June and July 2015 in Review

Posted August 10, 2015 in Faith, Reading / 4 Comments

June and July 2015 in Review

It has been a crazy month and a half! I will share some of my summer camp experience here but most will wait until it’s own post with pictures!

Things that Happened in June & July

  • As you may recall from a previous post, I spent the summer working at a great Catholic summer camp. I really want to talk a lot about that but I promise I will post more with pictures later.
  • I survived 6 weeks without much cell phone service or internet. It was really great for me.
  • I also read things that I wanted to read rather than what I needed to read based on review copies and such.

Books I Read in June

City of AshesBlue Lily, Lily BlueA Whole New World
The Winner's CrimeThe Ring and the CrownThe Phantom of the OperaThe Isle of the Lost
Dream A Little DreamAll Fall DownA Wicked Thing
A Thousand Pieces of YouDaughter of Deep SilenceThe Wrath and the DawnThe Darkest Part of the Forest
The Night DanceThe Rose BrideThrone of Glass
In the Forests of the NightDemon in My View
 

List of Books

Books I Reviewed in June

SpelledA Wrinkle in TimeMagic Study
Dark TriumphShadow KissThe HeirThe Sea of Monsters
Mortal HeartThe Dream ThievesThe Titan's Curse

List of Books

Books I Read in July

And You Are Christ'sThe Courage to be ChasteAn Introduction to the Vocation of Consecrated Virginity Lived in the World

List of Books

Books I Reviewed in July

City of AshesBlue Lily, Lily BlueRebel MechanicsThe Winner's Crime
The Ring and the CrownThe Phantom of the OperaThe Isle of the Lost
Dream A Little DreamAll Fall Down

List of Books

Books I Plan to Read in August

Introduction to the Devout LifeSponsa VerbiWalking with Jesus
Fire StuyAn Ember in the Ashes
List of Books

Things I’m Looking Forward to in August

  •  I am really looking forward to relaxing for about a week and a half until the school year start up. I know that, after my summer, I need a bit of time to readjust to the real world.
  • The school year starts! That is an exciting prospect and a bit scary. I am excited that the incoming fifth graders are a great class and it is also scary that this summer has gone by so fast.
  • I am also looking forward to getting caught up on posting my reviews to Goodreads/Amazon. I think I have about 20 that I have to post thanks to my being gone most of the summer.

Challenge Progress Update

Birthday Month Reading ChallengeHard-Core Rereading ChallengeFinishing the Series ChallengeColor Coded ChallengeYou Read How Many Books? ChallengeAlphabet Soup ChallengeWhat's In A Name? ChallengeMythology ChallengeFairytale Retelling Challenge
  • June: A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray
  • July: The Night Dance by Suzanne Weyn
  • August: The Rose Bride by Nancy Holder

  • The Night Dance by Suzanne Weyn
  • The Rose Bride by Nancy Holder
  • In the Forests of the Night by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
  • Demon in My View by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
  • And You Are Christ’s by Thomas Dubay
  • An Introduction to the Vocation of Consecrated Virginity Lived in the World by the United States Association of Consecrated Virgins
  • Challenge Completed in May
  • Other Color: The Rose Bride by Nancy Holder
  1. City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
  2. Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater
  3. A Whole New World by Liz Braswell
  4. The Winner’s Crime by Marie Rutkoski
  5. The Ring and the Crown by Melissa de la Cruz
  6. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux
  7. The Isle of the Lost by Melissa de la Cruz
  8. Dream A Little Dream by Kerstin Gier
  9. All Fall Down by Ally Carter
  10. A Wicked Thing by Rhiannon Thomas
  11. A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray
  12. Daughter of Deep Silence by Carrie Ryan
  13. The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
  14. The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black
  15. The Night Dance by Suzanne Weyn
  16. The Rose Bride by Nancy Holder
  17. Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas
  18. In the Forests of the Night by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
  19. Demon in My View by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
  20. And You Are Christ’s by Thomas Dubay
  21. The Courage to be Chaste by Benedict Groeschel
  22. An Introduction to the Vocation of Consecrated Virginity Lived in the World by the Untied States Association of Consecrated Virgins
  • Y: And You Are Christ’s by Thomas Dubay
  • nothing
  • The Rose Bride by Nancy Holder (Greek)
  • Challenge Completed in June
  • A Whole New World by Liz Braswell (Aladdin)
  • The Isle of the Lost by Melissa de la Cruz
  • A Wicked Thing by Rhiannon Thomas (Sleeping Beauty)
  • The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh (A Thousand and One Nights)
  • The Night Dance by Suzanne Weyn (Twelve Dancing Princesses)
  • The Rose Bride by Nancy Holder (The White Bride and the Black Bride)
  • Challenge Completed in April

 

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4 responses to “June and July 2015 in Review

    • I use a WordPress plug in called Shortcodes Ultimate. This gives me a number of shortcodes that I use all the time. The one that hides my challenge progress until clicked is a spoiler. If you are using WordPress, I would highly recommend it. If you aren’t, I’m sure there is some css coding that could get similar results.
      I hope your weekend was great! Thanks for visiting.

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