviewed issue 15 of Pen Pusher Magazine.
I suggested some ways in which books and TV shows could keep old tropes fresh.
I continued to work my way through the Gaiman/Sarrantonio Stories anthology.
Finally, looking forward, here are the books published in August which have so far caught my eye, and will hopefully feature on the blog:
Sean Ferrell, Numb
Tom McCarthy, C
Gabe Rotter, The Human Bobby
Jess Walter, The Financial Lives of the Poets
Mark Watson, Eleven
How was your July in reading?