What I Read This July

Aria vol. 1 by Kozue Amano
The Countess of Stanlein Restored by Nicholas Delbanco
Rises The Night by Colleen Gleason
Whirlpool by Jane Urquart
Spirits in the Wires by Charles de Lint (reread)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
Solstice Wood by Patricia McKillip
Specials by Scott Westerfield
Moonlight Knight by Joyce Kelley
The Well of Souls by Juliet Marillier
The Book of Dreams by O.R. Melling
Whiskey & Water by Elizabeth Bear
Pretties by Scott Westerfield
Gaudy Night by Dorothy Sayers

3 thoughts on “What I Read This July

  1. Paze

    How did you like Solstice Wood? I really enjoyed it. I admire her writing a great deal, and I found the story quite engrossing—I thought she very successfully melded the old world with the new, as she examined the relationship between the human and non-human world, the present and the past. I’d love to see her write more about this family.

  2. sandman7

    I liked Aria.

    How about you?

    I found it a nice paced story. I have read up to Vol. 3 and then the company stopped printing it, but I hear that a new company is now publishing it, starting with number 1 again.

  3. Owldaughter Post author

    I enjoyed Solstice Wood a lot, for many of the reasons you’ve given. I especially liked that it wasn’t an update/rewrite of Winter Rose.

    Aria was beautiful. I’ve never read a graphic novel/manga that illustrated how important it was to just enjoy the beauty around you and the relaxed pace of life in this way. It feels almost as if it isn’t the story that’s important, but that philosophy instead. I like it a lot. I picked it up because you lent me that lovely soundtrack from the anime! I imagine the anime is just as beautiful, and the colours must be lovely.


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