Was it just me or did June fly by quicker than usual? Well, I guess when you’re working full time and taking summer classes time does fly by quite fast. So in June was goal was to read 10 books, and well I surpassed that by 5 books!! I have to say I am quite happy with having read 15 books on top of doing school and work, and it put me at 72/85 books read for the year. Getting so close to completing my goal before my fall classes’ start!
“Compulsion” by Martina Boone 5/5 (6/2/15)
“In Real Life” by Joey Graceffa 5/5 (6/5/15)
“The Summer I Turned Pretty” by Jenny Han 4/5 (6/7/15)
“It’s Not summer Without You” by Jenny Han 4/5 (6/9/15)
“We’ll Always Have Summer” by Jenny Han 4/5 (6/9/15)
“Last Chance Texaco” by Brent Hartinger 5/5 (6/10/15)
“Four” by Veronica Roth 4/5 (6/16/15)
“The Knife Thrower and Other Stories” by Steven Millhauser 3/5 (6/17/15)
“The Death of a Salesman” by Arthur Miller 3/5 (6/20/15)
“Who Let the Ghouls Out” by R.L. Stine 4/5 (6/21/15)
“To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” by Jenny Han 4/5 (6/22/15)
“Have You Met My Ghoul Friend” by R.L. Stine 3/5 (6/22/15)
“One Night in Doom House” by R.L. Stine 4/5 (6/24/15)
“Little Camp of Horrors” by R.L. Stine 4/5 (6/24/15)
“P.S. I Still Love You” by Jenny Han 4/5 (6/29/15)
In June, I really tried to read some stuff that is a bit different for me, like Jenny Han, Steven Millhauser (short stories), and R.L. Stine who I was a fan of when I was younger. I am actually really happy that I took these chances, because I ended up loving Jenny Han aka a contemporary queen according to my Instagram follower “thebelljar”, and I reignited my like for R.L. Stine and realize how important his writing is to the age range he writes for.
Overall, I was very pleased with what I read this month. However, I did start reading “Specials” by Scott Westerfeld, but sadly, I was unable to finish it. The story was just not working for me. I may try reading it again later this year, but I’m not sure. I really struggled to finish “Pretties” by Scott Westerfeld in May.
Stay tuned for later this week, I will be posting my July TBR and also my July Book Recommendation of the Month (aka my favorite book from June that I think you should read).