June has come to an end and, just like that, the first half of 2022 is behind us! During the month of June, we settled into our summer home in Connecticut, enjoyed visits from our NYC daughters, traveled to central NY to see my parents, and invented as many excuses as we could to eat lobster rolls at various lobster pounds and shacks along the coast. And surprisingly, I still managed to read a book each week.
Books Read in June//
The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O'Farrell
literary fiction - 5/5 stars
It wasn't planned, but in June I read exclusively fiction and exclusively female authors. My favorite book of the month was The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox.
July Reading Possibilities//
- The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck (in progress)
- The Book of Salt by Monique Truong (for a library book group and Paris in July)
- Desperate Characters by Paula Fox (for the T Book Club, kicking off another 4-book discussion series, this time focusing on New York City)
- The Latecomer by Jean Hanff Korelitz
Other Plans for July//
We're starting off the month with a low-key 4th of July. One of our NYC daughters and her boyfriend are here for a long weekend. Some home projects are on the agenda this month, beginning with replacing carpet and changing out a couple of light fixtures. We're looking forward to meeting some neighbors next week at a summer gathering and we'll spend time with my parents mid-month. My birthday is coming up later in the month... no special plans for that yet. And, of course, I'll walk as often as I can (while listening to an audiobook) and read some good books, too!
How did June go for you? What was your favorite book last month?
photos taken at Harkness Memorial State Park, Waterford, CT