June round-up

When this post is published I hope to be enjoying my time on the beach on Baltic sea, so I am writing this in advance, therefore forgive me if it will not be the exact round-up of my June. So far it has been a good reading month, I joined  20 Books of Summer challenge and I’m making pretty good progress, but I am behind on reviewing and because of my vacation I guess I will fall even more behind. But I keep telling myself that the challenge is to read the books by September, not to review them all by then, so I can plan to publish some of the reviews in the fall to remind me of lovely summer days.

I am also using the challenge to work on my 2017 TBR and as much as I lost faith in finishing all of the books on the list (I simply don’t feel like reading some of them anymore, I just think I should read them, which takes away some of the fun) I think I made pretty decent progress in the first six months of the year.

How is your summer going? Do you participate in #20booksofsummer? How is that going?

Here is what I read so far in June:

Photo by Violetta Kaszubowska @ vkphotospace

6 thoughts on “June round-up

  1. There are some lovely covers there. If you don’t want to read the books, weed them out and have a smaller TBR, no one’s ever got into trouble for that!

    I’ve finished Book 8 of my 20Books so nicely on track, although Book 7 was reviewed for Shiny New Books so the reviews / notes on my blog about them will be out of order. I’m reading a non-20Books crime novel and about to start Book9 (I like to have two books on the go at a time).

    Have a lovely time on your holiday!

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    1. Thank you! It is lovely indeed, after few rainy days I can enjoy sun at last 🙂
      I’m oretty stubborn and that’s why I struggle to not finish books that are not worth it and why I only weed out my TBR once a year when I reset it, but I decided not to be bothered till then.
      You make great progress on the 20Books! Reading-wise it is similar for me, but I’m getting more and more behind on reviewing.
      Two books at a time is too much for me usually, whenever I try to read more than one book at a time one of them wins and gets all my attention.

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      1. I usually do one fiction and one non-fiction, and one downstairs suitable for reading at mealtimes and one upstairs suitable for bedtime and morning – any Persephone or other “lovely” book stays up there, and things that might not be suitable when one’s eating! So it works out OK, but no more than two.

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      2. This is an elaborate system! 🙂 I really like the fiction/non-fiction part. For me recently it happens in a sequential manner, wheb I finish a fiction book I crave some non-fiction.


    1. You’re definitely making good progress. I was stressing about the reviews initially, but then I decided that a good, thought through review is better than a timely but rushed one, so I’m giving myself time. That’s also why I didn’t commit to a list initially, but instead decided to read what I fancy and build my list as I go. Have a lovely reading of the ret of 20Books!

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