Thursday, July 02, 2009

June 2009 Update

No matter what else happens, it has to have been a good reading month when you get a 5/5 read during the month, and I even managed to write a couple of reviews as well! Go me!

The books I read in June were:

Why Shoot a Butler? by Georgette Heyer 3.5/5
In the Woods by Tana French 4/5
To Beguile a Beast by Elizabeth Hoyt 4/5
Imitation in Death by J D Robb 4/5
Full Moon Rising by Keri Arthur 4.5/5
Betrayed by P C Cast and Kristin Cast 4/5
The Bridegroom by Linda Lael Miller 4/5
A Fatal Waltz by Tasha Alexander 4/5
Made to be Broken by Kelley Armstrong 4.5/5
A Hollow Crown by Helen Hollick 4/5
The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley 5/5
Sin and Scandal in England by Melody Thomas 3/5
The French Mistress: A Novel of the Duchess of Portsmouth and King Charles II by Susan Holloway Scott 4/5

I don't think I have made a lot of progress on my challenges this month.

I am still working my way towards completion of the 100+ Challenge. At the end of June I have completely 74 books so far this year, so three quarters of the way there.

I did manage to finish a couple of challenges though. The first was The Victorian Challenge. The three books I read for that were The Water Horse by Julia Gregson, Silent in the Sanctuary by Deanna Raybourn and, this month, A Fatal Waltz by Tasha Alexander.

The second challenge that I completed this month was the Pub 09 challenge. The idea of this challenge was to read 9 books that were being published this year. Both The Bridegroom and The French Mistress fit this criteria, so another challenge done! (Completely irrelevant question warning! Am I the only person who always wants to type bridgegroom instead of bridegroom?)

There is one other challenge that is now complete and that is the I Suck At Challenges challenge! Thanks to Chris from Book-a-rama for coming up with such a fun idea!

I have to say that my current challenges section on my sidebar is looking decidely bare now. Maybe I need to go and find some new challenges to join in on. Any suggestions?


  1. Looks like you had a good reading month, Marg. Congratulations on completing a few of the challenges.

    I will be reading In the Woods this month and am looking forward to it.

  2. Looks like a good month Marg. I managed only nine books in June. Hope July is a good one!

  3. I almost purchased THE FRENCH MISTRESS in the bookstore today but decided to let my daughter use the 30% coupon on something she wanted. I've put this one on my wishlist on Paperbackswap but I'll probably end up buying it at some point since I'm something like #18 on the list.

  4. Lynn, I liked The French Mistress. I like the subject matter in particular, and should have a review up in the next week or so.

    Dar, can't complain really. So far it has been a slow reading month in July but I am sure it will pick up.

    Literary Feline, In the Woods was an interesting read, and I am really looking forward to reading the sequel.

  5. You did good! Thanks for being part of the challenge.

  6. Looks like you had a good month!

    As for more challenges:

    I'm hosting the 2009 ARC Reading Challege:

    Passion for the Page is hosting What an Animal II, it just started:

    One of my favorites is The Canadian Book Challenge (you don't have to be Canadian to participate):

  7. Congrats on a great month! Hope July treats you well. :)

    Diary of an Eccentric