The Excellent (rated 4.5 stars or more):
Next to Love by Ellen Feldman (5 stars)
City of Fire by Robert Ellis (5 stars) -- reread -- review coming soon
The Privileges by Jonathan Dee (4.5 stars)
Comedy in a Minor Key by Hans Keilson (4.5 stars)
You Know When the Men Are Gone by Siobhan Fallon (4.5 stars)
The Good (Rated 4 or 4.25 stars):
Among the Mad by Jacqueline Winspear (4.25 stars)
Close Your Eyes by Amanda Eyre Ward (4 stars) -- review coming tomorrow
A Good Hard Look by Ann Napolitano (4 stars)
French Lessons by Ellen Sussman (4 stars)
The Memory of Love by Aminatta Forna (4 stars)
The Somewhat Disappointing (rated 3.5 stars or less):
The Tiger's Wife by Tea Obreht (3.5 stars)
I Curse the River of Time by Per Petterson (3 stars)
Pigeon English by Stephen Kelman (3 stars) -- review coming Tuesday
As you can see, July was a wonderful reading month! I thoroughly enjoyed almost all of the books I read. I also read ten of the twelve books I set as goals, which was affirming of how well planning my reading can work for me.
Plans for August: With the recently announced Booker Prize longlist and the good fortune to have a large pile of fall release review copies in my possession, I plan to spend August alternating between Booker nominees and fall releases. Happy Sunday, everyone!
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