Tuesday, 1 August 2017

July 2017 Wrap up

July for me means holidays and holidays normally mean more time to read! Below a quick summary of the novels I read this month. Full reviews on blog!

The Nest - C. D'Aprix Sweeney
A dysfunctional family saga set in NY. Pleasant but on the subject there are better reads.
Rating:  6 out of 10

La lettrice scomparsa - F. Stassi
Lento, noioso, spocchioso
Rating:  Abbandonato

Swimming home - D. Levy
A peculiar, languid, summery short novel set in Nice. Did't convince me much.
Rating:  5 out of 10

Where'd you go, Bernadette - M. Semple
Loved Bernadette, an hilarious and original novel, highly recommend it!
Rating:  8,5 out of 10

La ragazza sbagliata - G. Simi
Un noir con varie svolte, ma con un protagonista insopportabile. Scritto bene.
Rating:  7 out of 10

French Rapsody - A. Laurain
Searching for the lost past. Pleasant read but not as good as the previous two novels. A
Rating:  6 out of 10

Le mie amiche streghe - S. Bencivelli
Terribile, spocchioso, noiso, petulante.
Rating:  4 out of 10

Piccola osteria senza parole - M. Cuomo
Un'ironico ritratto della provincia campagnola veneta. Carino, ma non un capolavoro come mi aspettavo.
Rating:  6,5 out of 10

L'arminuta - D. Di Pietrantonio
Bello, bello, scrittura semplice ma diretta, una storia di famiglie, sorelle, forza di carattere. Consigliato!
Rating:  9 out of 10

La danza delle ombre felici - A. Munro
Raccolta di racconti autobiografici. Scritti molto bene, ma lo stile della Munro non mi prende.
Rating:  6 out of 10

Eligible - C. Sittenfeld
A modern remake of Pride and prejudice. Not very original, yet pleasant and funny.
Rating:  6,5 out of 10

Look at me - S. Duguid
A family drama about a newly found sister. Not my writing style, too slow at times, too neurotic at others.
Rating:  Abandoned

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