Books I Read in June (So Far)

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:

  1. Dracula by Bram Stoker (6/2/2013)
  2. On Writing by Stephen King (6/4/2013)
  3. Joyland by Stephen King (6/5/2013)
  4. The Dark Tower, Book 1: The Gungslinger by Stephen King (6/7/2013)
  5. The Dark Tower, Book 2: The Drawing of Three by Stephen King (6/12/2013)
  6. The Dark Tower, Book 3: The Wastelands by Stephen King (6/18/2013)
  7. The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman (6/20/2013)
  8. The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes (6/24/2013)
  9. Hard Listening by Stephen King, Scott Turow, Amy Tan, et. al. (6/24/2013)
  10. 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.

Published by Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Falls Church, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.