I can’t believe we’re into July already! It’s very hot where I am and Summer is well and truly upon us.
I’m currently studying part-time as well as working, so I didn’t get a lot of reading done in June. But most of what I did read was great, so I’ve just listed my favourites from the month.
First up is The Colour of Bee Larkham’s Murder (henceforth TCBLM!) by Sarah J. Harris. This was by far my favourite book this month – I have to confess to knowing very little about synaesthesia before I read this book (and I am still no expert) but I found Harris’ portrayal utterly compelling. A solid five stars for TCBLM from me. Highly recommended.
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Next up we have Michael Morpurgo’s latest novel In the Mouth of the Wolf. I do enjoy Michael Morpurgo’s books and I was looking for a quick read after a more challenging book. I didn’t have high expectations but Morpurgo totally blew me away with this book. The writing is so emotive and I genuinely felt anguished by the pain of the protagonist. I strangely enjoyed reading something that evoked such strong emotions in me, and the illustrations are stunning. Another easy five stars.
And last but by no means least, The Old Man and the Sand Eel by Will Millard. This was my surprise book for the month. It was a gift from my sister who, like me, fell in love with the cover and the title.
It is a fabulous memoir about growing up and fishing. For me it acted as a reminder to be present in the moment and not always seek instant gratification – something easily forgotten in today’s society.
You do not need any interest or knowledge of fishing or angling to enjoy this beautifully written memoir.
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That’s it from me for June but July is already looking set to be a good book month – reviews are on their way!