- Nod by Adrian Barnes – a unique tale in which the majority of people stop sleeping, causing wide-spread psychosis and a rapid deterioration in civilisation
- A Kind of Intimacy by Jenn Ashworth – a dark and gripping story about obsession – I thoroughly enjoyed Ashworth’s debut
- The Long Earth by Terry Pratchett and Steven Baxter – for me, this was a somewhat disappointing tale about the discovery of a series of parallel earths
- The Story of My Teeth by Valeria Luiselli – humorous and a little odd, I can honestly say that I’ve not read anything quite like it…
I now have 36 backlist titles to read by the end of the year, and it feels as though I’ve made slow but steady progress.
Whilst I can’t honestly say that my TBR has decreased this month, I can at least say that it hasn’t increased either, and I’m counting that as progress! 😃
This isn’t due to any kind of restraint on my part, however – I’ve just managed to read more than I usually do! I’d make some kind of promise about requesting and buying fewer books this month, but to be honest, I wouldn’t believe it, and neither should you.