Sunday, July 03, 2011

Sunday Salon: June Reading Reflections

For my Sunday Salon post this week I am sharing my June reads and a quick update on my challenges.

Here are the books I read in June

In the Bleak Midwinter by Julia Spencer-Fleming 4.5/5
Cooee by Vivienne Kelly 3/5
Nine Rules to Break when Romancing a Rake by Sarah MacLean 4.5/5
Lady of the English by Elizabeth Chadwick 5/5
13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson 4/5
The Empress of Ice Cream by Anthony Capella 4/5
Just Like Heaven by Julia Quinn 4/5
22 Britannia Road by Amanda Hodgkinson 4/5
Mr. Cavendish, I Presume by Julia Quinn 4/5
The Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever by Julia Quinn 3/5
The Katyn Order by Douglas W Jacobson 4/5
The Ice Cream Girls by Dorothy Koomson 2.5/5
The Relic by Maggie Nash 3/5
Kafka's Soup by Mark Crick 4/5
Friendly Fire by Megan Hart 4/5
The Wild Rose by Jennifer Donnelly 4/5
How to Woo a Reluctant Lady by Sabrina Jeffries 4/5
Gale Force by Rachel Caine 3.5/5

In terms of my challenges, 22 Britannia Road is my read for the What's in a Name challenge, and I have just one more category to read until I have completed that challenge.

22 Britannia Road also counted for the Historical Fiction Reading Challenge, as did Lady of the English, The Empress of the Ice Cream and The Wild Rose. I have 4 more books left before I complete this challenge.

I had a Julia Quinn mini glom in June - I bought Just Like Heaven when I was out for lunch with friends and came home and thought it looked like the perfect book to suit my mood. It was so perfect that I ended up reading two more books by her that I have had on my shelf for ages.

I actually have glommed another author this weekend (in July!) - this time contemporary romance author Shannon Stacey. Now I need to go and read the books that I should have been reading!


  1. Fabulous month! I'm reading 13 little blue envelopes now. Loving it too.
    Happy July reading!

  2. I am always so envious of how much you read! I wish I was that good!
    A pity that The Ice Cream Girls only ranked 2.5/5, the premise seemed good. 22 Britannia Road is on my TBR list.
    My reads were terrible (only 6 and half non-fiction!) but are here:

  3. Great month! I like the look of Ice Cream Girls. I've read several books by Dorothy Koomson and enjoyed them.


  4. Laurel, I think the thing with Ice Cream Girls is that I have really liked quite a few of Dorothy Koomson's books, but this didn't feel like one of her books at all.

    Sam, some months are better than others!

    Fredamans, have you read Anna and the French Kiss - fabulous YA book!

  5. Wow! That's a lot of books! Good for you.

    Today I rant about the difficulties of trying to find copies of all 1001 books in my Sunday Salon post, Sunday Salon: I Have Trouble Reading Children's Books. Perhaps you will have some good ideas for me! And, as a reminder, I also have my Readerbuzz July Giveaway going on: a $25 Amazon gift card! It's international!

  6. I really need to assess my challenges and link up qualifying books. Maybe next weekend.... Ha!

  7. I'm amazed at how many books some people can read in a month!
    You've read twice the amount I have. And you got some books in there on my TBR list and my wishlist.
    Happy reading!

  8. Yeah, I am trying to get back on track for a couple of challenges... I have been ignoring them of late!

  9. Kailana, I have a couple of challenges that I am not doing well on at all!

    S. Leighanne, I can find people whose blogs I read who read a lot more than I do too!

    Beth, yes, next weekend...maybe...perhaps...maybe not.

    Deb, I feel your pain. I often have trouble finding books here.



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