Pick of the Month

Pick of the Month - July 08

July was a good month for OneBook with plenty of excellent nominations. The blog is growing steadily in popularity and is unearthing some really good books.

The first three posts of the month looked at three very different novels. Firstly the enchanting Garden Spells, secondly Sherlock Holmes made an appearance on a Free Book Friday and finally Sweet Dreams from Brad Bigelow the editor of Neglected Books graced our pages.

The highlight of July for me was the highly moving book Perfidious Man, which combines Will Self’s writing and David Gamble’s photography to examine what it means to be a man. A large part of the book looks at the remarkable Professor Whittle who was one of the first people to begin the long process of transforming from a biological female body to being fully male. I was lucky enough for Professor Whittle to answer an email regarding the book and his words are in the post.

Children’s books also made a good showing this month with Caroline Smailes recommending Where The Wild Things Are (I do love this book), Jon Mayhew suggesting  Moominland Midwinter and Miss Rumphius also getting a mention.  Non-fiction had less of a showing and apart from Perfidious man, only My Life as a Small Boy by Wally Cox got a brief mention.

Just a quick thanks to all that submitted or have submitted and are waiting for a post. If any would like to have a post included please go here. I am also looking for suggestions for Free Book Friday. So if you know of a book you can download for free please let me know.

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