Guys, it’s July. This year is more than half over and I’m baffled. Time move so quickly!
June was an interesting month. The good part of it is that I read a lot of great books and even managed to get (mostly) caught up with things I was behind on. The bad part is that I had both a sinus infection and a tooth abscess – thankfully not at the same time. But, even still, it stunk and left me pretty worn out. And neither left me even with a lot of reading time because pretty much all I did was sleep. But, I’m totally on the mend now and hoping July is a little better on that front. 🙂
The Booking Through Summer Reading Challenge BookNerd Betsy and I put together has been SO MUCH FUN. I’ve loved all the participation from authors, bloggers and readers. It’s been fun to get to know new bloggers and share info about them. I’ve loved seeing what some of my favorite authors have come up with for their spotlight posts. In June alone we had Christine Manzari talking about her favorite snarky bad boys, Krista & Becca Ritchie sharing their most unforgettable bookish moments, Sarina Bowen giving us her favorite summery reads, and a nostalgic summer reading post from Brenda St. John Brown. There’s still time to join us! There’s so much fun left. 🙂
I added a feature to my blog in June! I have such a tough time keeping up with release days for books – especially if I don’t have ARCs. I decided it was high time to add an Upcoming Releases section to my site. I love it! Even better? You can pre-order on Amazon right from the page. It’s a good page to bookmark. 🙂
Here’s a breakdown of my month:
Total number of books read: 29
Young adult: 5
New adult: 10
Books DNF’d: 1
Reviews posted: 25
Discussion posts: 0
I can’t wait to see what July brings!
Oh, did I read some fantastic books in June. Here are my favorites.
Booking Through Summer Author Spotlight: Krista & Becca Ritchie’s Top Ten Unforgettable Book Moments
Book Spotlight, Exclusive Excerpt & Giveaway: Midnight Captive (Killer Instincts #6) by Elle Kennedy
Top Ten Tuesday 
Booking Through Summer Reading Challenge Kickoff, Schedule & Giveaway
Book Spotlight, Excerpt, Teasers & Giveaway: Scorched (Frigid #2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
I’m excited to have a pretty low key month coming up in July, again. If it’s as hot and stormy as June was, I won’t be getting out and around all that much, which leaves LOTS of time for… reading! Huzzah! I do have one trip back home to Pennsylvania planned and I *might* be thinking about doing some car shopping. Other than that, I’m not planning much of anything. I’ll just roll with the punches and have fun as things pop up.
Of course, there are some books I’m looking forward to in July…
Books I need in my life immediately!
These upcoming releases are at the top of my (ridiculously long) TBR! Soon, my pretties, soon.
July releases I need to read immediately!
And, of course, I have to mention just a few July releases I read early that you MUST check out. I loved these!
Books YOU need in YOUR life immediately!
That’s pretty much it for now! Have a great month! 🙂