June Monthly Recap

~*~On The Blog~*~
June was a good month for me because I managed to only read 2 books in May due to finals and moving out and whatnot. I am so happy! I finished BEA rooming with 2 of the best friends a girl could ask for, I started my new internship, I started my new job, I made plans to move to NYC in July, and I launched a summer challenge with a dear friend. WHAT ELSE COULD I WANT?! Plus, don't forget to check out my PASSENGER by Alexandra Bracken giveaway on my instagram!

Books Reviewed:
Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta - 4 stars
Keeping the Moon by Sarah Dessen - 4 stars
Scorched by Jennifer L. Armentrout - 3.75 stars

Books Read This Month:
I have challenged myself to read 100 books this year, let's see if I can! I'll be keeping track in this section.
18. Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta (Paperback: 401 pages)
19. Scorched by Jennifer L. Armentrout (ARC: 320 pages)
20. Froi of the Exiles by Melina Marchetta (Paperback: 596 pages)
21. Quintana of the Charyn by Melina Marchetta (Paperback: 516 pages)
22. Written in the Stars by Aisha Saeed (Hardcover: 304 pages)
23. Keeping the Moon by Sarah Dessen (Paperback: 288 pages)
24. The Storyspinner by Becky Wallace (ARC: 417 pages)
    DNF's of the month 
    1. None!
    Total Pages Read This Month: 2,842 pages
    Total Pages Read This Year: 8,279 pages
    Total Books Read This Year: 24
    Total Books DNF'd This Year: 1
    The Broadway Review:
    • No reviews this month, but I am hoping to have one in July!
    Giveaways:
    • I am giving away my ARC of PASSENGER by Alexandra Bracken and its matching notebook on my Instagram. Check it out! (Giveaway still going on)
    • To celebrate Huntley Fitzpatrick's latest book, we were invited to talk about which superlative our blog would win and share a giveaway! I present to you, the blogger most likely to never stop blogging! (Giveaway still going on)
    • Mary E. Pearson stopped by for an interview and giveaway as part of Summer of Series! She is giving away an ARC of Heart of Betrayal! (Giveaway still going on) 
    • Mike Mullin stopped by for an interview and giveaway as part of Summer of Series! He is giving away an ARC of Sunrise! (Giveaway still going on)
    • Molli Moran stopped by for an interview and giveaway as part of Summer of Series! She is giving away a $10 B&N or Amazon gift card! (Giveaway still going on)
    • I was part of the Nearly Found blog tour for Penguin, and hosted a great giveaway! Unfortunately, this giveaway has ended.
    Discussion Posts:
    • Danielle from Love at First Page and I launched Summer of Series! Join us for a summer of reading challenges, author interviews, and giveaways!
    • I did my Pre-BEA and BEA Day 1 recap in a single post and this was the launch of a beautiful, beautiful convention with some amazing people!
    • I also wrote up my BEA Day 2 recap! I was featured on a publisher's twitter and got some amazing books! My last recaps will come in July!
    • I threw up an Intern Diaries Post about my new internship for OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARIES! AHHHH! Oxford, you say? Why, yes, yes I do!
    • Bekka and I are back with Epic Recs! I would say this was a successful month.
    Summer of Series Guests Posts: 
    • You can find the June launch post here for Summer of Series in which we invite you to a summer full of reading series, author interviews, and giveaways.
    • Tiffany Schmidt stopped by for an interview and giveaway as part of Summer of Series!
    • Tammara Webber stopped by for an interview and giveaway as part of Summer of Series!
    • Rachel Harris stopped by for an interview and giveaway as part of Summer of Series!
    • Melinda Salisbury stopped by for an interview and giveaway as part of Summer of Series! And, let me tell you, you have to read her answer to that last question!
    • Dahlia Adler stopped by for an interview and giveaway as part of Summer of Series!
    • Mary E. Pearson stopped by for an interview and giveaway as part of Summer of Series!
    • Mike Mullin stopped by for an interview and giveaway as part of Summer of Series!
    • Molli Moran stopped by for an interview and giveaway as part of Summer of Series!
    ~*~What I've Been Watching~*~

    Broadway Shows:
    • Check back next month!
    TV:
    • Big Brother has officially started and I am so happy! I really like Audrey from first impressions, but she seems to be angering people by playing too hard. And Jace went from being interesting to annoying way too fast. I like the first group of houseguests more than the second group, though, and that I am certain of.
    • My Mom and I have gone back to our tradition of watching an episode of Judge Judy together before we go to sleep every night. It's nice!
    • My sister has gotten me addicted to Marriage Bootcamp: Celebrities (mostly because Jeff and Jordan from Big Brother are on it).
    Movies: 
    • I saw Jurassic World with Dana! I freaked out several times as she can attest to, but I really liked it!
    • Not even gonna lie, I watched Teen Beach Movie 2 when it premiered and I loved every minute of it. I really like how Tanner was used as a great form of comic relief.
    ~*~Reading Challenges~*~

    Fairytale Retelling Challenge:
    3/10 completed
    • Fairest by Marissa Meyer
    • Beastkeeper by Cat Hellisen
    • Silver in the Blood by Jessica Day George
    Flights of Fantasy Challenge:
    14/25 completed
    • The Sin Eater's Daughter by Melinda Salisbury
    • The Glass Arrow by Kristen Simmons
    • A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
    • Fairest by Marissa Meyer
    • Beastkeeper by Cat Hellisen
    • Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan 
    • Of Dreams and Rust by Sarah Fine 
    • Silver in the Blood by Jessica Day George
    • Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson
    • A Curious Tale of the In-Between by Lauren DeStefano
    • Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta
    • Froi of the Exiles by Melina Marchetta
    • Quintana of Charyn by Melina Marchetta
    • The Storyspinner by Becky Wallace
    Contemporary Reading Challenge:
    8/11 completed
    • The Last Good Day of the Year by Jennifer Warman
    • Mistletoe and Mr. Right: Two Stories of Holiday Romance by Lyla Payne
    • Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta 
    • The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West
    • P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han
    • Scorched by Jennifer L. Armentrout
    • Written in the Stars by Aisha Saeed
    • Keeping the Moon by Sarah Dessen
    TBR Pile Challenge:
    5/5 completed: Challenge Complete in June
    • Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan
    • Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta 
    • Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta
    • Froi of the Exiles by Melina Marchetta
    • Quintana of Charyn by Melina Marchetta
    Dive Into Diversity Challenge:
    4/6 completed
    • Of Dreams and Rust by Sarah Fine
    • 5 to 1 by Holly Bodger 
    • P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han
    • Written in the Stars by Aisha Saeed
    2015 Summer of Series:
    1/3 series completed: June, July, August
      • June: Finnikin of the Rock, Froi of the Exiles, Quintana of Charyn
      Do you have a monthly recap or thoughts on anything I'm reading/reviewing/watching? Share your thoughts below! Every comment is greatly appreciated! <3

      4 comments:

      1. Great re-cap, seems like you were productive :) Congrats on all the life changes and updates, I hope you love NYC :)

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      2. Jurassic World was so freaking awesome! Now we have so many movies we have to see after those trailers!

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      3. I'll be seeing Jurassic World this Saturday with my parents. I'm excited. :D
        Yay for Big Brother! Tho the cast isn't that great. Boo. :/ Hopefully there will be enough entertainment value - this doesn't seem like a very smart house lol.

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      4. Yay for June being awesome :) When you get a chance - text me and let me know how the internship is going! (and other general life updates :))

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