June Wrap-up

June Wrap-up

June is over and so is half of 2014! We’re halfway and I’ve read 44 books?! Of the 52 I had aimed for?! I have no idea what happened.

Read in June
June wasn’t my best reading month. I read quite a few books but I’m getting a bit burned out on the MOOC stuff… I didn’t read anything spectacular this month. I probably enjoyed The Cuckoo’s Calling the most.

  1. Het leek stiller dan het was by Eva Kelder
  2. Snakes & Earrings by Hitomi Kanehara
  3. Household Stories by the Brothers Grimm by Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm
  4. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  5. Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll
  6. Dracula by Bram Stoker
  7. The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith
  8. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Events and challenges

June book haul
I might have been a little… naughty this month *cough*
June book haul
The result of a lot of self-induced stress, I’m afraid. Makes me a bit click-happy on certain online book stores (or irl at book markets, for that matter). I’m very happy with my haul though! And I also won two books in June, of which one arrived: Dansen met Herinneringen by Martin Gijzemijter 🙂

How was your reading month?

6 thoughts on “June Wrap-up

  1. You make me dizzy with all these challenges! You’re brave!

    This month I reviewed a dystopian novel that you might want to have a look at for your dystopian challenge. It’s seriously became one of my favourite Science-Fiction novel ever, and it’s about a theme you’re probably interested in too: a society who forgot how to read and write. It’s “Mockingbird” by Walter Tevis: I LOVED it, it gives you a lot to think!
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    1. I admit many of the books I read ‘anyway’ fit in with the challenges 😉 and almost all of the challenges (except the Classics Club one) have no set rules except reading a free number of books in one theme, so it’s doable. 🙂

      I’ll check out the book 😀 It sounds really interesting! Have you heard of the book The Word Exchange? It also has a language aspect. I haven’t read it yet but Cayce over at Fighting Dreamer has a review up: http://nijiclovers.blogspot.nl/2014/05/all-words-word-exchange-by-alena-graedon.html

  2. I finally got started with ‘The name of the wind’ (Patrick Rothfuss). Didn’t expect much of it, somehow. But boy am I into it. I’m currently reading the sequel and sadly enough the third book isn’t out yet. The second one? 900+ pages, but I’m already over a third (in 2 days).

    Other than that I read ‘Het lot valt altijd op Jona’, ‘Be with you’ (found these for 3 euros each. Be with you was definitely better, but both enjoyable) and I finished reading ‘Thief’s magic’ by Trudi Canavan, which restored my faith in her ability to write non-kiddy fantasy.

    I finished reading a free short-story collection ‘Lef’ (decent… good… bathroom material).

    All in all it was a lot of finishing books I’d started before and me getting back into fantasy. Nice month 🙂 I’m currently at 32 books (of 52) in my yearly challenge. It just seems to be a good reading year, hm?

    1. I noticed you finished The Name of the Wind! I’m glad you enjoyed it 😀 I really liked it too, but looking at the 900+ page sequel my heart sinks a little XD

      You’re doing well on your yearly challenge too 😀 We’ll both go waayyy beyond 52 at this rate haha.

    1. Ugh now with that Book Depository thing… I seriously wasn’t going to buy any books in July ;(

      I love your Freebie Friday posts for just that reason 😛

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