06/2013

What I read in June, 2013 ~

In part because of the heat it’s been a very good month for reading.  Also,  I hit 100 books read this year so far on June 30 (This is NOT something I hope to see continue.)

What I read in June, 2013 ~ (29 books – about 1/4 quite short because I had some time on my hands and hit ye olde TBR shelf.)

Summary –  7 crime,  8 contemp. fiction non-crime,  5 classics,  2 sci-fi (1 a classic),  7 non-fiction

1.  Trust Your Eyes by Linwood Barclay
512 pages /  A- (crime)

2.  Odds Against Tomorrow by Nathaniel Rich
320 pages  8  (sci-fi)

3.  A Case Against Redemption by Adam Metzner
336 pages/ A- (crime)

4.  Touch and Go by Lisa Gardner
400 pages/B  (crime)

5.  The Garden of the Evening Mists by  Tan Twan Eng –
332 pages / 9  (historical fiction)

6. Nothing But the Truth by John Lescroart
464 pages/C (crime)

7.  15 Seconds by Andrew Gross
336 pages/C (crime)

8. The Thief x 2 by Fuminori Nakamura
211 pages/8 ( literary crime)

9. Swann’s Way by Marcel Proust
468 pages/ 10 (classic)

10.   The Hearing by John Lescroart,  crime
656 pages/ C-  (crime)

11. The Forest Unseen by  David Haskell  –
262 pages / 8.5  (literary science/ecology)

12.  This Is How You Lose Her by Juno Diaz
224 pages / 8 (immigrant)

13.  Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut –
304 pages/7.5 (classic sci-fi)

14.   The Fault in Our Stars by John Green –  YA
336 pages / 9.5 – YA

15. The Professor’s House by Willa Cather
129 pages / 9  (Classic)

16.  The Bookseller by Mark Pryor
280 pages / A-  (crime)

17.   Letters From Four Seasons Cooke – travel/seasons
60 pages/ 8- travel-seasons

18.  Leftover Lutefisk by Art Lee –
224 pages / 7  ( humor)

19.  A Brief History of Finland by Matti Klinge – history
164 pages / 7.5

20.  Stagecoach Heyday by William Harland Boyd
74 pages / 5  (history)

21. The Immense Journey by Loren Eiseley –
152 pages / 9 ( literary science/evolution)

22. Scenes From Village Life by Amos Oz –
192 pages / 9 (short stories)

23.  The Zen Teachings of Jesus by Kenneth Leong –
239 pages / 5 (religion/self-help)

24.  Fly Away Peter by David Malouf –
134 pages / 7.5 ( historical fiction)

25.   Waiting For the Barbarians by J. M. Coetzee –
152 pages / 8.5 ( political allegory)

26.  Poppa John by Larry Woiwode –
204 pages / 8  (literary Christian)

27.   The Teahouse by Lao She –
197 pages/9 (a play/political)

28.  Beowulf by anonymous –
3182 lines / 9  ( heroic myth)

29.  The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
124 pages / 9.5  (classic)

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