Time for another monthly wrap-up already? Summer is already flying by. Well, here we go!
Books Completed This Month:
📚 The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michelle Richardson – Historical Fiction (1930s Kentucky); ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Review Coming July 2020
📚 The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (Hunger Games #0) by Susanne Collins – Young Adult Science Fiction/Dystopian Fiction – ⭐⭐⭐ – Thoughts to come, and possibly a review
📚 Everblaze (Keeper of the Lost Cities #3) by Shannon Messenger – Middle Grade Fantasy – ⭐⭐⭐⭐
📚 Disruptive Witness by Alan Noble – Nonfiction, Christianity (reading for the second time) – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Average Rating: 4.17⭐
Books Read but Not Completed This Month:
📚 Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years by Julie Andrews Edwards – Nonfiction, Memoir
📚 We Alcotts by Aileen Fisher – Creative Nonfiction? It’s a biography from Louisa May Alcott’s mother’s perspective, written by someone else, based on extensive research.
I tried so hard to finish this book in June, but it just didn’t happen.
📚 Neverseen (Keeper of the Lost Cities #4) by Shannon Messenger – Middle Grade Fantasy
Reviews Posted This Month:
📝 The Rules of Love and Grammar by Mary Simses ⭐⭐⭐
📝 The Betrothed by Kiera Cass ⭐⭐⭐
📝 Life on Mission @ Work by Tyler Edwards ⭐⭐⭐⭐
📝 Window Fellow by Faith Potts ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
June TBR List & Goals Check (originally posted here):
🌞 We Alcotts by Aileen Fisher ✔
🌞 Immersed in West Africa by Terry Lister ❌
Migrating this goal to July.
🌞 A book set in South America ❌
I did get one checked out from the library though!
🌞 At least one Christmas-themed book ❌
🌞 The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Susanne Collins (The Hunger Games #0) ✔
🌞 Finish reading The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michelle Richards ✔
🌞 Listen to Everblaze by Shannon Messenger (Keeper of the Lost Cities #3) ✔
🌞 Get more reviews posted ✔
Four reviews posted this month, which is double from last month and ties April.
🌞 Keep up with a consistent posting schedule, no fewer than 12 posts total ✔
18 posts this month!
🌞 Start building a cooking repertoire ✔
My sister gave me a crock pot and I used it for the fist time! I’m also exploring the world of “growing oatmeal” and overnight oats, and looking for ways to get more out of my food budget. I may not have a lot of dishes confidently in my mind yet, but I feel competent and am enjoying this learning adventure.
Most Liked Post This Month:
Other Things I Loved This Month:
🌞 Decorating my new apartment!
🌞 Warm weather (but mostly not TOO hot yet – at least as long as you aren’t outside too long)
🌞 The Louisa May Alcott Reading Challenge
You already know that LMA is one of my all-time favorite authors, but I have to keep saying it! I adore her writing and look forward to this annual challenge. This year I only had time to read one relevant book for the challenge, We Alcotts by Aileen Fisher, but I have enjoyed seeing other people’s posts about LMA and her works this month! You can find all the information about this event and links to everyone’s posts here.
🌞 Using my new Crock Pot (Pineapple+Salsa+Chicken is really good, y’all)!
🌞 69¢ drinks from 7-11 – This has been the highlight of June since my childhood
Every month this year has brought the most unique challenges. I didn’t get quite all of the reading done this month that I hoped to, but I am proud of what I did accomplish. Time seems to move so much more quickly now than it used to, and I’m doing the best I can to soak up the sunshine along with every moment.
Did anything unique come up for you this month? Did you read anything fun or useful?
Until the next chapter,