June is a good reading month. 9 books, 2,365 pages. Most geographical diverse reading month of all, spanning 4 continents. 2 non-fiction books, 2 more books on re-telling of myth. It is also a month I read authors with a rare last name which begins with a Q and a X.
My favourite book of the month is The Silver Lining Playbook, Matthew Quick, which kept me laughing and entertaining all the way. Girl Meets Boy by Ali Smith was a pleasant surprise, Grenville’s The Secret River helped me learn a lot more about Australian early history.
- Black Mamba Boy by Nadifa Mohamed (Ethopia, Africa)
- Girl Meets Boy by Ali Smith (Re-telling of myth)
- Miss Chopstick, Xinran (China)
- The Silver Lining Playbook, Matthew Quick (Humour)
- The Secret River, Kate Grenville (Australia)
- The Complete Book of Mothers-in-law, Luisa Dillner (non-fiction)
- Ransom, David Malouf (Re-telling of myth)
- Bel Canto, Ann Patchett (Peru)
- Message from an Unknown Chinese Mother, Xinran (non-fiction)
Most disappointing is Black Mamba Boy, also some other books which I have returned to the library and not mentioned anywhere in my blog. Ransom and Bel Canto came next. Books that I honestly wanted to love, but can’t.
It’s a also a wrap for 2 of the reading challenges that I participated, The Global Reading Challenge and China Challenge. I don’t think I will double up my reading around the globes for Global Reading Challenge, for the simple fact that I like to get on with other challenges that I have signed up.
What have you read this month? Which are your favourite book? I hope you had a good reading month too!