Friday, July 14, 2017

BOOK CHAT: June 2017 in Review

I'm back with another monthly wrap-up and I'm so glad to say that the month is not completely over this time!  It's only about half over!!  I call that improvement!

The TOP POST for the month was actually two different ones.  WEEKLY WANDERINGS: Love & Loss had the most comments, but AUTHOR INTERVIEW: Sara Dobie Bauer & Bite Somebody Else received the most hits.  I was not able to share much last month with all that was going on, so I really didn't have much to choose from.  I'm hoping to get back into the groove this month.

The TOP PIC for the month was from a book that I originally started as an audio, but then it was automatically returned to the library before I could finish the last pages and I had to rush out to get myself the print copy in order to know what happened.  I'm glad I was able to get this copy from my trusty library!!

My list of BOOKS READ was shorter this month than in May.  The chaos of June just proved to not have a lot of time for reading.

  1. Delirium by Lauren Oliver
  2. Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstilskin by Liesl Shurtlift
  3. The Brothers Grimm:  101 Fairy Tales
  4. Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

One book stood out this week.  In fact, it kind of swept me off my feet.  It is definitely going to go down as a FAVORITE READ of 2017!  Which one?  Carry On by Rainbow Rowell.  So good!

What's on tap for JULY?  Or, maybe I should say what is on tap for the rest of the month.  Lots actually.  I am hosting a readalong over at Book Bloggers International for The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas.  I will be participating in a couple of readathons:  the High Summer Readathon and the #24in48 Readathon.  Outside of the books, I have been in the middle of organizing a local Out of the Darkness Walk in my community during the month of September.  For those not aware of what these are, it is a walk to help promote suicide prevention and awareness.  I am getting super excited about how open my community has been in opening their arms to embrace this event, and I can't wait to see it come to fruition.  September is actually Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, and I have a couple of different activities up my sleeve that I have in the works.  It's going to be a busy month!  Oh, and I can't forget to mention that I will be having a little surgery next week.  No worries and no need to stress.  I'm hoping it will just get me to feeling better and it has been a long time coming!  I look forward to having some downtime, laying on my couch reading and writing as I heal and care for myself for a while.  

What's on tap for you the rest of this month?  How was your June in the books?


  1. I only managed 4 books in June too. July isn't looking much better. Better luck for us both, right?

    1. Jenny ... Yes!! We can do it!! Are you going to participate in either of the readathons I mentioned?

  2. I hope your surgery goes well! I'm also hoping to do 24 in 48 next weekend but starting to have the feeling that other things are going to come up and interrupt. I sure hope not! ;)

    1. Kristen M. ... Thank you. The surgery did go well. I'm pretty sore and fall asleep frequently, but I am appreciating all the rest. Keeping my fingers crossed that it all works out for us this weekend for the readathon!


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