What I read in June

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It felt that I didn’t read much in June, but by my count, I once again completed thirteen titles. Three of them have triggered an urge to reread, I need to decide which series goes first.

July 2018 Reading list

  1. The Perfectionists: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World by Simon Winchester
  2. Japanese Stitches Unraveled: 160+ Stitch Patterns to Knit Top Down, Bottom Up, Back and Forth, and In the Round by Wendy Bernard
  3. Working with Static Sites: Bringing the Power of Simplicity to Modern Sites by Raymond Camden, Brian Rinaldi
  4. Get Technology: Be in the know. Upgrade your future: 20 thought-provoking lessons by Gerald Lynch
  5. Being Creative: Be inspired. Unlock your originality: 20 thought-provoking lessons by Michael Atavar
  6. Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success by Adam M. Grant
  7. Tremontaine: The Complete Season One (Tremontaine #1.1-1.13) by Ellen Kushner
  8. Jade City by Fonda Lee
  9. Complete Crochet Course: The Ultimate Reference Guide by Shannon Mullett-Bowlsby
  10. Dragon’s Code by Gigi McCaffrey
  11. The Hills have Spies by Mercedes Lackey
  12. The World of All Souls by Deborah Harkness
  13. Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days by Jake Knapp

♦ denotes a netgalley title, the FTC wants you to know.

Image shows book covers of 13 books read in June 2018

Recommendations

I guess it’s the heat and humidity, but I really only am interested by fiction right now. I enjoyed every fiction book I read in June, including the three that will trigger series rereads. If you are fans of Pern or Valdemar I think you’ll enjoy the new publications. The World of All Souls is a nice reference and will probably prove more useful as Harkness publishes more in the world she created. McCaffrey is brave to write in her mother’s universe. I found her first novel was an enjoyable read though I’m sure there are many readers who will grumble along with the Oldtimers about her writing. Lackey continues the story of Mags and Amily. There may be a discrepancy between the blurb printed on the hardcover and the story, but it’s still an enjoyable read. In other books, if you haven’t yet read Jade City I recommend it.

July Reading

I know I’ll reread one of the worlds I dipped back into last month. I’m also reading some more Kushner with Swordspoint, finishing Nnedi Okorafor’s novellas, and whatever Bordertown books I can get my hands on. If the weather cooperates, I hope to finally make progress on the nonfiction that I’ve been neglecting.