Tuesday, July 3, 2012

June Wrap-Up

I know I'm a few days late, but here's a list of the books I read in the month of June, with links (by clicking the titles) to reviews where possible. In all I read 6 books, but wrote reviews for 14 books. Most of the books I reviewed I had read during my Young Adult Literature class in the Winter semester, and I still have some more reviews of those to come.

The Gammage Cup, by Carol Kendall

An old fantasy about a people called the Minnipins who live in supposed safety in the Land Between the Mountains. Has some wonderful language and thematic content inspired by the Red Scare.

A Game of Thrones, by George R. R. Martin

The first in Martin's epic A Song of Fire and Ice series. I really enjoyed this and have just started the next book, A Clash of Kings, and that one so far is even better because it starts off a little quicker.

My cat enjoyed this as well.

Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury

I read this in commemoration of Bradbury's death. It was the first novel I read by him, and I found it very thought-provoking. I want to read more.

ttyl and ttfn, by Lauren Myracle

The first two in Myracle's trilogy of books that are written entirely in instant messages. These are decent reads, entertaining and full of energy.

A Theft, by Saul Bellow

This is the last book I read for the month, a short novella that felt much longer than it was. I will post my review for this either tomorrow or Thursday.

Other books I reviewed but read earlier this year:

The Pearl, by John Steinbeck
Neverwhere, by Neil Gaiman
The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins
Cat Among the Pigeons, by Agatha Christie
Go Ask Alice, by Anonymous
Chains, by Laurie Halse Anderson
Embroideries, by Marjane Satrapi
War Horse, by Michael Morpurgo
Shooter, by Walter Dean Myers


  1. 14 reviews for a month is good! :)
    Great job

  2. Your cat's adorable o-o I want one now x___x

    Anyways, great job :D I really liked Fahrenheit 451 - as you said, it was pretty thought provoking & a little shocking that Bradbury could predict a lot of things that appeared in the future. Why did he dieee D: /sadness.

    Thanks for sharing!

    1. Not all cats are readers, just a warning. And yeah, it's sad that Bradbury died, and it's ironic that his death has probably led many like me to finally start reading his works.

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting on a couple of my posts!

    2. I had a cat that pooped on a book once, so I suppose not all of them are readers D: But oh well, I suppose.

      I actually read Fahrenheit 451 for school and ended up loving it :D & You're welcome(: Have a great day!