Another month, another
TBR batch of unrealistic goals ~
June was a pretty solid month, aside from the world being on fire. In my home, though, we had my son’s birthday (he turned 6!), so that was exciting, and I read more in June than I have for the past several months. I did hit a gaming slump, but I don’t really mind that since I’m not streaming anymore — it just meant more free time for reading, lol!
June goal check-in:
- Read everyday ✅
- Catch up on all of my buddy reads ✅❌ (aaaalmost!)
- Catch up on all of my unwritten reviews ✅❌ (I only have a couple left to write, and I wrote all of my ARC reviews, so I’m counting this one as a success for the most part!)
My goals for July are:
- Read a short story every day (we’re getting a little more specific with this goal!)
- Read 20 books or more (I haven’t done this in a long time, but Graphicsathon is coming up, which will help)
- Post 3+ tags (I have a list a mile long to catch up on!)
The Books Out of the Blue bingo event is still going on until the end of July, but I decided not to make a bingo-specific TBR for this month because I’ve just been putting books into prompt spots as I read them and it’s been working out pretty well for me so far! My list is very long this month and I know I won’t get to them all, but the goal is just to read as many as possible. A lot of these are buddy reads, and quite a few are also very short!
🌻 Vespertine // Margaret Rogerson: I’m re-starting this one and buddy reading it with Caro!
🌻 Strangers // Michaelbrent Collings: TBR & Beyond horror book of the month
🌻 Little Eve // Catriona Ward: buddy read with Ashley!
🌻 Darling // K. Ancrum: buddy read with Malli!
🌻 Waking Gods // Sylvain Neuvel: buddy read with Misty!
🌻 Stargazers // L. P. Hernandez: ARC
🌻 Frightmares // Eva V. Gibson: summer TBR
🌻 The Ghost That Ate Us // Daniel Kraus: ARC
🌻 What Moves the Dead // T. Kingfisher: summer TBR
🌻 Nightmare Fuel: The Science of Horror Films // Nina Nesseth: ARC
🌻 #thighgap // Chandler Morrison: summer TBR + ARC
🌻 Kill River // Cameron Roubique: summer TBR
🌻 Off Season // Jack Ketchum
🌻 The Dead Romantics // Ashley Poston: buddy read with Ashley!
🌻 Men, Women, and Chainsaws // Stephen Graham Jones: TBR jar pick
🌻 The Radium Girls // Kate Moore: TBR jar pick
What are you reading this month?
— destiny ♥
So excited for Vespertine!! 🥰 It’s great that you almost caught up with your reviews! I’m very very behind on mine 🙈 I didn’t review much lately, so I’ll need to catch up when my internship is finished 😄
I hope you don’t have too hard of a time catching up on your reviews! It’s so hard when we get behind on a lot of them 😭
Vespertine is on my TBR this month, too! I hope we all enjoy it. 💜
I hope so, too! I can’t wait to read your review for it! 🥰
Have you gotten your copy of Waking Gods yet?
Sorry, I just now saw this comment! I’m glad we were talking about it elsewhere too so you didn’t have to wait all this time for my reply 😂
Oh it’s ok I know you’re busy.
I’m so excited to start What Moves the Dead!
Me, too! I loved The Twisted Ones so much, so I really can’t wait to read more from her.
So excited for our buddy read of Darling! ♥
So am I! ♥
Buddy read hype! ♥
I’m interested in seeing your thoughts on Waking Gods, I ended up liking it much less than Sleeping Giants but there was a big gap for me between reading the two.
Ooooh, I’m very intrigued to see how it goes in that case! I’ve heard a couple of people now say that the first book was much better than the rest of the series, so I’m admittedly a little bit nervous, but hopeful! 👀
Ahh happy belated birthday to your son, yay!! <3 I'm curious to hear what you think of Darling, this book sounds so good 🙂
Thank you! 🥰 I’m excited to pick up Darling, so hopefully it will be just as good as it sounds!