Posted on June 30, 2015
The 50ayear shelves are groaning once again! Not only did I pick up plenty of new books at the all literary events I went to this month, I also accidentally stumbled across a book fair in town and ended up walking away with three new additions.
- Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami
- Ghostwritten by David Mitchell
- Story of O by Pauline Réage
I also bought The Lighthouse by Alison Moore, on the recommendation of a friend, and author Melissa Bailey was kind enough to send me her new book, Beyond the Sea. I’ve read both already and my reviews will be up next month.
Onto literary news. This month saw the publication of Finders Keepers, Stephen King’s latest novel and the second in the Detective Bill Hodges trilogy. As for prizes, the winner of the Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction was announced, the one I had been rooting for all along: Ali Smith!
So how about the theme for next month? It’s going to be childhood. It’s going to get all nostalgic up in here as I delve into my favourite books from when I was a kid, and examine the ‘real’ stories behind Disney movies. I suppose at some point down the line I will also cave and read Grey, EL James’ latest travesty, but that will have to wait until I am fully consumed by self-hatred.
If you have any ideas for themes you’d like to see, do let me know!