What I've Read in 2016 So Far

Quick reviews on some awesome things that I have read lately because the book club reviews have kind of fallen into a black hole. And yep, I'm recycling the planned image - don't judge. 2016 is currently sitting at 32 books read. Could be better, but still pretty good.

The Gracekeepers - Kirsty Logan 4/5
After reading A Portable Shelter last year, I was eager to move on to Logan's debut novel, The Gracekeepers. This apocalyptic fantasy follows two girls through a world that is greatly submerged by water. Separated by the world's new class system, a circus girl and a gracekeeper find each other when they need each other most.

Beloved - Toni Morrison 4/5
A modern American classic if they ever was one. This sits at the top of my list of favourite university-assigned readings. We follow a former slave and her family, as they navigate the free world and encounter figures from the past along the way. Beautiful, and truly haunting.

Jellyfish - Janice Galloway 4/5
A Christmas present that I have only just got round to reading, Jellyfish is a stunning collection of short stories from well-known Scottish author, Janice Galloway. With a mystical beach trip and musically influenced arson; this collection goes right down to the bare bones, giving us witness to both individual and societal degeneration. Absolutely brilliant and I must read more Galloway right away. 

Awesome things also read so far in 2016:
Mona Lisa - Alexander Lernet-Holenia
Embroideries - Marjane Satrapi
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making - Catherynne M. Valente
Love Medicine - Louise Erdrich
The Fry Chronicles - Stephen Fry
Giovanni's Room - James Baldwin
The Atom Station - Halldór Laxness
The Crucible - Arthur Miller

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