Monthly Wrap-Up: June ’18

MonthlyWrap-UPThere are days when I am fine with reading less and others where it throws me into panic mode. I read only four books in June, plus a collection of poetry. It wasn’t much, but I ended the month kind of okay with it. I’m suffering from lack of free time rather than a slump. Hopefully, I can get more books in in July because my summer TBR is pretty big. We are in the midst of the Summer 2018 Comment Challenge. If you’re not familiar, Lonna @ FLYLēF and I cohost this summer challenge; we pair bloggers each month and have them interact with one another through comments on each other’s blogs. If you’re interested in joining us, our sign-up post for August goes up tomorrow. I am paired with Carolina @ Fictionologyst for July and I really excited to get to know her.

(Book covers below are linked to my reviews, unless otherwise specified.) 

Favorite Book This Month:

Melissa Lozado-Oliva’s Peluda was a gift I bought myself for my birthday in May. I saw this video and immediately became intrigued, ended up watching various YouTube videos of her slam poetry and just fell in love with her words. Even if you aren’t a fan of poetry, I encourage you to check out Melissa Lozado-Oliva. Cover is linked to Goodreads.

Least Favorite Book This Month:

No book this month received less than three stars.

Reviews Posted This Month:

Read, Review Coming Soon:

(covers linked to Goodreads)

Notable Blog Posts This Month:

Kernels of Nonsense: In Which I Tell You How I Really Feel – Shared some unfiltered opinions this month that I don’t make a habit of talking about too much. Very cathartic.

Summer 2018 Comment Challenge: July Sign-up & July Partners – The second month of this challenge is starting today. You can sign-up for August starting tomorrow.

Can’t-Wait Wednesday: Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik – I am so excited about this release. Can I have it now?

Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Make Me Want to Travel in Unconventional Ways – This was one of the funnest posts I’ve put together. Love that fiction introduces us to some odd ways to travel.

Reading Challenges:

Aside from the Goodreads challenge, I’m only participating in one reading challenge this year.

1. The 2018 Debut Author Challenge is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. I didn’t read any debuts this month which means I’m behind by one book!

  • Challenge Goal: 12 books; Current Count: 5 books

July Releases I’m Excited For:

Month in Review

What are some of your summer reading plans? Any summer releases you’re really excited for? Let me know in the comments and feel free to leave me a link to your own wrap-up post and I’ll be sure to visit.

45 thoughts on “Monthly Wrap-Up: June ’18

    1. If I can get to it this month, there will be a review. I remember the mention of sirens during our conversation. No, I don’t think I’ll be reviewing the poetry book because “This is so good and made me feel so much” doesn’t seem adequate. I will be featuring it for one of my weekly memes though.


  1. Did you get a new profile pic? I’m digging it! I like that your July reads are also all blue covers. Haha. I’m reading Sea Witch now and really like it! If I get off the internet and read, I can probably finish it tonight (but I won’t do either of those things).

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  2. I totally get you, I’ve read only 3 books in June not because of a reading slump but because I didn’t have much time to read anymore! I love poetry books and I haven’t heard of Peluda before but I think I’m gonna check it out! I’m excited for Spinning Silver and Sea Witch too, I’ve heard great things about them! Hope your July read is even better!!

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  3. Peluda sounds really interesting. I am definitely adding that to my TBR. I’ve read a few poetry books and really enjoyed them, so I want to branch out into more poetry. I think Sea Witch is going to be so good!

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