July 2016 Reading Wrap-Up

july 2016 wrapup

Six books read in July: three fiction, three memoirs. Half of them were read during the 24 in 48 Readathon. Grace Without God and Another Brooklyn were probably my favorites, although Dear Mr. You was pretty great, too.

ekansThis month I vegged out and watched a lot more TV than I normally do. I got caught up on Orange Is the New Black, Broadchurch, and Mr. Robot, and started watching Drop Dead Diva and Stranger Things. We’ve also been playing a lot of Pokémon Go as a family (the three of us sharing an account/phone) and started watching the series from the beginning, since it’s all new to C. She’s hooked—Ekans (left) is her favorite. We’ve found a number of lovely parks in the area we didn’t even know existed. All three of us are terrible night owls, so it’s been nice to see places bustling with activity even past a “normal bedtime.”

I’m still reading Dune: House Harkonnen, and I’m about halfway through with A Square Meal: A Culinary History of the Great Depression. I’ve also started to make a habit of opening an audiobook when I’m in the car or grocery shopping; Margaret Atwood’s A Moral Disorder is currently on the playlist.

  • Hearing so many good things about Another Brooklyn- need to add it to my TBR. gulp

    Are you enjoying Mr. Robot this season? I really liked it last season but gave up after 2 episodes this time. Wondering if I should hang in there.

    • Yeah we are enjoying this season of Mr. Robot so far! Enough to keep going, for sure. But I have to admit, last season is hard to beat…

  • Happy August!!

  • We’ve been playing Pokemon Go as well. My university is a hotbed of Pokestops and Gyms!

    We’re still working our way through Good Eats. It’s been fun revisiting some of my favorite episodes! My son is super picky with food, so I’m hoping Alton will get him to try new things. And I think C would love it!

  • Amanda

    I’m getting sucked into those good covers! Absolom’s Daughters is calling to me on cover alone. Definitely off to goodreads to check out that and Dear Mr. You

  • So many good books and so much good TV! We’ve been loving the British crime dramas lately – after Broadchurch we watched River and now we’re doing Happy Valley…they’re all so good.