Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Month review - June

Really enjoyed June from a reading perspective. Six months into the year and firmly settled into a pattern of reading seven books a month with the occasional eighth one creeping in as it did this month.

There was a good mixture in the month of some books that have been around for a while, life of Pi, and others that are just hitting the bookshelves including the Peile and the Baxter.

Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Repeat it Today With Tears by Anne Peile
Sabra Zoo by Mischa Hiller
All My Friends are Superheroes by Andrew Kaufman
Amulet by Roberto Bolano
Black Water Rising by Attica Locke
Stones in a Landslide by Maria Barbal
A Preparation for Death by Greg Baxter

In terms of foreign lit Sabra Zoo was wonderful and Bolano's Amulet gave me an insight into his writing that I had missed in reading 2666. Stones in a Landslide was a moving story of love and loss against the background of the Spanish Civil War.

Hoping July will be as good if not better. Onwards and upwards.

1 comment:

irisonbooks said...

I hope you have a great July as well :)