Sunday, July 4, 2010

The Sunday Salon: June in Review

Books Read in June
(click on links for reviews)
Mockingbird by Katherine Erskine (highly recommended)
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford (recommended)
The Language of Trees by Ilie Ruby (recommended)

Currently Reading (going on 2 weeks!)
Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World.

To Be Read in July
Nectar in a Sieve by Kamala Markandaya
Elizabeth and Her German Garden by Elizaeth von Arnim
Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
Breath, Eyes, Memory by Edwidge Danticat

Books Added to My Ever-Growing TBR List
Refuge on Crescent Hill by Melanie Dobson (Reviewed at Reading to Know)
Secret Keeper by Mitali Perkins (Reviewed by Word Lily)
The Threadbare Heart by Jenny Nash (reviewed at Maw Books)
Undress me in the Temple of Heaven by Susan Jane Gilman
Climbing the Stairs by Padma Venkatraman (Reviewed at S. Krishna's Books)

Movies-from-Books Watched
The Road. We thought this was an excellent movie adaptation. Highly recommended but please read the book first! (My review of the novel The Road.)

What was your favorite book of the month?


Book Bird Dog said...

You hae some lovely books on your list. I also enjoy international authors and women's fiction. Here are my current reade: My Sunday Salon.

Marbel said...

Favorite book of the month?! I don't think I read an entire book this month. :-) You inspire me, though, with your reading lists and reviews.

wisteria said...

My favorite book this month was A Fierce Radiance by Lauren Belfer. I read your review on Mockingbird and must pick a copy of this to read. I work with kids with Asperger S. and your review was excellent. I can't wait to read it. Thanks.
Have a good week.

Hi I'm Jennie! said...

Glad one of my books is on your TBR list :) If you're interested, I just started a column at the Huffington Post where I'll be chronicling the writing on my new novel. You can go to Huff Po and search for Jennie Nash to find it. Cheers!