Tuesday, July 5, 2016

June 2016 Wrap Up + 6 month Check In

June is over and now onto July!  We survived Julia's birthday and now hopefully we can relax for a while.  

Not too long ago, I was sure that June would be my worst reading month for the year.  I hit a major slump for the first half of the month and just wasn't loving anything I was reading.  Surprisingly enough, I managed to read 8 books this month which I'm super happy about!  My reading goals for the month were to read two books I own and two non-fiction books; I didn't read anything I own but I did manage to read two non-fiction books so I'm feeling good about that.  I also wanted to try to post on the blog at least once a week and I managed to get that done as well.  So overall June hasn't been too bad.

For the year, I am at 34 books completed and my goal is 52.  I'm sure I'll exceed that goal but by how much, I'm not sure.  Some of the books on my TBR list for the rest of the year are pretty long so we'll see how it goes.  I know I'm really behind on my main goals of focusing on non-fiction and books I own but I'm hoping to make a comeback in the second half of the year.  I only have two more review books that I have committed to and I'm hoping to not take on much more in the coming months.

For July, my reading goals are again to read two non-fiction books and two books I own.  I have about 19 books that I want to read and then get rid of so I need to get working on that pile.  I also want to try to post on the blog at least twice a week.  I'm enjoying slowly getting back in the groove of blogging!

My reading stats for June:

-8 books read
   -2 non-fiction
   -4 historical fiction
   -5 review books
   -3 library books
   -0 books I own
   -4 ebooks

In June, I read:

1.) The Imperial Wife by Irina Reyn
2.) The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*** by Sarah Knight -2 stars
3.)  The Perfect Neighbors by Sarah Pekkanen
4.) The Obsession by Nora Roberts- 3 stars
5.) Katherine of Aragon: The True Queen by Alison Weir
6.) Karolina's Twins by Ronald H. Balson - 5 stars
7.) The Sound of Gravel by Ruth Wariner - 4 stars
8.) The Munich Girl by Phyllis Edgerly Ring - 4 1/2 stars

My reading stats for the year so far:

-34 books read
   -8 non-fiction
   -20 historical fiction
   -13 review books
   -4 library books
   -15 books I own
   -21 ebooks

How was June for you? Are you on track to meet your reading goals?

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