August reading round-up

Happy Bank Holiday Monday to those of you having one!

I’m cheerful having spent most of the weekend celebrating 13 years with Tim. Tim gave me a night in a fancy hotel, I gave him a behind-the-scenes tour of Temple Meads train station and the SS Great Britain. I clearly got the better end of that deal (though the tour was a lot of fun too).

Secret underground

I’ve also read some great books this month, my favourite being The Worst Journey in the World by Apsley Cherry-Garrard. What was your favourite recent read?


My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante

The Worst Journey in the World by Apsley Cherry-Garrard

Now and at the Hour of our Death by Susana Moreira Marques (review over at For Books’ Sake)

Us by David Nicholls

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Wiggin


Silk by Robbie Thompson and Stacey Lee issues 2-5

Spider-Gwen by Jason Latour and Robbi Rodriguez issues 2-4

Fantastic Four by Matt Fraction and Mark Bagley issues 1-7

FF by Matt Fraction and Mike Allred issues 1-7

Rocket Girl vol 1: Times Squared by Brandon Montclare and Amy Reeder

Ex Machina vol 7: Ex Cathedra by Brian K Vaughan and Tony Harris

Ex Machina vol 8: Dirty Tricks by Brian K Vaughan and Tony Harris

Transmetropolitan vol 7: Spider’s Thrash by Warren Ellis, Darick Robertson and Rodney Ramos

I can’t believe it’s September tomorrow. That’s basically autumn. Our Japanese maple has already lost its leaves (though it may not be the healthiest maple tree – we’re not great gardeners). Soon it’ll be cold and windy and time to curl up with tales of mystery and suspense. But let’s hope for a few more warm weeks first.