August: the dog days of summer … and high wedding season if you’re in your late 20s/early 30s. Luckily road trips/weekends away leave lots of time for reading, and very little time for writing or reviewing. I’m trying to take advantage of what time I have left for pleasure reading since I start school on September 10th (more on that later!) I have a sneaking suspicion that school’s going to take up all the time I had tucked away for pleasure reading. 🙂
Now that summer has drawn to a close, what was the best book you read this summer?
For me, it was hands down Carrie Lofty‘s Starlight. Damn that woman writes a good book!
(Links take you to full reviews on Goodreads. Go ahead and click. Sometimes the snark is worth it.)
June was an interesting month for reading. I had a whole stack of books from the library and had to return most of them. Why? Early in the month I fell while running and broke both elbows. Trade paperback and hardcover books became impossible to hold. So even though I had all kinds of time to read, I was limited to what slim paperbacks I could find at the public library and what I was willing to purchase on my Kindle. Honestly, I ended up watching a lot of TV.
Here’s what I did manage to read in June.
Catching up on the Walking Dead
Dipping a toe into some erotica in prep for 50 Shades of Grey
Laughing till I cry with Jenny Lawson
Celebrating the return of beloved romance author’s
Links go to full reviews on Goodreads.com and an * marks favorites.
Catching up on a couple months backlog of book reviews. April was a BUSY month for reading. I wish I could remember why I got so much reading done :).
Links take you to full reviews on Goodreads.com and and * marks any books that are favorites.
Not a lot volume-wise for February, but quite a bit better in quality. Only one real stinker. The rest, a mix of romance, mystery and literary fiction kept me one very happy and interested reader.
December was a pretty standard mix of romance and mystery books. I finished the year strong with 84 books “read” (I put it in quotes because there were a handful of Did Not Finish) and have set my 2012 goal for 86 books.
My second annual Year in Books is coming up soon. I always like seeing the breakdown of what I read, genres, etc… It’s an interesting retrospective and a fun way to remember the very good and the very worst books I came across in 2011.
To finish out the year, here are the books I read in December. Links take you to full reviews on Goodreads.com.
Got in a good mix of historical fiction, literary fiction, mystery, romance and sci-fi this month. My tendency is to go straight for historical mysteties or historical romances, but I’m trying to consciously branch out. Being part of a book club will help with this goal. Our first book, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford was a big success.
Question for Perusers: are you part of a book club? If so, what do you read? A specific genre or anything that looks interesting? How to do you choose what book to read next?