Sunday, June 29, 2014

Bye Bye June - Month in Review

Well we are on the downward slide of 2014 -- half the year is officially over.  Are you pleased with the progress you've made with your reading?

I've read (71) books in the first half of 2014. I am pleased with the number, but I am not doing very well with my "perpetual bucket list", since I've been reading mostly new releases this year.  Hope to have more of a balance in this area for the rest of 2014.

Here is what June looked like. I read (14) books - (2) were cookbooks and (2) were kids books. --
  1. Summer House With Swimming Pool; Herman Koch - 4.5/5 (eGalley) - June 
  2. Picnic; John Burningham - 4.5/5 (print) - June  
  3. The Way to the Zoo; John Burningham - 5/5 (print) - June
  4. Be Safe, I Love You; Cara Hoffman - 4/5  (eGalley) - June
  5. The Book of You; Claire Kendal - 4/5/5 (eBook) - June
  6. Among the Missing; Morag Joss - 4/5 (audio) - June 
  7. All the Birds, Singing; Evie Wyld - 2.5/5 (arc) - June 
  8. The Book of Unknown Americans; Christina Henriquez - 5/5 (audio) - June 
  9. The Vacationers; Emma Straub - 3.5/5 - (audio and eBook) - June 
  10. The Greek Yogurt Kitchen; Toby Amidor - 4.5/5 (eBook) - June 
  11. What Strange Creatures; Emily Arsenault - 4.5/5 (review copy) - June 
  12. The Thoughts and Happenings of Wilfred Price Purveyor of Funerals; Wendy Jones - 5/5 (eGalley) - June 
  13.  The Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook: A Complete Nutritional and Cooking Guide for Healthy Living; Tom Malterre and Alissa Segersten - 5/5 (eGalley) - June
  14. This is the Story of a Happy Marriage; Ann Patchett (audio) - 4.5/5 - June (no review yet)
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Happy Reading


  1. Wow, the year is half over, that sure went fast. I am surprised it did as we were awaiting a grandchild. June was a slower month of reading for me, wonder what July will bring.

  2. I haven't read nearly as much as you, but I'm happy with how my year is going so far. I've enjoyed your reviews! I hope you have a great summer.

  3. Great month! I'm in the middle of Summer House Swimming Pool and also read The Vacationers last month! And just finished Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands. Will be interested to read your review!

  4. You had a great month! I haven't read any of those books, but several of them are on my radar for future reads :)

  5. A couple there I would really like to read too. You did fantastic! Happy July reading!

  6. I love that you read so many books last month! I hope you have a fabulous July - you have some excellent books to read!

  7. great month! i received your #1 for review and i plan to read your #11. here is my wrap:

  8. 71 is higher than my goal for the year :)


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