Saturday, June 30, 2012

Month in Review | June 2012

Believe it or not, it's time for another Month in Review post! (Thanks to Crystal at Just Another Book Lovin' Girl for the great idea!) The year is halfway over—how did that happen?! This month was a bit different for me. I had all these goals of what I was going to read, but I ended up in a bit of a slump. At one point, I went NINE DAYS without finishing a single book! Crazy, huh?! I did read some really great books, though, so without further ado, here's my Month in Review!

Books Read [9]

Favorite book this month?
I'm going with my gut on this one: Glamorous Illusions. It was so good . . . too bad I have to wait several months for the next installment!

Reviews Posted [9]
Glamorous Illusions by Lisa Tawn Bergren (Litfuse Tour)
Montana Rose by Mary Connealy
Love Lifted Me by Sara Evans w/ Rachel Hauck
The Last Plea Bargain by Randy Singer
Spring Hope by Martha Rogers (FIRST Wild Card Tour)
Hope Springs by Kim Cash Tate (Litfuse Tour)
Stars Collide by Janice Thompson
Hello, Hollywood! by Janice Thompson

The Director's Cut by Janice Thompson (Revell Tour)

Blogside Chats

Glamorous Illusions Giveaway - Winner: Christine A.
Birthday Giveaway - Winners: Liz R., Kelly B., and Erleen A.
Trauma Plan Giveaway- Winner: Vera G.
(in)courage Tote Giveaway -  Giveaway ends TODAY (6/30)!

* I had a TON of fun with the giveaways this month. Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts on contentment, telling me where you want to travel, give up the dirt on your most embarrassing fashion mishaps, and for all the sweet birthday wishes! *

Update on Reading Challenges
Here's an update on each of my challenges for this year. If you want to see which books I've read for each challenge, you can do that here.

2012 Goodreads Challenge - 63 / 113 books
100+ Books in a Year - 63 books
2012 Ebook Challenge - 14 / 25 books
New Authors Challenge - 33 / 50 authors *Completed and increased goal in May*
2nds Challenge 2012 - 15 / 20 books *Completed and increased goal in May*
Just For Fun Reading Challenge 2012 - 5 / 12 months (7 books)
What Are You Reading? - 24 / 50 states
50 States Challenge - 24 / 50 states
2012 Christian Suspense Reading Challenge - 12 / 15 books
2012 Christian Historical Fiction Reading Challenge - 27 / 24 books *Completed in May*

Other Noteworthy Posts / Happenings
  • I started posting a few Summer Reading picks on Mondays and hope to do so through the end of the summer. Hopefully, it will help you find just the book you're looking for while you have a little extra time to read this summer!
  • I'm going to start posting a travel feature called The Travel Bug when the mood strikes. I'm hoping this will be a regular occurrence. :)
Well, it seems that June was a bit busier than I realized. What have you been up to this month?!

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