Today’s Book – Actually Several

Since it’s June 30th, I thought I’d take a look at what I’ve read so far this year and mention a few of the books I loved.  As it stands, I managed to read 50 books in the first six months of this year and finish 47.  Three were DNFs and that’s about right for me.  I don’t abandon many but a few don’t make it all the way to end each year.


The Woman in Black by Susan Hill – A solid ghost story with excellent creepiness factor.

A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness – A nice addition to the vampire inundation we’ve been under.

Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen – A new to me author in the beginning of the year and one that’s made it onto my favorites list already.


The Forever Queen by Helen Hollick – I adore her writing and this was another satisfying read.

Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife by Mary Roach – Another author I adore.

Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier – Possibly the best book I’ve read in a long time.


The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen – She entranced with Garden Spells and did the same with this one.

To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis – Funny science fiction; I have plans to read several more of her books before the year ends.


Un Lun Dun by China Miéville – Love him.  Read this book and you’ll love him too.

A Clash of Kings by George RR Martin – See Un Lun Dun.


Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen – Oh Miss Jane, you never fail to impress me.

The Map of Time by Félix J. Palma – Excellent companion for the long plane ride to Ecuador.


The Dark Enquiry by Deanna Raybourn – My first time with this series but not the author; I’ll be buying more this year.

The Postmortal by Drew Magary – Excellent read and the kind of strange fiction that I love to dive into.

Read anything great you’d love to share?  My TBR list is not nearly long enough!  Actually, it is, but I’m willing to add more.  🙂


3 thoughts on “Today’s Book – Actually Several

  1. You so need to read Connie Willis’ Doomsday Book! And yes, Miéville is awesome. I finished Kraken yesterday and it may have cured me of my reading slump.

    • I do and the Doomsday Book is high on my list. I loved Kraken and I’m happy to hear it has cleared the slump!

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