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,


2 thoughts on “Wrapping Up: June 2020

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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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