I’m guessing most of you might be off doing fun things this Fourth of July weekend (if you’re here in the States, that is), so you really won’t notice yet another monthly reading wrap-up as my Sunday Salon, right? Good. Didn’t think so. (I had thought I’d have my mid-year challenge and overall reading update ready for this week’s Salon, but alas, that might need to wait another week or so.)
We’re having a pretty good, albeit low-key, weekend here. I was in need of a kid-break yesterday, so while The Husband took the kids to a barbeque at his parents’ house, I visited my mom and read my Kindle poolside. (Still in the midst of The New Yorker’s Summer Fiction issue.) The Husband is home for a few days, which is wonderful. After four months of this long-distance thing, you would think this would be getting easier but … eh, not so much.
In regards to my reading, it is possible that June was my best reading month EVER. I mean that in terms of quantity read. Yes, there were definitely several books of stellar quality, but I can’t remember the last time I read 9 books in one month. Gives me hope for my quest to complete 14 this month, you know? (Which, admittedly, is looking doubtful.) Anyway, here they are, in no particular order (links take you to my reviews, if you missed them):
Reading Jackie: Her Autobiography in Books, by William Kuhn (audio)
Click: The Magic of Instant Connections, by Ori Brafman and Rom Brafman
My two beach books:
Dangerous Neighbors by Beth Kephart
I Was Amelia Earhart, by Jane Mendelsohn
Repairing Rainbows: A True Story of Family, Tragedy, and Choices, by Lynda Fishman
As for today, reading-wise I’m hoping to finish Dan Savage’s memoir, The Kid: What Happened After My Boyfriend and I Decided to Get Pregnant. I’m absolutely loving this one. (So funny!) I also need to do some cleaning of the house and some packing of the boxes, which is not as fun. (This is the move that will never end, it seems.)
Hope you’re having a good weekend and that it involves a good book!
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