Friday 2 August 2013

52 books - part seven

My readings for the last month :)

This book was recommended to me by Laura at Dropstitch and I'm so glad I listened. This book follows the story of Patroclus who is exiled to the court of Achilles and his father. It's a brilliant book and I highly advise that you buy it!

This is a book I've had on my shelf for a while and it's set in a high school in America. It's a young adults book that deals with some serious issues - I'm keeping this one for Anya to read when she gets older.

Matt bought this for me from Kickstarter so I don't think it's officially out for release yet. There is a Facebook group dedicated to the Academy Of Magick with updates about when the book is out - well worth a look! I loved it and I have friends who will love it too so they are next on the list to share it with.

I loved this play! It's very amusing and made me laugh out loud which isn't bad for a play written in the 1890's. It's also fairly short (I read it over lunch one day) so you won't waste too much time if you don't like it!

I must admit that I only read Brokeback Mountain in this series of short stories. I really did try to read some others but I just couldn't get into them. I really quite fancy seeing the movie now.

And I'm not counting them in this round up but I've been reading lots of fan fiction online too so that kind of makes up for the shortness of Brokeback Mountain :)

37/52 - any recommendations for further books to read?

Oh and the 150 books we sorted last month to go to the charity shop turned into 400 over the weekend. However our shelves are still full - how did that happen?


Louisa Parry said...

If you like coming-of-age books (like Speak), I'd heartily recommend Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld - it's about teenagers but it's so painfully well observed it feels like it's more of a book for adults (it's too close to home for me now, I think it would have been uncomfortably accurate when I was younger!). Ditto I Capture The Castle.

I've just finished a book on Ancient Britain, which was fascinating, and am currently re-reading some old favourites: Generation X right now, but next up TC Boyle's Drop City and How I Paid For College by Marc Acito.

We need to clear out some books for the charity shop too - not sure it'll be as many as you though!

Robin said...

If you'd like to continue the Greek mythology theme, try The Penelopiad, by Margaret Atwood...

Everything she does is brilliant! :)