June was a record-setting month for me as far as reading goes. As of this moment, I have read 10 books this month, which beats my previous record of 9 books set back in March. This record goes back all the way to when I first started keeping my list in 1996. Once again, it is thanks to audio books, which allow me to multitask: read while doing other things, like exercising or doing chores around the house. 9 of the 10 books I’ve read this month have been audiobooks.
Here are the books I read this month, for folks who are curious:
- Dracula by Bram Stoker (6/2/2013)
- On Writing by Stephen King (6/4/2013)
- Joyland by Stephen King (6/5/2013)
- The Dark Tower, Book 1: The Gungslinger by Stephen King (6/7/2013)
- The Dark Tower, Book 2: The Drawing of Three by Stephen King (6/12/2013)
- The Dark Tower, Book 3: The Wastelands by Stephen King (6/18/2013)
- The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman (6/20/2013)
- The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes (6/24/2013)
- Hard Listening by Stephen King, Scott Turow, Amy Tan, et. al. (6/24/2013)
- Dolores Claiborne by Stephen King (6/27/2013)
It is likely that I will finish at least one more book before the month is out. The next book queued up to read is The Deep Blue Good-By by John D. MacDonald.
And if you are curious about what books I am taking on vacation with me:
- Hell House by Richard Matheson
- Ghost Story by Peter Straub
- Wizard and Glass by Stephen King
Since June ends the first half of 2013, it means that by the end of the month, I will have read 32 or 33 books. This is more than I have read in some entire years, Some books are longer, some are shorter, but keeping this pace up through the end of the year, it is possible that I will hit the previously unthinkable number of 70 books in a single year.