Monthly Wrap-Up | June 2021 + Monthly TBR Hopeful | July 2021

Compared to my month of May, June wasn’t all that exciting. For the most part, my time was taken up with work, reading, and a couple of new TV shows. Surprisingly, I was able to read and listen to quite a few books this past month. Sadly, I didn’t really stick to my hopeful TBR list or from my owned books, but hopefully this month will be better.

What I Read

I read 11 books totaling in 3,391 pages. I read across a few different moods, mainly mysterious, emotional, and adventurous. As for genres, I mostly read science fiction and mystery, with contemporary close behind. I mostly read fiction books that were medium to fast paced. Out of the six books on my TBR, I only read two.

  • Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
  • A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
  • Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed
  • All Systems Red (The Murderbot Diaries #1) by Martha Wells
  • Artificial Condition (The Murderbot Diaries #2) by Martha Wells
  • Rogue Protocol (The Murderbot Diaries #3) by Martha Wells
  • Exit Strategy (The Murderbot Diaries #4) by Martha Wells
  • A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson
  • Back in the Burbsby Tracy Wolff & Avery Flynn
  • Magic for Liars by Sarah Gailey
  • Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley

Reading Challenge Updates

  • Beat the Backlist: 9
  • Mount TBR: 1
  • NetGalley Reading Challenge: 0
  • PopSugar 2021 Reading Challenge: 3

I really need to get into my owned TBR stack!

July 2021 Hopeful TBR

Witches Steeped in Gold by Ciannon Smart

The Maidens by Alex Michaelides

The Road Trip by Beth O’Leary

The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow

Yoke: The Union of Yoga and Life by Jessamyn Stanley

Small Favors by Erin A. Craig

This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate by Naomi Klein

I have no idea how many books I’ll get to this month, but three of these are library books that I currently have checked out and two of them are eARCs that I need to read and review. So we’ll see.

What I Watched & What I Hope to Watch

I’m not sure if I’ll always include this section, but I binged watched a couple different shows that I really got into and figured I would share!

I watched:

Ted Lasso, season 1 – I can’t believe I waited to watch this!

Grimm, seasons 1-6

Lucifer, season 5, part B

There were also a few last seasons/ series finales I watched.

What I Want to Watch:

iZombie – I just started this. I found that I wanted something a little more quirky/comedic (at least until Ted Lasso is back). Interested enough to probably finish the series.

Physical – I watched the first episode; not quite what I was expecting, but I think I want to give it a shot

Kevin can F*ck Himself – honestly just watching because of Annie Murphy; not bad so far

Virgin River – just a week away!

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