September 2, 2012 11 Comments
This was a good month for reading – I had some extra time which I used to get through my review pile and other deadlined books. I read 16 books this months. I read much more Dutch than normal – for an award, for review and just for fun!
Books that stood out:
I loved Genus and The War of the Wives. They are very different books. Genus is a dystopian story that needs to be closely read in order not to miss anything, while The War of the Wives is a very easy and fun read, contemporary fiction.
This is what I read
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Genus by Jonathan Trigell. Dystopian fiction, 5 stars.
The War of the Wives by Tamar Cohen. Contemporary fiction, 5 stars.
The Prisoner of Heaven by Carlos Ruiz Zafón. Historical fiction, 4.5 stars.
The Light between Oceans by M. L. Steadman. Historical fiction, 4 stars.
Defending Jacob by William Landay. Contemporary fiction, 4 stars.
22 Britannia Road by Amanda Hodgkinson. Historical fiction, 4 stars.
This is How it Ends by Kathleen McMahon. Contemporary fiction, 4 stars.
Miss Me When I’m Gone by Emily Arsenault. Contemporary fiction, 3.5 stars.
How to be a Woman by Caitlin Moran. Memoir, 3 stars.
John Saturnall’s Feast by Lawrence Norfolk (DNF)
Grip by Stefan Enter. Contemporary fitcion, 4.5 stars.
Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck. Memoir, 4 stars.
Mama Tandoori van Ernest van der Kwast. Memoir, 4 stars.
Het grote zwijgen by Erik Menkveld. Historical fiction, 4 stars.
Alles is altijd fictie by Daphne Huisden. Contemporary fiction, 4 stars.
De Comedy Club van Eva Posthuma de Boer. Contemporary fiction, 4 stars.
What was YOUR favorite book in August?