It was back to a slower month in June for me, with only 4 books finished. Ah well, we'll see how July turns out. I'm the eternal optimist, each month hoping to read more than the last!
(click on the title to read my review)
25. Down to a Sunless Sea - Mathias B. Freese
26. The Tenderness of Wolves - Stef Penney
27. The Scortas' Sun - Laurent Gaudé
28. Farewell to Manzanar - Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston & James D. Houston
Favourite of the month: It's a tie between The Tenderness of Wolves and The Scortas' Sun. The settings couldn't be more different, from cold, wintry, northern Canada to hot, sun-scorched, southern Italy but they were so vividly portrayed, I enjoyed some great armchair traveling. The other two books I read actually aren't far behind so it was a good month for quality if not quantity.
Books in: 5 (3 of which were review copies)
Books out: 0
Reading Challenges- Progress Report:
See my post for Weekly Geeks #9.
As for my reading this week, I've only really had time to read in bed at night but I'm nearing the end of Matrimony, which I'm enjoying. Next up, another non-fiction title I think, and then I should probably read Lolita, since I didn't get to it last month. The weather is starting to reach the stage now where all I want to do is hide indoors (I'm not made for heat!) so hopefully I'll get some extra reading in over the summer.
But on to the BAFAB Giveaway and the winners. Thanks to everyone who entered. I tried to enlist my furry assistant to help out with the drawing of names once again but it didn't quite work out this time.
There was a little bit of sniffing at first...
...then Jiro did get one out before proceeding to flop down on the floor with a "I've done my bit" look...
...so H ended up drawing the other names.
I know I said I'd draw two names but we couldn't stop at just two so we have four winners, and they are:
Lori's Reading Corner
If you could please email me (tanabata2000 at gmail dot com) with your mailing addresses. I'll try to be in touch as well to confirm your choices, and I hope to get your books out to you shortly. For those of you that didn't win this time around, remember that the next BAFAB Week is in October. :)