I think summer reading suits me. Well, summer reading when I’m not working, to be clear. I don’t have secret magic powers, just way more time than usual. The good news on the work front is that I’ll be doing more research on the same project in the Fall, continuing to teach online classes, and (hopefully!) applying to start a PhD program in January. I guess it’s best I’m getting all this reading time now.
Looking back, June was pretty amazing in both quantity and quality. I’m really loving this mix of library books, slightly backlist titles, and ARCs—I think it’s a blend I’m going to stick with. Several of these are July releases, so reviews are still on the way!
Come as You Are by Emily Nagoski
Fifteen Dogs by Andre Alexis
Saint Mazie by Jami Attenberg
I Saw a Man by Owen Sheers
The Butcher’s Trail by Julian Broger
Something Must Be Done About Prince Edward County by Kristen Green
Secessia by Kent Wascom
Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
The Perfection of the Paper Clip by James Ward
The Blue Girl by Laurie Foos
The Last Pilot by Benjamin Johncock
The Hunters by James Salter
Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
Best Book of the Month
Fifteen Dogs by Andre Alexis (with Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates and Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami very close behind!)
How was your reading in June?