June and July in Review

Smileys For BlogThis is my first “month in review” post of the year. I really need to get back to doing these at the end of each month.

Books Read in June and July

Yvain ou le Chevalier au Lion (Yvain, the Knight of the Lion) by Chrétien de Troyes – 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

The Once and Future King by T.H. White – 🙂 🙂 🙂 (I will be doing a review of this book soon)

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl, and Sir Orfeo by J.R.R. Tolkien – 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

Ginger Pye by Eleanor Estes – 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

Locomotive by Brian Floca (Illustration samples are below. This is the most fantastic picture book I think I’ve ever read. If you are a train enthusiast or want to prove to your scoffing friend that children’s literature is art, check out/buy this book.)  – 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

 

Reading Plans For August

Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel (I’m currently half way through it)

The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez

The Secret History by Donna Tartt (for a buddy-read with Masanobu @ All the Pretty Books; we’re beginning August 19)

Praise of Folly by Erasmus

I doubt I’ll get through all of these, but this is what I’m hoping to read in the next month or so.

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One thought on “June and July in Review

  1. Oh, Locomotive is so beautiful! I’m seeing quite a lot of very pretty books for children lately. Or maybe I’m just paying more attention.

    Wolf Hall & The Secret History? You’re my hero.

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