July 1, 2008

June Books

Happy Canada Day! We just ate our Canada Day lunch: back-bacon on buns, roasted asparagus, corn on the cob, and lemon cake and fresh strawberries for dessert.

And now I'm all happy and full and thinking back over the last month. I read approximately seven thousand books in June. Well, it was actually 26, but it sure felt like more. Definitely in excess of my normal intake, anyway. Since there were so many (and because it's fun) I'm going to six-word reviews this time:

Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood, by Marjane Satrapi. Spawned new love for graphic novels.

*Small Gods, by Terry Pratchett. Great god Om as talking tortoise!

*Pyramids, by Terry Pratchett. Not the best but loved mummies.

*Lords and Ladies, by Terry Pratchett. Elves are evil! (Roleplayers take note).

Nine Princes in Amber, by Roger Zelazny. Read whole series in two days.

The Guns of Avalon, by Roger Zelazny. Five books can go pretty quickly.

Sign of the Unicorn, by Roger Zelazny. These are still good on re-reading.

The Hand of Oberon, by Roger Zelazny. But I won't read next five.

The Courts of Chaos, by Roger Zelazny. These first five are the best.

Little House in the Big Woods, by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Light prose, sweet pictures, maple sugaring.

*Farworld: Water Keep, by J. Scott Savage. You guys: it's really really good.

*Fatal Voyage, by Kathy Reichs. This is a book I reviewed, yup.

Little House on the Prairie, by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Pioneering spirit makes me feel lazy.

On the Banks of Plum Creek, by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Debut of Nellie! (Duhn dhun DUHHHN).

Farmer Boy, by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Work, eat, work, eat, work, EAT!

By the Shores of Silver Lake, by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Not much happens in this one.

The Long Winter, by Laura Ingalls Wilder. This has traditionally been my favourite.

These Happy Golden Years, by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Sweetest courtship ever written? Could be.

*Bridge to Terabithia, by Katherine Paterson. Should have read it years ago!

The Hobbit, by J. R. R. Tolkein. Love The Hobbit, love, love, love.

*Four Fires, by Bryce Courtenay. Courtenay's books still just so good!

*Victory Conditions, by Elizabeth Moon. Spaceships, romance, guns, adventure: series finale.

*Wyrd Sisters, by Terry Pratchett. First Witches book. Was vastly entertained.

*Reaper Man, by Terry Pratchett. Death storyline: great. Wizard storyline: boring.

*I Am America (and So Can You), by Stephen Colbert. Amusing, but no laughs out loud.

*Thief of Time, by Terry Pratchett. Pratchett writes Christine's new favourite, again.

That's the lot of them! (And it is a lot of them). This brings me up to 81/100 for the 100+ Books Challenge. Next month's goal is 19 books, to finish!


Kevin said...

Good luck with it! Avoid Booker Prize winners like the plague this month, overwise you'll be stalled by their leaden prose and lose the challenge.

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Nymeth said...

I'm not too fond of the Wizards storyline in Reaper Man either, but that's still one of my favourite Discworld books, because I love the Death story so much.

Good luck with your goal!

kegsoccer said...

I'm looking forward to "Farworld"!! "Bridge to Terrebithia" is so sad though didn't you think? And of course, "The Hobbit' is amazing!

yogender sharma said...

The best books for the july months for Indian book lover are

Paulo Coelho 4 Books Set which includes the following books on nbcindia.com

1. The Witch Of Portobello
2. Brida
3. The Alchemist
4. Like The Flowing River

Chetan Bhagat 3 Books Set which includes the following books on nbcindia.com

1. The 3 Mistakes Of My Life, Bhagat Chetan

2.One Night@ The Call Centre, Chetan Bhagat

3. Five Point Someone, Chetan Bhagat

The Best Of Speaking Tree (4 Volumes Set) on nbcindia.com

Amitav Ghosh 3 Books Set on nbcindia.com which includes the following books

1. Sea of Poppies
2. The Hungry Tide
3. The Glass Palace all books carries a discount of upto 30%