This is a busy summer, with lots of students wanting to brush up their French, so I had to miss last week meme!

But you may be planning some time on the beach and wonder what book you are going to take with you. So here are some good ideas:


The Tragedy of the Moon, by Isaac Asimov
A classic I have not read yet. Do you know this one?

The Last Time I Saw Paris, by Lynn Sheene
Another book on Paris. There are a lot these weeks, I feel almost tempted to focus on these!

The Tragedy of Arthur, by Arthur Phillips
A Shakespeare inspired book!

The Bird Sisters, by Rebecca Rasmussen
It IS connected to birds  – for bird lovers readers and more

Mr Rosenblum Dreams in English, by Natasha Solomons

Beloved Pilgrim, by Nan Hawthorne
Historical novel on the Crusade of 1101


Tolstoy and the Purple Chair, by Nina Sankovitch
Literature as refuge and solace… I can’t wait to read this one!

Without Reservations: The Travels of an Independent Woman, by Alice Steinbach
Now, this sounds like a great smart travelogue; perfect if your wallet only allows you a stacation this year!

The Fictional 100: Ranking the Most Influential Characters in World Literature and Legend, by Lucy Pollard-Got
Short essays about our fictional friends.

On the Death and Life of Languages, by Claude Hagège
Ah ah, another book on words!

As extra, I’m reading 2 great books by Ann Patchett, Bel Canto  and State of Wonder.

And 2 other good books are waiting on my shelf: The Glass Demon, by Helen Grant and Before Versailles, by Karleen Koen.

Enjoy this new month, and watch out for my June wrap-up coming soon, with a new format!


6 thoughts on “GOOD BOOKS FOR YOUR WEEK-END 7/2-3

  1. I just wanted to let you know that I’m a new follower and that I found you on the Literary Blog Directory.

    I haven’t hear of many of these books, but I can report that Bel Canto is wonderful. I’m quite keen to read her latest and look forward to hearing what you think of it.


    • Hello, thanks for following me, I did the same some hours ago, when I found you in that same directory! I just finished listening to Bel Canto and gave it a 5 on Goodreads. She writes so well, I have to take time to write my review. And as you read on my post, I ‘m also reading State Of Wonder, just as gorgeous. She has a knack at writing about memories or dreams/nightmares. Very powerful. You will love it I’m sure if you loved Bel Canto. Thanks for your comment


  2. A tidy box from Amazon arrived this week with both State of Wonder and Tolstoy and the Purple Chair. They’ll be read this month and I’ll be interested to hear what you have to say about them. I desperately want to read Bel Canto as well. We have the book somewhere packed in a box from our last move. Onward!



    • I just finished State of Wonder 15 mn ago, and am in shock and wonder. She writes so well, and has an uncanny gift at endings – same as in Bel Canto, but I will not give away the story! You really really need to read that book, so good! Bel Canto is very good too, but I think State of Wonder is even better. I think I may write a combined review actually. Keep an eye, should be coming this week. I LISTENED to Bel Canto, and the narrator has the perfect tone of voice for it, and is good at imitating the different foreign accents. Thanks for your review of Before I Go To Sleep, I was wondering if I should give it shot, well with what you wrote I will definitely not waste my time on that one, there are so many excellent books waiting out there! Thanks for your comment


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