July 2012

Books read this month:

  1. Gilead. Marilynne Robinson.
  2. The Queen of Attolia. Megan Whalen Turner.
  3. The City and the City. China MiƩville.
  4. Medieval Death: Ritual and Representation. Paul Binski.

Best new read: Gilead
Best (only) reread: The Queen of Attolia

There might be a fifth book to add to that list if I finish The Tombs of Atuan by Ursula K. Le Guin tonight; if so, I’ll update this post tomorrow.

This month appears to be somewhat sparse on the reading. Traveling, being with friends, enjoying the sunshine outdoors (when we have it), and watching lots of the Olympics have all cut into reading time. I’ve been indulging myself by watching all the equestrian events I can — the first time ever I’ve lived in a country that actually live streams the equestrian events! — and also watching quite a bit of gymnastics and swimming, and learning about a few new sports, such as archery and fencing. I love the Olympics. It’s probably the only time I get patriotic and yes, I’ve been waving my American flags whenever an American is competing. Go team USA!

Oops, the Olympics have even hijacked this post that’s supposed to be about books. I’m sure I can catch up once the Olympics are over.