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)
(Another) 1% Well Read Challenge (My List)
1st in a Sereis Challenge (My List)
100+ Challenge (My List)
18th and 19th Century Women Writers (My List)
999 Challenge (My List)
A - Z Challenge (My List)
Chick Lit Challenge (My List)
Chunkster Challenge (My List)
Decades Challenge (My List)
Dewey's Challenge (My List)
EBook Challenge (My List)
Number Challenge (My List)
RYOB Challenge (My List)
Summer Lovin' Challenge (My List)
TBR Challenge (My List)
Themed Reading Challenge (My List)
War Through the Generations (WWII) (My List)
Whats in a Name Challenge (My List)
Young Adult Challenge (My List)
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?