Monthly Wrap-Up ~ June 2015

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June 2015 Month In Review

June was a really good month for me, as far as reading goes. I read 16 books in June and more importantly, I really enjoyed most of them, only two 3 star books this month. As far as blogging goes, I only posted 1 review this month, which is disappointing, but I did write a bunch of them, so it wasn’t all bad. Now, I just have to actually post them. This month I listened to 6 audiobooks. It seems like I listen to audiobooks in spurts. I started crocheting again this month, after taking a break from it, and that always makes me go for audiobooks.

I have a really good feeling about July. It’s the best month of the year, because it’s my birthday month, so I already know it’s going to be a good month for me. My goals for July are to try and read at least half of what I read in June and to make some progress on posting the reviews I’ve already written and hopefully catching up a little in reading and reviewing more of my arcs.

Books read in June: 16

* Clicking on book titles will take you to it’s Goodreads page.

Bared To You – Sylvia Day – 3 Stars (Audiobook)

Proof Of Forever – Lexa Hillyer – 4 Stars

The Raven Boys – Maggie Stiefvater – 4 Stars (Audiobook)

I Am the Traitor – Allen Zadoff – 4 Stars

Last Year’s Mistake – Gina Ciocca – 4 Stars

Beautiful Bastard – Christina Lauren – 4 Stars (Audiobook)

A Dance With Dragons – George R.R. Martin – 5 Stars

Where The Road Takes Me – Jay McLean – 4 Stars

The Revenge Playbook – Rachel Allen – 4 Stars

Emmy & Oliver – Robin Benway – 5 Stars

Never Too Far – Abbi Glines – 3 Stars (Audiobook)

Dragonfly In Amber – Diana Gabaldon – 4 Stars

Crash – Nicole Williams – 4 Stars (Audiobook)

Between Us And The Moon – Rebecca Maizel – 4 Stars

The Night We Said Yes – Lauren Gibaldi – 4 Stars

Forever Too Far – Abbi Glines – 4 Stars (Audiobook)

Reviews Posted in June:

I Am The Traitor (Unknown Assassin #3) – Allen Zadoff

Challenge Updates

* You can get to my Challenge Posts from the menu bar at the top of the page.

* I will be posting this section in a separate post. My 2nd quarter update will be posted shortly, either tonight or early tomorrow.

 Resolutions/Goals Updates

* To see my goals and resolutions post click here. Some of the resolutions/goals were updated earlier in the post so they won’t all be listed here.


– I have read 63/110 books. According to Goodreads, I am 9 books ahead of schedule.


Reviews posted this Month: 1

Reviews posted in 2015: 22

Discussion posts:

– Still no progress here. I have some ideas, but haven’t been able to get all my thoughts into a post that actually makes any sense.


– I feel pretty good about this one. I could still be better at going to other blogs and leaving comments.


– I did really well in this category this month. It really helps when some of these posts can be made ahead of time.


– I finally finished a series!!!! I finished the Unknown Assassin Series by Allen Zadoff, also known as the Boy Nobody Series. if you haven’t heard about this series, I highly recommend it.


– I will get to this one eventually.

Operation No Soda:

– I have now been soda free for 6 months. Halfway through the year and I’ve stuck with this one. My focus for the second half of the year is, of course, to drink more water.

June Obsessions

*These are some of things that took up my attention when I wasn’t reading this month.

What I was listening to…

  • I’m have been obsessed with Kelsea Ballerini for a while now, but her fist album came out recently and thankfully it’s on Amazon Prime, so I’ve been listening to that pretty much nonstop this month. My favorite song on the album is Stilettos, I am in love with that song.
  • Audiobooks. I have listened to 6 audiobooks this month. It probably has to do with me starting to get back into crocheting.  In related news. It’s a lot easier to listen to an audiobook and crochet, than to read and crochet.

What I was watching…

  • I got a free month of Netflix, so I am trying to enjoy it while it lasts. I started watching Arrow, I’ve only got a few episodes left in season 1.
  • I also finished up season 1 of The 100, unfortunately Netflix doesn’t have season 2 up yet, so that’ll have to wait.

Thank you for stopping by.

I hope you had a good June and I hope you have an even better July.

Happy Reading!


4 thoughts on “Monthly Wrap-Up ~ June 2015

  1. Did you know June was audiobook month? So you were right in keeping up with it. I find knitting and audio goes well, haven’t crocheted for a long time but I can see it would be great with audiobooks. I loved the Gabaldon books on audio. Fantastic narrator.

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    • I had heard it was audiobook month before June started, but I completely forgot about it until like 10 minutes ago. I thought about trying one of the Outlander books as an audiobook, but it would only work for me if they use the actors from the show. 🙂


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