Monday, July 1, 2013

June Recap

Ah, summer reading. June has mostly been taken up with fun quick books.

  1. Death's Daughter by Amber Benson
  2. Die Trying by Lee Child
  3. The Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson
My favorite of those was The Summer Prince. It was fresh and interesting and gave me lots to talk about despite being flawed.

With sad news about Iain Banks passing away this month, I picked up one of his novels that I've been meaning to read for some time, The Algebraist. It's quality writing and breathtaking in scope, but his style of writing takes me much longer to get through, so I will probably need a few weeks to finish the tome.

In other exciting news I went to Neil Gaiman's reading last week. He read from his newly released novel The Ocean at the End of the Lane and also from a yet-unreleased novel. He has a great reading voice and a very good sense of humour that came through during the Q & A portion. I bought The Ocean at the End of the Lane and look forward to reading it next month.

Another book I am looking forward to reading next month is Graceling by Kristin Cashore. Perhaps I should call July "the young protagonist" month.

1 comment:

  1. I've heard so many conflicting thoughts on Gaiman's new book. I actually tend to enjoy his young adult stuff more than the adult novels. Some of his fans are upset that The Ocean at the End of the Lane is 'adult' with a child protagonist. That might be the reason I check it out.

    One day I'll get around to Banks too.