First off: Happy Independence Day to all Americans out there!
So June was a fairly busy month for me, I worked loads and that seriously cut into my reading time but I still managed, a for me respectable, seven books (almost 8). So what books did I read in June?
I started off the month with a book that I actually read in May but the review, part of the Classic Circuit, was posted on June 1st so it is included in this months round-up.
Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie. I didn’t love this book like I wanted to. I just don’t like books with a large info dump at the end. I think it cheats the readers a bit.
The Unlikely Disciple by Kevin Roose I really enjoyed this book. I found it to be interesting and I really felt like I learned something while reading it, while at the same time being entertained. It is a book I highly recommend to others who are interested in people and religion.
Then I completely immersed myself in Julia Spencer-Flemings Clare Fergusson/Russ Van Alstyne mysteries. I LOVE them and can’t wait for the seventh book in the series to come out sometime this winter (hopefully).
I also managed another book for the Classic Circuit this month, Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky. I didn’t love it like I thought I would (I am sensing a theme here) but this time I think a lot of the problems were with the translation I read. I am willing to give it another go with a different translation.
Overall June was a pretty good blogging month (at least compared to May). Along with the above mentioned reviews I also wrote several posts for Devourer of Books Audiobook Week Event (Great event Jen I really enjoyed it!)
Overall a good month! I also have high hopes for July although it should be just as busy as June, I’ve got work scheduled and I continue to be on the sub list for those weeks I am not on the schedule. Plus (and infinitely more important) I am due to become an aunt for the first time any day now!! So excited!
Hope you are all having a great summer so far!