Friday, July 01, 2016

Month in Review: June 2016

Here are my reading stats for June!
  • Books read: 13
Books I read: 
  1. Private L.A. -- James Patterson
  2. The Island House -- Nancy Thayer (audio book)
  3. Ink & Bone -- Lisa Unger (e-book)
  4. Cavendon Hall -- Barbara Taylor Bradford (audio book)
  5. As Time Goes By -- Mary Higgins Clark (audio book)
  6. The Girl from the Savoy -- Hazel Gaynor (audio book)
  7. First Comes Love -- Emily Giffin
  8. The Ice Princess -- Camilla Lackberg (audio book)
  9. Fall of Poppies -- Heather Webb & others
  10. Who Do You Love -- Jennifer Weiner (audio book)
  11. All of Us and Everything -- Bridget Asher (audio book)
  12. A Certain Age -- Beatriz Williams
  13. Untethered -- Julie Lawson Timmer (audio book)
Favorite Books of June:
  • The Girl from the Savoy by Hazel Gaynor
  • A Certain Age by Beatriz Williams

Bookish News:
  • The BookSparks #BestSummerEver SummerReadingChallenge  has begun! Five books were chosen for June and while I only read one of them so far, I did spotlights on the others:
  • I finally got around to reading one of the May BookSparks #BestSumerEver SummerReadingChallenge book - and just posted my only published on June 28, so I held off posting my review until release day:
  • I ended up reading and reviewing all 3 of the SheReads 'Books of Spring' selections and enjoyed them all! Here are my reviews and you can click here to find more reviews from other SheReads members:
  • I went to one book signing this month...I went to see Beatriz Williams on tour for her latest book, A CERTAIN AGE...oh how I love getting to see her! I think in the last year, I have seen her 5 times and never tire of listening to her talk about her books...what passion she has for her writing and characters and stories! This wasn't a book talk as much as it was a gathering the night before the release of the book at an Indie Bookstore (one of the cutest ones I've been in, by the way! - I just love Diane's Books in Greenwich, CT!!!) Such a fun night :)

2016 Reading Challenge Update:
  • You Read How Many Books? Reading Challenge -- Books Read: 72/150
  • Library Reading Challenge -- Books Borrowed: 11/18
  • #ReadMyOwnDamnBooks Reading Challenge -- Books Read: 3/18
  • Netgalley Reading Challenge -- Books Read: 29/21 - Completed
  • New Authors Reading Challenge -- New Authors Read: 31/45
  • E-books Reading Challenge -- E-books Read: 21/25
  • Audio Books Reading Challenge -- Books Listened to: 40/50

*Kathyrn over at The Book Date has created a Month in Review meme for those who put together these monthly posts. From now on, I'll be linking my post up each month...Thanks Kathryn for putting this meme together!!!



  1. Great month Kristin. I am so envious of your Beatriz Williams meet up! Sounds awesome. I am loving The Forgotten Room - so clever, can't pick who wrote what, although going by time periods they write in I have made my guesses. I don't really know their writing styles enough. And haven't read Willig yet although have one of hers on my Kindle. So my pick is Willig, Williams, White - oh just seen their surnames all start with W!!
    Have a great July.

  2. I loved Ink and Bone...and hope to get to The Island House and Cavendon Hall sometime soon...both are on Pippa, waiting.

    Enjoy July!


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