Hello my fellow bookworms, I hope you are all well? June has been another rollercoaster month for me. This month, I have enjoyed Father’s Day, the Queen’s birthday and an adventurous, residential trip with the children and fellow staff from school; plus I have had the joy of my contract being renewed for two more years! Sadly that has been overshadowed somewhat by some terrible weather and my sadness at the result of the EU referendum. The beauty of reading though is I have been able to escape it all in these wonderful adventures:
Fiction: 4 Non-Fiction: 0 Poetry: 0
June has seen the start of the 10 Books of Summer challenge for me. First, I read an interesting twist on Norse Mythology, The Gospel of Loki by Joanne M Harris. I had never read anything by Harris before but this has definitely made me want to read more. And then, I read The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown; the last thrilling Robert Langdon adventure I had left to read. I am now looking forward to a re-watch of the film and the new film release of Inferno, later this year. So altogether I have only read two books for this challenge; a slower start than I hoped for.
Also this month, I read the children’s classic The Story of the Amulet by Edith Nesbit – the charming and final adventure with the children and ‘It’ of the Psammead series. That is another book off my Classics Club list and towards the Women’s Classic Literature Event. I also enjoyed an amusing re-read of Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them by J K Rowling in preparation for the exciting release of the film, staring Eddie Redmayne, later this year! And finally, as well as beginnings June also saw the end of the magical Once Upon a Time event – three of the books above were appropriate for it which brought my total up to nine books!
Pick of the Month: The Da Vinci Code
That’s four fictions but sadly no non-fictions completed. However all through the month I have been dipping in and out of Christian devotional, Let God’s Word Empower Your Prayers by Stormie Omartian and my new cookbook Save With Jamie by Jamie Oliver. And I started reading Master of Shadows by Neil Oliver and, my result for the last Classics Club Spin, Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne.
In July I am looking forward to the start of the schools’ summer break and the bittersweet graduation of the Year 6 children I work with; I am wishing them all the very best as they make the exciting move up to secondary school
What did you do and read in June? Do you have any plans for July?