Clearly August equates to sensational reading. Every book on this month’s rewind is sensational. Really, truly sensational.
2012: Tigers in Red Weather by Liza Klaussman – sublime
2013: Burial Rites by Hannah Kent – one of the best books I’ve ever read
2014: A Man Called Ove – Fredrik Backman – funny, sad, sweet
2015: The Empathy Exams by Leslie Jamison – still think about these essays
2016: The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim – enchanting
2017: Our Magic Hour by Jennifer Down – beautifully written
Burial Rites is one of the best books I have ever read as well! So atmospheric!
I read A Man Called Ove this month as well and absolutely loved it!!
Ove is one of those books that you can recommend to all kinds of readers (a bit like The Rosie Project) 🙂
I’m eager to see what Jennifer Down comes up with next after reading Our Magic Hour.
She’s done a short story collection (Pulse Points??) which I’m hoping to get my hands on.
Oooh! I’ll have to check that’s available here in the UK.
I keep nearly buying Tigers in Red Weather and then deciding against it. Next time I’ll remember your endorsement!
It’s certainly toward the ‘beach reads’ end of the literary spectrum but does it very well (and it’s calling out to be made into a lush movie).
I must read Burial Rites. I feel bad that I haven’t and am sure I’d love it. Haven’t read Man Called Ove but saw the movie recently (and enjoyed it) so not sure I’d read the book now.
Burial Rites is an exceptional book (even if you’re not mad about historical fiction).