Summer reading

Books read May-August:

  1. Pride and Prejudice. Jane Austen.
  2. Reading Lolita in Tehran. Azar Nafisi.
  3. The Night Circus. Erin Morgenstern.
  4. The Creature in the Case. Garth Nix.
  5. Pigs in Heaven. Barbara Kingsolver.
  6. The Scorpio Races. Maggie Stiefvater.
  7. Sailing to Sarantium. Guy Gavriel Kay.
  8. Lord of Emperors. Guy Gavvriel Kay.
  9. Treasure at the Heart of the Tanglewood. Meredith Pierce.
  10. Crucible of Gold. Naomi Novik.
  11. The Snow Child. Eowyn Ivey.
  12. Wool. Hugh Howey.

Since I haven’t been posting monthly updates on what I’ve been reading, I thought I would save it all for posting a summer reading list. It looks more impressive this way. 😉

By far my favourites are The Night Circus and The Scorpio Races — the former is so… enchanting that you can’t not get entangled in its web; and the latter because it retells Scottish folklore in a semi-modern setting (about a hundred years ago), and it works perfectly. Though I did also enjoy reading The Snow Child, Treasure at the Heart of the Tanglewood, and Wool — and I’m very pleased indeed that Wool is part of a trilogy and that my public library has all three.

I’m going to be working long hours in the office these coming months, so I don’t know how much autumnal fun reading I’ll get to do — just enough to keep my sanity, at least!