This Place: 150 Years Retold (Highwater Press, 2019)
Sufferance – Thomas King (Harper Collins Publishers, 2021)
A Children’s Bible – Lydia Millet (W.W. Norton, 2020)
A Book of Luminous Things: An International Anthology of Poetry edited by Czeslaw Milosz (A Harvest Book, 1996)
Hao: Stories – Ye Chun (Catapult, 2021)
The Samurai – Shusaku Endo (A New Directions Paperbook, 2018) (translated from the Japanese by Van C. Gessel)
The Highly Sensitive Child – Elaine N. Aron
In Fine Form – edited by Kate Braid and Sandy Shreve
The Devil and the Dark Water – Stuart Turton
Books Read: 36/100
Books Reviewed: 28/36
Asian Canadian Literature Challenge: 3
A Virtuous Reading Challenge: 2/12
Current TBR: 219 (previously 221)
It took me quite a while in June to really find my reading groove. The Samurai was a slow read for me; a good and thoughtful read but a slow one. Sufferance never quite pulled me all the way in. And A Book of Luminous Things was a poetry collection I’ve slowly been picking away at for much of the year so it was rather satisfying to finally complete it. Delving in to short stories with Hao helped me pick up my reading pace as did the short, weird book that is A Children’s Bible. Highlights of my reading month were The Samurai, Hao, and maybe A Children’s Bible. (Review and thoughts coming soon on all three.)
This section is always wildly optimistic and often terribly wrong. I’ve recently begun The Devil and the Dark Water which I’m enjoying quite a bit already. My hold on Transcendent Kingdom finally arrived so I have to start that this week too. I’ve read the first two chapters of The Highly Sensitive Child and will probably skim the rest before I return it to the library. My next ARCs to read are Made in China by Anna Qu and The Manningtree Witches by A.K. Blakemore, both of which I would like to finish before their pub dates in August.
This month my Bible Reading Plan paired reading about David and Solomon in 1 Kings and 2 Chronicles with reading Proverbs, Song of Solomon, and Ecclesiastes. My reading in the New Testament was Romans, 1 Thessalonians, 2 Thessalonians, 1 Timothy, and 2 Timothy.
At bedtime with the girls we finished reading Heidi and have started Anne of Green Gables.
How was June for reading for you? What were your highlights? Any summer reads you’re excited about?