Wednesday, July 2, 2014

What I Read in June

I'm not even going to lie, Reader Friends, I KILLED it in the reading department this month.  But before I give you the official list of what I read, I'll share a few pictures.  In addition to reading a ton, we had a pretty full month as far as family goes.

Sunday nights are currently devoted to Call the Midwife.  We also spent some time digging through my parents' attic and my sister's old bedroom to make way for my older brother and his family to come visit.

Gorgeous sunsets almost every night

And we started our July stay-cation early with horseback riding.

And here's what I read in June:

A Call to Action by Jimmy Carter

Writing Reviews for Readers' Advisory by Brad Hooper

Noggin by John Corey Whaley

Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus by Nabeel Qureshi

Hark! A Vagrant by Kate Beaton

The Friend Who Got Away by Jenny Offill

Bibliocraft by Jessica Pigza

Midsummer by Carole Giangrande

Astonish Me by Maggie Shipstead

If A Stranger Approaches You by Laura Kasischke

Murder Is Binding by Lorna Barrett

Black Orchid by Neil Gaiman

Chasing the Sun by Natalie Sylvester

The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu

Congratulations, By the Way by George Saunders

Self-Inflicted Wounds by Aisha Tyler

Y: The Last Man, Volume 2 by Brian K. Vaughn

March, Book One by John Robert Lewis

Promise Land: My Journey Through America's Self-Help Culture by Jessica Lamb-Shapiro

Love Illuminated: Exploring Life's Most Mystifying Subject (With the Help of 50,000 Strangers) by Daniel Jones

Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King

American Widow by Alissa Torres

Black Lake by Johanna Lane

Total Books Read: 23
Total Pages Read: 5328

What did you read in June?


  1. I read:

    Hard Luck Hank: Screw the Galaxy (by Stephen Campbell). It's a humorous science fiction novel that doesn't take itself too seriously.

    Shattered, which is the 7th novel in the Iron Druid Chronicles (by Kevin Hearne). It's about Atticus O'Sullivan (the name he goes by now). He's a 2000 year old druid, the last druid who's been running and hiding for almost 2000 years from one of the Irish gods. He finally gets tired of running (in the first novel, Hounded) and the following novels build on the fallout from that decision.
    The Iron Druid Chronicles are a great read and, Julie G, I think you should give them a try. If you enjoy audiobooks that might be an even better selection. Luke Daniels does a top notch job narrating, especially Oberon, Atticus's wolfhound companion. My wife and daughters really adore Oberon.

    That's all I've read. Sort of sad, but I spend a lot of time writing (and thus reading my own works).

    1. My husband is actually working on book 6 right now! He's a big fan of the series - I'm definitely going to have to check it out!

    2. The audio versions are good, as are the written. I'd be interested to know what your husband thinks of the 7th book recently released. I have mixed feelings on it. Take care and have a great July of reading.