Thursday, June 30, 2016

June Reading Wrap Up ~ Mid Year Progress and Top Picks


June was a beautiful month, weather-wise and a great reading month as well. We're now half' way through 2016, so I thought I'd pick a few of my favorites read in 2016.  Do you have a few favorites?

JUNE READS

  1. The Fireman; Joe Hill 4/5 (eGalley & audio) (June)
  2. A Series of Catastrophes & Miracles; Mary Beth Williams (NF) - 4.5/5 (library) (June)
  3. Nobody's Fool; Richard Russo - 4.5/5 (my shelves) (June)
  4. The Weekenders; Mary Kay Andrews - 3.5/5 (audio) (June)
  5. The Woman in Cabin 10; Ruth Ware - 4/5 (arc) (June)
  6. The Stranger; Harlan Coben - 1.5/5 (audio) (June)
  7. If You Left; Ashley Prentice Norton - 3.5/5 (arc) (June)
  8. Founding Mothers; Cokie Roberts (NF) (DNF-bookgroup) (June)
  9. What Was Mine; Helen Klein Ross - 4/5 (library) (June)
  10. Wreck and Order; Hannah Tennant-Moore - 3/5 (audio) (June)
  11. The Girls; Emma Cline - 4.5/5 (audio) (June)
  12. The Nest; Cynthia D'Aprix-Sweeney - 4/5 (eGalley) (June)
  13. Fates and Furies; Lauren Groff - 4.5/5 (library) (June)

YTD STATS

Books Read - 72
(10) NF
(62) Fiction
(5) translated works
(19) debut
(29) Library Books
(37) print
(15) audio books
(13) ARCS
(19) eGalleys
(7) my shelf

FAVORITE BOOKS READ in 2016







June has slipped by and so has another Blogging Milestone
(I never expected to still be posting today)

32 comments:

  1. Congratulations on 8 terrific years!

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  2. Happy Blogiversary! Looks like you had a great reading month!

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  3. Congratulations, Diane! That's quite a milestone.
    I've read and loved four of those books... am on the library hold list for Shelter.

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    1. Thanks Joann. I hope you love Shelter as much as I did.

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  4. I've wanted to read The Nest and Fates and Furies, the later of which I own. The only one from your list I've read is The Stranger, which I actually liked, but I think that was in part because of all the heavy reading I'd been doing for the Man Booker International Prize. I can hardly believe you've been blogging eight years! Don't they go by fast? And while sometimes it's almost an anchor round my neck, I can't imagine giving up the book chats and blogging friends such as yourself.

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    1. The 8 years have flown by and, I've often thought about stopping but, I know I'd miss the blog if I did -- of course I would still reads the blogs of others like yours special blog.

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  5. Congats on 8 years! I know so much more about so many books because of you!

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    1. Thanks Brian. I'm glad you've enjoyed my book related posts.

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  6. Happy 8th Blogoversary! You have staying power and interesting posts, a winning combo :)

    I only have Miller's Valley on my kindle from your 2016 favorites, but look forward to reading it this summer.

    What a good month June was for you, overlooking the DNF, lol. Glad you had some wonderful reading times.

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    1. Thanks Rita, sometimes it's tough to keep blogging --feels like a job:) but, I do love the sharing among readers.

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  7. Congratulations on your 8th year of blogging!

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  8. Diane, many congratulations on 8 years of book blogging! Your blog is great. Have a happy July 4th.

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    1. Thank you Susan. I'm so happy you are a regular among us readers.

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  9. You had a great month for reading! Happy 8th blogoversary and happy July!

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  10. Diane, I'm so glad you're still blogging - congratulations!

    This year, I discovered Donald E. Westlake's Dortmunder capers. They are a hilarious series of "crime" escapades. Not serious reading, but there you have it.

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    1. Thanks Debbie. I need to check out this new series you seem to love. Have a great summer.

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  11. Nice! You had a great month. I posted my June list this evening. I want to read 13 books in July!

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    1. Thanks Judy. I'm off to check out your post. Happy Reading in July.

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  12. Some great reads. I really want to read Elizabeth Strout.

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  13. Happy Blogiversary!! Eight years is a wonderful long time! Also, this is a good reading month that you had!

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    1. Thanks Athira, I was pretty surprised by all I read in June - lots of walking and audio books on those walks.

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  14. You had a wonderful reading month, Diane. I'm reading the Fireman for a read-along this month. I am not too far into it, but enjoying it so far. I am eager to read The Woman in Cabin 10, even though I'm not quite done with In a Dark, Dark Wood. It's so good!

    Congratulations on your blogiversary, Diane! Eight years is amazing. I am so glad to know you and to be able to share our love of reading with each other. I have enjoyed getting to know you over the years.

    Have a great week!

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    1. Wendy, thanks for the sweet words. I feel lucky to have met you through blogging as well. I hope you enjoy Fireman (I did)

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  15. I've read some of these and have some in my TBR pile.

    Happy Blogiversary!! Glad you're still posting and recommending your favorites to us!

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  16. Happy Anniversary! I'm not sure if I have a favorite for the year yet, probably 11/22/63. Yes, I'm that far behind in reading!

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