I’m going to go on the record and say that I was really glad to see the back of July. Here’s hoping that August is better. I worked over the weekend, which I usually do for the British Grand Prix weekend – but that’s usually because I’m trying to avoid the floods of fans coming in to my home town and the surrounding villages. Obviously that wasn’t a problem this year – and the race is in August (not July) and there’s another one at Silverstone next weekend, but it did at least make life feel a little bit more normal. Anyway the usual end of month/start of month posts are underway – if you missed it on Saturday here are the stats. Tomorrow is BotW as usual and then Wednesday will be the mini reviews.
One to Watch by Kate Stayman-London*
The Garden of Forgotten Wishes by Trisha Ashley*
The Night They Killed Joss Varan by George Bellairs
Evidence of the Affair by Taylor Jenkins Reid
The Radium Girls by Kate Moore
A Dead Djinn in Cairo by P Djèlí Clark
The Great Godden by Meg Rosoff*
Daring and the Duke by Sarah MacLean
The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman
Jane Austen at Home by Lucy Worsley
Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward*
Last Tang Standing by Lauren Ho
The AI Who Loved Me by Alyssa Cole
Cecil Beaton’s Bright Young Things by Robin Muir
A Question of Holmes by Brittany Cavallaro
Still not counting what I’m buying and determinedly so, but on top of the impulse buying a couple of preorders dropped onto my kindle this week as nice gifts from PastVerity so that was cheering too.
Bonus photo: there were a couple of beautiful days last week – I was in the office over the weekend so didn’t get to take advantage of all of them, but this was from Thursday when I went for a walk near home and headed down to the stream.
An * next to a book title indicates that it came from NetGalley. ** indicates it was an advance copy from a source other than NetGalley