June — Just Because

When I was coming up with ideas for monthly themes, the month of June stumped me.  Should I go with a tribute to fathers for Father’s Day?  Maybe a nod to the beginning of summer?  A particular genre, setting or?????

Finally, about a week ago, I had my idea:  ask my son (who happens to have Asperger’s) to pick three books for me.  While I’m sure he was a bit overwhelmed by the vast amount of boxes and shelves to sort through, he took on the challenge enthusiastically and I present to you his top 3 picks for me to read for the month of June:

My son’s thought processes are a bit different than most people’s, so I was curious to his reasoning behind the choices.  For North Country:  “It sounds like a good outdoor adventure.”  The cover of The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill captured his attention, mainly due to our own backyard birdwatching.  And as for The Green Kangaroos?  Well, that was a simple decision:  “I like the title!”

He also had a separate pile, the “runner-ups,” with more surprises:

I give him kudos for the attention he gave to my nonfiction boxes, and of course the cover of See What I Have Done features a bird so that was a given.   Thank you kiddo, and I will do my best to read as many of these runner-ups after I finish the first three!

Goodreads Group Reads

With all of the chaos lately, I haven’t paid as much attention to my Goodreads groups like I normally do.  I did go through today to see the June selections, and these three stood out….

On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong—I read this a few months ago and  I highly recommend it.

The Silent Patient By Alex Michaelides—This has been on my radar for some time, but I’m a bit leery of popular thrillers after reading some crappy ones that were touted as the best ever.  If you’ve read this one recently, let me know your thoughts!

A Passage to India by E.M. Forster—I have a love/hate relationship with Forster’s works so I’m not sure if I’m going to pull out my copy, but you never know.

I hope these titles give you some reading inspiration.  What will you be reading this month?  Feel free to drop me a line to let me know!

Please stay safe and healthy, and until next time…….


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