We’re now a couple of days into July which means it’s about time I get my June wrap-up posted. I’ve been getting so lazy with these wrap-up posts, so forgive me if it’s a little boring, haha. As much as I love reading monthly wrap-ups, I absolutely hate putting them together. But I do it anyway because I like having some sort of documentation of everything I read and posted for each month. Anyway, let’s take a look at what I accomplished during June.
Books I Read
- Bang by Barry Lyga (4.5/5)
- Amish Guys Don’t Call by Debby Dodds (4/5)
- True North by Elizabeth Burgess (4/5)
- Girl on the Verge by Pintip Dunn (4.5/5)
- Black Dawn by Mallory McCartney (1.5/5)
- No One Needs to Know by Amanda Grace (3/5)
June was a pretty good reading month for me! I got through 6 books which is just about as high as I usually get. I definitely would’ve gotten through at least one or two more books if Black Dawn didn’t take me forever to get through, but man, reading that book was a chore. I really enjoyed most of my reads this month, especially Bang and Girl on the Verge. I flew through both of those books because I adored them so much. If you want to get a better idea of what I thought of each book, just click on the links above – they’ll take you to my reviews.
Things I Posted
I ended up kind of unintentionally cutting back a bit on posts this month. Instead of doing my usual 6 posts a week, I think I only did 5 for each week except the last week of the month. Truthfully, it was pretty nice, but I have a lot of ideas for posts so I think I’ll probably end up going back to 6 times a week for July. I guess we’ll see. Anyway, here’s everything I posted in June.
- I, of course, ended up posting my June TBR early in the month. I did a pretty good job making my way through it, too.
- I participated in a few Top Ten Tuesday posts and talked about sci-fi books recently added to my TBR, series I’ve been meaning to read, and my favorite books that I’ve read so far this year.
- I did two installments of LGBTQIAP books on my TBR to help celebrate Pride Month. If you’re looking for more LGBTQIAP books to read, feel free to check those posts out, but keep in mind I haven’t read them yet myself so they might not have the best representation. Here’s the first and here’s the second post.
- I did the Unique Blogger award which I was tagged for by Pierina.
- I posted another Around the Blogosphere post, highlighting some recent posts by fellow bloggers.
- I talked a bit about negative reviews and my thoughts on when it’s fair to write them vs. when you might want to skip it.
- I did the Mid-Year Book Freak Out tag and talked about some of the books I’ve read so far this year, things I’ve posted, etc.
- As usual, I posted a list of July releases I’m looking forward to. There are quite a few!
I set a goal to read 50 books this year and so far I’ve finished 31. That puts me 7 books ahead of schedule. 31/50
Beat the Backlist Challenge
Only one of the books I read this month was published before 2017: No One Needs to Know by Amanda Grace. I’m up to 13 backlist books read so far this year. 13/20
Read More Classics, Nonfiction, and Longer Books
Once again, I have nothing to add here. This is the one goal I set that I’m really doing quite horribly on, haha. 1/15
Read Diverse 2017 Challenge
I’ve got a couple books to add here. No One Needs to Know features a f/f romance, so that can be added here. Girl on the Verge is an #ownvoices novel about a Thai girl, so obviously, that counts as well. I was doing very well with this challenge at the beginning of the year and while I’m still doing fairly well, my progress has slowed down a bit. 15/25