I can’t believe it is already July! I am so behind schedule with my Goodreads challenge because of just life stuff. Plus, I am reading books in the Outlander series that take me longer to get through.. I am going to take a break after my current one is done so I will be caught up with the shows for a while. 😉 Here is what I read in June, a whole two books!
Voyager by Diana Gabaldon – Their passionate encounter happened long ago by whatever measurement Claire Randall took. Two decades before, she had traveled back in time and into the arms of a gallant eighteenth-century Scot named Jamie Fraser. Then she returned to her own century to bear his child, believing him dead in the tragic battle of Culloden. Yet his memory has never lessened its hold on her… and her body still cries out for him in her dreams.
Then Claire discovers that Jamie survived. Torn between returning to him and staying with their daughter in her own era, Claire must choose her destiny. And as time and space come full circle, she must find the courage to face the passion and pain awaiting her…the deadly intrigues raging in a divided Scotland… and the daring voyage into the dark unknown that can reunite or forever doom her timeless love.
What I thought: This wasn’t my favorite so far, but it started getting better. It was pretty similar to the show so I don’t feel like I missed out on anything.
The Cartoon History of the Modern World Part 1 by Larry Gonick – The Cartoon History of the Modern World is a wickedly funny take on modern history. It is essentially a complete and up–to–date course in college level Modern World History, but presented as a graphic novel. In an engaging and humorous graphic style, Larry Gonick covers the history, personalities and big topics that have shaped our universe over the past five centuries, including the Industrial Revolution, the American Revolution, the Russian Revolution, the evolution of political, social, economic, and scientific thought, Communism, Fascism, Nazism, the Cold War, Globalization––and much more.
Volume I of the Cartoon History of the Modern World picks up from Gonick’s award winning Cartoon History of the Universe Series. That series began with the Big Bang and ended with Christopher Columbus sailing for the New World. This book starts off with peoples that Columbus “discovered” and ends with the U.S. Revolution.
What I thought: This was a fun way to refresh your memory on things that happened. Some of the cartoons are pretty funny. I had to stop reading them out loud though during homeschool because some are just not appropriate for me to read to the kids, lol.
And that is what I read in June. This year has been crazy for reading, I need to take it up a notch for sure! How are you doing on your Goodreads challenge?