This year, I’ve decided to start doing monthly wrap-ups. You can look forward to these posts on the first of every month, with the previous month being discussed.
Deciding what I wanted to include in these posts was hard, but in each of these, you’ll find: books I’ve read this month, posts published, as well as news (be it personal or public). Enjoy!
Books I’ve Read:
As I mentioned in my last wrap-up, I graduated at the beginning of June (the 2nd, to be exact.) Being the beginning of my “last” summer break before I head off to college, I was expecting to read A LOT. And maybe I will, later in the summer, but as for this first month, I didn’t. I blame that on work. I work at a local Pizza Hut, and we’ve been understaffed for a while, so they keep over scheduling me: instead of my normal 3-4 days, I’m working 5-6 days, and where I normally worked 3-5 hours, I’m now working 5-8 hours.
That being said, I haven’t read that much! I’ve read four books in total this month (as of when I’m writing this, at least), and I’m only currently reading two. I’ve already read The Handsome Girl and Her Beautiful Boy by BT Gottfred, The Creeping Shadow by Jonathan Stroud, Dare Mighty Things by Heather Kaczynski, and The Frighteners: A Journey Through Our Cultural Fascination with the Macabre by Peter Laws.
All of these books have been really good, and I can’t wait to write and publish my reviews of them. Except, well, except the first one that I mentioned, but that’s a whole different story.
I am also currently reading a few, which I will probably finish soon if not early July. I’m rereading Ruin of Stars by Linsey Miller because I am literally trash for that series!!! And then I’m also reading a middle grade supernatural/horror book I stumbled upon in NetGalley, called The Darkdeep by Ally Condie and Brendan Reichs. I’ve never read anything by these authors before, but I do recognize the names.
Since I’ve gotten my life somewhat under control (curse you, under-staffed Pizza Hut!!), I’ve also gotten my posting schedule somewhat back in order. I’ll probably also be trying to go back to a mixture of posts, including author interviews, discussions, opinion posts, as well as the ever-present reviews.
Jun 10th: Review #167 // The House of Power – Patrick Carman
Jun 13th: Review #168 // Orlando – Virginia Woolf
Jun 16th: Review #169 // 1984 – George Orwell
Jun 19th: Review #170 // A Little Life – Hanya Yanagihara
Jun 22nd: State of the ARC #1
Jun 25th: Review #171 // Hunting Prince Dracula – Kerri Maniscalco
Jun 28th: Review #172 // Rivers of Fire – Patrick Carman
See, somewhat under control! I’ve gotten posts scheduled again, in regular intervals, and everything!! I’m so proud of myself.
So, like I said before, I work at Pizza Hut. They bribed me with iced coffee and chinese food to work at the 4th of July booth we have set up at our local park, and the only reason I agreed is because my friend agreed with the condition that I do it, lmfao.
As previewed in that post schedule above, I started a meme called State of the ARC. I’m hoping that it will help me get my ARC pile under control, and so far it has. In all of the books I’ve mentioned in this post, four of them were ARCs. That’s fairly good, in my honest opinion!