June has been a rough month. I’ve been insanely busy at my full time job so unfortunately a lot of my evening reading time has been evening working time. I’m holding out hope that things will level out in July… hopefully.
This month I read:
The Reality of Everything by Rebecca Yarros 4/5 stars
The Dragon Reborn by Robert Jordan 4/5 stars – finished in June, but started in May
I’ve started, but haven’t finished Flamecaster by Cinda Williams Chima
I did re-read a few ebooks as my pre falling asleep ‘I need to relax’ routine this month, but I didn’t even make a note of which ones so I don’t have a true page count for this month. Hell, I’m just glad I managed to finish any books this month. I’ve also been listening to the Harry Potter audiobooks at work to keep me sane, though I’m not entirely sure it’s working, lol.
This month I hauled:
Wowzer, I may not have had a great reading month, but I most certainly had a great book buying month.
Harry Potter und der Stein der Weisen by J.K. Rowling, Translated by Klaus Fritz
Harry Potter und die Kammer des Schreckens by J.K. Rowling, Translated by Klaus Fritz
Harry Potter und der Gefangene von Askaban by J.K. Rowling, Translated by Klaus Fritz
Eragon: Das Vermächtnis der Drachenreiter by Christopher Paolini, Translated by Joannis Stefanidis
Die unendliche Geschichte by Michael Ende
These are all books for younger readers in German that I plan to read along with the audiobooks to work on expanding my German vocabulary and improving my own accent as I work on my German. Now that I’m not in school, I have some time to really work on becoming multi-lingual which I’ve always wanted to be. In the interest of full disclosure, Goodreads links for these books are to the English versions.
The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
To Sleep in a Sea of Stars by Christopher Paolini
Ever Green: Saving Big Forests to Save the Planet by John W. Reid & Thomas E. Lovejoy
Nightcrawling by Leila Mottley
These are all books that I found when I was checking out a new to me independent book store. Some were already on my TBR like The Song of Achilles and To Sleep in a Sea of Stars, but some just caught my eye like Nightcrawler’s bright cover and Ever Green’s title because who doesn’t love trees?
A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin
Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
My Dearest Darkest by Kayla Cottingham
The Shadow of the Gods by John Gwynne
The Blood Trials by N.E. Davenport
In a Garden Burning Gold by Rory Power
This batch was the result of a spur of the moment bookstore trip because there were a couple of things I wanted and didn’t find at the other bookstore… then of course, B&N just had to have SALES. I had no chance. But I made out with an amazing fantasy haul on this one. I’m SO pumped.
Listening to: I’m still working on my backlog of Ologies episodes and have started on my backlog of This Podcast Will Kill You episodes. I love all of the science going into my ears.
Watching: LMAO. I finished The Wheel of Time earlier this month, other than that.. I haven’t watched much of anything aside from a few reruns of The Repair Shop… I still have those same 25 or so shows that I started and never finished.
What are your notable reads, hauls, or other non-bookish things from June?
Until next time, Happy Reading!