June, July, and August 2020 Wrap Ups

Posted September 2, 2020 by Carole in Monthly Wrap-Up / 13 Comments

June, July, and August 2020

I think that I might actually be back!  Woo Hoo!  I haven’t posted much over the summer months with the exception of my weekly Books from the Backlog posts where I did try to keep everyone posted with the events of my life.  It looks like things are really about to calm down. 

If you didn’t know, we decided to buy a house at the beginning of June without any real planning.  A house we have always liked hit the market and we decided to jump on it.  We spent much of the month of June trying to purge some of our items and started the processes of sprucing up the home that we would need to sell.  We actually closed on our new home on July 13th and spent a lot of time painting and having carpet installed so we could get moved in.  Once we had everything moved, the real work started.  We had hardwood floors refinished, vinyl flooring installed, and carpet in our basement areas.  The interior of the entire house was painted and new baseboards were put down.  Our former house hit the market the last weekend of August and we are now under contract.

I miss reading and blogging.  I miss being able to focus for more than 5 minutes at a time on anything other than all of this house business.  I want to stop obsessively cleaning everything and I really want to retire from home improvement.  Oh, I want to stop writing checks to everyone!

Thanks for hanging in there with me!  I did enjoy reading everyone’s comments even though I was usually too exhausted to reply or blog hop. 

I am linking this post to the Monthly Wrap-Up at Feed Your Fiction Addiction.

Books Read

June Books
Sisters in Bloom by Melissa Foster – Review
Broken Stories by Kate L. Mary
Dragon Unleashed by Grace Draven
Proven Guilty by Jim Butcher

July Books
Skin by Kylie Scott
Star Compass by Anthea Sharp

August Books
Midnight’s Son by Nazri Noor
Playing to Win by Stacey Lynn
What I’m Looking For by Karen Grey
Emerald Blaze by Ilona Andrews

Reading Stats
Books Read: 10
Audiobooks: 7
Digital Books: 3
Print Books: 0
Re-Reads: 1

Book Source for Books Read in June, July, and August
NetGalley: 2
Edelweiss: 1
Direct from Publisher/Author/Narrator/Publicist: 5
Purchased/Freebie: 1
Kindle Unlimited: 0
Borrowed/Library:  1
*Some books may fit into more than one category

Goodreads: 86/100

Library Love: 1 read toward the challenge in June, July, and August / 10 total for the year
Audiobook Challenge: 7 read towards the challenge in June, July, and August / 41 total for the year
New Release Challenge: 5 read towards the challenge in June, July, and August / 39 total for the year

End of the Month NetGalley Stats
Feedback Ratio: 88% (Down 1%)
582 Approved | 514 Feedback Sent

End of the Month Edelweiss Stats
11 books to review (10 to read) | 99 downloaded

Favorite of the Summer Months

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How was your month? Do you have any reading or blogging goals for September?

13 responses to “June, July, and August 2020 Wrap Ups

  1. Glad to see you back. I've seen some of your progress on Facebook and you're new house looks lovely. Moving is such work. Hope you can relax now.

  2. moving can be a wonderful adventure and at least you did it right by having your new house like you want it before moving in. all your hard work on your old house must have paid off to get an offer so quickly and i have my fingers crossed that you can wash your hands of all that soon. hang tight
    sherry @ fundinmental

  3. Yes! You are nearly through it. I'm glad you can have a break now and do something else. At least you read some great books when you did read this summer.

    Anne – Books of My Heart

  4. Bet it feels good to finally put all that behind you. I shudder to think about doing something similar. 🙂

    Yay for some good books read and doing a little toward your challenges.

    Have a great September, Carole!

  5. I am glad things are finally settling down for you. You've been going nonstop with the houses! Hopefully you can rest now. At least a little. 🙂

    Ooo! Dragons Unleashed! What did you think of that one? I have it on my TBR pile. I like the first book. I have my eye on Emerald Blaze. I really need to dive into that series.

    I hope you have a great weekend, Carole! Take care and happy reading!