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Friday, June 24, 2016

June Reading Wrap-Up

I was in a hardcore reading…not slump exactly…but reading distraction phase? I just could not focus on words.

So I cautiously posted my reading goals for June thinking, at 9 books, there was no way I would reach it. But I did!!!!! Most of the books read in this past week as I finally hit my reading stride.

I ended up reading 10 total. I know the month isn’t quite over but I’m headed to ALA in Orlando this weekend so I know that’s it for reading this month. (Stars So Sweet isn’t pictured below but is the 10th book – I’m reading it right now)

I didn’t get to Dietland – for some reason I can’t get into it yet but I squeezed in two July review books so now I’m kind of ahead!

So basicly, it seems that publicly shaming myself into reading works for me. lol

I’ll be a little scarce next week as I recover and organize my new loves after ALA but then hopefully I can keep up this reading momentum in July.

(Goodread widget with links below)

read-june-2016

The Make-Ahead Kitchen: 75 Slow-Cooker, Freezer, and Prepared Meals for the Busy Lifestyle

really liked it

This would be a great book for busy families. A lot of the recipes have a comfort food feel with a few updates to make them more appealing and healthier by incorporating more grains/veggies. (this is not a healthy - low cal/low fat cookb...
tagged: arc, cooking, read-2016, and read-june-2016
         
Frog

This was kind of a strange book. I really liked the romance between Web and Cyrus but everyone's reaction to Web was off putting. Web was a cowboy trying to make it in the rodeo circuit. He's older now and his body can't take it so he d...
tagged: adult, lbgqtia, own, novella, read-2016, and read-june-2016
         
From Fake to Forever

liked it

Cute enough for a quick, clean romance but neither Ben nor Sandra were developed enough or given enough time to explain their quick turn-around from fear of commitment (Ben) and outright hostility (Sandra) to OMG I love you and want to g...
tagged: adult, alternating-pov-s, arc, for-review, novella, read-2016, and ...
         
Goldfish

really liked it
3.5 stars Review coming soon - but cute!
tagged: arc, for-review, read-2016, read-june-2016, and ya

Poison or Protect

it was amazing
4.5 stars I really enjoyed this! Preshea is a super prickly but relatable heroine and Gavin is just as swoony as can be - loved them both so much. Full review coming closer to release date. *According to my e-arc, Poison or Protect is...
tagged: adult, alternating-pov-s, arc, for-review, series, read-june-2016, ...

The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris

really liked it
Such a sweet little story about regrets, forgiveness, 2nd chances, friendships and a touch of romance that didn't overpower the themes. Lovely.
tagged: adult, alternating-pov-s, own, read-2016, and read-june-2016

Defending Taylor

really liked it
Excellent series and another great addition. Full review coming soon.
tagged: arc, for-review, read-2016, read-june-2016, series, and ya

The Bad Boy's Baby

tagged: alternating-pov-s, adult, favorite-authors, own, novella, read-2016...

WANT

liked it
Great story premise and characters but the editing issues were so numerous that it made reading laborious at times. I had to go back and re-read for inconsistencies and sentences that just didn't made sense due to clunky phrasing.
tagged: alternating-pov-s, adult, lbgqtia, own, read-2016, and read-june-2016

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I'm still on target for my 2016 reading challenge!

2016 Reading Challenge

2016 Reading Challenge
Karen has read 85 books toward her goal of 120 books.
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22 comments:

  1. I hope that July will be good :D

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  2. A great way of catching up on any posts I may have missed, thank you.

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  3. Oh like that you got your goal! Have fun at ALA and have a book and a drink for me. LOL

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    1. That 10 was torture. I'm glad I'm coming out the funk!

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  4. That's great you got 10 books read this month, since you didn't start off well! Have fun at ALA too! How exciting!!

    -Lauren

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  5. 10 is great, and I know what you mean. We have had company for the past 10 days and when I sit to read I could keep focused. Here is to hoping July rocks!

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    1. I usually read about 17 but I'll take 10! Since I was worried 1-2 was optimistic lol

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  6. 10 is great especially as you started in a slump!! And I'm going to pick up that Jenny Colgan book!

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    1. I read really fast so even starting late I did ok. Boy am I glad I'm coming out of whatever funk I was in!

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  7. Oh, Mary Calmes is my guilty pleasure! I read (devoured, more like) all her books! But it's awesome that you read more than you expected! Congratulations!! Also, have fun in ALA. :)

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    1. Is she? That's what everyone is saying lol What else should I read?

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  8. oh congrats on reaching above your goal!! I do hate those reading slumps.

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    1. I just couldn't read AT ALL. It's not even an I hated what I was reading slump :-(

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  9. I am excited to read Defending Taylor. I think you did great!

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    1. I started off bad but gained momentum in the end lol

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  10. I've been wanting to read something different lately to avoid getting in a slump. Maybe some romance or urban fiction. I may give Gail Carriger a try!

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  11. I've been wanting to read something different lately to avoid getting in a slump. Maybe some romance or urban fiction. I may give Gail Carriger a try!

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  12. Ah I hope I can do what you did but with July! I hit a reading distraction phase this week and keep looking at my pile going but you need to be read! lol Looks like some good reads in that pile :)

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  13. Nice wee reviews! I'm reading a Gail Carriger right now that's kind of getting on my nerves...trying a little too hard to hit that adorably quirky tone of her other books. :(

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