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Holy crap on a cracker, I can’t believe it’s June! And it is here in full force right now – it’s almost 90 degrees out. Thank goodness for air conditioning.
Alright so let’s take a look at how May went…
Could have been better. I read 7.5 books out of my original pile of 14. (The 7th Harry Potter book is going to be finished this month, for the readalong.) Most of the ones I didn’t read I simply never got around to, or I lost interest in completely – I put Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits in my “donate” pile without even really trying it. I realized that whatever interest I had in it when I bought it just wasn’t there anymore (this might be true of a good portion of the book I own, actually… I really need to weed through them soon.)
In addition to the 7 from the pile, I also read 4 other books (The River of No Return, George’s Secret Key to the Universe, Prey, and Mockingbird), bringing my total books finished for the month to 11. Not too bad! Not astounding, but still pretty good. And obviously my experiment in May of making my TBR pile only books that I already own kind of failed – I ended up going to the library and buying new books anyways.
I have lots of good books in my June pile! Let’s check it out.
Only 10 books in this one! Not nearly as ambitious as last month’s, so I’m feeling pretty good about it. From the top…
The Lives of Tao by Wesley Chu – Some sci-fi that has to do with aliens somehow and sounds really good. Just bought this last week.
- Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier – My Classics Club pick for the month. I’ve really been itching to read this lately, even though I know nothing about it.
- First Among Sequels (Thursday Next) by Jasper Fforde – Well it’s the 5th Thursday Next book, that hardly needs explaining.
- Paradox: The Nine Greatest Enigmas in Physics by Jim Al-Khalili – My science non-fiction pick for the month.
- Ex-Patriots by Peter Clines – Sequel to Ex-Heroes, which I read in April if I’m remembering right.
- The Mad Scientist’s Daughter by Cassandra Rose Clarke – I’ve been wanting to read this forever, but Barnes and Noble never had it in stock so I finally ordered it from Amazon.
- I Can Barely Take Care of Myself by Jen Kirkman – Humorous non-ficition by one funny lady about how annoying it is when people tell her she’ll “change her mind” about not having kids.
- The Rise of the Governor (The Walking Dead) by Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga – Novel based on the comics/show.
- A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan – This is a blend of fantasy and historical-ish fiction, I think? Honestly it has a pretty cover and I’ve seen it around, so I grabbed it from the library.
- You by Austin Grossman – Fiction that has something to do with videogame makers. I read the description and it reminded me vaguely of Ready Player One, so I figured I’d try it.
So that’s my pile! Hoping that I can tear through all of these, and maybe pick up an extra book or two along the way from the library or my own shelves later in the month.
What are you hoping to read in the next few weeks?