July 2, 2013

Goodbye June, You Were Fab!



  1. Our Love Could Light the World by Anne Leigh Parrish
  2. Girlchild by Tupelo Hassman
  3. A Complicated Marriage by Janice Van Horne
  4. Leave of Absence by Tanya J. Peterson
  5. Under the Dome by Stephen King
  6. Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger
  7. The Rest of Us by Jessica Lott
  8. The Third Son by Julie Wu
  9. Golden Boy by Abigail Tarttelin
  10. The Firebird by Susanna Kearsley
  11. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
  12. A Masque of Infamy by Kelly Dessaint
  13. The Violet Hour by Katherine Hill
  14. The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
  15. The Sweetest Hallelujah by Elaine Hussey

15 books, not too shabby.

I only read 2 nonfiction books in June. That makes me a bit sad and I hope to improve that number in July. 

Even though I didn't like Crusoe I'm glad to have gotten one classic under my belt this month.

June was full of bookish events. I met an author, I guest posted, my blog was featured on Book Bloggers International, and I celebrated my 1 year blogversary!

Can you believe that 2013 is half over?!? It's time to whip up a Hall of Fame post for the 1st half of the year. That will be coming your way shortly, stay tuned!

How was June for you? 

64 comments:

  1. You always have the best gifs! I love your June so much! Actually, I have a friend named June. I am going to steal it and send it to her.

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  2. Waw, your posts always make me want to get off of my laptop and read! I love the idea of documenting your reading month by month also! Great blog! :) x

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  3. I need to get some classics in this summer too! I am always about to get one when a huge stack of held books come in for me at the library. Sigh...

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    1. I absolutely understand. That's why I'm still banned from the library. I was out of control!

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  4. I love that JUNE! It's so pretty!

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  5. Wow! Your June really was FAB!!!

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  6. One year blogversary!! Congrats -- so impressed you've done all this in a year -- brava!

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  7. Way to go!! 15 books is definitely not too shabby at all! I can't wait to see what you pick for your hall of fame post!

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    1. Thanks Michelle! Picking favorites is always PAINFUL, argh! ;)

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  8. What a great month... hope July is more of the same!

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    1. Thanks JoAnn :) You and I both! I hope you have a great July as well.

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  9. "Not to shabby"?!?! Fifteen books in a month is incredible! I am starting to consider myself a slow reader. ha.ha. I definitely want to check out Ordinary Grace in the near future.
    Happy Reading!
    Rebecca @ The Key to the Gate

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    1. LOL, don't do that! I'm just a ridiculously fast reader ;)

      I hope you do read Ordinary Grace, it was beyond lovely!

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  10. I can't wait to read your Hall of Fame post for the first half of the year. :-) I wanted to do a half a year write up but haven't gotten the chance. I may end up skipping it at this point.

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    1. I just whipped it up this afternoon. I think I'll be posting it on Friday. I would have liked to have done it a bit earlier but you know how it goes ;)

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  11. You had a ton going on! And 15 books is awesome. Not to mention meeting a great author. Aaaaaaand the best part of all??? Turning 1!!!! Yay for June!

    Oh, and you're soooo ahead of me in the fact that I haven't even touched my Classics Spin. . .

    -Rebecca @ Love at First Book

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    1. Yay for June indeed! Will you be doing something fun to celebrate your 1st blog birthday Rebecca? Hope so!!

      Good luck with your spin book ;) I hope you like it better than I liked mine!

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  12. You had a great month, reading-wise and bloggy-wise!

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    1. It really was :) I could use a breather, lol.

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  13. Seems like you had a successful month! I tried reading Robinson Crusoe a few years back and really couldn't get into it, although I enjoyed Roxana quite a bit last year. Perhaps I'll give Crusoe another try, although finding new books that I have a higher chance of enjoying sounds like a better plan currently!

    Good luck with July reading :)

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    1. I'd stick with the new books plan if I were you, lol.

      Thanks Lucy! Same to you :)

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  14. OMG, what a month, congratulations! I have your #8 waiting on my book shelf. Here is my June recap: http://wordsandpeace.com/2013/07/02/2013-june-wrap-up/

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    1. Thank you! Ohhh, The Third Son! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

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  15. Dayyyuuummm girl! 15 books is awesome! Hope that July is even better (and HOORAY for more non-fiction!)

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    1. Woot! Thanks Sarah! I'm hoping that July is better too, I had a few semi-stinkers in June. Hmph!

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  16. July already! The older I get the faster time seems to accelerate. Or there is a time thief stealing my hours? You had a great month. I only read 8 books in June, but that is pretty much average for me.

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    1. I never used to believe my elders when they said that time would start moving faster as I got older. THEY WERE RIGHT! ;)

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  17. June is your month, lady! Super impressed.

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  18. Good job, 15 books is outstanding. I'm happy with 8 but most months it's less.

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    1. Thanks Anita :) I think 8 is fab. I just happen to be a wicked fast reader, lol.

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  19. Wait, you've only been blogging for one year? that's crazy talk!

    congratulations. I'm always impressed with the number of books you read and review.

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    1. Yes, one year! It feel like longer, ha ha. In a good way ;)

      Thank you so much!

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  20. Way to go, 15 is more than just fab! I am glad you made it through Robinson Crusoe, I failed in that arena. I just couldn't get into it...at all.

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    1. Oh Crusoe..sigh. It was a slog, that's for sure! ;)

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  21. Awesome month. I haven't read Under the Dome but am watching and loving the show.
    Happy July reading!

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  22. I actually only make it through about 4 non-fiction books a month ever so two doesn't sound too bad to me! One a week is about all I can manage on top of reading papers for work. I've been going through books a lot faster lately though, so hopefully I'll be able to pick it up :)

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    1. Nah, 2 isn't too bad. :) Nonfiction is my favorite thing to read but I can't read too many in a row. All the facts make my brain hurt ;)

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  23. I would definitely say 15 books isn't too shabby. And Robinson Crusoe. Poke my eyes out with dull objects please. I hated the book when I read it in grad school and am so grateful that the novel has evolved since Defoe's day. Yuck! ;) Hope July is a fabulous month for you, too!

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    1. Oh my gosh, I know what you mean about the dull objects. I'd rather have my eyes scooped out by spoons than read that book again ;)

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  24. June has been a pretty awesome month. 15 books is amazing! I've not read any non-fiction at all this month and I really should get on that. I keep telling myself to read more but then picking up a novel every time. I hope July is just as good for you :)

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    1. Really good nonfiction is harder to find. Fiction is plentiful and always calling our names ;)

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  25. Good going! June wasn't bad for me, not nearly as many books as you, but ok for my slow reading pace. Looking forward to your hall of fame (that sounds a daunting post to plan!)

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    1. Thanks Charlie :) Picking those favorites is never easy!

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  26. Not too shabby at all! I read eight books. Meh.

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    1. 8 books is fab! Think of it this way, most people don't read ONE book a month! Ack!

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  27. Wow you've done great.I will never be able to read so many books in a month. Congrats again on your bloggie birthday and let's see you read 30 books in July ;)

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    1. 30! Whew, now that's a tall order! ;)

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  28. How in the world will you top that next month?!

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  29. Happy belated bloggiversary! It's only been a year for you? I thought you had been around for longer than that. Awesome and here's to many more years of fab posts :)

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    1. Thanks Jenny! It's been the best year :)

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  30. Great June, Jennifer! 15 books is decidedly NOT shabby, especially with Robinson Crusoe in the mix. Can't wait to see what you've got in store next month!

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    1. Thanks ;) Robinson was not an easy read, that's for sure!

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  31. June looks like a great month for you! My favorite reads of the month were Consider the Lobster by David Foster Wallace and Packing for Mars by Mary Roach; I read an unusual amount of non-fiction that month!

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    1. I want to read Roach darn it! I never have, which is ridiculous!

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  32. I made a promise to myself last year that I would read at least one classic a month .. this year, I haven't been so fabulous with doing so ... I think I'll have to work on that! Fabulous reading month for you! Fifteen books including the TOME "Under the Dome"? (which I bought and read as soon it came out - I loves some Stephen King)

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    1. Belonging to the Classics Club really helps. I have that GIANT LIST as a reminder to read those classics :)

      I really liked Under the Dome. I'm watching the new series as well. It's radically different from the book but it's still enjoyable.

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