Friday, July 4, 2014
I read a surprising number of books in June. Possible because I rained and rained and rained and rained. Again.
At this halfway point in the year, I’ve read 88 books, so I shouldn’t have any problems reaching my goal of 124 books. Can I beat last year’s count of 174? I dunno, but it’ll be fun to try.
The best books of the month were:
If you’re looking for something to read, I highly recommend any of the above books.
Fantasy: Anthology / Novella / Short Story
Disenchanted & Co., Part 1: Her Ladyship’s Curse (2013) Lynn Viehl (4/10)
Disenchanted & Co., Part 2: His Lordship Possessed (2013) Lynn Viehl (2/10)
Angelica’s Smile (2010/2014) Andrea Camilleri translated by Stephen Sartarelli (5/10)
The Draining Lake (2004/2007) Arnaldur Indridason translated by Bernard Scudder (8.5/10)
Arctic Chill (2005/2009) Arnaldur Indriðason and translated by Bernard Scudder and Victoria Cribb (8.5/10)
Fairest Vol. 3: The Return of the Maharaja (2014) Sean E. Williams, Stephen Sadowski, Phil Jimenez (9/10)
The format I read most continues to be eBooks, with about 3/4 of the books I’ve read this year being in electronic format.
Trade Paperback: 1
Multiple Formats: 1
As for genres read, mystery lead the pack this year, and is running neck-and-neck this year with fantasy.
And the gender count this month has men slightly ahead in the count for the month, but women are still slightly ahead for the year, 45%:43% so that’s not too bad.
Joint + Anthology: 2