Tuesday 6 August 2013

July Haul

July was probably the month I went crazy with my purchases for this year. Blame it on All-Books-4-Less for having $3 sales!

I found myself reading a lot more young adult novels, gravitating towards romance/finding yourself novels including:

  • Thirteen Reasons Why - Jay Asher; I bought it even though I've read it before. I felt like it stuck more the second time, even though it felt like the protagonist acted more like an antagonist.

  • How To Save A Life - Sara Zarr; review here.

  • Night Road - Kristin Hannah; I've been meaning to review this so some quick thoughts: it's definitely emotionally impacting but the pace is a bit too hurried.

  • Alice - Judith Hermann; a collection of short stories about Alice and the deaths she encounters in her life, which should be eye-opening and thought provoking but didn't really mean much to me.

I picked up a couple of thriller/crime novels as well:

  • The Killer In My Eyes - Giorgio Faletti; review will be up soon!

  • The Invisible Ones - Stef Peney; the blurb makes it seem promising but I haven't gotten around to reading it just yet.

And then there was the hybrid:

  • Rosebush - Michele Jaffe; this was definitely my favourite out of everything I picked up. It was intriguing, engaging and I was pretty much hooked. 

I flew through a lot in July but with uni already starting I suppose I needed to read in advance. I'm not sure what I want to read this month so I'm going to ask for suggestions. Leave a comment below!

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