The year seems to be passing by at an alarming rate and it seems hard to believe we’re in July already. Every month our On this day in literature series looks back over five decades of new releases, and this month we’re looking at 50 years of July in literature. It’s a great way to reflect back on passed releases and remember the books we waited with such excitement to read.
Hopefully some of these July releases through the years will trigger some memories for you, or maybe even offer you something new to read that you missed at the time.
The Elegance of a Hedgehog – Muriel Barbery
It was 2008 when The Elegance of a Hedgehog appeared to English speaking audiences and wowed the world, but the philosophical novel was first released in its original French two years earlier.
The Diary of Anais Nin, Vol 1 – Anais Nin
Through the years Anais Nin’s diaries were completely serialised, but it was in the summer of 1966 that we saw volume 1, covering the author’s diaries from 1931 to 1934.
This month brought some fairly well known titles, though it was a mixed bag again. We hope you enjoyed that journey through five decades of July in Literature and we’ll be back with August’s selections next month.