Friday, July 13, 2012

Friday Favourites: Your Favourite Book From June

Friday Favourites - a chance to rave about a favourite reading/book related topic each week.

Sometimes you just want a chance to rave about some favourite aspect of reading that doesn't really come up during regular blogging posts - that's what this is about. I'm willing to bet that at least some of those will come up one week or another.

Better late than never for two reasons this week: first, that I should have asked this question last week rather than asking about your favourite movie, and second, that I'm posting this so late today.  This week's question is: What was your favourite book from the month of June?

London Under by Peter Ackroyd
I'm going to have to say that my answer is Peter Ackroyd's book London Under. It was well written, intriguing and gave me a different view of that wonderful old city, while making me wish I was more familiar with it. That was my one gripe with this book: the lack of maps. Peter Ackroyd seems to assume that the reader is going to be familiar enough with London to recognize the districts and geographical features he mentions.

Despite that, this book was one that I found nearly impossible to put down until it was finished, and it left me wishing I could see some of the sites described, such as the Underground station that's been abandoned since the early nineteen hundreds but it still has the old posters on the walls.

What was your favourite book from June?


redhead said...

I read Redshirts by John Scalzi in June, and had a ball with it. I'm a total Star Trek nerd, so I was laughing at some inside joke on nearly every page. It really got me interested in reading more of Scalzi's work.

Unknown said...

I love his novel Old Man's War, so I'd have to recommend that one (and it's sequels).

There's been a fair bit of talk about Redshirts lately, enough that I'm thinking of recommending it to a few people I know. Thanks for adding to that. and for stopping in with a comment.


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