Reading Round-Up: June 2017

Reading Round-Up is an end of the month recap of my reading life, including books read, reading stats, and reading challenge updates! It’s just an easy way for me to track my reading life!

Well June was an exciting and much-needed month of rejuvenation. My husband and I took our adventure trip to Ireland and Scotland, which was so beautiful. I have also been having a great time hanging at home with my new pup. She is pretty much the best, honestly.

She’s just the cutest!

I have been thoroughly been enjoying my time off. My vacation was much needed, and this time off has been exactly what I needed.

I have also been reading some great books (and actually writing about them)! I wrote a book talk about recent graphic novels and some great Pride recommendations. So June has been great, and I plan on keeping the rejuvenation and relaxation and reading in July!

The Books

Total Books Read in June: 9 Books!

  • P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han (reread)
  • Tash Hearts Tolstoy by Kathryn Ormsbee
  • Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot (audiobook)
  • NewsPrints by Ru Xu
  • The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger (audiobook)
  • History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera
  • None of the Above by I.W. Gregorio (reread)
  • Real Friends by Shannon Hale, Illustrated by LeUyan Pham

Favorite of the Month:

Reading by the Numbers (This Month):

Diverse Authors:  5/9
International Authors:   1/9

Diverse Characters:  7/9
POC:  3/9
LGBTQ+:  3/9  (    )
Mental Health/Disability:   3/9 Mental Health ,  0/9 Disability

Total Reading Percentages For The Year: 

Diverse Authors:  57% POC/LGBTQ+ (Goal: 35%)
International Authors:  22 %  (Goal: 20%)

Diverse Characters:  79 %
POC:   55%
LGBTQ+:   45%
Mental Health/Disability:   21% / 7%

This is the halfway point of the year. Currently I have read 47 books, which considering I spent a month and a half not reading is pretty good! My international authors and my stats about disabled characters in my stories are not where I want them to be, so I want to find a few of those to read this second half of the year. And while I have read some super fantastic realistic fiction stories already, I want to branch out and read more genre fiction (especially since I have a couple of reading projects I am working toward). But I must say, my reading life so far this year has been diverse and full, and I have so many great books on my TBR that I am excited to have an entire month to read a lot.

Laura had this idea about doing a Summer of Series, and I think I am going to join her! I’ll probably write a separate post about my reading list for that, but I do have a lot of series that I want to finish (and start!).

So here’s to great second half of the year of reading! Cheers!

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