Wednesday, July 1

June Wrap Up!

June started off as a good month for me, but it started to go downhill near the end. With personal/family issues interfering, the never ending quest to find a job, Internet issues and a ten day long headache, it was hard to get all the reading done I had planned. Which resulted me in failing my second challenge of the year! Darn it! I was close to finishing the Victorian Challenge, but it just didn't happen. Sigh! Can't win them all!

This month I read Nine (9) books. So it wasn't a bad month, unfortunately a lot of the books I read during the month, weren't my favourites. So, without further ado, here's my list of June Reads!

1) The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Stories - Charlotte Perkins Gilman - 8/10
2) The Restaurant at the End of the Universe - Douglas Adams - 8/10
3) Life, Universe and Everything - Douglas Adams - 7.5/10
4) The Good Soldier: A Tale of Passion - Ford Madox Ford - 7.5/10
5) The Moonstone - Wilkie Collins - 8.5/10
6) Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte - 4/10
7) Breaking Dawn - Stephanie Meyer - 6.5/10
8) So Long, and Thanks for the Fish - Douglas Adams - 7.75/10
9) Marked (House of Night Book #1) PC Cast - 3.5/10

My favourite book of the month was The Moonstone, my least favourite was Marked and Wuthering Heights. A book that shocked me in how much I liked it was Breaking Dawn. Although it wasn't my favourite, I enjoyed it more than I thought.

This month I finished two challenges (I also failed to challenges, but lets stay with the positive!) So I was very happy about that.

The Challenges I finished were;
The Classics Challenge
Progress: COMPLETED! 6/6 Books Read

New Author Challenge
Progress: COMPLETED 25/25 Books Read

The Challenges I didn't finsh were;

The Spring Reading Challenge
Progress: Challenge Over, but incompleted 10/14 books read

The Victorian Challenge
Progress: Challenge Over, but incompleted 4/5 books read

2nd Canadian Challenge
Progress: Challenge over, but imcompleted 5/13 books read (this is left over from 2008 challenges)

Challenge Progress
(Another) 1% Well Read Challenge (My List)
Progress: 7/13

1st in a Sereis Challenge (My List)
Progress: 3/12

100+ Challenge (My List)
Progress: 48/100
18th and 19th Century Women Writers (My List)
Progress: 0/8

999 Challenge (My List)
Progress: 22/81
A - Z Challenge (My List)
Progress: 35/52

Chick Lit Challenge (My List)
Progress: 0/10

Chunkster Challenge (My List)
Progress: 0/3

Decades Challenge (My List)
Progress: 5/9

Dewey's Challenge (My List)
Progress: 2/6
EBook Challenge (My List)
Progress: 0/10

Number Challenge (My List)
Progress 0/5

RYOB Challenge (My List)
Progress: 15/25

Summer Lovin' Challenge (My List)
Progress: 0/14

TBR Challenge (My List)
Progress: 2/12
Themed Reading Challenge (My List)
Progress: 0/4

War Through the Generations (WWII) (My List)
Progress: 2/5

Whats in a Name Challenge (My List)
Progress: 0/6

Young Adult Challenge (My List)
Progress: 2/12

And Finally in my June Updates, I have created my very own challenge for the Summer Titled "The Summer Lovin' Challenge" where you re-read your favourite reads during the summer. If you'd like to learn more, the check it out here: The Summer Lovin' Challenge 2009

Oh and one more thing, I've been MIA in blogging and Twitter for a while, but I'm still here. Just having a lot of annoying internet problems, where the net dies off on me, usually when I'm doing somethign important, or in need of the net. So I may be a little slow with responses. Also because of the net, by reader was overfilled with posts (over 700) I had to delete a lot of them. So I wasn't able to comment on a lot of posts, some of which looked pretty good! Sorry folks! I hope the internet is fixed soon!

Oh and to all the Canadians out there HAPPY CANADA DAY! EH?


  1. You're doing great on those challenges!! So many! I don't think I could do all that myself.

  2. I am with Amanda. I think you did great!

  3. Hi Jules

    I am currently reading The Restaurant at the End of the Universe and I'm really enjoying it so far!

    I also have an award for you here:

    I love your blog, keep it up!

  4. Wow! you're doing had a few chunksters in there, so Congratulations on your accomplishments.

  5. Thanks for the encouragements Amanda, J. Kaye and Tina.

    I hope you enjoyed the Restaurant at the End of the Universe Arielle, and thanks for the award!