I was terrible at documenting what I brought home this month. There were many and varied stacks of library books that kept getting shuffled back to the library, then back to my house. I was looking forward to reading a lot of books on my vacation, but when said vacation actually arrived, I found myself paralyzed by the multitude of books. First world problem, indeed.
June was a month of re-reads and ARCs, and here’s the list:
1. Jim Butcher, Storm Front
2. Geoff Dyer, The Colour of Memory
3. Andrew Kaufman, Give War and Peace a Chance: Tolstoyan Wisdom for Troubled Times
4. Grady Hendrix, Horrorstör
5. Jim Butcher, Fool Moon
6. Eula Biss, On Immunity: An Inoculation
7. Jim Butcher, Grave Peril
8. Garth Nix, Sabriel
9. Daryl Gregory, Afterparty
10. Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodriguez, Locke & Key: Welcome to Lovecraft
11. Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodriguez, Locke & Key: Head Games
12. Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodriguez, Locke & Key: Crown of Shadows
13. Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodriguez, Locke & Key: Keys to the Kingdom
14. Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodriguez, Locke & Key: Clockworks
15. Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodriguez, Locke & Key: Alpha and Omega
16. Stephen Collins, The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil
17. Julia Elliott, The Wilds
18. Alyson Foster, God Is an Astronaut
19. Randall Munroe, What If: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions
20. Matt Kailey, Just Add Hormones
21. Apostolos Doxiadis, Christos Papadimitriou, Logicomix: An Epic Search for Truth
22. Jim Butcher, Summer Knight
23. Susan Coll, The Stager
24. Jim Butcher, Death Masks
Twenty four books, which seems impressive, except eight of them were graphic novels. I started my re-read of the Dresden Files, which proceeds apace (on Blood Rites at the moment).
The Best: What If wins hands down for non-fiction. The Colour of Memory takes the fiction prize. It’s an odd novel. I loved it to bits, and yet it has absolutely no plot.
The Meh: There’s been some excitement around God Is An Astronaut, but it seemed entirely non-memorable to me.
The Weird: Horrorstör. What the what. Actually, it was delightful ‘what the what’.