As we come to the end of June, it’s time for another wrap up. Throughout the last month, I managed to finish a total of 10 books (5 novels, 2 non-fiction books, 2 graphic novels and a poetry collection), taking my total for the year so far up to 71. June was also the month of my birthday, meaning I acquired even more new books than usual, so I’m attempting to slow down the buying for a while… but let’s just say I’m not going to hold my breath.
While there might not have been an individual standout, it was a month full of good reads, with some favourites including Wild Animals of the North by Dieter Braun, a stunning illustrated look at the diverse range of species that live in the northern hemisphere of the world; The Sunlight Pilgrims by Jenni Fagan, a quietly beautiful story set during the cusp of another ice age, where a group of lost souls in a remote Scottish caravan park seek to understand their place in a world they no longer understand; High-Rise by J.G. Ballard, a brutal and fascinating look at how quickly humans can revert to animalistic behaviour; and The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells, a long-awaited revisit of the classic.
Here’s hoping my reading in July can be as successful and enjoyable.
What was your favourite read in June?