I know, I’m super late with my book haul for last month. But, as the cliche goes, better late than never!

My June 2016 book haul includes

Ebooks

Books for Review

Library Books

What did I read in June?

Between my commute, lunch hours, and a lovely vacation, I was able to read quite a bit this month. I completed eight books.

I read:

I think my favourite of the month was a tie between A Robot in the Garden and Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore. I read both on my vacation, so haven’t reviewed them yet. They were both so completely surprising. Have you read them? I found them to be witty and humorous, and full of layers. They both touched on deep truths of relationships and goals and dreams. Oh, and technology! Definitely some fun ideas about tech in both of these books. I also loved the intersection of books, computers, and secret societies in Mr. Penumbra’s! I didn’t realize it was part of a series and am so excited to read more.

And now, in July, I’m working my way through those library books I got at the end of June. I’m LOVING the action in these Throne of Glass novels. Here’s hoping I don’t have to wait too long to read Empire of Storms when it comes out in September. I’m also going to be reading The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson. I read her Walk on Earth a Stranger earlier this  year and loved it. I’m stoked to see if I like this series too. I’ve heard only good things.

What about you? Which books did you add to your shelves this month?

  1. I read two recently written books, Angela’s Hope by Bradley D. Warholm (from my local writer’s group) and Dauntless by Dina L. Sleiman (from an internet writers group that closed down some years ago). Both novels contained errors that my dear and knowledgeable editor has warned me against. I think the first was published prematurely and the second is just so steeped in Americanism that it caught in my craw.
    I am wading through Collapse by Jared Diamond (non fiction. of Guns, Germs and Steel fame). I enjoy his style and the information he presents but one can just take so much doom in a day.
    I bought a Jeffry Farnol book in London. Gyfford of Weare (1928). He delivered as expected, light and fluffy but with solid historical atmosphere and moral character development. His best book is The Definite Object published in 1917. (Now you have me wanting to read it again….)

  2. I love your book haul posts. I am always seeing books I want to read! 🙂 I just read the JOURNEY trilogy (picture books) and they are outstanding. Definitely not just for kids. Will you be posting reviews for any of the books on your book haul list? I’m definitely curious about a few on your list.

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