June reading tally: re-reading edition

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 WeirdHorrorstör. What the what. Actually, it was delightful ‘what the what’.


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