REQUIRED READING: June 2013

Hello, hello June!

Hello June
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I can’t believe summer is over although I must say that I do not miss it as much. I am just so glad it is not too hot anymore.

Reading-wise, and despite the heat, May had been pretty good. I was able to finish all three books on my list. Yay!

  1. Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen. Different from This Lullaby, but still a worthwhile read. 4/5 stars.
  2. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. A charm and a delight. One of my favorite reads for the year. 5/5 stars.
  3. From This Day Forward by Marla Miniano. Reminds me of A Visit From The Goon Squad. Makes me want to read more books of the author. 3/5 stars.

I was also able to finish other books during the month, worth mentioning is the psychological thriller Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, which I immensely loved. So, I think my summer was still enjoyable despite not being able to go to the beach because of my pregnancy.

For June, I have lined up three books again. One is quite a chunkster, the other a short story collection, and the last one a Newbery Medal awardee.

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Here are my books for June:

June Required Reading

  • ย The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon. This is the book club’s book of the month. I’ve started this already but I’m having a hard time pushing through because of the immensely long sentences which distract me. But I’m determined to finish this because I want to know how Kav and Clay will manage to reach their dream of becoming famous comic writers.
  • Fragile Things by Neil Gaiman. This is a collection of short stories. I’ve only read one Neil Gaiman– Coraline — and I’ve wanted to read another Gaiman book for quite sometime so I figure reading some ofย  his short stories will make me appreciate him more.
  • The Giver by Lois Lowry. This is a Newbery Medal Awardee and I’ve heard a lot of good things about this book. Can’t wait to start this soon.

I still have Little Women from two months ago and although it’s slow reading for me, I still want to finish because I want to know what other adventures (and misadventures) await the March sisters. ๐Ÿ™‚

June will still be good, yes? ๐Ÿ˜‰

Required Reading is hosted by Tina of One More Page. Hop on to her blog to see the June lists of the other Required Reading gang. ๐Ÿ™‚

6 thoughts on “REQUIRED READING: June 2013

  1. Another Gaiman fan here! I’ve read about four. But I have yet to read Fragile Things and Coraline (I did love the the movie adaptation of this, which was wonderfully creepy). ๐Ÿ™‚

    The Giver’s pretty good too. They say it’s more or less one of the firsts when it comes to the YA dystopian genre.

    And yay for Kav and Clay! I too had a hard time getting into it, but things will start to pick up, somewhere along the way.

    Go, go, go for The Little Women! Because I know the classics are never easy reads, for me at least. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Have a great June!

    1. I am so slooow with Little Women. It’s the kind of book you need not hurry to finish anyway. ๐Ÿ˜‰ So far, I love the stories in Fragile Things. And the poems too. I will read The Giver during the last week of June because I feel I need to prepare myself for another dystopian thrill. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Have a great June to you too, Tin!

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