Sunday, July 3, 2011

The Sunday Salon: June in Review

I don't know what's happened to my reading life; I really don't! I somehow cannot get caught up on my book reviews or make much progress in reading. It seems like just days since I wrote this April and May in Review post, and I still haven't written most of those reviews. But here goes…

Books Read in June
Climbing the Stairs by Padma Venkatramen
A Room with a View by E.M. Forster

Favorite Book of the Month
A Room with a View. I surely read this before years ago, although I don't actually recall it. I do remember the movie and plan to watch it again. I read it in consideration for a British Lit class that I'll be teaching in the fall, but I don't think we'll read it. Maybe.

Currently Reading
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Irresistible Revolution by Shane Claiborne

Added to My TBR List
Jesus, My Father, the CIA, and Me by Ian Morgan Cron (reviewed at Rachel Held Evans)
Judas Field: A Novel of the Civil War by Howard Bahr (reviewed at Bookworm's Dinner)
Please Look After Mom by Kyung-Sook Shin (reviewed at Reader Buzz)

Coming Up
How To Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas Foster
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson (re-read)
…and hopefully a lot more this month!

3 comments:

S. Leighanne said...

I've wanted to read Room with a View for a while, but I have just never gotten to it.
And I've heard really good things about The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.

And, I'm also reading The Strange case of Dr Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde!

I like your taste lady :]

Heidi'sbooks said...

Sometimes life gets in the way of reading! And sometimes we just have a dry spell.

Doris said...

I have time where I just can't get it all read. I've turned to using my Kindle to listen to books as often as I actually read. It allows me to turn those dead times when I am riding in car or on the treadmill into productive reading time.

I loved Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. I have read it with my students many times. Enjoy!!