It’s Monday, What are You Reading? My June Wrap-Up

mondayIt’s Monday is a weekly meme hosted by Sheila at BookJourney. I’ve decided to participate on the last Monday of every month, as a monthly wrap-up.

Whew! June was a busy month, and I’m afraid my July reviews will suffer from my lack of reading time. I’ve been taking a graduate class in education statistics two nights a week. I knew it would be a tough subject, but I was not prepared for how much work I’m doing. This is a subject where you have to do the reading, go to every class, do practice questions, homework, etc. or you’ll be lost. I’ll admit with most classes I find I can skim & bluff quite a bit, but not with statistics!

Still, I’m learning a lot, and I’m glad that this subject I’ve found so mystifying for years is finally starting to make sense.

My sister visited last week and it was great to spend time with her, my brother-in-law, and my niece who just graduated high school. Oh, and I turned 43 last week, which is not a birthday you make a big fuss about — which is good since I had to take a 2-hour midterm that day. I don’t mind getting older, exactly. It just was kind of a stressful week.

So what did I read in June?

  • Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt
  • Twelfth Night by Deanna Raybourn
  • The Golem and the Jinni by Helen Wecker

Twelfth Night was nothing to get too excited about, but the other two were fantastic! Then I started the new Diana Gabaldon book, Written in My Own Heart’s Blood, and I’m only about 65% through. I’d happily take days off just to read this book, but I can’t, and class is taking up most of my free time. So I expect I’ll be reading this gigantic book well into July. Not that I mind!

I posted a lot of reviews in June, mainly because we traveled in May, and also because most of them were NetGalley reads, so I feel obligated to review them promptly.

Not much progress on challenges this month. Tell the Wolves I’m Home counts for the TBR Pile Challenge and a new challenge over at The Estella Society. The Girl in the Road counts towards the Around the World challenge. I haven’t read anything for the Classics Club in a while, so I’m thinking about The Awakening or Far from the Madding Crowd.

It’s Monday, what are you reading?  Hope your summer is going well and happy 4th of July!

  9 comments for “It’s Monday, What are You Reading? My June Wrap-Up

  1. June 30, 2014 at 9:02 am

    Good luck with your statistics class. I had to take similar courses three times – once for my Bachelor’s, once for my Master’s and once for my Specialist degree. I’m not a math person but I did enjoy the challenge of those classes. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

    • June 30, 2014 at 7:45 pm

      Thanks for commenting — I love math and learning about research, but this class is tough. I think I’m just feeling sorry for myself that I’m missing out on lazy summer evenings and weekends.

  2. June 30, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    The idea of statistics terrifies me, but I’m glad you’re finding it a class where you learn a lot! 😀

    • June 30, 2014 at 7:51 pm

      I found it terrifying as well! Now I’m just finding it a whole lot of work. For all my complaining I’m glad it’s “demystified” a bit.

  3. June 30, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    Statistics would leave me with a mega headache. I’m far more of a words person. Do read the awakening. It’s atmospheric for one thing but secondly gets the grey cells working….

    • June 30, 2014 at 7:44 pm

      Thanks for the recommendation! I’m sort of the odd person who really likes words and math, but this class is really tough.

  4. June 30, 2014 at 11:46 pm

    I’m looking forward to reading Tell the Wolves I’m Home and The Golem and the Jinni. I’m glad to hear that you liked them!

  5. July 1, 2014 at 10:55 am

    Exams!! Classes really impact recreational reading time for sure! It will be worth it in the end though. 🙂

    I don’t think I can read the new Gabaldon! I am scared. 🙂 Jamie and Claire are getting up there in age, and I always worry that the new book, will be THAT book, the one that will make me sob.

  6. July 1, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    A statistics class would definitely limit my reading time. 🙂 Best of luck with the class.

    Looks like you read some good books in June, though.

    Child of A Hidden Sea is catching my eye.

    ENJOY your week. Hopefully you will get some books read, and your class won’t be too bad.

    Silver’s Reviews
    My It’s Monday, What Are You Reading

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