July 2, 2013

June Reads

In June, I read a total of 14 books (2,152 pages and 48.14 hours of audio). This puts my annual total at 83 books read so far toward a goal of 150. This month 4 of the books read counted toward my genre challenge. I also read several novellas from the Throne of Glass series that I didn’t factor in to my total since they were so short.

5 Star Reads
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz

4 Star Reads
The Tempest by William Shakespeare
99 Reasons Everyone Hates Facebook by Emmet Purcell
The World’s Strongest Librarian: A Memoir of Tourette’s, Faith, Strength, and the Power of Family by Josh Hanagarne
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
Start Here: Read Your Way Into 25 Amazing Authors, edited by Jeff O’Neal and Rebecca Joines Schinsky
At Least You’re in Tuscany: A Somewhat Disastrous Quest for the Sweet Life by Jennifer Criswell

3 Star Reads
Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Beautiful Chaos by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Point of Retreat by Colleen Hoover
This Girl by Colleen Hoover
Every You, Every Me by David Levithan
Devilish by Maureen Johnson
Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard

In other news, June was Audiobook Month, and I gave away a digital audiobook of The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (congrats Yvonne!). Thanks to everyone who entered or spread the word about the giveaway! I participated in Audiobook Week, which was hosted by Devourer of Books.

Besides the reviews linked above, I also reviewed Ten by Gretchen McNeil and wrote mini-reviews of four recent contemporary YA reads. 

I created a Facebook page for my blog! I’ll be sharing bookish things and library related stuff there, so go ahead and “like” it if you want to join in on the fun.

At work I was recruited to join the book cart drill team which will perform in the local parade this summer. We’re doing a Gangnam Style parody, and I re-wrote the lyrics to make them library themed. A co-worker’s boyfriend recorded them for us, and he added a few extra touches to make it even more entertaining. I think our patrons are really going to love it! It’s going to be a lot of fun to perform.

What do you read in June?


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