My Month in Books (#20)

Let’s take a moment to appreciate that I’ve been doing this here thing for TWENTY MONTHS.

I know twenty months isn’t a traditionally celebrated period of time (unlike 18 months or 24), BUT it is a round number, which means I’m milking it for all it’s worth. Because why not?

And in the spirit of this thing I’m doing here, I kind of read some books this month, so let’s chit chat about that ⬇️

Highlights from June: Beautiful sunsets and lake-side volleyball spectating, fun with friends, a perfect and very chill ladies weekend at the beach with one of my besties, celebrating my dad’s 75th birthday in person, being happy and excited about life.


Not highlights: I’m going to be “boring” again because yeah, I’m sure there were moments not worth highlighting, but nothing that made too much of an impact. Like, I basically can’t think of anything. 🤷‍♀️

But let's talk about some books, shall we?

June was a weird reading month. I don’t think I read all that much. But I definitely read some. Let’s see. (Truly, let us see. Because I can’t recall off the top of my head, so this exercise will be jogging my memory…)

A list of books I’m currently reading:

  • Do Less, which I’ve been reading on and off since April. Don’t take this as a sign that I don’t love it. (I do!) But much of the book is taken up with a series of experiments, and I’ve been implementing them slowly, and I haven’t read ahead yet. Seriously, though, if you’re feeling super overwhelmed in life (and you identify as a woman), go check this out. Like a breath of fresh air!

  • The Misinterpretation of Tara Jupp. Still reading this one, too. At least I’m pretty sure I read some of it this month. It’s such a juicy story, but I guess I’m reading around (which is unusual for me, but also apparently how I’m rolling these days).

  • The Princess Diarist. I started this on while sitting at an airport, and it kept me company on the plane home. But I’m honestly not sure I’ll finish it anytime soon because my brain is apparently not in the mood to read a memoir. Even if it was written by Carrie Fisher.

  • I am also in the middle of another health-related book. And again, while I’m willing to share a lot of stuff with the interwebs, I prefer to keep this to myself. It’s not bad. Let’ s just say that, more than ever, I want to be as healthy as possible.

A (very short) list of the book I finished reading:

  • The Royal Treatment. I downloaded this on my Kindle ages ago when it was free, and it was the perfect thing to read at the beach last weekend. Light, fluffy, and sweet. Made me giggle out loud a few times, so that’s always a good thing.

Sidenote: is it still a list if there’s only one thing on it?


In the past, this is when I’d start freaking out that I had a not-great reading month. Worried that it was the start of a new trend. But now I’m just 🤷‍♀️. C’est la vie. June was a good month but definitely weird. It follows that my reading habits were also weird.

Now that we’re turning over into a new month (and the second half of the years…ahem…yikes), I’m gonna go peruse my bookshelf until something jumps into my hands. We’re camping for the 4th of July, so there will be plenty of opportunities to chill with a book.

Wishing you all a fantastic month of reading! Tell me what you’re loving right now!