Friday, July 1, 2016

Monthly Wrap-up: June 2016

I would like to wish all my Canadian readers a very happy Canada Day! Unfortunately the wind and rain has put a damper on the festivities, but I hope you can make the best of it anyway.

June went by quite fast and was somewhat busy. A couple of weeks ago I went to the wedding for one of my oldest friends. Then two days ago my partner and I took an impromptu road trip up north.

We drove up to Sudbury, which is a city about 5(ish) hours north of Toronto.

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We did some sightseeing around the city and got a hotel for the night. Above is the picture of The Big Nickel. Sudbury is known for its nickel mines. We also visited Science North. It was a nice to get away for the night. Even the long drive was enjoyable as the scenery is so beautiful up there.

My Reading Progress 

I felt like my reading progress slowed down in the month of June. Especially when comparing my total for May. The books I read were interesting, but I wasn't overly captivated by them. 

Books Read By Month:
January: 8
February: 5
March: 6
April: 4
May: 8
June: 5 

  1. The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #2) by Rick Riordan 
    Rating: 3/5
    My Review
  2. The Melody Lingers On by Mary Higgins Clark
    Rating: 3/5
    Review Date: July 5, 2016
  3. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Harry Potter, #1) by J.K. Rowling 
    Rating: 4/5
  4. 1971- Never a Dull Moment: Rock's Golden Year by David Hepworth
    Rating: 3.5/5
    My Review
  5. From This Moment (From This Moment, #1) by Elizabeth Camden 
    Rating: 3.5/5
    Review Date: TBD

The Stats:

Favourite Book of the Month:

Favourite Cover if the Month:

Favourite Setting: Hogwarts (Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone)
Favourite Character: Tyson (The Sea of Monsters) 
Total Books Read: 5
Total Number of Fiction: 4
Total Number of Non-fiction: 1
Total Books Sent for Review: 2
Total Books Read from My Shelves: 0
Total Library Books Read: 3

Formats Read:

Physical Books: 1
eBooks: 2
Audio Books: 2

I am currently participating in COYER, although I'm not doing very well with my goals. Check out my sign-up page here for more information.

How did your reading progress go in June? Hope you are all having a nice summer. 

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  1. My numbers were low, but I thoroughly enjoyed most of my June books. After seeing your MHC book, I was reminded to go and download it. Thanks! lol

  2. Oh thanks for sharing the trip, always good to hear about places I know nothing about. I have the Kate Morton book on my TBR shelf and one day! I want to read the Jenny Colgan one as well. Must keep an eye out for it.