Monday, July 01, 2019

BOOKS READ IN JUNE






First off, today is my 14th Blogiversary! 
 
Have I really kept this up that long? Apparently so. While I sometimes get weary, as I know do my fellow bloggers, I must enjoy it enough to keep going. What I love about blogging are first and foremost, your comments. They truly do make me happy. I also have made many wonderful book friends from all over the world. A BIG thank you to all who follow here. Thanks also to all the bloggers I have met through this practice for keeping me updated on your reading, your thoughts about books, and for introducing me to books I might otherwise have missed.
 
Now on to what I read in June. It was another great month of reading for me. 
 
Stats: 13 books read. 10 fiction. 7 written by women. 1 translated. 2 for My Big Fat Reading Project. 2 historical. 1 spy book. 1 crime/thriller. 3 written for children, all of which were fantasy. 2 memoirs. 1 biography.

Places I went: Great Britain, Switzerland, France, Sudan, and an unnamed war-torn Mediterranean city, American states: Washington, Michigan, Maine, Idaho, Texas, New York, Florida and North Carolina. 

Authors new to me: Julia Mary Gibson, Tara Westover, Michael Ende, Delia Owens, Nancy Bilyeau.
 
Plus I am only behind by 5 reviews!

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My favorites, hard to pick because I liked them all, were The Neverending Story, The Blue, Where the Crawdads Sing, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. 

How was your reading in June? What favorites did you find? Have you read any of these?


26 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your 14th! I'm looking forward to the next 14. [grin]

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  2. just the Steinbeck as i think i mentioned a while back... BUT: 14 years of blogging!!! my word, he said, gape-jawed! that's extraordinary!! and admirable... i hope i last half as long as that...

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    1. Thanks for that! We will see how much longer I last-:)

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  3. Happy Blogerversery! 14 years is impressive. I agree that the comments are some of the best thing about blogging. Here’s to the next 14!

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  4. 14 years is a huge milestone; mine was 11 years in June. I've only read (3) from your June list but, several more sound good to me.

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    1. Eleven years is a sizeable milestone too! I will watch for your reviews.

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  5. Congratulations on 14 years of blogging ... what an accomplishment! I've been at it since 2008 and will celebrate 11 years in the fall. The comments and learning about new books are the best. Prior to blogging, I remember having a tbr list of just a couple of books. Now it's hundreds!

    I've read only three from your June list (Educated, The Winter of our Discontent, and Crawdads) though several others sound appealing. My June favorites were Inheritance by Dani Shapiro (nonfiction) and Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane (fiction).

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    1. Thanks, Jo Ann. Congrats on almost 11 years. I have Inheritance on hold at the library.

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  6. 14 years is so impressive! My blog will be 10 years old in October. June looks like it was a great month of reading for you - I'm glad you enjoyed The Blue!

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    1. Thank you, Helen. The Blue is one of those books I learned about through blogs, yours and Emma's.

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  7. Happy 14th Blogiversary! I hope I keep blogging that long because that's impressive! Also yay for only being behind on 5 reviews! That's epic!

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    1. Thanks, Carrie. I hope you do keep blogging too. Reading is my superpower. Blogging about it is what I do.

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  8. Impressive as always. Congratulations on your blogiversary.

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  9. Wow happy 14 years Judy, keep it going! You had a diverse array of reads in June which is always good. I have read & reviewed the Crawdads book ... and I liked its appreciation of nature ... in the coastal marsh of Carolina. It's more than a swamp!

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    1. Thanks, Susan. I was pretty wowed by Crawdads. The nature parts were written so well and the heroine was awesome.

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  10. Happy Blogiversary!! Fourteen years is awesome, congrats!

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  11. Happy 14th Blogiversary!! I hope I continue blogging as long as you have. You're an inspiration to become a better blogger as I enjoy reading your book reviews.

    As usual, you've read a wide variety of wonderful books.

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  12. Happy 14th Blogiversary!

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  13. Joe M4:47 PM

    Congrats on 14 years of blogging! I've only recently found your site, but I look forward to reading your posts (and a lot of back-log too it seems :-)

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    1. Welcome Joe and thanks. How did you find my blog? Happy browsing.

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