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Friday, July 1, 2016

My April, May, and June in review

The Month in Review meme is hosted by Kathryn at Book Date. Now, I didn't switch from doing weekly updates to monthly all that long ago, but then my life spiraled out of control for a while with a move to NJ and a new job, but I'm starting to get a handle on things, so I'm going to catch up and I hope to keep this up better going forward. I'm sure I'll miss a couple of books I acquired but with moving I was really trying not to acquire, in fact I was trying to divest, but books have a way of coming into my life no matter what. Also, due to my new job I can get any Soho books for free now and yet, I generally return them to the office so I'm not counting those as "acquired." I will star all the Soho books. Also, due to the new job and the move, this list isn't nearly as unwieldy as it otherwise would have been, as I'm 7 books behind for the year now.

Books completed this month:
Jane and the Waterloo Map by Stephanie Barron
The Last September by Nina de Gramont
Never Look an American in the Eye: A Memoir of Flying Turtles, Colonial Ghosts, and the Making of a Nigerian American by Okey Ndibe *
Lost Among the Birds: Accidentally Finding Myself in One Very Big Year by Neil Hayward
My Sister Rosa by Justine Larbalestier *
The Girls by Emma Cline
Joe Gould's Teeth by Jill Lepore
Poor Your Soul by Mira Ptacin *
Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War by Mary Roach
Take the Cannoli by Sarah Vowell
Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín
Chocolate Wars: The 150-Year Rivalry Between the World's Greatest Chocolate Makers by Deborah Cadbury
Sex and the City by Candace Bushnell
Montclair by Elizabeth Shepard
Another One Goes Tonight by Peter Lovesey *
Murder on the Quai by Cara Black *
The Secret Wisdom of the Earth by Christopher Scotton

Books I am currently reading/listening to:
Up in the Old Hotel by Joseph Mitchell

What I acquired this month:
Got for free from publishers:
Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill by Candice Millard
Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War by Mary Roach

Given to me my friends:
Lost Among the Birds: Accidentally Finding Myself in One Very Big Year by Neil Hayward
Montclair by Elizabeth Shepard
American Girls by Alison Umminger
The Cold Cold Ground by Adrian McKinty

Bought at Savoy Books in Rhode Island:
The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis
Etta and Otto and Russell and James by Emma Hooper

Bought at the used bookstore in Charlotte before we left:
Take the Cannoli by Sarah Vowell
Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín
Sex and the City by Candace Bushnell
Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

1 comment:

Kathryn T said...

You managed a good amount of reading in spite of a very busy time moving. Yes it is so difficult to divest books, they do have a way of finding a way into our homes, but i am not complaining!