'How pleasant it is to spend an evening in this way! I declare that after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! — When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.' No one made any reply. She then yawned again, threw aside her book, and cast her eyes round the room in quest of some amusement. — from Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen (1775-1817)
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June 30, 2010

Read in June

Nancy Atherton, Aunt Dimity down under (Light reading, but a very enjoyable series)
Willa Cather, Death comes for the Archbishop (the first Cather novel that I've read)
Muriel Barbery, Gourmet Rhapsody (not as elegant -- or moving -- as The Elegance of the Hedgehog, but a good read)
P.D. James, The Lighthouse (another book which I bought, and saved, and finally read)
Tom Rathman, The Imperfectionists (I enjoyed this very much, and I'm relieved, because I don't have a lot of luck enjoying the books everyone is reading)
Deborah Davis, Gilded:  How Newport Became America's Richest City (an interesting and readable book)
Elizabeth Gaskell, Cranford (I immediately wanted to re-read it; perfect comfort reading) (this month's best)
Joanna Trollope, The other family (I always think of her books as literary/intelligent chicklit, and I've always enjoyed them)

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