Last month, I threw away ambitious tendencies and settled on just two books to read. But even then, I only managed to finish one of them.
- The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon - Of superheroes and escapism, 4/5.
- Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri - untouched.
That is not to say, however, that I was able to read only one book for the entire month. Far from it. The thing is, Oscar the Kindle Paperwhite arrived last June 12, thanks to a good friend from the book club who never tires of lending a hand whenever I need one, and I was having such a fun time using my new e-reader that some of the books I did manage to finish reading were digital editions, to wit:
- The Ocean at the End of the Lane* by Neil Gaiman - Of remembering and sacrifices, 5/5.
- Odd and the Frost Giants by Neil Gaiman - Norse mythology, again, 3/5.
- Queen of the Clueless (Interim Goddess of Love, #2) by Mina V. Esguerra - Hannah's story continues, 4/5.
- Icon of the Indecisive (Interim Goddess of Love, #3) by Mina V. Esguerra - The conclusion of the Filipino mythological retelling, with a YA twist, 4/5.
Four more books in addition to the book club's book of the month - granted, two are novellas and one is a short story, but still - isn't bad at all, yes? Also, as of June's end, I am already halfway through George R.R. Martin's A Feast for Crows, the fourth installment in the A Song of Ice and Fire series, and that's no easy feat because this is another chunkster, after all. It is also the reason why I picked one of only two - again - books for July.
Say hello to my new Kindle Paperwhite, Oscar, as he shows off one of the two books that I'm reading this month! :)
- A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, #5) by George R.R. Martin - The fifth installment in the series, and not the last.
- Stoner by John Williams - A bookish friend has lent this to me several months ago but I haven't cracked it open yet. I need to finish it soon because he wants his copy back, asap. :D
I won't be including the book club's book of the month, Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, in the list because I've read that one some years before, so I will most probably just browse through it before the face-to-face discussion come July 27th.
Happy July, everyone! Hope it'll be awesome! :)
*Incidentally, Gaiman's newest release. Published June 18th.