- 'The Penelopiad' by Margaret Atwood. This book really started July out with a bang. It was so good and I loved it a lot! It was definitely a great introduction into Canongate's Myth series. I loved this feminist, snarky retelling of 'The Odyssey' told from the POV of Penelope, Odysseus's faithful wife. Great story, symbolism, and it really brought Ancient Greek Myths into modern times. 5/5 Stars.
- 'Mrs Rosie & The Priest' by Giovanni Boccaccio. These short stories were a bit of fun, and I really wanted to delve into reading something a bit different. I certainly achieved that with this snapshot of 14th Century Italian literature and I have to say, it's bawdiness took me by surprise! Apart from tale number four in the collection, the female characters were funny and sexually free and very clever. 3.5/5 Stars.
- 'Wonder Woman: Warbringer' by Leigh Bardugo. I don't normally read books about Comic Book characters, but this was by Bardugo whom I adore, and I really loved the recent Wonder Woman movie. So I gave it a shot! There were some similarities in plot-line and it was a little putdown-able for me.
This month I read three books for the Beat The Backlist Challenge, making my yearly total so far nineteen.
- The Penelopiad
- Mrs Rosie & The Priest
- Wonder Woman: Warbringer
This month I read zero books for the Finishing The Series Challenge, making my yearly total so far one.
I read one book for the Netgalley & Edelweiss Challenge, making my yearly total so far fifteen.
- The Penelopiad
Here is the result for Pretty Deadly Blog's Bookish Bingo card.
Blue Cover: Wonder Woman - Warbringer; Leigh Bardugo
A Book You've Been Putting Off: Warrior Witch; Danielle L. Jensen
Illustrations: The Good Guys; Rob Kemp & Paul Blow
Yellow Cover: Floored; Various
Over 5 Years Old: Mrs Rosie & The Priest; Giovanni Buccaccio
Someone Else Picks For You: Out Of The Blue; Sophie Cameron
Red Cover: The Penelopiad; Margaret Atwood