In July, I managed to complete 11 books. I've already posted about a few of them, and I've got a couple more full length posts coming up. So now, taking the lead from Eva over at A Striped Armchair, I'm going to give you a quick rundown of the rest of them:
Read Under the Banner of Heaven, by John Krakaur, if you're interested in a not-very flattering portrait of the birth of an American religion. Rated***
Read Rebel, by Bediako Asare, if you are interested in mid century writing from Africa and aren't put off by graphic descriptions of violence, and subjugation of women.**
Read The Prince, by Niccolo Machiavelli, if you'd like a sneak peek into the GOP's playbook, or are a fan of The Borgias.***
Read Hotel du Lac, by Anita Brookner, if like you'd like to to cooped up in a dreary, deserted European hotel, making up stories about the few guests who share your plight.**
Read The Pillars of the Earth, by Ken Follet, if you like thriller-turned-"literature" writers who spend nearly 1000 pages on a topic, with no character development and lots of rape & misogyny.*
Huh. After typing that out, I realized I read some quite crappy books this month. Let's hope August is a bit better! I've already started a couple that seem to be promising. I'll keep you updated!
Oh, and my rating system is posted here.