Wednesday, June 30, 2010

June reading recap

Wow. June's over already? Which means the year is half over? Where'd the first six months go?

I did some reading during the month. I finished four books and 1,107 pages. That brings the yearly total to 17 books and 6,209 pages. Compare that to last year when I had finished 17 books and 5,959 pages. So a few more pages were read this year. Not quite to the halfway mark of my 40-book goal for the year, but it's well within reach.

So what'd I read?

Broken: My Story of Addiction and Redemption by William Cope Moyers
Ultramarathon Man: Confessions of an All-Night Runner by Dean Karnazes
I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell by Tucker Max
The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella by Stephenie Meyer

I'd say that's a bit of a variety this month: Addicts, ultramarathon runners, entertaining - but slightly reprehensible - stories from a mid-20s ladies man and vampires. Honestly I probably wouldn't have read I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell, because it's really not my style of what I like to read. But a friend had loaned it to me a couple months ago and it was sitting there when I needed something mindless to read.

And Ultramarathon Man? Loved it. 'Nuff said.

For you Twilight saga fans, I recommend The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner. It's quick (178 pages) and it gives insight into the life of one of the newly-created vampires in Victoria's army that fights the Cullens. I've been on the waiting list at the library to get my hands on a copy of the book, but I stumbled across a website where the book is available online to read. For free. But the deal only lasts until midnight on July 5. So go here if you want to take advantage of it. Unfortunately I realized I really don't like reading books on a computer screen, which makes me think I'm probably never going to jump on the eBook reader craze.


Jill said...

I'm going to have to read Ultramarathon Man. Thanks for the reviews!

Mark said...

That's some reading!! I'm behind you... had a goal this year to read at least 10 pages per day.....I've failed but still getting some books read.