I finished 16 books in June! Though I technically had more time to read than I did last month when I finished 23 books, I hit a bit of a slump about halfway through the month and needed to slow down my pace and spend more time doing other things. Which is fine! I still got lots of great reading done in June, including 5 physical books, 2 ebooks, 9 audiobooks, and my first DNF of the year.
Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass #6) by Sarah J. Maas ☆☆☆☆☆
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas ☆☆☆☆☆
Home Before Dark by Riley Sager ☆☆☆☆1/2
Dear Martin by Nic Stone ☆☆☆☆☆
Nimona by Noelle Stevenson ☆☆☆☆
The Year of the Witching [ARC] by Alexis Henderson ☆☆☆☆
Stranger in the Lake [ARC] by Kimberly Belle ☆☆☆
The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo ☆☆☆☆☆
White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo ☆☆☆☆☆
The Boyfriend Project [ALC] by Farrah Rochon ☆☆☆☆1/2
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates ☆☆☆☆☆
Queen’s Peril (Star Wars) by E.K. Johnston ☆☆☆☆
Devolution [ALC] by Max Brooks ☆☆☆
Rebel Rising (Star Wars) by Beth Revis ☆☆☆
Becoming by Michelle Obama ☆☆☆☆☆
The Proposal (The Wedding Date #2) by Jasmine Guillory ☆☆☆1/2
The Roxy Letters by Mary Pauline Lowry
2020 READING GOAL PROGRESS
At the beginning of the year, I shared my 2020 reading goals. When I post my wrap up at the end of each month, I also want to reflect on the progress I’m making toward reaching my goals.
Read 100 books: 86/100 (I’m 37 books ahead of schedule even with my increased goal)
Explore more genres: I read memoirs, nonfiction, and contemporary YA outside of my comfort zone in my efforts to read more BIPOC authors and educate myself about anti-racism
Buy fewer books: I bought several books in June to support Black authors and add diversity to my bookshelves
Finish more series: I made progress on the Throne of Glass series but I didn’t make it all the way through Kingdom of Ash. I read lots of stand-alones this month.
Reread more: no rereads this month
Read at least two classics: 1/2 (none this month)
Read one graphic novel each month: Nimona
While my June total didn’t top my May total like I expected, I’m still really proud of all the reading I accomplished. I read much more diversely than I have in previous months. With the combination of the pandemic and summer break, started the month spending ALL of my time reading, but I got a bit burned out on books a few weeks ago. I’ve still been reading every day, just not as much. I reminded myself that reading is not a competition, it is for fun, and it is okay if I do not spend every possible second of every day with my nose in a book. Still, I’m hoping to kick this slump in July because I have quite a few books I’d like to get through!
How did your month go? What was the best book you read in June?