June was an interesting month for me. Started auditing that class which has been great fun.
It’s been forever since I’ve taken a summer school class and I had forgotten how intense and fast-paced they can be. I’ve learned a lot though so all is well.
Reading has continued apace. Despite what I said in the above paragraph about all the classwork, there has been some messing around time and so I’ve managed to read a few more books than usual.
- Best American Short Stories 1999 – Amy Tan (ed.)
- A Strange and Sublime Address – Amit Chadhuri (F)
- Diary of Hendrick Groen Aged 83 3/4 years – Hendrick Groen (F)
- By the Lake of the Sleeping Children – Luis Alberto Urrea (NF)
- Man at the Helm – Nina Stibbes (F)
- Mixed: Anthology – Chandra Prasad (F)
- Celia’s House – D. E. Stephenson (F)
- Victoria and Abdul – Shrabani Basu (NF)
- Nora Webster – Colm Toibin (F) – no blog post.
So to the numbers:
Total number of books read in June: 11. (Hooray for summer!)
Total number of pages read: 3,375 pages (av. 338).
Fiction/Non-Fiction: 7 fiction / 3 non-fiction; 0 plays. 1 DNF.
Diversity: 5 POC. 4 books by women (+ 1 DNF by a woman).
Library books vs. books I owned (and thus removed from the home abode): 6 library books, 6 owned books and 1 e-book. (Not too shabby.)
Plans for July: Read lots. Read widely.