My June 2018 Reading List

Okay, friends. It’s time for me to fess up. I’m both so far ahead and so far behind on my reading list!

How, exactly, does that happen?

Watch out! Here comes some book math!

If jane sets an *official* goal to read 24 books in 2018 and has read 33 books by June, then jane has technically already met and surpassed her book goal.

If jane sets an *unofficial* goal to read 60 books in 2018 and has read 33 books by June, then jane still has 27 books to read.

However, if jane develops a reading list for those 60 books and then gets thrown wildly off track by all the fabulous new books that distract her along the way, what do we get?

33 books read plus 4 (or is it 5 or even 6??) books on the list that have backed up because she hasn’t finished them equals ahead and behind!

I kinda guessed this would happen. That doesn’t mean I’m not going to keep trying to catch myself back up, of course. It’s not that I don’t want to be seen as a quitter. It’s just that I freaking love a challenge.

The toughest ones are the writing craft books. I just want to spend all the time I’m reading highlighting and taking notes and sticking those little sticky flags to all the things! Those books are homework–good homework, but still homework. And I don’t know if you ever noticed this or not, but it’s a rule of the universe that reading for homework always goes slower than reading for S&G.

Let’s get down and dirty about those May reads. Come on, you know you want to!

Finished:

  1. Darkness Awakened by Stephanie Rowe – free on Amazon
  2. Draw The Line by Kim Carmichael – available on Kindle Unlimited
  3. Lead Me Home by A. L. Jackson – available on Kindle Unlimited
  4. Lost to You by A. L. Jackson – available on Kindle Unlimited
  5. Seizing Control by Kylie Hillman – free on Amazon
**Please note that anywhere I’ve listed free/Kindle Unlimited availability is accurate at the time of this post, but may not reflect current status or offers if you’re reading this at a later date**

I won’t get into the major points here–as always, my ratings and/or reviews for the books I finished are up on Goodreads. (Go check them out and add or rate The Black Wolf Series while you’re there.) But I will say I can definitely see myself going off on an A. L. Jackson kick soon. I really enjoyed both books I read by her in May!

Now, don’t judge me, but most of this list will look awfully familiar…

Not finished:

  1. The BadRedhead Media 30-Day Book Marketing Challenge by Rachel Thompson
  2. The Anatomy of Story: 22 Steps to Becoming a Master Storyteller by John Truby
  3. The Republican War Against Women by Tanya Melich
  4. I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith

I know. I KNOW. I’ve got them at the top of my stack. I’m trying to make it happen. It’s just that shiny new books keep tapping me on the shoulder and begging me to pay them all my attention!

So, other than those stage five clingers up there, what’s on my shelf for June?

MyJune2018ReadingList
Image by Link Hoang via Unsplash
  1. A Writer’s Guide to Active Setting by Mary Buckham 
  2. Meet Clara Andrews by Lacey London
  3. What’s the Matter With Kansas by Thomas Frank
  4. Making Choices by Kylie Hillman
  5. Bossypants by Tina Fey

(Not pictured, but still on the list)

  1. The Anatomy of Story: 22 Steps to Becoming a Master Storyteller by John Truby
  2. The Republican War Against Women by Tanya Melich
  3. The BadRedhead Media 30-Day Book Marketing Challenge by Rachel Thompson
  4. I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith

I’m thinking I probably won’t finish all of these in June. Especially not as things continue to move forward with Book Four of The Black Wolf Series. Speaking of that, I’m hoping I’ll have some big updates for you soon. Remember to stay tuned or, better yet, sign up for my newsletter by clicking here! I only send out a few messages a year with updates and info about book releases, but subscribers get all my big news first ❤

And that brings us to the end.

What books are you most excited about this summer? Have you read any on my list? Share your thoughts, book recommendations, and other various fabulous comments below. I can’t wait to hear from you.

Cheers!

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