June was not a great reading month for me. I thought this summer would allow for time to sit back, relax, and find time for reading. It hasn’t and I am now officially behind on my goal of reading 100 books this year.
My lack of reading in June has a lot to do with me though. It is not all about a lack of time. I went through a week or to where I just didn’t want to read. I read some, but not my usually amount. T.V. watching won out too many times at the end of a long day.
My time on social media has also increased the last month or two and I need to get that back under control. Part of my hope for my challenge of reading 100 books this year is that I would turn to books instead of mindless scrolling on my phone. The first few months of the year I did great on keeping that under control. The last month or two though I have wasted too much time. It is time to again focus on reaching for a book instead of my phone.
Although I only read four books in June I read some really good ones. Two of the books will probably go down on my list of favorite books of the year.
The whole list of books that I have read in 2017 is here. Here are the books I read recently.
A Quiet Life in the Country– I bought this ebook when it was on sale awhile ago and finally read it. I really enjoyed it. It was an easy to read mystery book. I enjoyed the fact that it was clean, which isn’t always the case with mystery books. There was a murder or two, but it was not graphic. I am not a huge mystery and suspense reader, but I liked this one.
Forty Autumns– I loved this book. It will be one of my favorite books of the year. It will probably make my list of favorite non-fiction books that I have read. I have read quite a few WWII books, but none that have really been on this time period. This book cover multiple generations living in East and West Germany. It is a fascinating look at what it was like to live on both sides of the Berlin Wall.
This book was so good. It is a tough subject, and one I didn’t know a lot about, but it was so well written. I finished it in just a couple of days. If you love history reads, I think you will enjoy this one!
Game Plan– This was a business read for me. I enjoyed it.
I am not going to count audio books on my books read for the year. I know audio books are books, but I don’t look at them as books read for my list.
My husband and I listened to The Girl from the Metropol Hotel on a recent car trip and we really enjoyed it. We don’t do a lot of audio books, but really enjoyed this one.