Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Books Read in June

Whew, where did June go? We've had a rough summer so far, with all kinds of family emergencies and extra health problems. Thank goodness we always have our books for comfort and distraction. June was an outstanding reading month for me! Here's what I read last month:

  • Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt, fiction (NY)
  • We Were Liars by E. Lockhart, teen/YA audio (MA)
  • UnSouled by Neal Schusterman, teen/YA novel and my first Big Book of the Summer (CO)

  • Tomorrow There Will Be Apricots by Jessica Soffer (NY, Iraq)
  • Endangered by Eliot Schrefer, teen/YA novel (Dem. Republic of Congo)

In my reading journal, I mark a * next to any book that I thought was really outstanding...and every one of these books read in June got a * - a very high-quality reading month! Wow, choosing a favorite is really hard. They were all so good and all so different. Hmmm...I refuse to choose a favorite for last month - just read them all! I can tell you that We Were Liars was the most suspenseful, UnSouled the creepiest, Endangered the fastest-paced, and Tell the Wolves I'm Home and Tomorrow There Will Be Apricots were both heart-breaking but also life-affirming and hopeful.

It was an all-fiction month, with one listened on audio. Three were teen/YA novels, and two were adult novels, though interestingly, both had teen girl narrators. As you can see from the lack of links above, I am behind in my reviews - just no time for writing lately, but I hope to catch up during some much-needed down time next week.

I added just one new state and two new countries to my Where Are You Reading Challenge 2014 this month. Oh, dear - I didn't read a single book from my TBR shelves for my 2014 TBR Pile Reading Challenge in June - I am really doing poorly on that one, and my shelves are piling up! I listened to one more audio book for my 2014 Audio Book Challenge, bringing my total to 10 in 6 months, so that one's going well so far. No nonfiction books last month, and no classics.

What was your favorite book(s) read in June? 

1 comment:

  1. We Were Liars and Endangered are two of my favorites. I need to find Tomorrow, There Will Be Apricots. What a title! Thanks for sharing these, Sue!