This month, along with reviewing Oliver Sacks’s ground-breaking Awakenings, I was attracted by a number of new-ish releases, most of which I enjoyed to some degree. I found Quichotte by Salman Rushdie the most disappointing, and Once Upon a River the most pleasantly diverting. The Silence of the Girls provided a relentless dose of Ancient Greek toxic masculinity, just in case you should be in need of such, and The House of Silk a quite enjoyable homage to Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories.
Have you read any of these? What have you enjoyed this month?
- Awakenings by Oliver Sacks was a fascinating and somewhat disturbing read that brought up many questions for me. I will be reading more by this author!
Other Books Read
- Quichotte by Salman Rushdie
- Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield
- The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker
- The House of Silk by Anthony Horowitz
Other Features and Events
- I asked, Does reading get better as you age?
- I participated in the Seven Bookish Virtues tag.
- I went for the Classics Club Spin, and was happy with the result: My Brilliant Career.