Saturday, June 30, 2012

Monthly Roundup - June 2012

Hard to believe that 2012 is already half gone! June has been all about A Victorian Celebration and focusing on 19th century classics. I've been enjoying this event immensely and looking forward to more in July.

Another successful Literary Giveaway Blog Hop this week - the winner of my giveaway was Tanja from Bosnia and Herzegovina and I hope she enjoys her choice of book.

Books read in June = 12
Italics are from my bookshelf or on my Kindle

For the Victorian Celebration 

The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot
Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens
Lady Audley's Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K Jerome
Elizabeth Gaskell by Winifred Gerin - biography

Other reading

Death on the Downs by Simon Brett
An Impartial Witness by Charles Todd
The Rector's Wife by Joanna Trollope
Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes
A Mortal Curiosity by Ann Granger
The Virgin Cure by Ami McKay
Kind of Cruel by Sophie Hannah

Clarissa in June

Fiction = 11
Non-Fiction = 1
Library Books = 10
E-books = 1
Off my Shelf = 1
DNF = 0
Added to shelf = 1
The Fountain Overflows by Rebecca West

Crime Fiction Pick of the Month - a monthly meme from Kerrie @ Mysteries in Paradise.

Kind of Cruel by Sophie Hannah 

What's ahead in July

More of the same - the Victorian Celebration continues with lighter contemporary fiction for relaxing at the weekends.

This year I cut back hard on challenges and am making good progress with the few I did join so I'm going to sign up for the Canadian Book Challenge 6 which begins tomorrow.

I hope everyone has a great July!


  1. You had a good month! Happy July reading!

  2. It has been a great month. Although I did not take part in the Victorian Celebration, I have been following along and growing my TBR.

    1. My TBR is growing too and I'm loving finding so many great new blogs.