books read june 2014

June Reading Wrap-Up

books read june 2014

I promise I’m not over here taking reader steroids, you guys. I don’t know if it was some kind of hype from BEA or what, but June was working in my favor. Maybe summer is just good to me, since last August looked pretty similar. Either way, the books were good and I’m embracing it!

The Antiquarian by Gustavo Faverón Patriau

The Romanov Sisters by Helen Rappaport

Cutting Teeth by Julia Fierro

No Country by Kalyan Ray

Twee by Marc Spitz

That Night by Chevy Stevens

The Ways of the Dead by Neely Tucker

How to Tell Toledo From the Night Sky by Lydia Netzer

What Is Visible by Kimberly Elkins

The Fever by Megan Abbott

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

God is an Astronaut by Alyson Foster

The End of the City by David Bendernagel

The Hundred-Year House by Rebecca Makkai

Fourth of July Creek by Smith Henderson

The Road to Burgundy by Ray Walker

High as the Horses’ Bridles by Scott Cheshire

Preparing the Ghost by Matthew Gavin Frank

Best Book of the Month

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng


What were the best books you read in June?

  • Seriously awesome month! Hope you have a great rest of the summer too :)

  • Holy cow!! HOLY COW! hahaha Go, Shannon!!

  • WOW! I felt the same way about June – so many good books and I felt like I got a lot of reading done (not as much as you did, though!!)! My monthly recap will be up on Thursday.

  • Good gracious, lady! You’re on fire!

  • Fantastic job this month! Impressive. I would have to agree that Everything I Never Told You was my favorite for June. The Vacationers was also really good.

  • I’m so glad that SOMEONE is reading. :) One book for me this month. One.

    • It’s totally going to be worth it when you pass that test ;)

      • God I hope so… if I fail… I think I either abandon my legal career or abandon my husband and child and move back to Illinois where I’m already licensed. :)

  • Wow! You got a lot of reading done this month. Wish I could say the same. I really fell behind in June.

    • Trust me, I’ve totally had those months, too (in fact…I think I probably have a few ahead of me knowing how busy things are looking!)

  • WOW! You read a lot!

  • Are you vacuuming the sidewalk, too?! What energy and what a great month of reading. I can’t wait to read Ng’s debut, especially given your nod. June’s best book for me ended in a tie between FOURTH OF JULY CREEK and MY REAL CHILDREN by Jo Walton.

    • If I vacuumed the sidewalk, would all of those weeds come up? Clearly, my priorities are a little off ;)
      Fourth of July Creek was FANTASTIC. I just listened the Other People podcast with Smith Henderson and he was talking about being in school with Philipp Meyer – totally makes sense.

  • Silver’s Reviews

    Whew!!! 18 books read is amazing.

    Going to see what you thought of That Night.

    ENJOY July!!


    • That one kind of fell toward the middle for me, but there were tons of great books this month.

      • Silver’s Reviews

        I see I replied with a comment a while back. I agree with you that it took too long to get to the murder.

  • Gayle Weiswasser

    Holy moly. That’s impressive! Now going to see what you thought of half of this list. :)

  • HOLY CRAPOLI! You rocked this month!

  • WOW. I’m speechless! Good job, Shannon!

  • Anita LeBeau

    Great month Shannon!! I am dying to read Everything I Never Told You!! I rarely buy books…well I have enough, but I think I’m going to have to!! You read so many great books…way to go!

  • Wow! You were really on a roll this month. It really says a lot for Everything I never Told You! I’ve read a couple of glowing reviews for that book now.

  • Wow.. you had a fabulous June! Hope the reading continues. I need to stop coming online and read more books!

  • Words for Worms

    Good gravy, Shannon, you are a beast!