Another month, another ambitious reading target - 13 books total.
There are 3 releases out this month that I'm stupidly excited about: The Last Mrs Summers by Rhys Bowen, which is the newest book in the Royal Spyness series that I've talked about before. I read these books religiously every time they come out, because they are a delightful little break from everything that is going on - they are silly and fun and I am ridiculously attached to Georgie and Darcy, and I highly recommend this series for anybody who needs something ridiculous as a distraction. In more serious releases, I'm also going to be gobbling up Kate Manne's second book Entitled. She's a feminist philosopher who looks at current events and gender theory through the lens of philosophy and logic, and her writing is packed with lots of research and good nuggets, but is clearly written and easy for the layperson to follow. Her first book, Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny, is absolutely brilliant and a must-read for everyone. And Emily St John Mandel has a new book out in August as well, The Glass Hotel, and since she's one of my favorite contemporary authors - and one of the best, I would say - I'm stupidly excited to read another one of hers. Everyone stop what they're doing and go read Station Eleven and Last Night in Montreal.
I've also decided that I'm into linguistics now, so there's a couple of nonfictions on here on the history of language and how bilingualism affects the brain and its perception of language itself. Actually, having said that, this month is a pretty nonfiction month for me - three in one go is unusual.
Also (and I'm deeply ashamed to admit this, but here goes)... I probably will read Midnight Sun.
The Last Mrs Summers, by Rhys Bowen
Entitled: How Male Privilege Hurts Women, by Kate Manne
The Glass Hotel, by Emily St John Mandel
The Shadow King, by Maaza Mengiste
Americanah, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
La Nuit des béguines, by Aline Kiner
On ne meurt pas d'amour, by Géraldine Dalban-Moreynas
L'Échnographie du vide, by Camille Bonavelet
Hamnet, by Maggie O'Farrell
The Liar's Dictionary, by Eley Williams
The Unfolding of Language, by Guy Deutscher
The Bilingual Brain, by Alberto Costa
The Lost Queen, by Signe Pike
Incidentally - folklore is brilliant and it's definitely grown on me. 'hoax' and 'my tears ricochet' hit me right in the feels and are masterpieces of lyrical songwriting. I mean, come on??? 'Stood on the cliffside screaming give me a reason/Your faithless love's the only hoax I believe in'. TAYLOR, STOP IT. I SAID STOP IT.