July Rewind

This month’s rewind includes my favourite book for 2014 (and possibly for this year as well) –

2012: Eucalyptus by Murray Bail – a fairy tale (with trees)

2013: The Easter Parade by Richard Yates – classic (grim) Yates

2014: We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler – WOW!

2015: Days of Awe by Lauren Fox – an honest story about friendship and grief

2016: All the Birds, Singing by Evie Wyld – thrillingly sinister

2017: The Glorious Heresies by Lisa McInerney – will be in my top five for the year

10 responses

  1. I’ve read and enjoyed 2012 and 2014, the latter as an audio book a couple of times – you can infer what you like about my brain, but I quite often pick up books with interesting looking covers only to find I’ve listened to them only months earlier. In one of the years you commented you now only listen to fluff. I’m more or less the opposite. Yes, I enjoy listening to ‘fluff’ (romances and detective fiction) but I love listening to classics – Mayor of Casterbridge last week – though I generally borrow the paper version before I write a review.

    • I have stuck to lighter choices for audio although recently have been listening to a few memoirs, especially ones where the author is reading their own words. I don’t rule out listening to classics (or doing re-reads via audio) but invariably I have a ‘voice’ in my head for books I’m familiar with so if the narrator doesn’t match that, I stop listening (happened recently with an audio of Sonya Hartnett’s Of a Boy – narrator was all wrong to my ear).

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