IT IS JULY Y’ALL. JULY. HOW?! This has been the strangest, most upsetting year yet somehow it is already half over. Some days last forever and some months drag on while others are gone in a blink. Time is wild. It’s all been very hard to process emotionally and mentally for a multitude of reasons, some of them personal. However I try to remind myself what I have to be grateful for, put one foot in front of the other, and go one day at a time. NOT my strong suit.
I do like watching my favorite shows over & over, and being on Instagram because I have my feed pretty well-curated by now: bookstagram, friends & family, lots of beagles (so many beagles), landscape photography of favorite places, food bloggers, fanart, and advice graphics.
Moving on- June was my best reading month since the beginning of the year, which is nice! I’m ten books ahead of my Goodreads goal (29 out of 40) and I’m really enjoying reading wherever my mood takes me (lots of contemporary romance). Here’s what I read last month:
You Should See Me In A Crown by Leah Johnson
Applied Electromagnetism (Chemistry Lessons #4) by Susannah Nix
Experimental Marine Biology (Chemistry Lessons #5) by Susannah Nix
The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea by Maggie Tokuda- Hall
Heracles’ Bow by Madeline Miller
Truly Madly Royally by Debbie Rigaud
I also joined The Storygraph, which I am REALLY excited about! It’s a Goodreads alternative founded by Nadia Odunayo and it has some awesome features: half (and quarter!!) stars, Goodreads data import, a survey that personalizes your book search results, numerous reading challenges, the ability to filter by mood, DNF and ReRead shelves, and a really clean interface that is constantly improving because it’s still in beta! There is so much to play with!! They really listen to and cater to their user base and I can’t wait to see how The Storygraph gets even better in the future.
How was your June? Have you been able to read as much as you normally do? What’s been your favorite book this year? Let me know!