I had such a good reading month in July, and though I wanted to finish 10 books (I was 99 pages off…) I’m so pleased that I managed 9, and it’s the best I’ve done for a long time. The only problem with having a good reading month is that it’s very difficult to pick a top three, but I managed with the help of goodreads (I rated three books five stars, which was convenient).
Bronze – Stork Mountain – Miroslav Penkov
This book was so good! It has such an intricate and detailed plot, but I found it fascinating and unique. It is set in Bulgaria and I’d never read a book set there before, and I really enjoyed it! I shall be writing a full review for this very shortly and it will (hopefully) be up soon.
Silver – Breakfast of Champions – Kurt Vonnegut
Vonnegut is hands down one of my new favourite authors. I fell in love with his writing and satire reading Slaughterhouse 5 a few months ago, and plan to slowly progress through everything he has written. If you haven’t picked something up by him, I’d highly recommend it.
Gold – A Little Life – Hanya Yanagihara
A lot of the time I find that hyped books disappoint me… This wasn’t one of them. It was absolutely wonderful and I fell in love with the writing and the characters almost straight away, yet it broke my heart repeatedly throughout. It’s 720 pages, but didn’t feel this long at all. If you’re hesitant about picking it up, don’t be. It’s beautiful and you should read it.