TSS: June 2009 Reading Wrap-Up

tss I’m pretty impressed with the number of books I read in June, considering that I didn’t finish any at all after the 22nd (we went to the hospital at 1 am on the 25th for Daniel’s birth).  By June 22nd I finished 2o books, for a total of 5,688 pages.  I was trying to read a book per day in June before Daniel arrived, which I didn’t quite achieve, but I think I did pretty well, all things considered.  I’ve finished over 100 books so far this year, which means that I still have a decent chance of making it to my goal of 150, even with Daniel cutting down on my reading time (it is hard to read when you just want to sit and watch your baby).

After my list of what I read this month, you’ll find a list of the other reviews I posted, as well as some other posts from this month that might be of interest:

What I Read:

Fiction
Belong to Me by Marisa de los Santos
Bought by Anna David
Secret Son by Laila Lalami
The House On Fortune Street by Margot Livesy
The Angel’s Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
A Girl’s Guide to Modern European Philosophy by Charlotte Grieg
The Unit by Ninni Holmqvist
The Blue Notebook by James Levine (review coming July 7th)
Censoring An Iranian Love Story by Shariar Mandanipour

Young Adult Fiction
The Chosen One by Carol Lynch Williams
The Plague by Joanne Dahme (review pending)

Historical Fiction
Sacred Hearts by Sarah Dunant (review pending)
The Belly Dancer by DeAnna Cameron (review pending)

Parenting
How To Mess Up Your Child’s Life by Olivia and Kurt Bruner
Your Amazing Newborn by Marshall H. Klaus (review pending)
Mama Knows Breast by Andi Silverman (review pending)

Memoir
In the Sanctuary of Outcasts by Neil White
The Lost Boy by Brent Jeffs
The Sky Isn’t Visible From Here by Felicia Sullivan
Waking Up In Eden by Lucinda Fleeson

Pick of the Month

belong-to-me

Guest Posts:

On The Importance Of Procrastination” by Katherine Howe, author of The Physick Book Of Deliverance Dane
Lives Are Like Noses: On Writing A Memoir” by Eve Brown-Waite, author of First Comes Love, Then Comes Malaria
On Dropping The F-Bomb” by Marisa de los Santos, author of Belong To Me
“Has Your Family Read It?” by Mei-Ling Hopgood, author of Lucky Girl

What I Reviewed:

Fiction
The Story Of A Marriage by Andrew Sean Greer
The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe
Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Young Adult Fiction
The Luxe by Anna Godbersen
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Nonfiction
When You Are Engulfed In Flames by David Sedaris (audio)

Memoir
Expecting Adam by Martha Beck
Gang Leader For A Day by Sudhir Venkatesh

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