June Reading

I didn’t realise how much reading I’d done this month until I looked at Goodreads to write this entry.

My favourite book this month was probably The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins. I read The Woman in White, also by Collins, a few months ago and liked that more but I still really liked The Moonstone.

My least favourite was The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks. It had sat, abandoned part read, on my shelf for years. It was weird and a bit of a slog. I basically only finished it because it’s so short. I’ve been sorting out some books to go to the charity shop and this is definitely going straight in the bag to go rather than back on the shelf.

I’ve been trying to focus a bit more on reading books from Boxall’s 1001 books you must read before you die lists to meet my goal of 40 from the combined list (all of the books which have ever been on any edition of the list, think that’s 1315 books or thereabouts). Those books are marked with a *

  1. The Human Division by John Scalzi
  2. The End of All Things by John Scalzi
  3. The Chalet School and Barbara by Elinor M. Brent Dyer
  4. Tom Tackles The Chalet School by Elinor M. Brent Dyer
  5. A Taste of Home by Heidi Swain
  6. A Ration Book Daughter by Jean Fullerton
  7. The Highland Twins At The Chalet School by Elinor M Brent Dyer
  8. Howards End by E.M. Forster*
  9. Tender Is The Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald*
  10. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins*
  11. The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks*

So far in 2021 I have read 44 books or 15,086 pages.

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