TSS: July 5 (June wrap-up)

The Sunday Salon.com June was a busy month in reading for me, which I didn’t notice at the time. I read 31 books in June! And they weren’t all short books, either; I think most of them averaged from 250-350 pages.

I’ve only read one book so far in July, but I’ve started on three others. Bugger. I guess this means I won’t be able to keep up with my one-book-a-day average I had going in June.

I was going to spend this holiday weekend reading Drood, but, er. Instead I watched a lot of television and played video games.

Of course I’m way behind on reviews again, but since I read more in June than I think I’ve ever read in one month in my LIFE, I’m not being too hard on myself to get them all done before, like, the end of July. Just half, maybe. (I do have two half-reviews written! But I may have to resort to mini-reviews again.)

Books read this week:
138. There Will Be Dragons – John Ringo [rating: 4/5]
139. For Love of Mother Not – Alan Dean Foster [rating: 3.5/5]
140: Her Wiccan, Wiccan Ways – Traci Hall [rating: 3.75/5]

June’s Reading Stats
31 total books read
20 total books reviewed (only two of them for books read in June)
17 ebooks
14 pbooks
0 audiobooks

22 were by authors new to me
0 were rereads!

10 had vampires
2 were set in (a version of) China
4 had heroes with swords

Reading Challenges Status Updates
2009 Pub Challenge (+2, 7/9)
It’s The End Of The World IIIt’s The End Of The World II (+1, 2/4)
Read Your Own Books 2009 (+2, 25/25) COMPLETE!
Support Your Local Library ChallengeSupport Your Local Library Challenge (+5, 25/25) COMPLETE!

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0 thoughts on “TSS: July 5 (June wrap-up)”

  1. 31 books in one month? Wow, I am impressed. That’s more than I’ve read all year. Of all the books you’ve read in June, which would you recommend the most? I think I’ll add some of your recent reads to my to-read list 🙂

    1. Well, I had a lot of fun with the Southern Vampire Mysteries (starts with Dead Until Dark); Watermelon is a really quirky and surprisingly sweet chick lit book; Heroes of the Valley is an atypical heroic novel with some awesome characters and a lovely plot; and There Will Be Dragons is a fantastic sci-fi/military/kinda fantasy book that I didn’t expect to love, but did.

      I also really liked The Demon’s Lexicon, though it had some problems. 😀

      1. I read Watermelon last year, and liked it a lot more than I thought I would. Meyer’s latest, This Charming Man, is in my pile of books that are up next to read. However, I haven’t enjoyed her non-Walsh family books quite as much as the ones bashed on the various Walsh family members.
        I think I need to check out the Southern Vampire Mysteries – sounds like an interesting series!

  2. Wow! In one month you read four books that had heroes with swords! I’m not sure I’ve ever read four books that had heroes with swords….(Did Harry Potter carry a sword? No, I think not.)

  3. Wow, that’s a lot of books. I wouldn’t stress about reviews if I read that many — I have a hard time keeping up only reading 6ish books a month.

    Also, I love the stat about books with swords 🙂

  4. LOL on Drood. That is completely understandable. 🙂

    I like how you group into different subjects. I can barely remember what I read last, let alone how many vampire books I read in a month. 😛 It might be interesting to keep track, though.

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