Book hauls, Sunday post

June stats fever! And Sunday post #13

So actually, I am as aware as you are about how I did with my reading this month. I’m going to find out! I’m linking up with the usual crew for the Sunday meme at Kimba’s book blog, to make this a Sunday post as well.


So I’m not doing that bad with my stats then! Having read 10 books in June (3 less than in May), I’m barely keeping my head above the water in terms of the GR challenge (and slightly late as well), but I’m sure I can catch up later. Doing alright with Mount TBR, and… it could be better with Blogger Shame. I’ll have to hit those old ARCs next month.

~ On The Blog In June ~

I’ve posted 14 times in June. Here’s a recap if you’ve missed any of the posts, I’m not including Sunday posts.





~ June Book Haul ~

I got 18 books this month, so that’s not so bad, right? I recall getting 23 last month. So that’s progress. Right..? 😀

Books I bought

The Sisters: The Saga of the Mitford Family Young Babylon Ape House  

Books I got for review

Here We Are Now Kat and Meg Conquer the World Straight Expectations: The Story of a Family in Transition House of Shadows

Above Parr: Memoir of a Child Prodigy Deer Life Happiness: A Memoir: The Crooked Little Road to Semi-Ever After  Momo Freaks Out Canopy Harvest

After Many Years Ghost Towns of New Jersey Darlings of Dress Darlings of Dress

I don’t feel like going in too much detail about these, as I’ve told you about most of them throughout the month during book hauls. But I will talk about the last four, because I don’t think I’ve mentioned them, and they are actually loads of fun! So After Many Years are short stories, lost and recently found by people, written by L.C. Montgomery, author of Anne of Green Gables! So all you Anne fans should go and buy it here. And the last three are unbelievably beautiful books by Schiffer Publishing – they’re both a book and a photo album! Ghost Towns of New Jersey is a lovely travel guide, whether you’re traveling from the couch, or in reality – it’s got stories and wonderful photos for the first option, and actual tips, hours and booking info for the second one. You can buy it hereDarlings of Dress is a similar kind of book, full of beautiful pictures of clothes up from the Victorian times. It’s exquisite! You can buy it here. And Cincinnati Cemeteries is dedicated to old cemeteries, with photos as well, and it tells eerie legends of those places! You can grab it here. By buying from Book Depository from these links, you are supporting my blog. I thank Schiffer publishing and Edelweiss for a chance to read these darlings.

~ General Happy News! ~

First of all, I have finally created my Facebook page! If anyone of you likes catching up with blogs through there, please follow me here! You can share your pages as well and I’ll follow on my personal account. I’ve also finally added my WordPress follow button too – and I know I’m repeating myself – but if you haven’t followed, now you can do so on the sidebar 🙂 thanks!

And in other news… This!

That’s it for my reading in June. How are your reading goals? Share your monthly recap posts with me too!

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Kristen @ Metaphors and Moonlight

Glad you’re doing well with your reading stats! Try not to worry too much about the GR goal. You can always lower the number 😉

Maureen Bakker

I think you’re doing pretty good with your reading goals. I’m super behind on my GR goal, and I know I won’t be able to achieve it this year. But I’m not worring about it as much as I used too. I do my best and that’s all I can do, right?!
Nice to see you on FB too. 😀
Have a great week and happy reading!

Cait @ Paper Fury

Ahh Gemina looks SO BEAUTIFUL THERE. And I love the colours of the books in that photo (especially that last book on the bottom of the pile omg. ) And yay for the new pretties! I’m loving the cover of Deer Life and Happiness!! 😀 Also that’s awesome you posted sooo much in June. I don’t even know what I did in June but obviously not blog a lot haha.

Hana Bilqisthi

Congrats for reading 10 and posting 14 times what a great achievement! I have read Anne of green gables in june too ♪\(*^▽^*)/\(*^▽^*)/


It sounds like a good month! 14 posts would be a *very* successful blogging month for me! *hangs head in blogger shame*

And as you know, I adore that photo of Gemina +others.


Wait! There are Ghost Towns in NJ? That’s where I live Seeing Gemina is just making me think of how long we have to wait for Obsidio.

Laurel-Rain Snow

Great job on the reading challenges. Enjoy the new week, and thanks for sharing. Thanks for visiting my blog.

The Sisters looks tempting.


I loved this post. I enjoy reading other people’s stats! I really should start looking at my own more.

Literary Feline (Wendy)

It’s kind of sad when we are congratulating ourselves for bringing in less books than the month before, isn’t it? But that is the reality of being a book blogger. 🙂 It sounds like you had a great June overall! And look at all those great new books! I hope you have a wonderful July!

Karen Blue

You got some interesting looking books this month. I love that you are so excited about non-fiction books. That is so refreshing! Yay for getting on Facebook. I have a page set up for my blog but I don’t use it much. I have mixed feeling about facebook tbh. I am behind on ARc reading as well. I should probably stop requesting so many of them. Anyways, good job with your challenges!

Lashaan Balasingam

Wahhh, has anyone ever told you how sick those widgets/graphics you integrate are? Does those infographs work with WordPress? 😮 You continue to impress me in regards of books read and bought though! Glad to see you received Gemina!!! I only read Illuminae, but I see that you’ve been having quite the emotional adventure with it so far! Hope July will be filled with awesomeness!! Happy reading! 😉


10 books is pretty good. I read a little less than that but it was still an improvement over May lol. Kat and Meg Conquer the World looks like fun.

Gemina is awesome!! Hope you enjoy. 🙂


Totally stalking you on Facebook now..LOL You are making progress on all of your goals. It will come and as long as you are having fun. Love the graphic 🙂 Hope you make July your bitch. 🙂

Emmeline Annie

Yayayay so many books!! And that Anne one looks really good, I may have to check that out!

Terri @ Alexia's Books and Such

Looks like you had a pretty good month, even with being behind with your Goodreads goal! If it makes you feel any better, because misery loves company, I haven’t even started my Blogger Shame challenge! I’m so ashamed! ha! Hey, I still have 6 months, right?

I just picked up my copy of Gemina from the library and can’t wait to read it! Loved Illuminae so have high expectations for this one!

Geybie's Book Blog
Geybie's Book Blog

Congratulations on the challenges last month. You did awesome. Enjoy your books and have a wonderful month. Happy reading.

Angela Z.
Angela Z.

How many books! Lately I’ve been on a reading slump.

Elise @ Roaming Reader
Elise @ Roaming Reader

Wow looks like you read much more than me! this month I completed my Goodreads goal (of only 25 books…) but now I can read without stressing myself out because I want to complete I giant goal. I wish you the best of luck with your TBR and goodreads challenge!


It looks to me like you’re doing quite well with all of your stats and challenges! I’ve really been in a reading slump for the past few months; I’m way behind on all of my challenges, including Goodreads. Yikes! Wish me luck! XD

Jordan @ The Heart of a Book Blogger

It seems like you are doing pretty well on your reading goals this year! I love the bar charts you’re using to keep track!!


Getting 18 books is a great number. 😉
That stack with Gemina looks so pretty!

Casey Smurph

Gemina is one of my all times faves! I hope you love love it! That bottom book in the stack is BEAUTIFUL *heart eyes* I’ve never heard of it but I want it just for that spine XD 18 books! Give me your hauling powers XD I so want to get a huge haul but I’m restricting myself as much as I can cos I went crazy with book buying last year and need to read them all somehow! Great post <2

Di @ Book Reviews by Di

Okay, I oficially love these infogram infographics! They’re gorgeous!

You look like you’re doing really well with your reading goals! Well done!

I love your monthly wrap up! So clean and informative. 🙂


I think your stats are great! Keep up the awesome work 🙂


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