Every month we have been reflecting on the best things we read. Here are our best reads for July.
- Nomadic Matt is giving away a round trip ticket to anywhere! Contest ends August 6th, so hurry up and enter!
- Amanda of Farsickness wrote an excellent Seoul subway guide.
- The Road Forks wrote about how to make baklava and a vegetarian food in Turkey guide.
- Strux Travel has a tasty guide to Peruvian cuisine.
- Here’s a delicious easy salad recipe to make anywhere, from Beers and Beans.
- Ordinary Traveler gives us some tips for traveling in Italy.
Books - I read 4 books this month. Three of them were the next three books in MaryJanice Davidson’s Undead series.
- The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood: This book follows the memoirs of a woman whose sister wrote a book called The Blind Assassin. It’s a little slow, to be honest, and was slightly hard to get into. But once I got into it, I was really quite hooked. It’s the sort of book that I kept having theories about what was going to be revealed, and was really happy that I guessed some of it. Takes effort, but it’s worth it.
- Why does a carton of orange juice taste so different from the thing that comes out when you squeeze an orange?
- Tyler Cowen gives some advice for finding good food in Beijing.
- Cricket as seen by Americans.
- How do you ensure a fair court hearing in Honduras? Have your appeal heard in Mauritius by judges from the UK.
- Indonesian asylum seekers aim to get put into Australian prisons for the high salary.
- A book written in ink that disappears two months after opening.
- How jokes get drawn.
Books - I read 5 books this month. All of them were quite good.
- Ghostwritten by David Mitchell: This author also wrote Cloud Atlas which I read last month. It is similar in that it’s basically a book of short stories that are just a little bit interconnected.
- The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov: The devil comes to Soviet Moscow and messes up everyone’s life. It definitely helped to read it along with a guide that explained all the obscure Russian references and translation issues.
- The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón: A boys tries to unravel the dangerous mystery of an obscure author’s identity in post civil war Spain.
What were your best reads this month?