Book Haul – July 2019

As it was my birthday a couple of days ago, I obviously had to buy some books this month! But I managed to control myself and only acquired four. Some I’ve been meaning to read for ages, while others caught my attention more recently.

 

Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb

Fitz is the protagonist of the first book in the Farseer Trilogy. He is a royal bastard with a magical link with animals, which is an old art known as the Wit. This power is frowned upon by the nobility, so when he is accepted into the royal household, he has to give it up. Secretly, he starts training as a royal assassin. I’m eager to finally start my journey into Robin Hobb’s work.

 

Circe by Madeline Miller

I’m also yet to read a book by Madeline Miller. In this myth retelling, Circe is banished by Zeus to the remote island of Aiaia. There she learns to harness her witchcraft skills and needs to decide whether her place is among the deities or the mortals. I have high hopes for this novel!

 

Washington Black by Esi Edugyan

Washington Black is an eleven-year-old slave who is chosen to be Christopher Wilde’s manservant. He expects to be subjected to horrors, but instead his future seems to hold an adventure. Wilde is a naturalist, explorer, inventor and abolitionist. This novel was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2018.

 

The Child in Time by Ian McEwan

The Child in Time is one of the books by Ian McEwan that I’ve been wanting to read for the longest time. During a trip to the supermarket, Stephen Lewis’s daughter is kidnapped. The incident has consequences on his relationship with his wife, his psyche and also time.

Have you read any of these books? Tell me in the comments!

8 thoughts on “Book Haul – July 2019

  1. Diana says:

    Great post! I still need to read “Circe”! I hope you enjoy “Washington Black” more than me. I did not like it because I thought the plot was predictable and the characters stereotypical and bland. The writing was ok, but the book so forgettable.

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