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Ellinor's Litventures

This blog is about my literary adventures in different genres. I like variety in my reading and will read books from most genres but particulary book with some literary merit.

August's highlights

Nyctophobia - Christopher Fowler Cider With Rosie - Laurie Lee At Swim-Two-Birds - Flann O'Brien Elective Affinities - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, David Constantine

August wasn't as great as July book- and weatherwise. I read quite a few 4-star-books but only one five-star-book.

 

Nyctophobia was definitely my highlight this month. Very creepy and so exciting!

 

Among the other books I would like to mention three - all quite different in their genres and topics:

 

Cider with Rosie is a lovely childhood memoir set shortly after WWI.

 

At Swim-Two-Birds is difficult to describe: it is a weird mix of genres and the characters of teh story within the story come to live, walk into another story and then come back changed into the first story. It's kind of weird but written very well.

 

The Elective Affinities is a lovestory set in the late 18th/early 19th century. A couple in their middle-ages take into their house two single friends and all the relationships get mixed up. This might have been a five-star-read if the middle-part hadn't been a bit long and boring.

 

Even though August wasn't really bad I'm having high hopes for September (also weatherwise - it couldn't possibly get any worse!)