Books I read:
- The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls. 4/5 stars, review.
- Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon. 5/5 stars, review.
- Policing the Black Man edited by Angela J. Davis. 4/5 stars, review to be posted July 11, 2017.
- The Love That Split the World by Emily Henry. 4/5 stars, review.
- The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson. 2/5 stars, review.
- The Stranger by Albert Camus. 4/5 stars, review to be posted July 7, 2017.
Average rating: 3.83 stars
Books read: 6
- When something clicks
- Top Ten Tuesday: Father’s Day
- Anything but books [tag]
- Top Ten Tuesday: Series on my TBR
- Rapid Fire Book Tag
- Top Ten Tuesday: Best Reads of 2017 (so far)
Reading Goal Progress:
This year I have read 30 books so far! My original goal was 35 for the year, so yesterday I bumped it up to 50. It’s kind of my white whale, for the 3 or 4 years I’ve been keeping track I haven’t hit 50 books. This year is the year, I can feel it. I’ve started prioritizing reading again and I’m loving it!
Anyway, this means I’m 6 books ahead of schedule and have completed 60% of my goal, which isn’t too shabby for being only 50% through the year.
Notable Posts by Others:
- Blogging & Reading Confessions @ wonderless reviews – I relate to SO MANY of these confessions, it’s nice to see someone else who feels the same way.
- Trope Tuesday | Biphobic Tropes That Need To Die @ the story salve – Yes, yes, yes, this is such an important post.
- Fake Books: Amazon’s Latest Headache @ Nicholas C. Rossis – I’ve basically cut ties with Amazon at this point (save for the occasional sale or miscellaneous item) but this was a really interesting post!
- Blogging Made Easier: Five Tricks You Should Know @ The WordPress Blog – Some neat tricks for the technical side of blogging! I learned a few new things. 🙂
- I currently have 43 followers, which I feel is pretty good, since I started this blog at the end of April.
- In June, I had 190 visitors, which is over 4 times as many as I had in May
- I published 11 posts in June (4 more than May)
- I had 338 views in June, more than 5 times as many as May!
- I attribute this growth to connecting more with the book blogging community, blog hopping more, and posting more frequently.
- I went to a Red Sox game with my sister on the 11th and it was loads of fun, even though they lost and we were sad. In a brush with fame, we saw pitcher David Price driving out of Fenway after the game!
- I FINALLY(!!!) got a Boston Public Library card as soon as I found out that you don’t need to be a legal resident of Boston to get one (I live in Boston currently and still have a New Hampshire license BUT!! my paystub has my Boston address on it and proves I work in Boston)
- I went on a ROAD TRIP!! My first vacation in years. It’ll have its own post.
- I went to another Red Sox game with a friend of mine! (If you can’t tell, I kind of like going to baseball games)