July 2015: Required Reading

June Required Reading Report:

1. The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett - (5/5 Stars) I enjoyed the audiobook too much. People doing voices particularly tough guy talk has always been a weakness. I do think the narrative holds as well. A solid crime noir.

2. Number9Dream by David Mitchell - (5/5 Stars) Mitchell is as impressive as always, what can possibly be a hodge podge of dreamworld mess in another's hands is masterfully interwoven in Mitchell's.

3. Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro - (5/5 Stars) Excellent pacing for a book that I feared would go too slow for me. And I never realized how heart wrenching this could be. And how funny. 

July Required Reading:


1. The Quite American by Graham Greene - TFG's book of the month

2. The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes - My entry for Book Riot's challenge item: Man Booker winner from the last decade.

Have a great July!

Comments

  1. Yay for The Sense of an Ending. Happy July, Tin! :)

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    1. I am feeling good about The Sense of an Ending, what, after having a really favorable response to fellow Man Booker winner, Remains of the Day. Thanks again for the audio. Mommy L! :)

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  2. I would love for you to read The Letter from The Sense of an Ending! Hahaha. Happy July, Rabbit! :)

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    1. So far I've heard of Adrian's diary, which Veronica is witholding. Argh. :)

      Have a great July too, Monique!

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  3. All 5-star books for June, congrats! I'm also looking forward to The Sense of an Ending. :)

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    1. Oh that's right! Five stars all around! So far I am loving TSoaE. Perhaps I'd go as far as to say this might replace TRotD as my fave Man Booker? Okay no, it's too soon to say that. Haha. XD

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  4. Yes, The Sense of an Ending! And it was, as usual, a very fun reading date with you and the others with David Mitchell's number9dream! Can't wait for November for Black Swan Green. Happy July, Tin! :)

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    1. Black Swan Green! Woo hoo! I feel this will be a little less mind messing than his other books? Or not. Haha. :) He has a new book coming out, I think. So far we stll have a steady supply of DM. Yay! Haha.

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  5. I love seeing all those stars, especially for the Ishi. That book has a special place in my heart chas.

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    1. Cause it's the first book you moderated? Ishi's writing is quiet and melancholic. Both Never Let Me Go and Remains. But the latter is more jaunty? Stevens, jaunty? Haha. Lighthearted, I mean. :)

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