Wrap-Up: June 2019

Posted July 1, 2019 by Kate

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hello, lovelies!

June is over :( That went by so quickly! I read not a bad number of books this month, and admittedly it was a bit of a lax reading month. Not in quantity necessarily, but in content. It was hard to choose a book that really stuck out to me this month, except for Scythewhich is disappointing. I felt more like I was reading to read and to just pass the time, especially in the beginning, than from any true enjoyment. 

Nonetheless, the end of June marks the beginning of July … and the start of the Book Junkie Trials, a month-long reading challenge that I will be participating in! Wish me luck… I’m going to need it. Because for one of the 17 challenges I’m going to try to complete… I will be reading Priory of the Orange Tree. What was I thinking !!?

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LIBRARY BOOKS

MY BOOKS 

BEST OF THE MONTH

  • Scythe by Neal Shusterman – it completely blew me out of the water, mostly because it was a complete surprise! 
  • I feel that I should note that Love Lessons isn’t featured here only because it’s already been previously featured :) 

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MODERN MRS. DARCY READING CHALLENGE

  • No further progress :(

THE ROMANCE ROUNDABOUT READING CHALLENGE

  • Read 5 science-fiction books (2/5)
  • Read 5 romantic suspense books (4/5)

ROMANCE-OPOLY

  • no progress :( waiting to read a book on UTC’s recommended list

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Seafire by Natalie C. Parker

I’m participating in a few readathons next month!! See the upcoming announcement posts for the TBR, but prompts are listed below :) 

THE FINAL BIANNUAL BIBLIOTHON (JULY 11-19)

1 | Read the group book

2 | Read an adult book

3 | Read a graphic novel

4 | Read a book based on the cover

5 | Read a book of your choice

6 | Read a book by a new-to-you author

7 | Read a book you were excited for, but never picked up

8 | Read a predicated 5-star read

9 | Read one of the host’s five-star reads

THE READING RUSH (JULY 22-28)

I honestly haven’t decided whether I’m going to pursue this readathon yet or not, but here’s the list of challenges to be completed, just in case you’re interested in participating! 

1 | Read a book with purple on the cover 

2 | Read a book in the same spot the entire time

3 | Read a book you meant to read last year

4 | Read an author’s debut book

5 | Read a book with a non-human main character

6 | Read a book with five or more words in the title

7 | Read and watch a book-to-movie adaptation

THE BOOK JUNKIE’S READING CHALLENGE (JUNE 28-JULY 31)

1 | Crimson Peaks: Reread a favorite to soothe them into dormancy

  • The Unexpected Everything (reread) by Morgan Matson
  • Lucky Stars (reread) by Kristen Ashley

2 |  Stone: Read a book featuring royalty

  • We Hunt the Flame (Buddy read!) 

3 | Forgotten Forest: Read the next book in a series

  • Time by Penny Reid

4 | Weeping Falls: Read a tear-jerker

  • The Boy Who Steals Houses by CG Drews

5 | Dwarf Mount: Read a romantic novel

  • Risky Play by Rachel van Dyken

6 | Apothecary Towers: Choose a book a random from your bookshelf (blindfolded)

  • What I thought was true by Huntley Fitzpatrick

7 | The Great Library: Read a book that’s been on your TBR forever

  • Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

8 | Drowning Deep: Read a book with a deep world-building that will suck you in

  • A Darker Shade of Magic (reread)

9 | Orc Grove: Read a book that is gruesome, gory or gritty * 

10 | Ol’ Pirate Cove: Read a book that takes place on sea * 

11 | Glimmer: Read a beautiful or colorful book * 

  • One Small Thing by Erin Watt

12 | Draconic Isle: Read a book that featured dragons * 

  • Priory of the Orange Tree by 

13 | The Elven Guard:  Read a book with war, military or political themes

  • The Thief by Megan Turner

14 | On the Hallow Isle: Read an atmospheric, thriller, horror

  • Dear Killer

15 | Empty Barrel Inn: Enjoy an indulgent read

16 | Giant Squid: Read a book that intimidates you

  • Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson

17 | Bookie Grail: Read the group book * 

  • Stardust by Neil Gaiman

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How was your month of reading? What readathons/reading challenges are you participating in? Let me know in the comments below, I’d love to hear from you!


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