Friday, June 29, 2018

Month in Review: June 2018

June has seemed like a crazy month. I'm not even sure why exactly because it felt both fast and slow, but all I know is we're finally at the end and I'm doing my wrap-up!

I was actually on track to read a bit more than usual, but instead I've ended up overloading myself with other things that sort of waylaid that. For instance, every year I like to try to tackle at least one super intimidating book on my shelf (i.e. War and Peace, Infinite Jest, etc.), and this year I chose Alan Moore's Jerusalem. This monster clocks at a totally not terrifying 1,280 pages (and wow is it heavy). I've scheduled it so I'm basically reading a general numbers of pages a day so I'll read it from June-August. It's a dense book, so even less than twenty pages a day is taking its time, but I've found that taking it slowly is the best way for me to tackle books like these that I would otherwise probably get discouraged reading. 

The second thing taking up reading time is my participation in r/fantasy's Kushiel's Dart read-along, which is about eight chapters a week. It's not too much, but it's still something.
Lastly, I'm beta reading for someone's fantasy novel, which is really exciting! I'm having such a great time doing it and I'm so glad I agreed to take part in it. That being said, none of these on their own are a lot, but all of those together plus the fact that I'm still reading my own regular books... I think I might've bit off more than I can chew. Of course, I could easily just not do one or two or these and be sane, but why on earth would I ever make things easy for myself? So far I'm managing to keep up somehow, but we'll see how it goes. 
Anyway, rambling aside, I hope everyone has had a productive month and that you all have a wonderful July!

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Books read: 11


84K by Claire North  
The Grey Bastards by Jonathan French 
Adrift by Rob Boffard 
Kings of Paradise by Richard Nell 
The Mermaid by Christina Henry 
Torn by Rowenna Miller 
 The Silver Mask by Christian Ellingsen 

(this month)

The Wicker King by K. Ancrum 
The Little Mermaid and Other Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen 
The Red Wolf Conspiracy by Robert V.S. Redick 
Brightly Burning by Alexa Donne 
The Oresteia by Aeschylus 
Beast:A Tale of Love and Revenge by Lisa Jensen 
The High Season by Judy Blundell 
You Were Made For This by Michelle Sacks

Have you read any of these? What books did you read this month? I hope you all had a great month-- comment below!

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  1. I like reading long books, but yeah, they do kind of push everything else to the side. I think it's a good idea to read a little at a time. I just reread Outlander, and it took about two months. I read a little bit between other books.

    1. They really do, and I get frustrated with a book if I'm stuck reading only it for a while, haha. Outlander is one that I've been really wanting to get to, I think I'd probably read it between other books as well, it's quite large!

  2. Wow, I'm jealous of your eleven books read! I'm really curious to read your review of The Wicker King😊

    1. It was so good! I thought the premise sounded good, but I was super skeptical and it ended up surprising me in the best way. Hopefully I'll review it in July. :)

  3. I need to read Adrift soon! Kings of Paradise looks good too, and I don't think I've seen that one.

    The Kushiel's readalong sounds fun!