I can’t believe June is almost over! Since this is the last Friday of the month, it’s time for my reading wrap up.
This month I’ve read 7.5 books so far, all fiction, which is a little unusual. I’m reading a couple of nonfiction books also, but haven’t finished them yet. I’m half way through Rhys Bowen’s Time of Fog and Fire, which is turning out to be my favorite this month.
I enjoy Molly’s spunk and she’s a strong willed woman who had a private detective agency before marrying her police captain husband in the very early 1900s. She still somehow manages to get cases to solve while living in New York, despite her husband’s mild objections.
A new author to me this month, Sandra Orchard, wrote a mystery, A Fool and His Monet, involving an art theft. I liked this book and will read more in the series as they become available. The series also takes place in nearby St. Louis, which is fun to read.
Another I want to mention is Mrs. Pollifax and the Second Thief. I love this series, and wanted to read one of them again. Unfortunately the author, Dorothy Gilman, is no longer with us to write anymore.
The other books read this month include: Forgotten Girl by David Bell (another new author that I will read more of), A Separate Peace by John Knowles, Compelling Evidence by Steve Martini, Tailing a Tabby by Laurie Cass, and another good one–Deadly Virtues by Jo Bannister. A Separate Peace I reread for the ‘book you haven’t read since high school’ category in the summer reading program. I still totally don’t get it, but that’s ok. 🙂
I think that is enough about what I read this month.
Are you reading anything interesting right now? Participating in a summer reading program? Share with us!
I always seem to have several books going at the same time. Since I didn’t get to France this summer, 😉 I have particularly enjoyed rereading A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle. Gained 5 pounds just thinking about the yummy bread and cheese picnics I would have if I was there.! Also have Overwatch by Matthew Betley and Blessings by Anna Quindlen on my “immediate” reading stack.
I didn’t make it to France, either! I’m usually reading several at once also, thus the nonfiction ones aren’t finished yet. Still working on it and there are still 6 days left of June!
My favourite books this month were Susan Branch’s memoirs, Fairytale Girl, and Martha’s Vineyard Isle of Dreams. I enjoyed reading about how she became a watercolour artist and her journey to publication. I also loved reading about her life in a tiny cottage in the woods on Martha’s Vineyard.
I love her paintings! It’s on my list to someday learn how to watercolor.
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I am reading a memoir called, The Children of Battleship Row. A story of a girl living at Pearl Harbor during World War II. Very good. And Immortal Diamond, by Richard Rohr. A deep spiritual book. Very good , also.