reading recap: june 2015

monthly recap imageAnother month of eight books! I’m so happy it’s summertime.

june recap

I really enjoyed all these books, especially Our Endless Numbered Days and Just Mercy which ended up in my “best of 2015 so far” list. The #MiseryRAL was a blast! Catch up with the readalong’s wrap-ups at Care’s Online Book ClubHorrorstör and Pilgrim’s Wilderness reviews coming soon. Both were very good! I’ve had them on my radar for a while.

I did DNF two books in June: The Shore (Sara Taylor) and Parasite (Mira Grant). I had trouble with focus in The Shore, how the timeline jumped around, and how it was really more short interconnected stories instead of one novel. Lots of people are loving it though—the cheese stands alone! As for Parasite, I started it off of my ebook challenge list but gave up about 40 pages in. A teenager being the protagonist just didn’t appeal to me.

Checking on my overall progress, I’m more than halfway to my goal of reading 55 books:

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But with my challenges I’m still behind: 4 of 12 for both my TBR and Ebook challenges. That’s okay though, I’m still hoping to get at least halfway through (6/12) on each of them this year; I’d count that as a win. Still a lot of year left!

This month, I don’t really have a plan for what I’m going to read. I have a couple of chunksters (City on FireA Little Life) on the shelf, and have to pick a couple of audiobooks for my trip to Wisconsin (family reunion time!). And just so many more books. I want to read books 2 and 3 of the Southern Reach Trilogy—that just feels like it would be good summer reading. Otherwise there’s also Fringe Festival here in KC after I get back, which is always a busy week, and I want to go see the Gridiron Glory exhibit at Union Station, highlighting the best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

How was your month for reading? What are you looking forward to reading in July?

4 thoughts on “reading recap: june 2015

  1. Eight books! Well done! I didn’t read as many books in June, but I’m hoping July will be better. I finished Boo (my thoughts on it are up on the blog), and now I’m reading a biography of Louis XVI. I took a short break from that to read a YA novel, The Fill-In Boyfriend, which was as silly and cute as I wanted it to be. I don’t often read that type of YA, but I needed a break and it was kind of nice to read about people whose problems in no way mirror my own.

    • Thanks! Yeah I’m hoping for a good July as well. I find myself getting caught up in quantity for sure—I like saying I’ve read a lot of books—but I have those chunksters I really want to read. It’s dumb, but I think that’s partially why I’ve put them off! Oh well, #readerproblems 😉

      I’ll check out your review of Boo today. Hope you have a great holiday weekend!

  2. Awww I’m sorry The Shore didn’t work for you. But Our Endless Numbered Days, such a great book!! Have a great July. 🙂

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