Monday, July 7, 2008

Belated June summary

I can't believe it's July already! Here's my June summary. July is off to a good start so far, too!

Books finished:

The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly
Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi (graphic novel)
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
Prey by Lurlene McDaniel (YA)
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie (YA)
One Good Punch by Rich Wallace (YA)
The Porridge Pot retold by Anthea Bell (picture book)
That Darn Yarn by Tony Millionaire (picture book)
Masterpiece by Elise Broach (children's)
Keturah and Lord Death by Martine Leavitt (YA)
It's Perfectly Normal by Robie Harris (older children's)
Life on the Refrigerator Door by Alice Kuipers
No Girls Allowed: Tales of Daring Women Dressed As Men for Love, Freedom and Adventure by Susan Hughes (children's, graphic novel)
Doctor Illuminatus: The Alchemist's Son Part I by Martin Booth (children's, audiobook)
Change of Heart by Jodi Picoult (audiobook)

WOW! That's a lot of books for me! Granted, many of those are YA and quick reads, but still. I also read most of Little Women (but that counts as a July read, since I finished on July 4), and I read part of Deadline by Chris Crutcher.

Challenge update:

Finished Once Upon a Time Challenge
Technically, I have finished the Chunkster Challenge, too, but that counts as July, so hopefully I'll remember that at the end of the month!

Currently reading:

Peter and the Starcatchers - We're 2 chapters away from finishing this one. Been reading it for aaaaggggeeessss now! Next up for bedtime is The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan.

The Icarus Girl by Helen Oyeyemi - I started this one a couple of days ago and am about 1/3 of the way through. Next up is Julie and Julia.

The Innocent Traitor: A Novel of Lady Jane Grey by Alison Weir - I chose this audiobook after hearing good reviews from both Amanda (the Librarian) and Lezlie. It is definitely living up to the hype!


Lezlie said...

I'm glad you're enjoying Innocent Traitor! I had borrowed it from the library, but I enjoyed it so much I'm considering adding it to my personal collection.


Lisa said...

The only book I've read from your list is The Book of Lost Things. How did you like it? It is not my normal type of book, but I really, really liked it.

Somer said...

Lezlie - Still enjoying The Innocent Traitor!

Lisa - I really liked The Book of Lost Things, too! We have Connolly's book of short stories, Nocturnes, and I'm looking forward to reading some of those.

Debi said...

Wow...June was a good month! June was pretty good for me, too, but man, is July off to a bad start here. :(
I'm really looking forward to getting to The Book of Lost Things one of these days. And Persepolis. And The Road... You really did read a pile of awesome books this month!