May and June were very slow reading months for me. I’ve pounded that home plenty over the past few posts. But, even though I didn’t read as much, I still read some. I’m looking forward to getting back on the reading wagon in July. I’ve got big plans, big plans I say!
The books I read in May and June:
- The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson
- Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
- World War Z by Max Brooks
- The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
- The Emperor’s Soul by Brandon Sanderson
- Pure by Julianna Baggott
- The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger by Stephen King
My favorite book of this batch was far and away World War Z. Everything about it had me hooked from the first page all the way to the last page. I loved the format and I loved the way that format forced me to imagine the world around the characters being interviewed on the fly as I was reading.
My least favorite? Oh, that’s easy. The Great Gatsby, hands down. The book was boring, flat, pointless, and even now, weeks later, I can’t figure out what the point of writing it was. Yet, it’s considered one of the greatest books ever written. Sure…
What’s on tap for July? Well, I want to keep working down the pile of books on my Kindle, most assuredly all of the David Dalglish books I’ve yet to read. I may also try to sneak in Caliban’s War and Abbadon’s Gate if I can find the time for a couple of lengthy books. I might also see if I can plow through the Percy Jackson books.
My end goal is 15 books read in July, which is a pretty meaty goal. It would go a long way towards catching me up though.