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My Progress:

12 / 30 books. 40% done!

2024 Literary Escapes Challenge

- Alabama (1)
- Alaska
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- California (3)
- Colorado (1)
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- Australia (1)
- Canada (1)
- England (10)
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- Ireland (4)
- Italy (1)
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My Progress:

28 / 51 states. 55% done!

2024 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge

My Progress:

23 / 50 books. 46% done!

2024 POPSUGAR Reading Challenge

23 / 50 books. 46% done!

Booklist Queen's 2024 Reading Challenge

My Progress:

48 / 50 books. 96% done!

2024 52 Club Reading Challenge

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40 / 52 books. 77% done!

2024 Build Your Library Reading Challenge

My Progress:

27 / 40 books. 68% done!

2024 Pioneer Book Reading Challenge

15 / 40 books. 38% done!

2024 Craving for Cozies Reading Challenge

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10 / 25 books. 40% done!

2024 Medical Examiner's Mystery Reading Challenge

2024 Mystery Marathon Reading Challenge

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12 / 26.2 miles. 46% done!

Mount TBR Reading Challenge

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26 / 100 books. 26% done!

2024 Pick Your Poison Reading Challenge

My Progress:

64 / 104 books. 62% done!

Around the Year in 52 Books Reading Challenge

My Progress

43 / 52 books. 83% done!

Disney Animated Movies Reading Challenge

My Progress

69 / 165 books. 42% done!
Sunday, June 02, 2024

The Bookish Books Reading Challenge: June Book Ideas and Link-Up for Reviews

I'm late for another of my monthly posts for the Bookish Books Reading ChallengeBookish Books Reading Challenge. Is anyone surprised? I also only managed to read one bookish book in May. I shouldn't have any trouble meeting my goal of reading 30+ of them before the end of the year, but my progress has definitely been slow...and we won't even talk about how many reviews I haven't written. Yikes!

In May, I read this Beauty and the Beast retelling, which I enjoyed:

Beauty Reborn by Elizabeth Lowham sticks fairly close to the Disney version of the fairy tale, which makes it a tad basic. Still, it's a well-written retelling with more depth than you might think. (Content warning: there is some sexual assault, but it is handled thoughtfully, showing both devastation and hope, and never getting graphic.) On the bright side is the Beast's magical library, where he and Beauty spend many days in peaceful companionship. She's as big of a book nerd as Disney's Belle, so that's fun.

In June, I will be concentrating on completing books off of my lists for the 20 Books of Summer Reading Challenge and the summer reading challenge hosted by The Lit Homebody. I only have a few bookish books on my anticipated reading lists and I'm pretty sure I've mentioned them all on here already, so I'm just going to post the covers this time around. We'll see if I actually get to any of them in June.

The Underground Library by Jennifer Ryan

Why We Read: On Bookworms, Libraries, and Just One More Page Before Lights Out by Shannon Reed

I've been hearing good things from other book bloggers about the Wartime Book Club books by Lesley EamesLesley Eames. It's described as a heartwarming series about women coming together during World War II. I'm hoping to start the series sometime this summer.

How about you? What bookish books are you planning to read in June? How are you doing on your goal for the challenge?

If you are participating in the 2024 Bookish Books Reading Challenge, please use the widget below to link-up your June reviews. If you're not signed up for the challenge yet, what are you waiting for? Click here to join the party.


  1. Based on another post you made, I read Why We Read a few days ago and ended up liking it. It started out a little slow for my taste, but about one-third of the way through it, it started speaking to my inner reader guy and I ended up really liking the last two-thirds of the book. Glad I didn't give up on it early on.

  2. That's a bunch of good bookish books! This month's reading has started out VERY slowly for me.


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