I’ve been wanting to get into monthly reading recaps like I’ve seen on other book blogs, but so far this year I haven’t felt like I’ve been reading enough to justify it. So, I’m giving it a try for June. Hopefully I’ll be able to turn this into a regular feature!
In June I read six books:
- The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
- Wool Omnibus by Hugh Howey
- Unintimidated: Wisconsin Sings Truth to Power
- Bird Box by Josh Malerman
- We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver
- Wave (audio) by Sonali Deraniyagala, read by Hannah Curtis
The only clunker for me was Atwood’s Blind Assassin. Normally I LOVE Atwood, but this one just slogged and fell flat. Wool and Bird Box were both post-apocalyptic sci-fi thrillers, and We Need to Talk About Kevin and Wave were enough to put anyone off parenthood for a while (I still enjoyed both books, though).
My favorite non-fiction of the two I read was Unintimidated, and my favorite of the four fictions on the list was Bird Box, with Kevin coming in a close second.
In the last week of June I also started (but haven’t finished) two books: The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver (off my TBR Pile Challenge list, and to lighten the mood after Kevin and Wave) and also Our Divided Political Heart by E.J. Dionne on audio… although I think that one might take me forever to get through (not much time for listening coming up in the next week or so). I don’t know. It’s a fascinating subject I’m interested in and the book has been on my radar for a while, but maybe audio isn’t the right format for me, at this time.
How was your reading in June? What was your favorite book you read this last month?