I always knew July would be a difficult reading month. Especially if it was sunny (which it was in these parts). Please, let me get the excuses in first. The ABO and I both have birthdays in July and our anniversary so evenings spent reading might be spent making cakes or wrapping presents or, gasp, going out!!
In July I read most of ‘The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed out of the Window and Disappeared’ (I cheated and finished it just into August). I really enjoyed the ride this book provided. It was utterly unbelievable and completely ridiculous but all the better for it. I wondered if one man could meet so many characters through history on his journey back to Sweden! As a translated novel it stands the translation very well and the humour definitely travels.
For August I’ve chosen an Elizabeth Jane Howard novel. I read ‘Odd Girl Out’ a couple of years ago and loved it so after seeing some readers here choosing her novels I thought I’d dig out ‘The Light Years’. If I get through that I’ll return back to a thriller and read the latest Simon Kernick.
Joining in with Laura.
(once again the picture has nothing to do with the post...I love stained glass. Please excuse the building work outside!!!)