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Although summer seems like it would be the optimal time for reading, it honestly seems like it is the opposite for me. I may have mentioned once or twice that I tend to get distracted easily and this year when the kids want to go to the pool, I end up working on something swim team related or chatting with a family. Which is all good, but I’d love to just curl up in a chair on the porch and read…but then the house doesn’t get clean. :)

One thing that I started using toward the end of last year was a blank journal to write down all the quotes from books that strike me as I’m reading. I have a hard time letting go of a book when there are things I’ve underlined or dog-eared, so this has been a great way to help me release more and still track the quotes I love. 

Feel free to follow along with me on the Good Reads app  as I attempt to knock a few more books off  my 2017 reading list. There are only four more books in my primary “to read” pile and another four on my “if there’s time” list, so we’ll see! It’s so much fun to see what others are reading and recommend too.

Here’s the list I want to tackle during July and hereby resolve to finish: 

The Kids are Reading…

We’ve been so busy that reading has honestly not been happening. One of the things that Kaleb and I will be doing together this month is reading the Zoey and Sassafras series by Asia Citro. There are three books in the series and they are fairly quick read-alouds that he will enjoy. 

Other than that, Laurianna has been busy working (not as much time for reading) and the other kids are enjoying time in the water whenever they can. 

What I Finished in June

The short answer is: not much. Much of what I read was teen lit (so pretty light reading). Laurianna and I read a five book series together by Kiera Cass. Some of the books in the series were better than others and we both felt the series sort of ended suddenly, but still enjoyed it overall. 

My least favorite read was Scary Close by Donald Miller. While there were some great points, overall it felt really scattered and full of name-dropping. I haven’t read any of his other stuff, but personally that turns me off. Otherwise, here’s what I finished up. 

That’s it for this month – what is on YOUR reading list??

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