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Kirsty Logan

Hello! I’m Kirsty Logan, a writer of novels and short stories. My books are Things We Say In The Dark, The Gloaming, The Gracekeepers, A Portable Shelter, and The Rental Heart & Other Fairytales.

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Kirsty Logan

Hello! I’m Kirsty Logan, a writer of novels and short stories. My books are Things We Say In The Dark, The Gloaming, The Gracekeepers, A Portable Shelter, and The Rental Heart & Other Fairytales.

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July Reads

2nd Aug 2015 in Books

JulyReads

I’ve been reading some truly wonderful books this summer. July was spent with circus mermaids, ghost-hunters, war orphans, millionaire madmen, and all the books of our childhoods. These were my favourites:

 

  • How to be a Heroine, Samantha Ellis – For anyone who grew up in books. I’m reading with Samantha at Wilderness festival next week, and I can’t wait to meet her.
  • Etta and Otto and Russell and James, Emma Hooper – Beautiful, magical, sad and uplifting. Also, Emma is one of the coolest people I’ve ever met (we just did an event together at West Cork Literary Festival).
  •  Remainder, Tom McCarthy – You know those books that make you see the world differently while you’re reading them? This is one of those.
  • Girl At War, Sara Novic – A harrowing story, beautifully told.
  • Lockwood & Co: The Screaming Staircase, Jonathan Stroud – Excellent fun. Lovely prose, an engrossing story, and subtle world-building. Can’t wait to read the next one.
  • The Book of Speculation, Erika Swyler – Circuses, mermaids and gorgeously vivid descriptions. If you’re looking for something to read after The Gracekeepers, this is it.

 

What were your favourite reads in July?

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