July Update | 2022

Most of my indoor plants are doing just fine, but most of my outdoor garden plants are struggling. We’ve got two herbs that are thriving, a few flowers that are coming along, and a lot of struggling sprouts. I love all the animals that come to visit our property, but I wish they didn’t love munching on my seedlings. The recent high temperatures and lack of rain have not been helping the cause either. It’s a work in progress.

Aside from trying to build a thriving garden and periodically peeling wallpaper off the walls, I’ve been making my way through my owned, unread books while adding some other books into the mix for more variety. I had a big TBR for June and although I did read from it, I didn’t finish a great deal of what I had planned.

I started a few books that I quickly realized weren’t likely to be something I’d enjoy much. I didn’t read nearly enough to call them DNFs, but they are no longer on my TBR. I also started a few books that I wasn’t in the mood for when I picked them up, but I still want to get to them in the future when I’m feeling more like it.

After picking up and putting down a bunch of books, I went off script. I picked up a few shorter fiction stories and took a little break from the denser things I’ve been reading recently. After plowing through the entire Wheel of Time series this year, my brain really needed some lighter things before delving into more dense fantasy and non-fiction.

Here’s everything I finished reading in June:

The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune
Spear by Nicola Griffith
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
Nettle & Bone by T. Kingfisher

books 11-14 of The Wheel of Time
Knife of Dreams by Robert Jordan
The Gathering Storm, Towers of Midnight, and A Memory of Light by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson

I’m having fun branching out from my owned books, which are entirely hefty ones at this point in the journey. And setting books aside that aren’t gripping me rather than trying to power through has also kept my reading progress going, even if it slows a bit here and there.

How was your June?