This month was a weird month when it came to reading. I read four books, two of which were nonfiction and I think that has to do with why I’ve only read four. Of the four, one was a library book and three have been on my TBR shelf for a very long time. I think the two nonfiction books bogged me down a bit, but I did enjoy stepping out of my fiction comfort zone for a change. The coolest thing of the month is the awesome video I stumbled across from the Seattle Public Library which you should watch here.
On a personal note June, for some reason, was a bit of a roller coaster ride for myriad reasons, many of which have nothing to do with me. Hopefully July will be a little less turbulent and I can pretend I’m on vacation for most of it even though I’m working.
Apparently late spring/early summer is when I go a little crazy with the book buying! Although, considering how crazy I’ve gone at other times this month was nothing. Above you’ll see the totality of my purchases this month. (I didn’t purchase a single Kindle book, for shame Amazon, for shame.) I’m probably most excited about The Enchantress being released in paperback as I now have all six books and I think a re-read is a must. The others I purchased at the Harvard Bookstore Warehouse sale which is always fun. I stuck only to the remainders tables and went with books I thought sounded interesting. We’ll see when I actually get to them how they are.
I stuck to my basic challenge goal this month and only completed one book, The Canterbury Tales. I also had a few moments where I debated abandoning my challenges and I still might. I’m definitely enjoying the challenges and the books I’m reading, but I’m not sure I want the (self-imposed) restrictions any longer. Who knows what will happen over the next few months.
- Mount TBR Reading Challenge
- Monthly Progress: 1 book + 2 not listed
- Overall Progress – 8/12 (67%) + 10 not listed
- Back to the Classics Challenge
- Monthly Progress: 1 book
- Overall Progress – 6/11 (55%)
- Tea and Books Reading Challenge
- Monthly Progress: 0 books
- Overall Progress – 2/4 (50%) + 1 not listed
- The Classics Club
- Monthly Progress: 1 book
- Overall Progress – 24/100 (24%)
I’m going to stick with a few lighter reads to kick off July. I’m in the middle of Ten White Geese by Gerbrand Bakker and it’s good, but not very light. I think I’ll read The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society after that and maybe a couple Austen fan-fics or some Paulo Coelho. I think my big classic for next month will be Uncle Tom’s Cabin. I’ve never read it, but it’s on my Classics Club and Back to the Classics lists.