Sunday, July 3, 2011

The Sunday Salon: June Reading Wrap Up

I'm guessing most of you might be off doing fun things this Fourth of July weekend (if you're here in the States, that is), so you really won't notice yet another monthly reading wrap-up as my Sunday Salon, right?  Good.  Didn't think so. (I had thought I'd have my mid-year challenge and  overall reading update ready for this week's Salon, but alas, that might need to wait another week or so.)   

We're having a pretty good, albeit low-key, weekend here. I was in need of a kid-break yesterday, so while The Husband took the kids to a barbeque at his parents' house, I visited my mom and read my Kindle poolside. (Still in the midst of The New Yorker's Summer Fiction issue.)  The Husband is home for a few days, which is wonderful. After four months of this long-distance thing, you would think this would be getting easier but ... eh, not so much.  

In regards to my reading, it is possible that June was my best reading month EVER. I mean that in terms of quantity read. Yes, there were definitely several books of stellar quality, but I can't remember the last time I read 9 books in one month. Gives me hope for my quest to complete 14 this month, you know?  (Which, admittedly, is looking doubtful.) Anyway, here they are, in no particular order (links take you to my reviews, if you missed them):

Reading Jackie: Her Autobiography in Books, by William Kuhn (audio)

Click: The Magic of Instant Connections, by Ori Brafman and Rom Brafman

My two beach books:
Dangerous Neighbors by Beth Kephart

I Was Amelia Earhart, by Jane Mendelsohn

Repairing Rainbows: A True Story of Family, Tragedy, and Choices, by Lynda Fishman

As for today, reading-wise I'm hoping to finish Dan Savage's memoir, The Kid: What Happened After My Boyfriend and I Decided to Get Pregnant. I'm absolutely loving this one.  (So funny!)   I also need to do some cleaning of the house and some packing of the boxes, which is not as fun.  (This is the move that will never end, it seems.)

Hope you're having a good weekend and that it involves a good book!

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Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

It never ends, does it? I'm up to my ears in books right now and what do I do? I read your post and add all these books to my wishlist!

Today I rant about the difficulties of trying to find copies of all 1001 books in my Sunday Salon post, Sunday Salon: I Have Trouble Reading Children's Books. Perhaps you will have some good ideas for me! And, as a reminder, I also have my Readerbuzz July Giveaway going on: a $25 Amazon gift card! It's international!

rhapsodyinbooks said...

I had a big quantity June too - not sure why! but actually this year I've had some great quality reads too and I just love when that happens! :--)

Happy Fourth!!!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Wow, you are on a reading streak. I could read any of those listed on your post and be happy.