I was excited about each and every book that came to my house this week. As ever, IMM is hosted by The Story Siren.
Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready
The Dead by David Gatward
(Thank you to Waterstones for The Dead and Simon Pulse for Shade!)
Skim by Jillian and Mariko Tamaki (not pictured)
(Thanks goes to asamum for this one!)
Lost It by Kristen Tracy
Numbers by Rachel Ward
Leaving Paradise by Simone Elkeles
Burned by PC and Kristin Cast
Everything Beautiful by Simmone Howell
(bought at the wonderful Chicklish author event that I went to on Monday!)
So, we're in July. How did that happen? In June, I managed to read 13 books and only review 4 or so, from a previous month. It was a really slow month, June. Even after my exam (still no news) I just wasn't able to get back into the swing of things very easily. I tried, with several lists, but nothing really worked. I've seen other people mention how slow their reading and blogging schedules have been lately, perhaps it's just that season for it.
1. Chosen by PC and Kristin Cast
2. Untamed by PC and Kristin Cast
3. Split By A Kiss by Luisa Plaja
4. Hunted by PC and Kristin Cast
5. Betrayals by Lili St Crow
6. Notes From the Teenage Underground by Simmone Howell
7. Tempted by PC and Kristin Cast
8. My So-Called Afterlife by Tamsyn Murray
9. I Was Told There'd Be Cake by Sloane Crosley
10. Lighthousekeeping by Jeannette Winterson
11. Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready
12. The Boyfriend List by E. Lockhart
13. Skim by Mariko and Jillian Tamaki
As for reading goes, I really enjoyed everything this month. The last few House of Night books. An excellent book by Luisa Plaja. Notes From the Teenage Underground inspired me to start a new feature on my blog, which will debut soon enough. My So-Called Afterlife was quite sweet. Shade and The Boyfriend List made my heart hurt. Skim wasn't what I was expecting. One lonely non-fiction book in there and one adult fiction.
As for challenges, I've completed the 100+ reading challenge and stand at 108/100. I'm a bit stuck on the Support Your Local Library challenge at 30/75. I've completed the Terry Pratchett challenge with 4/2 but would still like to continue reading. I've read 9 books for the GLBT reading challenge and have since stopped listing them. Same with the Women Unbound reading challenge. And I'm incredibly behind in the TBR reading challenge, having only read 2 of 12.
What books have you recieved this month? How was your reading/blogging in June? Any plans or goals for July?