Reading Summaries

Booklover Book Reviews Recap – May 2013

A quiet welcome to the month of June, and the official beginning of Winter in Australia. For those in the northern hemisphere heading toward summer holidays, do enjoy your beach reads while we snuggle under our favourite reading rug.

Here is a quick recap of what happened at Booklover Book Reviews during May:

Book Reviews Published:

Levels of Life by Julian BarnesWolf Hall by Hilary MantelThe Gunners of Shenyang by Yu JihuiDead Lions by Mick HerronPoet's Cottage by Josephine PennicottIthaca in My Mind by Peter TempleThe Metamorphosis of Troubadour Merriwether by Diana HockleyThe Water of Life by Mary-Rose MacCollBlack Bread White Beer by Niven Govinden

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Regular reviewer Tony rated The Levels of Life by Julian Barnes his top read for the month, while my top pick was the very entertaining Dead Lions by Mick Herron.

Black Bread White Beer is one of the 8 titles featured in the British summer reading promotion Fiction Uncovered.

The short stories Ithaca in My Mind, The Metamorphosis of Troubadour Merriwether and The Water of Life were all from Aussie Authors, as was the gothic mystery Poet’s Cottage.

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Other Bookish activities:

  • Jean Ryan, author of Survival Skills, discussed the relative merits of short stories in a guest post title, The Ready Feast
  • Compiled a selection of Book releases by Aussie Authors in June 2013 for you to get excited about, but I found less titles than usual this month. Reviewers of Australian titles, please do let me know if there are any scheduled publications I have missed?

What’s planned for June?

  • Publishing reviews of

A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony MarraThe Art of Travel by Alain de BottonMimi by Lucy EllmannAnd the Soft Wind Blows by Lance Umenhofer

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  • I have signed up to be part of Judith (Leeswammes’) Literary Giveaway Blog Hop, June 22-26th. It was great fun the last time I participated and am sure it will be again. I haven’t decided which book I will be giving away yet, but it will be one or more great literary titles from authors featured on Booklover Book Reviews.

What are your bookish plans for June?