Challenge Update, June 2021

6 Jul

Well, this is a first. June 2021 was not a good month for me in the Reading World. I’m not surprised with how tired I’ve been and how much I’ve been doing to get ready for Baby, but it’s still not welcome to make this realization. You can look at my progress at any time on my challenge page.

Books finished in June:

Well. That’s new. Nothing finished in June. Granted, I made a lot of progress on a number of books, but nothing finished. Not feeling great, I’ll be honest. I’m hoping for a windfall of finishing books, but the prognosis isn’t good.

When Are You Reading? Challenge

Still not bad here, I may make this one my focus for the year.

Goodreads Challenge

Catching up seems a bit out of my league at this point. Maybe not a good goal to fixate on but we’ll see. My mom says I’ll get plenty of reading down while nursing but I’m not going to count on it.

Book of the Month

Hard to have a favorite when you don’t finish anything.

Added to my TBR

Chilling at 40 and happy to be on two pages. Only one add this month!

  • The Evening and the Morning by Ken Follett. I will buy anything that says ‘Follett’ and ‘Kingsbridge’ on it. Can’t wait to read this one.

How are your challenges going? I hope your year is starting off well. If you’re interested in the When Are You Reading? Challenge for 2021, I’m hosting again so you can click here to learn more and let me know if you want in.

Until next time, write on.

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9 Responses to “Challenge Update, June 2021”

  1. theycallmetater July 6, 2021 at 10:38 AM #

    I’m 5 books behind schedule on my Goodreads challenge but I blame bigger books for that. I read The Evening and the Morning and that should count as three books. i am doing good with my goal to read more diverse books.


    • Sam July 6, 2021 at 11:09 AM #

      Yeah, anything Follett or Martin should count for more than one lol. Great job with non-number goals! Those are my favorite. Happy reading.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Stephanie - Bookfever July 6, 2021 at 11:06 AM #

    I’m not doing as well with my reading challenge as I did last year but I’m 1 book ahead of schedule so that’s something. 😛


    • Sam July 6, 2021 at 11:10 AM #

      That’s awesome, great job! I hope you keep it up and finish the year strong. Happy reading!


  3. whatcathyreadnext July 6, 2021 at 12:15 PM #

    I’m sure there must be a “rule” that says you’re entitled to take the bookish equivalent of maternity leave from reading challenges 😁


    • Sam July 6, 2021 at 1:16 PM #

      Lol I should have thought of that when setting my numbers for the year! I didn’t think I’d slow down so much before Baby, though.

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Rae Longest July 6, 2021 at 2:58 PM #

    I plan to do an update middle of July.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Barb Stevens July 7, 2021 at 4:04 PM #

    I finished Pachinko by Min Jin Lee and really enjoyed it. I was reminded of Pearl Buck’s Good Earth. At the same time I was reading The Mountains Sing which shared a setting in Asia during roughly the same time period. I preferred the action plot line in Pachinko


    • Sam July 7, 2021 at 6:35 PM #

      Glad you enjoyed it! That’s one of my favorites. Happy reading!


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