Sunday, June 30, 2019

June 2019 Challenge Update & July TBR

The year is half over! Yes you heard that right, we are halfway through 2019!  How on earth did that happen?!  June was not a great reading month for me, we had company at our house nearly all month, hubby was on vacation almost all month, school got out, baseball ended and major house construction is in full swing.  With all of that I am just happy I got any reading done.

Children's Books
30-40 books

Early Reader Books
30-40 books
11. Minions: Who's the Boss?
12. The Innings and Outs of Baseball
13. The Bike Lesson

Graphic Novel
25 books
14. The Iliad
15. Sea Sirens

Audio Book Challenge
50 books - (Caffinated Reader hosted)

35. Crazy Rich Asians

Classic Books
5 books
None (DNFed The Alchemist)

Big Books
10 books over 500 pages
6. Crazy Rich Asians

RI Authors
20 books

Borrowed Books
30-40 books
15 books

Beat the Backlist
75 books - (Novelknight hosted) - only using books I already own

The Never Ending Series
Warland Chronicles: Book1, Book 2, Book 3, Book 4,

Requested Reviews
No more than 25 new acceptances (& catch up on old requests)
12. Sniper's Pride (Penguin First to Read)
13. The Iliad (Netgalley)
14. My Corner of the Ring (Blog Tour- Direct Request)
15. Manticore's Vow (Netgalley)
16. Sea Sirens (Direct from Publisher- Unsolicited)

Recently Added to Shelves
Limited purchases (must total less than 200) and read soon
1. Dragon of Ash & Stars - (Jan./ Jan.) DNF
2. The Snow Gypsy (Jan./ )
3. Book Nerds & Boyfriends (Jan./Feb. ) *
4. WarDance (Jan/ )
5. Warsong (Jan./ )
6. The Only Harmless Great Thing (Jan/Jan.)
7. Who in the World is Carmen Sandiego (Jan./ Jan.)
8. Lost Boy (Jan/ )
9. Year One (Jan/ )
10. Girl Who Drank the Moon (Jan/ )
11. King of Scars (Jan/ )
12. Dactyl Hill Squad (Feb./)
13. The Darkdeep  (Feb./)
14. Voices (Feb./Feb.) 
15. Wicked King (Feb./March) 
16. Lord of the Fading Lands (Feb./)
17. Crown of Feathers (Feb./)
18. Argos: The Story of Odysseus as told by his Loyal Dog (Feb./)
19. 100 Hugs (Feb./ Feb.) 
20. Binti 2: Home (Feb./March)
23. Binti 3: Night Masquerade (Feb./March) 
24. Artificial Condition (Feb./March)
25. Rogue Protocol (Feb./March)
26. Trial of Lightening  (Feb./ May) 
27. The Last (Endling) (Feb./March)
28. Aquicorn Cove (Feb./Feb.) 
29. Thick as Thieves (Feb./ Feb.)
30. Aru Shah and the End of Time (March/) - DNF
31. Foundryside (March/ April)
32. Wundersmith (March/) - UNHAUL 
33. City of Ghosts (March/March) 
34. Saga Vol. 8 (March/ April)
35. Saga Vol. 9 (March/April)
36. Warrior of the Wild (March/March)
37. Book Love (March/March)
38. Queen's Shadow (March/March) 
39. A Curse So Dark and Lonely (March/May) 
40. Shadow of Doubt (March/)
41. Gates of Stone (March/)
42. In Her Sights (March/April)
43. Nevermoor (March/May)  
44. A Conspiracy of Truths 
45. The Wild Robot (March/March)  
46. The Resurrectionist (March/) 
47. Viper (April/)
48. Vortex Visions (April/) 
49. Through the White Wood (April/)
50. Descendant of the Crane (April/)
51. The Princess and the Fangirl (April/April)
52. Holy Sister (April/)
53. Rhapsodic (April/May) 
54. A Strange Hymn (April/May) 
55. The Emperor of Evening Stars (April/June)
56. Dark Harmony (April/)
57. The Black Bull of Norroway (April/May) 
58. We Rule the Night (April/)
59. The Unbound Empire (April/)
60. The Opposite of Always (May/) - UNHAUL
61. The Sea Queen(May/)
62. The Mountain of Kept Memory(May/)
63. Metamorphica (May/)
64. Misfits of Avalon Vol. 1 (May/)
65. Misfits of Avalon Vol. 2 (May/)
66. The Sea King (May/)
67. Ride Hard (May/)
68. Ride Rough (May/)
69. Ride Wild (May/)
70. Irresistible Force (May/June)
71. Force of Attraction (May/)
72. Primal Force (May/)
73. Rival Forces (May/)
74. A Rogue by Any Other Name (May/)
75. A Scot in the Dark (May/)
76. The Day of the Duchess (May/)
77. The Pirate Bride (May/)
78. Pirate Stories (May/)
79. Man Made Boy (May/)
80. This Monstrous Thing (May/)
81. The Case of the Missing Moonstone (May/June) *
82. Dear Santa (May/)
83. An Endless Christmas (May/)
84. Christmas Magic (May/)
85. Falling Softly (May/)
86. Christmas Town (May/)
87. The Christmas Star (May/) 
88. Crazy Rich Asians (May/June) *
89 Once and Future (May/June)
90. Highland Crown (May/)
91. Her Royal Highness (May/May) 
92. Things My Son Needs to Know About the World (May/May) 
93. Seal's Honor (May/May) 
94. Gris Grimly's Frankenstein (June/)
95. The Case of the Counterfeit Criminals (June/)
96. The Case of the Perilous Palace (June/)
97. The Strange Case of the Alchemists Daughter (June/)
98. The Beholder (June/)
99. Lovestruck (June/)
100. We Hunt the Flame (June/)
101. Romanov (June/)
102. Dark Shores (June/ June) *
103. Dreaming the Bear (June/)
104. A New Hope (June/)
105. The Trial of Joan of Arc (June/)
106. Midsummer's Mayhem (June/)
107. Monsters (June/)
108. The Monsters We Deserve (June/)
109. Strange Star (June/)
110. Hephaistos: God of Fire (June/)
111. Ghostly Tales from the Lost Summer of 1816 (June/)
112. Till There was You (June/)
113. Sea Sirens (June/June) *
114. The Bride Test (June/)
115. The Kingdom (June/)

January Reading Stats:
I read a total of 18 books this month
3,008 pages read and 1 day, 8 hours and 1 minute of listening

Resolutions Check in:
1. Borrow More Books: I did borrow a couple of books this month, though at least for next month this will be cut back because I just have too many on my shelves to read. - CHECK
2. Purchase Less Books: Lat year in June I added 20 books to my shelves, this year I added 21. For the second month in a row I failed at this, time for a bit of a shopping ban! - :(
3. Read Big Books: I squeaked in just at the end of the month with a 527 page book, I didn't even realize Crazy Rich Asians was that long! - CHECK
4. Re-Read More: I have not re-read anything in the past couple of months but again I have so many new books to get to, I am okay with this for now. -  :(
5. Put Less Pressure and Stress on Myself: With how busy this month is, I had no choice but to let some things slide. I am actually surprised with how calm I have been about the missed posts on here and on my Instagram, even the lack of reading going on. - CHECK


I think I have been a little too laid back with my TBR, I am a goal oriented person and need that extra drive sometimes to read more.  While I am giving myself a tougher TBR this month, I am picking some lighter reading.   So in addition to my Medieval Readathon TBR (posted yesterday) here are the books I want to read in July . . .

For fun
Holy Sister
Highland Crown
The Pirate Bride
Force of Attraction
Till There was You
Midsummer's Mayhem
Descendant of the Crane
Hephaistos: God of Fire
Misfits of Avalon Vol. 1 and Vol. 2

and for requested reviews
Spin the Dawn
Window on the Bay
The Book Charmer
Unbreak Me

So how are your challenges going? Are you behind on a few like me? Or are you right on track or even a little ahead of the game?

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