I’m late with my wrap-up post again, what the heck. I had a bit of an Instagram break lately as well, so maybe that’s why this time. I have a couple reviews of last month’s reads just waiting to be written… Anyway, I read seven books in July, which was pretty good since I felt I wouldn’t actually be reading that much. Apart from one poetry collection, all books were novels. Reviews are linked in this post!
My July reads:
“The Redbreast” by Jo Nesbø
“Hunger” by Knut Hamsun
“The Woman in the Dunes” by Kōbō Abe
“Monsters” by Emerald Fennell
“The Edible Woman” by Margaret Atwood
“The Blind Assassin” by Margaret Atwood
“Pitch Lake” by Andre Bagoo
My favorite book from July was definitely “The Blind Assassin”! Such an amazing, layered, and immersive read. I’m really enjoying Margaret Atwood at the moment, I have loved everything of hers that I’ve read so far and I’m sure this will continue. I also started my little Jo Nesbø/Harry Hole project and “The Redbreast” left me wanting to continue the Harry Hole-series for sure. I think the series will only get better from this point, too, so I’m really looking forward to reading more Nesbø. Hamsun’s “Hunger” was also a pleasant surprise – this Norwegian classic was really a lot more intense, deep, and interesting than I expected. As for disappointments there aren’t really any big ones, but I thought I’d end up rating “The Woman in the Dunes” higher than I actually did. I liked it but at the same time it didn’t quite live up to my expectations. Please check my reviews for more details!
What were your favorite July reads? Let me know!