Sunday, 4 July 2010

TSS: June Round-Up

The Sunday

First off: Happy Independence Day to all Americans out there!

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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?

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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-mast_jpg_235x600_q95 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-cover1 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).

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Out of the Deep I Cry

To Darkness and To Death

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I Shall Not Want

crime and punishment 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.


Audio book week 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!


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Carin B. said...

I am amazed that you read so many books..especially Crime and Punishment and still had time to read all those other books. It took me several months to get through C&P. I loved it, but it was definitely challenging and I had to take a lot of time to think about it.

I am going to suggest the Julia Spencer-Fleming books for my thriller book club. I keep seeing you talk about them, so now I want to read them!

Zee said...

C&P was very challenging and I would like to read it again sometime when I have more time. I think the Julia Spencer-Fleming books would make for a REALLY good book club selection. If your group does choose it you should check out her website, she has stuff for groups

Carin B. said...

Oh thanks! I'll definitely look it up!