Is it really July already? It’s crazy how fast this year is going, isn’t it? Maybe it’s just me. June turned out to be somewhat of a neglectful month for blogging. I knew reading and posting would slow down with spring activities and planting, and I think July may be similar. We’ve been busy with the kids and trying to squeeze in our summer activities. Once the Fourth of July hits, it seems like the rest of the summer just flies by: before you know it, the new school year begins, and we’re in fall. I’m actually looking forward to the cooler months. Fall and winter are my favorite seasons for reading, so I hope to be more active here in the coming months.
For June I managed to post nine book reviews. The nice thing is that four of these are for the 2021 Retelling Reading challenge. Three were ARCs. I’m actually caught up with the challenge and NetGalley and Edelweiss for now, with a few coming up for September.
For the Wolf by Hannah Whitten
Stardust by Neil Gaiman
Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik
Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner
The Indian in the Cupboard Lynne Reid Banks
Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
Love in the Wild by Emma Castle
Live your Life by Amanda and Anna Kloots
Lost in the Neverwoods by Aiden Thomas
Only one Shabby Sunday post: The Indian in the Cupboard. The second book in this series will be coming up for Shabby Sunday next week.
Four Music Monday’s:
Two Flower Friday posts:
Only one This Week’s Reads for last week: a Neil Gaiman book haul. Currently I’m reading The Graveyard Book and Smoke and Mirrors. The audio for The Graveyard Book is amazing. I’m speaking about the one narrated by Neil Gaiman himself and not the full-cast audio. The full-cast is missing some of the dialogue. We’re listening to the Neil Gaiman version with the physical book. You can see my review for Stardust above from last week.
I also posted a May Wrap-up.
So, thats it for June! I’m going to try very hard to finish nine books this month again, at least. I’d like to add one or two more for the retelling reading challenge. So far, so good: I’m on schedule to complete the challenge with flying colors considering I’ve read even more than I expected at this point.
How did you guys do in June? Are you taking any vacations in July? What books do you have coming up? Let’s chat in the comment section below!