June has, as always, been a jam-packed month although it doesn’t feel like it has flown by quite as quickly as some previous months…still, here we are, halfway through 2019 which seems a bit surreal!
Now seems like a good time to take stock and see if I’ve actually managed to make a start on any New Year’s Resolutions or not. Honestly, I have managed a few and not others! How about you?
Total: 42 (There are actually probably a few more but I have been appalling at updating my Goodreads this month…)
Picture books: 10
Graphic novels: 0
Middle Grade: 15
Young adult: 12
Poetry: 1 (My Mum is growing down, not pictured here!)
Sources of books
ARC: 10 ( 3 e-ARCs from Netgalley)
Books read that count towards the #YARC2019 Reading Challenge: 4 (Total so far: 26 )
Oh dear, I am going off track on my challenge – need to get reading all those wonderful books by Asian authors on my shelves!
Highlights this month have included: Nocturna, Convenience Store Woman, Snowglobe, The Journey, Invisible Women, The Last SpellBreather, The Deepest Breath, Lord of Secrets and Spin the Dawn.
June Achievements and Highlights
- Growing lots of things in my garden! I now have the first apples starting to ripen on the tree, some strawberries, tomatoes and carrots forming as well as peppers, chilli peppers, cucumbers, broccoli and raspberries in the future (hopefully!)
- Finish my reports for school – wow! That was a marathon! Still have a few tweaks to go after proof-reading, but they are pretty much there which is a massive relief.
- Ordered and shelved nearly £2000 worth of books purchased from Scholastic using the credit from our book fairs – so the books cost us £2.99. They look brilliant on the shelves and have a;ready had lots of excited children wanting to borrow the new titles.
Food/Drink: This isn’t a new one but since we moved house we have a bakery nearby, meaning that fresh-basked crusty loaf is within reach, yum!
I have also been enjoying eating some of the first crops from the garden – three strawberries and some lettuce to date!
Skincare: I have been terrible, honestly. Need to start taking better care of my skin.
TV/Film/Music: I recent; listened to an audiobook (Notes on a Nervous Planet) and can borrow more through my library so I might try to listen to a few more. I have barely watched any TV or movies this month! Recently, we watched The Wandering Earth , based on Cixin Liu’s book, and I really liked it!
What did you think of my monthly round-up for June?
How did your month go?
What are you looking forward to next month?
Let me know in the comments!
Also, please link your monthly round-ups below so I can catch up with your blogs!
Thanks for reading!