Read in June 2012/Plans for July

So June was a great month, with a good variety of reads including some excellent Dutch fiction (Eep!, The Storm) for Dutch Lit Month, as well as some reads set in some rather interesting settings/times, like Annam (Flesh) and Java (Girl from the Coast). I had a wonderful time reading the children’s classic A Wrinkle in Time and how I wish I had discovered L’Engle when I was younger!

The plan for July is to read off my too-long TBR list on Goodreads. That’s a rather vague plan I know, but I’m constantly horrified by that too large a number, and I’d like to do some, erm weeding.

Fiction (13)
A Wrinkle in Time – Madeleine L’Engle
Three Hainish Novels – Ursula K. Le Guin
The Good Earth – Pearl S Buck
The Song of Achilles – Madeline Miller
Eep! – Joke van Leeuwen
Girl from the Coast (Gadis Pantai) – Pramoedya Ananta Toer
The Forsyte Saga – John Galsworthy
Beyond Black – Hilary Mantel
The Storm – Margriet de Moor
A study in scarlet – Arthur Conan Doyle
Flesh – Khanh Ha
Children of the Company (The Company #6) – Kage Baker
The Collected Stories – John McGahern

Graphic novels (5)

Chew: Volume One. Taster’s Choice – John Layman, Rob Guillory
Locke and Key vol 4: Keys to the Kingdom – Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodriguez
A flight of angels – Bill Willingham et al
Angel and Faith Volume 1: live Through This – Christos Gage, Joss Whedon
Summer Blonde – Adrian Tomine

Non-fiction (2)
The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating – Elisabeth Tova Bailey
Among Flowers: A Walk in the Himalaya – Jamaica Kincaid

Total: 20


    1. It was an interesting read, although I’m not really all that sure it was really award-worthy (however I’ve not read any other Orange 2012 shortlisted books, so I really shouldn’t judge).


  1. Would you feel better if I admitted that my TBR list on GR is currently incomplete and at 2,710 books? Nah, probably not. And now I feel worse. (*squints*) But what a great combo you’ve had in June: classics, contemporary, GNs, a couple of NF. There was a nice mini-series of the Forsyte Saga about 10 years ago (I’ve heard the older one is good too, but I’ve never seen it) if you’re looking to add to your viewing, if Buffy reviews aren’t enough. (Is there a GR-type-thing for watching stuff? that would be catastrophic.) Enjoy your July!


    1. Is that the Damien Lewis one? I’ve had my eye on that but wanted to finish reading the book first.

      What? A mere 2,710 books on your TBR list? Pshaw! 🙂


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