Another month wherein I read a lot of poetry. Unfortunately, it didn’t translate into writing a lot of poetry. It seems my writing well has dried up for now, but I’m trying not to feel discouraged. Even the most powerful batteries have to recharge!
In June, I read nine books for a total of 2,584 pages. So far this year, I’ve read 49 books. I’ll definitely be extending my 2021 reading goals from 60 books to 80. July probably won’t be a big reading month for me, though. I’m going on vacation from July 8th to July 15th, and though I’d like to think I’ll get some reading done, realistically, I know I won’t. I may not even bother packing a book. If I do find time to read, that’s what my phone and ebooks are for!
- Libertie by Kaitlyn Greenidge
- Helium by Rudy Francisco
- Black Movie by Danez Smith
- This is How it Always Is by Laurie Frankel
- The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune
- The Book of Pride by Mason Funk
- Deaf Republic by Ilya Kaminsky
- The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory
- Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
I most enjoyed The House in the Cerulean Sea and Deaf Republic. The House… was enchanting, and Deaf Republic was gritty and raw. Two very different books but both excellent. I least enjoyed Helium. The poetry was good but not great. I haven’t had good luck with poetry this year. If anyone has any recommendations, hit me with ’em.
What did you read this month? Was it a good reading month? Which book did you enjoy the most? The least?