Saturday, July 01, 2017

BOOKS READ IN JUNE







June was a hot month in Los Angeles. The traditional June Gloom did not occur, though we had plenty of May Gray the month before. My reading pace was only so-so. I only read 7 books, including the very long but great The Warmth of Other Suns (review coming soon.) 

Stats: 7 books read. 5 fiction. 6 by women. 3 for My Big Fat Reading Project. 2 non-fiction as research for my memoir.
Favorites: The Rebellious Life of Mrs Rosa Parks, The Shadow Land
Least favorite: The Battle of the Villa Fiorita






Shop Indie Bookstores




Shop Indie Bookstores




Shop Indie Bookstores



How was your reading in June? Any favorites you would like to recommend?

If I am going to meet my personal reading challenge for the year, I need to speed it up. I am already 12 books behind. It's just a game, I know. But I am going to read now!!

10 comments:

  1. Some of your reads were long though. I didn't get through much in June, too many activities, but I will try to push it up a notch in July. I've fallen into the Glass Castle at the moment, speaking of memoirs. Good luck with yours.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I have had quite a few long reads this year. I don't regret them. First time reading The Glass Castle? It is a heavy one.

      Delete
  2. An impressive list as always.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks. My quest to understand the world through reading.

      Delete
  3. I only read one and decided, for the first time since I've been blogging, not to review it; it was too grim and not in the conventional way either. Anyways, now I'm reading another of Josephine Tey's mysterys that is pretty endearing.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I understand. There are some books I don't blog about. I am happy that you found an endearing one!

      Delete
  4. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your reading last month and I hope you catch up with your personal goal. I didn't read a great amount in June but what I did read was all high quality. Happy reading in July!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Jessica. Happy reading in July to you!

      Delete
  5. Judy, are you kidding? 7 books is quite a lot :) I read some of your reviews and I must admit that they are really interesting!

    You know, I have SO many books in my bookshelf ready to read over the next months' even year; my reading has slowed down recently but I read "The Little Red Chairs" by Edna O'Brien. And today, during lunch time, I went to my local Library to borrow "In The Forest" by Edna O'Brien. As you know I am fond of Irish stories. A huge thank you because you made me discover this great writer.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I know 7 is good but reading through my many lists is my Mount Everest, you know? So I don't like to slow down. But I am thrilled to know you are reading Edna O'Brien!!

      Delete