What happened to June? I don’t know. Let’s talk about it!
Books I Read or Reviewed in June
June was a great month for reading the books. Mostly because I’ve been listening to digital audiobooks on the way to and from work every day and I’ve been working 6-7 days a week all month. That’s a lot of audiobook time. I’ve also read a few digital and hardcover tales this month. Same as always, titles with links are those I’ve reviewed and those without I haven’t. You’ll notice that June has not been such a great month for reviewing the books, but meh. Can’t have it all. (If you want to check out what I was hoping to read/review, you can find my June TBR and To Do list here.)
- Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi 🐛🐛🐛🐛🐛
- Nyxia Unleashed by Scott Reintgen 🐛🐛🐛🐛
- Omens by Kelley Armstrong 🐛🐛🐛
- Tyler Johnson Was Here by Jay Coles
- Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare 🐛🐛🐛🐛
- A Day In The Life Of Marlon Bundo by Jill Twiss 🐛🐛🐛🐛🐛
- Birth of Chaos by Elise Kova and Lynn Larsh 🐛🐛🐛🐛
- Her Elysium by Emmy Engbert
- Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan 🐛🐛🐛🐛
- Kiss Of The Royal by Lindsey Duga 🐛🐛🐛🐛
- The Alienist by Caleb Carr
- The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher 🐛🐛🐛🐛
You might have noticed that some don’t even have ratings. That’s either because I couldn’t decide on one or because I didn’t think it was fair to rate the book based on what I consumed of it. (Example: I listened to an abridged audiobook version of one of the unrated books and I just didn’t feel comfortable rating it based on what I consumed.)
Other Things I Did In June
I continued featuring bloggers and vloggers for Bookworm of the Week. I have so much trouble writing what I feel like might be enough or good enough for this feature, but this month I really wanted to at least try to get something up. Even if it meant not writing as much as I felt the bloggers deserved, I wanted to make sure to at least say something. Let them know at least in this little way that I do think of them fondly and that I do love the work they’re putting into their chosen medium. About half through the month, I decided that since this month is Pride Month I was going to try sticking with bloggers who have come out as members of the LGBT+ community. Here’s what that list looks like:
I thoroughly and completely drowned at work. Summer has always been the busiest time for me, but this year has completely blown previous years away in how busy we’ve been, how much programming we’re expected to do, and how much overall stress is put onto us. This month, for the first time since taking this position, I had to bring my work home with me multiple times just because there was not enough time in the day to get it all done. Don’t get me wrong. I still LOVE my job. SO MUCH. But sometimes, a girl just needs a staycation.
Which brings me to the next thing I did this month: Plan for my staycation. I’m not actually going anywhere. Not even staying somewhere other than the house. BUT. I have my birthday week off and I have a few things I’m excited for, including a whole day of NOTHING AT ALL. It’s going to be the best.
I also started planning for my trip to Maine at the end of September. One of my best friends ever in the history of the universe IS GETTING MARRIED!! She’s decided that she wants me closer to her on this day than Florida or the seats at the back, so I’m one of the lucky few who gets to put on a snazzy dress and stand at the front of the room with her. I’m super excited for this trip and there will likely be LOTS of pictures. I might do a post about it on here, but more than likely most of the pictures will be posted to my Instagram. I’ll decide more when it gets a bit closer.
Speaking of Instagram, I posted an ownvoices LGBT+ book rainbow and I’m super proud of it because it’s beautiful and it took FOREVER. Okay, maybe not forever but it took a really long time. Yes. Proud. Here it is!
I created another blog where I plan on posting my library program plans. I did this half because I think it’s always a good idea to share plans, whether or not others agree, and half because my work-provided storage is 97% full and I need the space. It’s just a blank shell right now while I work on typing things in and moving things around, but hopefully I’ll have space on my work storage to actually plan things sometime in the near future, which will mean sharing of all the plans. I would have attempted that here, but it’s such a different audience that I decided to just make an entirely new blog for it. Also, did I mention storage is a thing? Because, yeah. Storage. It’s a thing.
I actually posted my reading challenges for this year like I hoped to! This might seem small, but it’s a huge accomplishment for me. I’ll be updating just those posts and linking them in future wrap ups with updates, I think, but if you have any suggestions for the A to Z Challenge or the Shelflove Crate Reading Challenge or both, I appreciate them all! 😀
Honestly, this month just feels like a giant blur. One minute, it was May 28th and now here it is nearly July. What happened? Time slows for no person, apparently, whether they are paying attention to it or not.
What are some of your favourite reads from this month? What are some interesting things that you did or saw? Let’s talk about them in the comments! 😀