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. 🙂