Read in June 2010

Oh June, where did you go? I’m ending the last day of June absorbed in Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall, and unfortunately, it will end up being a July read. But June was, on a whole, a pretty good and varied reading month. A lot more hits than misses!

Total: 16 (and 1 DNF)

Fiction (5)
The Sparrow – Mary Doria Russell
Anil’s Ghost – Michael Ondaatje
Headlong – Michael Frayn
Tipping the Velvet – Sarah Waters
The Windup Girl – Paolo Bacigalupi

Short stories (3)
Red Spikes – Margo Lanagan
A vocation and a voice : stories – Kate Chopin
Midnight All Day – Hanif Kureishi

Graphic Novels (5)
The Alcoholic – Jonathan Ames
Exit Wounds – Rutu Modan
Lucky – Gabrielle Bell
The Curse of the Umbrella – Lewis Trondheim [translation by Joe Johnson]
Wilson – Daniel Clowes

Non-fiction (2)
The Snakehead: An Epic Tale of the Chinatown Underworld and the American Dream – Patrick Radden Keefe
The Caliph’s House – Tahir Shah

Cookbook (1)
Bittersweet: Recipes and Tales from a Life in Chocolate – Alice Medrich

Did not finish (1)

Another sea, another shore : Persian stories of migration – translated and edited by Shouleh Vatanab

(I got this one to read a story by Kader Abdolah, author of The House of The Mosque, but found this collection of stories too much of a mixed bag. I only enjoyed reading one of the stories, and after several other stories that didn’t quite interest me, I decided to give up.)