I designated June as a month for reading books with "watery" titles in honor of the beginning of the rainy season here. It's also the first month of hurricane season so I threw in a couple of hurricane-related books as well.
So here's how the reading shakes out for June - a * means it was part of my little mini-challenge:
British mysteries & UK Crime fiction:
Taken at the Flood, by Agatha Christie*
The Secret of Chimneys, by Agatha Christie
The Thirteen Problems, by Agatha Christie (not yet reviewed)
The False Inspector Dew, by Peter Lovesey (not yet reviewed) *
Deadwater, by Sean Burke*
Hard Rain Falling, by Don Carpenter*
Taroko Gorge, by Jacob Ritari (not yet reviewed)
German Crime Fiction:
Black Ice, by Hans Werner Kettenbach (not yet reviewed)
The Sea and Poison, by Shusaku Endo*
An Artist of the Floating World, by Kazuo Ishiguro (not yet reviewed) *
Zeitoun, by Dave Eggers
The Great Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast, by Douglas Brinkley (not yet reviewed)*
Scandinavian Crime Fiction:
The Ice Princess, by Camilla Lackberg
The Inspector and Silence, by Hakan Nesser
Spanish Crime Fiction:
Water-Blue Eyes, by Domingo Villar*
In other book-related stuff:
1) My book group read and discussed The Painted Veil, by Somerset Maugham; we're taking a break until the end of September and then we'll read Let the Great World Spin.
2) Added to the Amazon Wishlist:
- A Perfect Execution, by Tim Binding
- Dead Before Dying, by Deon Meyer
- Thirteen Hours, by Deon Meyer
- No Curtain Call, by K.T. McCaffrey
- Needle in a Haystack, by Ernesto Mallo
- Beasts of Prey, by Rob Marsh
- Night Bus, by Giampiero Rigosi
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4) The number of books I bought this month was a record, even for me - we won't go there. Let's just say that Book Depository is my new best friend.
July is for nothing but catching up on reviews and doing easy reading. I need to save my brain in August & September for reading the Booker Prize longlist which will be announced at the end of the month.
time to go read now!