Curious which book got shelved for the nth time? Let's do the July report:
- Austerlitz by W.G. Sebald - Read with a couple of bookish friends. Quite depressing to say the least. 4/5
- Bring Up The Bodies by Hilary Mantel - The Tudor saga continues! Goodbye, Anne Boleyn! 5/5
- The Tudors by G.J. Meyer - Shelved.
- Atonement by Ian McEwan - Beautiful. I saw the movie after reading this and it was just as beautiful. Sad, though. And Briony!!! 5/5
- The Quiet American by Graham Greene - The book club's book for the month. Had our first EOP* discussion, too! 4/5
With these books I finished reading last month, my write-up backlog is beginning to pile up (again!) but I'm hanging in there. One write-up per week should do it. Currently gathering my thoughts about The Goldfinch so check back here for that.
And finally, for August:
- To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee - I don't know why I never got around to reading this until now. This mass market paperback I bought from a Book Sale outlet has been with me for years already. If the book club weren't reading Go Set A Watchman next month, I don't know when I would have picked this up. Buddy reading this with some friends from the book club.
- Stone Mattress: Nine Tales by Margaret Atwood - It's been a long time since I've read an Atwood, and since it's The Short Story Station's first year anniversary this month, I thought I'd add a new short story collection to my list. (Happy Birthday, TSSS!)
- The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie - Still curious why this book earned Rushdie the fatwa. Reading this along with my officemate, Mark, who needs this to "reawaken" his "reading mojo." Haha.
- Ubik by Philip K. Dick - The book club's pick for the month. Done reading this already but added it because it belongs to this month, anyway.
Happy August, everyone! :)
*EOP - English Only Policy. We had an American newbie attendee, Steve, who came all the way from Tarlac with his Filipina girlfriend to attend the discussion. Awww.