Tuesday 31 July 2018

July Wrap-Up.

So, this month has been a little lacklustre in the reading department. Honestly, I'm disappointed in myself but I'm trying to not pressure myself so much to read as I've heard that can really force people into reading slumps. I managed three reads this month, and it's better than none.

  1. '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.
  2. '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.
  3. '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 zero books for the New Release Challenge, making my yearly total so far eight.

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
Freebie: --
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

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