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June 2017 Wrap Up

Welcome to my first ever monthly Wrap Up post!

I only read 4 books this month. You read that right: 4.

I know, and I call myself a book blogger.

Books Read in June

Chocolate and Chapter's June 2017 Wrap Up

My Book of the Month!: Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty (click for review)

The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore (click for review)

The Summer That Melted Everything by Tiffany McDaniel (click for review)

And super honesty time: I’m still reading A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman. I’m only half way through, but I’m still counting it as a June read??

Notable posts from this month

I went through my 2017 reads and chose my five favorites so far: Best Books I’ve Read in 2017

I made a list of: Movies/TV shows you’ll wish were books

For Father’s Day: The 6 Best Fictional Dads (because I couldn’t choose only 5)

And I wondered: Why don’t I write reviews for books I love?

How my Instagram is looking right now

june insta

My July TBR

I have much higher hopes for my TBR in the month of July, but these are the books I am planning on reading. Hopefully I’ll kick a few more off my TBR, too.

Chocolate and Chapter's June 2017 Wrap Up

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (How have I lived this long and NOT read this book? I know, I’m mad at myself too.)

Lady of Sherwood by Molly Bilinski (I received this in the May LitCube box. It’s not something I’d normally choose for myself, but I am more than willing try it. I hope I love it!)

A Strange Companion by Lisa Manterfield (I received this in the June Once Upon a Book Clun box and I am SO excited about it. I’ll do a full unboxing and review once I’ve finished the book.)

Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers (I expect plenty of sad tears from this one.)

Reflection: The Stranger in the Mirror by Rachel R. Smith (Super excited about this one! I got it for free from the author on Instagram.)

How Toddlers Thrive by Tovah P. Klein (Because I have a tiny human and I need all the help I can get.)


Now forward ho into July! I’m totally breaking out my American flag leggings for Independence Day. If they were baggier, I’d basically be Rex from “Napoleon Dynamite.”

And now I feel like I owe y’all a picture of said leggings. (I’ll post one in July’s wrap up, how about that?)

I’m linking this post up to Book Date and Feed Your Fiction Addiction‘s June wrap up posts! Thanks, ladies!


22 thoughts on “June 2017 Wrap Up

  1. Four books is good, I listened to the audio of A Man Called Ove just recently and enjoyed it. Now to take a peek at some of those June posts you made!


  2. Don’t feel bad about your reading! I only read 3 books in June but hey, that’s 3 more than nothing, right? ha! I was surprised how much I enjoyed A Man Called Ove and my book club was split, with half of us liking it and the other half hating it. Will be curious to see what you think!


    1. I’m on the fence right now about “A Man Called Ove,” which I am so surprised by. I thought I would love it, no question. What were the reasons they didn’t like it? (The people in your book club) 🙂


      1. Some of the people complained that the pace of the book was too slow, some didn’t like Ove, and one lady said she hated the writing but couldn’t explain why. It’s funny how people can read the same book and have such different reactions! I’ve known people like Ove so maybe that had something to do with my enjoyment of the story? But I also liked the writing and thought the pace was fine.

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  3. Hi,
    4 books read is better than 0. I tend to pick books by covers, the book you have up for July, A Strange Companion looks like a good one. Have a great day!


    1. It really does have a beautiful cover! And it’s weirdly soft? Like, buttery? So weird. haha 😀 I’m excited to read that one. Thanks for visiting!


  4. I think four can be a good solid number, especially if you have a really busy month or you’re dealing with a book slump. I always marvel at the bloggers who read 15+ books in a month. How do they do that? Do they own some kind of time travel device that they are hiding from the rest of us? I really enjoyed The Great Gatsby. It’s one of those books I missed out on in high school for some reason, but am glad I picked it up on my own. Hope you enjoy your July!


    1. I know, those are the bloggers that I need to stop comparing myself to! And yes, reading slumps are really the worst for monthly goals. I was feeling that, for sure. Thanks, enjoy your July too!

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    1. I haven’t watched the show yet! I keep waiting until I have enough to binge-watch it. I have a feeling I’m going to want to watch it all at once so I’ve been putting it off for too long!


  5. I only read four books this past month too! It’s nice to see another book blogger who hasn’t read like 30 books in a month or something absurd. I’m jealous of the bloggers who can get through many books in one month but right now that’s so not me.


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