Monday, 1 August 2011

July 2011 Wrap-Up - Rereading July

July, of course, was my month for rereading, titled (somewhat predictably) Rereading July (although, as you may have noticed, it rather turned into Rereading Victorian Classics July...).  Alas, while the reading went very well, the blogging - for various reasons - simply crashed and burned.  Sigh :(  Still, on with the show!

Total Books Read: 7
Year-to-date: 74

New: 0
Rereads: 7

From the Shelves: 7
From the Library: 0
On the Kindle: 0

Novels: 7
Short Stories: 0

Non-English Language: 0
Murakami Challenge: 0 (2/3)
Aussie Author Challenge: 0 (13/12)
Victorian Literature Challenge: 7 (20/15)
Japanese Literature Challenge 5: 0 (2/1)

Tony's Recommendation for July is: George Eliot's Adam Bede

Well, it's hard to pick a winner when all the competitors are old friends, but George Eliot's excellent tale of pastoral tragedy has always been a favourite of mine.  Hardy's Far From the Madding Crowd is another which stands up to constant rereading, and (as those of you who are regular readers no doubt know) I'm also a big fan of the works of big bad Tony Trollope, my last-minute decision to reread Can You Forgive Her? almost certainly leading me to commit to rereading all of the Palliser novels over the rest of 2011.  Honourable mentions go to, well, all of them really - that's the great thing about rereading your favourite books!  Do try it some time :)