June 2017 Wrap Up

Now we know what happens when you give me a month off work. 

I read 24 books this month!

I read whole series.

I picked up books from other series that I had started previously.

I read nonfiction.

I read romantic books.

I even read some YA and graphic novels.

I read a couple of ARCs too.


Honestly, I started to get a bit tired of reading after a while.  (I know, it is blasphemy!)  I definitely slowed down at the end of the month.  Getting distracted by real life was an issue at that point too but the beginning of the month was a glorious exercise in going to the library every day to pick up books I had requested and then devouring them because I had NOTHING ELSE TO DO.

The books were:

  • Set in England, Australia, India, Congo, Saudi Arabia, Japan,  and the U.S. (Ohio, New York, Maine, California, and Pennsylvania)
  • Only one audiobook!
  • The Turner series was actually three novels and a novella but I only counted it as one book.

The authors were:

  • 14 unique female authors and 4 male authors
  • 2 black women, 2 Indian authors, 2 biracial women of East Asian descent, 1 Latina, 1 Arab woman, 1 Singaporean woman, 1 Japanese woman, 5 white women, and 3 white men.
  • 1 transgender author

Reading All Around the World challenge from Howling Frog Books

  • Read a nonfiction book about the country – or
  • Read fiction written by a native of the country or someone living for a long time in the country.

I added three countries to the map this month – Saudi Arabia, The Democratic Republic of Congo, and Japan.

I also updated my 2017 map with all the books I’ve read that have real world locations.

Poor South America. It is feeling so neglected. I need to work on that.  Europe is surprisingly bare too except for the U.K.


  • Danielle Hammelef

    I’m reading When Dimple Met Rishi currently and think the characters are so much fun. 24 books is huge! I love that you diversify your books so much. Very cool month for you.

  • Terri @ Alexia's Books and Such

    Wow! Seriously impressed that you read 24 books! I’ve had reading slumps before but don’t think I’ve ever gotten tired of reading. Of course, I’ve never read as many books in one month so maybe that has something to do with it? But still, well done! I need to see if my library has the Eddie Izzard book as he’s such an interesting man that his story is probably fascinating! Hope you have a great July!

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