July TBR and June Wrap-up

Indiana’s June Review and July TBR:

Beyond the Label by Maureen Chiquet: 4 out of 5 stars

The Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes: 4 out of 5 stars

Swamplandia! by Karen Russell: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Lab Girl by Hope Jahren: 3 out of 5 stars

Beartown by Fredrik Backman: 3 out of 5 stars

Reviews to come:

Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld

The Last Days by Scott Westerfeld

The Shame:
Michel Foucault’s Madness and Civilization is taking me much longer than I thought. Plus I picked up a few other books that weren’t on my June TBR list so that threw me off. I’m including it in next month’s list so I can keep working through it.

July TBR:
This month I’ve got a mix of young adult, mystery, fiction, and social commentary.

I’ve been meaning to read Nobody is Ever Missing by Catherine Lacey since it came out (several people recommended it to me). Magpie Murders is a meta-mystery that was also recommended to me. Walden and Civil Disobedience and The Alchemist are both favorites that I’m letting myself re-read for a bit of inspiration with a side of wisdom. The Story of My Teeth by Valeria Luiselli was an impulse buy that might be one of the strangest books I’ve read in a long time. The protagonist is a famous auctioneer who collects the teeth of famous people like Plato, Chesterton, and Virginia Woolf. Behemoth and Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief are my young adult picks for the month. I’ve never read the Percy Jackson series and have been meaning to pick it up for awhile.


Pete’s June Review and July TBR

Heir of Novron (Wintertide and Percepliquis) by Michael Sullivan: 4.5 out of 5 stars

A Visit From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan: 5 out of 5 stars

Lab Girl by Hope Jahren: 2.5 out of 5 stars

Reviews to come:

My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante

The shame:
Edgedancer from The Cosmere Collection didn’t make it into June, so it will be at the top of the list for July, and I’m halfway through The Farthest Shore, also from last month’s TBR.

July TBR:

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July is a month of reading many books I’ve been really anticipating for a long time.

Peace Like a River is a book club pick that I honestly don’t expect to enjoy, but I’m going to give it a shot. The Poisonwood Bible has intrigued me for a long time and sounds like a very unconventional story. More unconventional, though is The Hare by César Aira, a novel about an Englishman searching Argentina for a flying rabbit. The book I’m most excited to read this week, though, is Josiah Bancroft’s self-published Senlin Ascends, which has been picked up by Orbit to be published in early 2018. I’ve heard a lot of good things about this one, and it finally came into my local bookstore—the first page drew me right in.

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