Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Books Read in June

Me and my two sons in Badlands National Park

We spent most of June on a 3-week long cross-country road trip (and the week before that immersed in graduation festivities), so it was an unusual month in many ways, including reading and blogging.  I did pretty much no blogging at all, and my reading was concentrated on a few long books, in line with my Big Book Summer Challenge.

Here's what I read in June:
  • Blood Red Road by Moira Young, a teen/YA dystopian novel.
  • Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, a sweeping epic of a time travel novel.
  • Revived by Cat Patrick, a teen/YA sci fi/romance audio book.
And that's it!  The first two books were part of my goals for my Big Book Summer, at 459 pages and 850 pages, respectively.  Outlander was my favorite book of the month and lasted me through our entire 3-week vacation!  That brings my mid-year total up to 33 books.

For my 2012 Challenges, I added one state, Nebraska, and one country, Scotland, to my Where Are You Reading 2012 Challenge, which brings my mid-year totals to 18 states and 5 countries. I added Blood Red Road to my Dystopian Challenge, bringing my total to 4 dystopian novels so far this year.  For my 12 in '12 Challenge, I read another book off my TBR shelf, Outlander, bringing my total to 4 for the year so far (though this one should count for more than one, since it is so long and it has been sitting on my shelf gathering dust for so long!).  I better get crackin' on this challenge!

And my own first hosted challenge, the Big Book Summer Challenge, is in full swing.  There is still time to join the fun - you only need to read 1 book over 400 pages before Labor Day to qualify, so check it out!

What was your favorite book read in June?

1 comment:

  1. Outlander was such a huge book that finishing that alone was so worthwhile.