Berwick Literary Festival, General book stuff, Monthly round ups, Travel

July round-up

Can you believe it’s August already? Me either. While you get used to the summer ebbing away, let’s take a look back at July and make sure you didn’t miss anything.

Book reviews

There were a few book reviews to choose from this month. I reviewed our July book club read The Invisible Man from Salem, the first novel by North East writer Shelley Day and got a little bit too excited about the absolutely stunning new book from Jessie Burton.

Berwick Literary Festival

I told you all about how I’ll be one of the official bloggers at this year’s Berwick Literary Festival in October.

The festival is a fantastic mix of fiction and non-fiction writers, as well as having lots of sessions designed to help budding writers perfect their craft. The programme has just been released so take a look and join me there this autumn.



I told you about my trip to Croatia in June, and explained how I felt really guilty for relaxing. Did I betray my inner traveller or did I just need a rest? You be the judge.

I also gave you a belter of a research tool in TripFiction, which helps you match your reading list to your travel plans. Awesome, eh?


Book love

And, finally, I gave you my top tips for reading more and looked at the benefits of having a bookworm in your life. We’re quite handy, as it turns out.


July was certainly a busy month. I hope you’ve had a fantastic time, whether you’ve been trotting across the globe on your summer holidays or simply soaking up a good book at home.

Stick around for August – I have lots more book reviews, Berwick Literary Festival updates, a day trip to the Edinburgh Book Festival to tell you about, tips from my trip to Prague and general book-based rambling for you to enjoy.

Dawn x

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