So ANYway ... My summer has been fantastic so far. I told you a little about it a few weeks ago and I do hope to get another post up (at some point) but for now it's all I can do to keep my head above water ...
I didn't get a chance to tally up my reading numbers at the end of June since I was on vacation so here's double month recap for June and July. I hope your summer reading has been successful!
Books: 10 (2,692 pages)
JUNE - 846 pages
- Beatrice and Virgil, by Yann Martel (224 pages) - a very odd story
- The Battle of the Labyrinth, by Rick Riordan (384 pages) - it was fun continuing this series
- A Fox in the Dark, by Alison Green (31 pages) - an adorable children's book
- Unsigned Hype, by Booker T. Mattison (207 pages) - way out of my normal reading range
- The Eyes of Willie McGee, by Alex Heard (416 pages) - fascinating but troubling true story
- Little Brother, by Cory Doctorow (416 pages) - a bit over-the-top for me
- The Color Purple, by Alice Walker (304 pages) - beautiful and amazing and I loved it
- Both Ways is the Only Way I Want It, by Maile Meloy (256 pages) - short story collection read for my book club
- Crazy for the Storm, by Norman Ollstad (304 pages) - an amazing but true survival story
- Beyond Smart, by Linda Morgan (150 pages) - some good info but not the book for me
Audiobooks: 12 (87.2 hours)
JUNE - 61.25 hours
- Suite Scarlett, by Maureen Johnson (9 hours) - fun YA story
- Persuasion, by Jane Austen (8 hours) - very enjoyable, excellent narration
- The Burning Land, by Bernard Cornwell (11.25) - exciting new installment to his Saxon series
- Indian Heroes and Great Chiefs, by Charles Eastman (2.5 hours) - fascinating look at historical figures
- The Wind in the Willows, by Franklin Grahame (5.25 hours) - rather disappointing ...
- The Basque History of the World, by Mark Kurlansky (12 hours) - would have been better if I were more interested in the topic
- Misty of Chincoteague, by Marguerite Henry (3.25 hours) - revisting an old favorite with Kiddo
- The Lost City of Z, by David Grann (10 hours) - creepy and fascinating true story
- Northanger Abbey, by Jane Austen (7.5 hours) - lots of fun
- The Things They Carried, by Tim O'Brien (7.25 hours) - disturbing and powerful Vietnam stories
- The World’s Greatest Short Stories, by various authors (8.7 hours) - dramatizations from Old Time Radio (review coming soon)
- Blizzard: The Storm That Changed America, by Jim Murphy (2.5 hours) - fascinating and brief look into America history
Mom and Son Book Club: 3 books
- A Fox in the Dark – Kiddo and I did a video as part of our review
- The Battle of the Labyrinth - we're slowing coming to the end of the Percy Jackson series ...
- Misty of Chincoteague - I was shocked at how much Kiddo enjoyed this old favorite of mine
I co-hosted a read-a-long of The Color Purple in July. I truly loved that book and was glad to have people to discuss it with.
My summer has been wonderful so far, both on the personal front and on the reading front. How is summer treating you?