How is it July already? I somehow managed to read 9 books in June, though I hardly read anything in the last week. There’s a ton to do what with semester break looming and finding new roommates and I couldn’t seem to settle down enough to focus on one book. Does that happen to any of you, too? It makes me feel guilty for looting so many books that I won’t get to read soon and keeping others from reading them.
Here’s what I read in June:
The Case of the Missing Servant: Vish Puri 1(Tarquin Hall)
Rattling the Bones (Ann Granger)
Borges and the Eternal Orangutans (Luis Fernando Verissimo)
When Will There Be Good News? (Kate Atkinson)
The Red House Mystery (A.A. Milne)
The 13th Element: The Sordid Tale of Murder, Fire and Phosphorus (John Emsley)
Daddy-Long-Legs (Jean Webster)
A Prayer for the Dying (Stewart O’Nan) – reread
Dead Clever (Scarlett Thomas)
There’s the usual large chunk of mysteries, be it cosy, serious or postmodern, an apocalyptic read to shake off the lingering coziness, an epistolary novel and my sudden craving for a book on a chemical element (and for some reason I turned to phosphorus). Only three of them have I posted about as of yet, but my review about The 13th Element should be up soon. And don’t worry, the book is neither dry and boring nor as melodramatic as the title makes it out to be!
I’m trying not to make any plans, I hardly ever stick with them, but I want to try to read another myth book, Baba Yaga Laid an Egg is at the top of the list.
What has everyone else been reading and what are your plans for July?