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52 books in 52 weeks - June's Books


This took me far too long to write, and in many ways that mirrors my progress in June. I was awful for the entire. I spent roughly 20 days of the month abroad, attending conferences and having a week off to drive around Ireland.

I should have racked up some books in that time but spent most of my time watching Netflix. I'm also straying dangerously far from fiction, which is traditionally easier to read, and into non-fiction.

I only managed two books in June:

  • Steel Boat, Iron Hearts: A U-Boat Crewman's Life Aboard U-505 by Hans Goebeler

  • A Brief History of Time by Steven Hawking

Both were excellent reads, though I have to admit that I had to download the audiobook for Hawking's book, as I was having trouble understanding a lot of it! I'm an audio learner, and find it hard to grasp concepts written on paper.

A total of 512 pages in 27 days :(. Since then I've also started Making Sense of the Troubles: A History of the Northern Ireland Conflict by David McKittrick. At 416 pages it waaaay longer than what I should be reading to keep up.

Almost halfway through June I think I may have to resurrect my idea from January or having one book as an audiobook and another read traditionally.

We'll see!

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