I'm not going to lie, Reader Friends - I hate summer. I love living in Georgia, but June through August is just flat out misery. It is so hot my body basically just gives up. I've managed to avoid going outside for the most part, although we did fit in one evening hike to Sunset Rock on Lookout Mountain at the beginning of the month that wasn't too terrible. And the view was totally worth it:
Other than that, I've been spending all my time indoors, doing everything I can to keep from wilting in the heat. That doesn't mean I haven't stayed busy, though. I put in twenty hours of volunteer work processing books at the Chattanooga Public Library, which earned me a library card (those who don't live in the city either pay or volunteer to get a card). I also had a great yoga month and finally, after seven years as a platinum blonde, returned to my natural hair color.
Staying inside apparently also really boosted my appetite for reading, because I read almost as much this month as I did in March.
Save the Date by Jen Doll
I Was A Child Bruce by Eric Kaplan
Yoga for Your Mind and Body by Rebecca Rissman
Bodies by Si Spencer
100 Skills for the End of the World As We Know It by Ana Maria Spagna
Batman: The Killing Joke by Alan Moore
Irrationally Yours by Dan Ariely
When Books Went to War by Molly Guptill Manning
The Blondes by Emily Schultz
Assassin's Apprentice by Robin Hobb
First Jobs by Merritt Watts
Batman: Earth One by Geoff Johns
Love May Fail by Matthew Quick
The Best American Comics 2013 by Jeff Smith
All The Rage by Courtney Summers
Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
The Job by Steve Osborne
Ravensbruck by Sarah Helm
Jackaby by William Ritter
The Evil Hours by David J. Morris
Tomboy by Liz Prince
The Wrong Man by Kate White
Total books read: 22
Total pages read: 5753
I'm thrilled to say that I'm nearing my year-long goal of 150 books and will be boosting my goal to 200 for the year. I'm also significantly behind on reviews. I'm going to have a marathon writing day on Friday, but be looking for some mini-review posts as I catch up and try to get my slate clean for the second half of 2015.
What did you read in June?