Wrapping Up: June 2020

Time for another monthly wrap-up already? Summer is already flying by. Well, here we go!

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40914165. sy475 Books Completed This Month:

πŸ“šΒ The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michelle Richardson – Historical Fiction (1930s Kentucky); ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Review Coming July 2020

πŸ“šΒ 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

53578856. sy475 πŸ“šΒ Everblaze (Keeper of the Lost Cities #3) by Shannon Messenger – Middle Grade Fantasy – ⭐⭐⭐⭐

πŸ“šΒ Life on Mission @ Work by Tyler Edwards – Nonfiction, Christianity – ⭐⭐⭐⭐ My Review Here

πŸ“š Window Fellow by Faith Potts – Contemporary YAish Short Story – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – My Review Here

πŸ“šΒ Disruptive Witness by Alan Noble – Nonfiction, Christianity (reading for the second time) – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

 

Average Rating: 4.17⭐

 

44286431Books Read but Not Completed This Month:

πŸ“šΒ Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years by Julie Andrews Edwards – Nonfiction, Memoir

πŸ“šΒ 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.

πŸ“š Neverseen (Keeper of the Lost Cities #4) by Shannon Messenger – Middle Grade Fantasy

 

26245099Reviews Posted This Month:

πŸ“ The Rules of Love and Grammar by Mary Simses ⭐⭐⭐

πŸ“ The Betrothed by Kiera Cass ⭐⭐⭐

πŸ“ Life on Mission @ Work by Tyler Edwards ⭐⭐⭐⭐

πŸ“ Window Fellow by Faith Potts ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

 

June TBR List & Goals Check (originally posted here):

🌞 We Alcotts by Aileen Fisher βœ”

🌞 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) βœ”

🌞 Finish readingΒ The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michelle Richards βœ”

🌞 Listen toΒ Everblaze by Shannon Messenger (Keeper of the Lost Cities #3) βœ”

🌞 Get more reviews posted βœ”

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 βœ”

18 posts this month!

🌞 Start building a cooking repertoire βœ”

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.

 

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Mini Book Review: Life on Mission @ Work by Tyler Edwards

 

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)!

🌞 69Β’ drinks from 7-11 – This has been the highlight of June since my childhood

 

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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,

Jana

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    1. It’s a bit easier for me, since I work in the library. We’re still not completely open, just doing curbside and limited technology use. But, the catalog is always available, and I have spent a lot of slower moments perusing the cookbooks through it lately!

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