Goodbye June, Hello July 2019

Hello my fellow bookworms, I hope you are all well? Well June has been a month of extreme weather: from week long rain to a mini-Saharan heatwave! It has also been another busy month attending to a local Film and Comic Con; celebrating Father’s Day; a theatre trip to see The Lady Vanishes and going to a local, street food and music event. With all that going on, here is what I managed to read:

Fiction: 2          Non-Fiction: 1

In June, I had quite a ‘classic’ month of reading. First, I finished reading the classic, science fiction The Time Machine by H. G. Wells, which I carried over from May and was my result for the last Classic Club’s Spin event. Then being eager to see what happened next to Aunt Jo and her boys after Little Men, I picked up the charming, children’s classic, Jo’s Boys by Louisa May Alcott, off of my 10 Books of Summer 2019 reading list. Two gentle, classic reads, that were easy for me to dip in and out of when I found time.

As well as these fictions, I also read, one lazy Sunday morning, the short non-fiction D-Day: A Very Brief History by Mark Black, a super quick bite of World War II history. I’m afraid I am behind on my reviews, so you will have to wait for my thoughts on all three of these.

Pick of the Month: Jo’s Boys

Altogether that is three books read – a perfectly reasonable amount for me, however I can’t help but feel a little disappointed because I feel I was reading more than that. As, through out the month, I was also reading the Norse mythological fantasy, Runemarks by Joanne M. Harris and the memoir Undivided by Christian worship leader, Vicky Beeching.

In July, I look forward to a church ‘fun day’; a joint work’s retirement and leaving do; breaking up for the summer and my holiday to the Amalfi Coast. Also, hopefully, more reading!

What did you do and read in June? What are your plans for July?

12 thoughts on “Goodbye June, Hello July 2019

  1. It’s difficult to believe how quickly this year is going. Seriously, I feel like I just had Christmas.
    Hope you’re having a great July.
    Lynn 😀

    1. I know, Lynn! It is comforting to know I am not the only one who doesn’t know where this year has gone?! Right now I am just on countdown to the end of this school year and looking forward to my holiday! I hope your July is going well so far. 😀

  2. I remember reading The Time Machine in high school before the film was released. I was sorely disappointed by the film, but found the book enjoyable. I need to pick up a few classics soon, it’s been too long.

    1. Geoff, it has been many years since I watched it, but I vaguely remember having enjoyed the 2002 film of The Time Machine. However I hadn’t read the book then and in hindsight I now know it isn’t much like the book!

  3. I posted my Books Read in June last Monday. Then I became so busy getting ready for the American holiday called either 4th of July or Independence Day, that I have not posted another blog until today. I am happy for you that you will be on summer break soon. I’ll be happy to read your reviews as you get to them. It is the curse of the bookworm blogger, those reviews. As I mentioned a few weeks ago I want to know what you think of Runemarks!

    1. Judy, that is the very same as me! I posted this on Tuesday and today (Saturday) is the first time I have been able to come back! It hopefully shouldn’t be too long before I have my thoughts up on these books, as they were all relative short and light. I am still reading Runemarks and loving it! 😀

    1. Cheryl, I thought Jo’s Boys was a lovely comforting read, but I have to agree that as lovely as it and Little Men were, Little Women it by far the best and is the one I’ll want to re-read in the future. 🙂

  4. I read Jo’s Boys so long ago, I really can’t remember it well. Your holiday will be amazing I’m sure, I hope you have a great time and enjoy your reading in July.

    1. Thank you Ali 🙂 Jo’s Boys was a lovely comforting read for me, but I can understand why you might not remember it well because I don’t think it is as memorable as Little Women. I am also super excited about my holiday to the Amalfi coast – I have trips planned to Pompeii, Vesuvius and Naples Royal Palace. 😀

  5. I think three books is a good number, especially as you’ve being reading two other books throughout the month as well. I’m sure I have read Jo’s Boys but I can’t really remember it at all, so I’ll look forward to your review. It sounds as though you have another exciting month coming up – I have never been to the Amalfi Coast but it always looks beautiful!

    1. Thank you Helen 🙂 Jo’s Boys was a lovely comforting read and it shouldn’t be too long before I get my thoughts on it up. I am also super excited about going to the Amalfi Coast – it has been high on my bucket list for a while – I have trips planned to Pompeii, Vesuvius and Naples Royal Palace. 😀

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