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June Wrap-Up

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

Misc. Posts:

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:

Blog Stats:

  • 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.

Personal:

  • 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)



Thanks for reading! How was June for you? Let me know in the comments. You can also follow me on Twitter and Goodreads.

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7 thoughts on “June Wrap-Up”

  1. I agree 100% on The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I actually read the other two books in the trilogy, trying to understand the popularity. A lot of the faults (every woman in the series wanting to be with Blomksvist, sexual assault being used for shock value) continue throughout the series and the characters also lose any consistency they might have once had. This goes on my I Don’t Understand Why It’s So Popular list.

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  2. Thank you so much for sharing my post! I’m glad it resonated with people.

    Also congrats on your library card! I’m super jealous! I live in a small town with a tiny library, but I currently don’t have a way to prove my residency. I may try the whole pay stub thing though – if Boston counts it, hopefully my small town will too!

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  3. Baseball isn’t really a thing in Australia, but I’m obsessed with our verrsion of football so I totally get how cool it must have been to see a game! Also going on a road trip sounds amazing 😍

    Thanks so much for sharing my post 😀 I’m so glad you were able to relate to some of the things I spoke about!!

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    1. Ah yeah! It’s fun to go to any kind of a live game, I think. It’s so easy to get caught up in the rush and cheer along with everyone else!

      And no problem! It was a good post 🙂

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  4. Congratulations on moving closer towards your Goodreads Challenge end goal and increasing your blog stats. The latter is always the most exciting (and sometimes frustrating) part of starting up a blog.

    And it seems like you really liked The Glass Castle and Everything, Everything. I’ve read both and enjoyed them a lot as well. Since you liked E, E I definitely recommend Yoon’s other novel, The Sun is Also a Star. It’s just as great if not better, in my opinion.

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