I love the month of June when the roses are at their best. Their varied shape, colour and fragrance are wonderful and a joy to behold. It is lovely to have the windows open and to have the beautiful aroma creeping in.
It has been a busy month beginning with the Queen's Jubilee celebrations which were lovely. In addition, I have also had a birthday and a canal boat trip in Berkshire.
It has also been a good month for reading and here are the books that I read.
Books I Have Read
Silas Marner by George Eliot - This was my book group read for the month and it was enjoyed by all.
The Manningtree Witches by A.K. Blakemore - I enjoyed reading this. My review is written and I will be uploading it very soon.
The Secrets of Bridgewater Bay by Julie Brooks - I read this as part of the blog tour and was one of my favourites reads this month. You can find my review by clicking here.
While You Were Reading by Ali Berg and Michelle Kalus - This was such a fun and entertaining read. My review will be up very soon.
Cheat Play Live by Lisa Edwards - This was a fascinating insight into the authors path of self discovery. You can read my review by clicking here.
Hope: A History of the Future by G.G. Kellner - This was an interesting book and you can read my review by clicking here. The author also featured as my guest on the Desert Island Books slot and you can read all about the eight books that she would take to a desert island by clicking here.
A History of Herbalism: Cook Cure Conjure by Emma Kay - I enjoyed reading this non-fiction book very much. My review is written and will be uploaded on Thursday.
A Silent Voice Speaks by Trishna Singh - I learnt so much about Sikhism from reading this book. You can read my review by clicking here.
Maus: 1 & 2 by Art Spiegelman - This was my first venture into graphic novels. My review will be uploaded shortly.
A Midlife Holiday by Cary J. Hansson - The first in an eagerly anticipated trilogy. You can read my review by clicking here.
House Boy by Lorenzo DeStefano - This powerful book was my favourite this month. I can hardly wait to share my review of this fantastic book with you.
The Appeal by Janice Hallett - I literally finished this last night. It was a fantastically original books and I will be writing my review very soon.
Books I Did Not Finish
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman - I borrowed this from the library and it just was not my cup of tea. However, my husband had a read of it and thought it was great.
Murders at the Winterbottom Women's Institute by Gina Kirkham - I really wanted to love this book but it just did not happen for me. I did feature it as one of my Tuesday Teaser slots which you can read here if you would like to know more about the book.
Books I am Partway Through
The Redeemer by Victoria Goldman
Burnt Shadows by Kamila Shamsie