Monthly Recap (3) - June 2014

Monday, June 30, 2014 12:00 AM

Monthly Recap is where I share with you everything that happened on Courtney Reads A Lot during the past month. As always, this month flew by way too fast. And once again, I was not satisfied with the number of books I read, but I don't think I ever will be. Well, as long as I'm reading regularly, I am happy.

This past month was super busy for me! Not only was it my birthday month, but I was also house hunting, and now my boyfriend and I are official homeowners! Whoop whoop! We'll be moving into a townhouse sometime in November once it's built, just in time for the holidays! Although I am not looking forward to moving all of my books, as there's way too many of them, I am still really excited to take this big step! Anyways, here's all of my posts from the last month.

Book Reviews:
-Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
-The Glass Casket by McCormick Templeman
-Siege and Storm (The Grisha #2) by Leigh Bardugo
-Ask Again Later by Liz Czukas

Other Posts:

As for the goals I set for myself this month, I did not meet any of them. I only read one debut and not two. I finished one series, The Grisha series, and not the two I was hoping for. I did not read at least 7 books this month, and I was planning another Bookish to a Fault post, but alas, I didn't write it. I'll have to post it this month. I'm beginning to think I might need some more realistic goals in the future, given how little time I have for reading some weeks.

Goals for Next Month: 
-Read 1 debut
-Finish 1 series
-Write another Bookish to a Fault post
-Don't buy a single book the entire month (this one will be difficult, but I have to save money and read some unread books I already have)

So what has everyone else been up to? What were some of your favorite reads this past month? And what are some books you're looking forward to reading next month?


  1. Yay for completing Bardugo's debut series--woot! It isn't my all-time favorite fantasy trilogy, but it's pretty darn close. ;) So glad you got around to Number the Stars this month. I read it nearly nine years ago, but it's such a phenomenal story. Here's to hoping July is an even better month, Courtney! :)

  2. Looks like you had a great reading month! Number the Stars remains to be one of my favorite books from my elementary days. Like what Keertana said, it is such a phenomenal story. :)

  3. Happy belated birthday Courtney, and congratulations on buying your new house. I've been slacking so much lately reading-wise, so don't worry it sounds like your month of June was a lot more successful than mine! I hope July is full with many more wonderful reads!

  4. Some great titles! Hope you had a great birthday and enjoy your new home! Happy July reading!

  5. I think two debuts a month is a bit overkill, Cort. I've done that before, but I don't like feeling like I'm stuck reading only new releases, you know? Better to have some balance. Your goals definitely sound more manageable for July. :)
    ...Well, except for the no buying ban. I'll look for Kindle freebies for you haha.
    And I really enjoyed 4/5 books you read this month, so yay for more book discussions together!

  6. Congrats on the new house :D! Happy belated birthday, haha.

    Good luck with your goals and happy reading in July :)


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