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Murder by Death

I read cozy and historical mysteries, a bit of Paranormal/UF, and to mix it up, I read science and gardening books on occasion.

June Reading Review

Old Herbaceous: A Novel of the Garden - Reginald Arkell Going to Hell in a Hen Basket: An Illustrated Dictionary of Modern Malapropisms - Robert Alden Rubin Lost in Translation: An Illustrated Compendium of Untranslatable Words from Around the World - Ella Frances Sanders The Improbability of Love - Hannah Rothschild Persuasion - Jane Austen The Semester of Our Discontent - Cynthia Kuhn

For me June was swallowed up by Moonlight Reader's Summer Book Bingo and #20BooksofSummer, and the days just flew by.  I didn't expect to read much this month because of home projects, but the fun of the Book Bingo sucked me in (and my growing apathy for those stupid french doors probably helped too).  My staycation was a last minute bonus (I usually work school holidays), so I crammed some marathon reading into the last few days of June.

 

My final count for the month is 20 books (Previous comments say 21, because I accidentally counted a May book reviewed on the 1st) and the ones listed above were my 4.5/5 star reads.  Quite a few more than I normally have and I like that it ended up 3 non-fiction and 3 fiction.  Serendipity.  

 

My least favourite book of the month was Happily Ever After by Susannah Fullerton which I rated 1.5 stars: .5 star for the few actual historical facts included and 1 star for the illustrations included in the text.  It's at least a pretty book.

 

I'm off now to start priming the trim around those doors, so I can say "Yes, I did make progress..." before plopping myself back on the couch with my books in a guilt-free haze.

 

Happy Friday!