June 2014 Reading Wrap-Up


As usual, I have a round-up of what I have read in the past month. It’s a low total for June, mostly because I have been having a reading block of some type and life got a bit busy.

Out of the titles that I did read, the most enjoyable and well written fiction was the collection of brilliant short stories from Anthony Doer (The Shell Collector). (The non-fiction favorite was the Lacey volume.) My DNF included Sheri Funk’s Five Days at Memorial (although it has been awarded some prestigious prizes and was the darling of various book blogs when it was published). I think that in this particular case, it was one of those “It’s not you –it’s me” times and if I try it again at another time, it might be a great read. (It also fell into the category of Scary Big Books and fit the name exactly.)

I read the following titles (with links to blog posts about said book where there is one):

Period Piece – Gwen Raverat (NF) (no post of any note)

The Shell Collector – Anthony Doer (F)

This One Summer – Jillian Tamaka and Mariko Tamaki (GN)

A Sensible Life – Mary Wesley (F)

Great Tales from English History – Volume I – Robert Lacey (NF)

Total number of books read in June:  5 (Wow. Bit low for me, but that’s ok. I’m not doing a challenge or anything.)

Total number of pages read:  1412 pages (av.282)

Fiction/Non-Fiction: 2 F and 3 NF (plus 1 DNF)

Library books vs. books I owned (and thus removed from the home abode): 2 library books and 4 owned books (including the DNFs), 1 e-book.

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