I’m almost certainly going to run out of alliteration for months soon! J is a difficult letter for month summaries.
I’m a bit behind in my reviews, so I only managed to post six reviews. Half of these were ebooks and half were non-fiction, surprisingly! I was also introduced to the works of Andrey Kurkov through Melville House Publishing. I celebrated a blog birthday and took part in the fantastic Literary Giveaway Blog Hop though! Unfortunately, Australia lost its final Borders stores this month and I’ll show you my pickings in stages over July (there’s quite a few of them).
Now onto the challenges…
My challenge: Tourist level (3 books by 3 different authors)
No Aussie authors read this month – shame! I have read five books this year though.
My challenge: Hajime (one book)
Still haven’t gotten any further yet – must read one soon – perhaps when my work schedule is a bit quieter ( the worst will be over in a fortnight). Should I choose Sputnik Sweetheart or The Elephant Vanishes?
My challenge: Neophyte (read the original)
Completed! My review is here.
My challenge: Struggling the Addiction (10 books).
Now up to 14 – only book that counted this month was Small Island – a great read of post-war Britain.
My challenge: 20 paper books (am excluding ebooks).
I’ve hit 32 for the year…but have bought way too many books in June (see forthcoming posts). I can’t cram any more into my bookshelves!
In terms of the blog, I had a very busy month due to the blog hop. This didn’t stop the strange search terms coming, I had some great ones, including:
- stewardess 60s, stewardess birthday
- richard hammond visits a diving pool
- nissan x trail fuel lift pump
- australian breakfast singapore borders
- food mentioned in the immortal life of henrietta lacks
- gear for teen boys
- you are not that old swedish book written by doctor from stockholm published october 2011
- sense and sensibility is a horrible book
- singapore grand hyatt club cocktail hours
- erline jenschke
- preincarnation and chosing a time period to live in
Michael Palin was the most popular search term and most of you were interested in the literary Giveaway Blog Hop (mine was won by Mae). Fortune Cookie by Bryce Courtenay is still very popular and rightly so – it’s an excellent book, combining Mad Men-style advertising with Singapore and a mystery.
Did you get much reading done in June?