It’s officially summer! I love how June turns things from spring into summer (at least where I live!).
I was a busy bee this month – I took an online course, landscaped by backyard (we did dirt and gravel and sod ourselves!), managed to actually meal plan and grocery shop for real ingredients, and even went camping one weekend. Between it all, I managed to read 7 books.
One way that I am reading more, is by listening to audiobooks while taking a walk on my lunch break. It’s killing two birds with one stone (please excuse the cliche) – exercising and reading at the same time. I have a desk job, and end up sitting for most of my day (although that may change in August when my office moves and we get standing desks!). I often end up feeling sore and groggy from sitting all day, not realizing that three or four hours have passed and that I haven’t stood or moved around at all. But by getting out at lunch with an audiobook, I’m still able to read lots (thanks to my library’s use of Overdrive for lending audiobooks), and get in some much needed steps and exposure to fresh air. It’s been lovely.
What was in my June 2017 book haul?
What did I read in June?
- The Book of Speculation by Erika Swyler
- When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
- I am for You by Mieko Ouchi
- Redheaded Stepchild by Johnnie Walker
- The Life and Deaths of Blanche Nero by Ken Brigham
- Lumberjanes Vol. 4: Out of Time
- Skin Flick by Norm Foster
At the end of June, I’ve read 44 books in 2017 . That puts me 59% of the way to my goal of 75 books in 2017.
In case you missed it
June was a super exciting month for me blogging-wise. In June 2017, trishajennreads.com surpassed 1000 monthly pageviews for the first time. THANK YOU!! I kept refreshing my stats page to see the word count climb and climb and climb, passing the previous monthly records in the first week of June. This is a huge deal for me and makes me feel so blessed to have fellow bookworms who read my blog. If you have ideas of things you’d like to read about here, please let me know in the comments.
Some of the posts in June that you might have missed were:
- Book Reviews
- Books for Dad (Top Ten Tuesday)
- How to Get Out of a Reading Rut
- Series I’ve Been Meaning to Start (Top Ten Tuesday)
- WWW Wednesday
- How to Prepare for a Used Bookstore Shopping Spree
- My Used Bookstore Shopping List