2016 Reading Challenges: June Update

Happy summer, everybody!

I don’t know about you, but I’m just so relieved it’s finally here. Not because of summer itself (can’t handle the heat and all that) but just because that means I can finally get back to reading as much as I want!

2016 Reading Challenges June Updates

Whether I actually will get to reading remains, of course, to be seen – considering that I also finally have the time to laze around, read fanfiction and hang out with friends as much as I want now!
That being said, I did actually get some reading done this past month, so let’s get to that!

First things first, I read 20 books this past month, and somehow, all but 2 of them count for my GoodReads Reading Challenge – long live reading “different editions’ of the same book, right?

  1. The Fill-In Boyfriend, Kasie West
  2. The Fine Art of Pretending, Rachel Harris
  3. Versailles, Opéra, Philippe Beausant
  4. The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere: An Inquiry into a Category of Bourgeois Society, Jürgen Habermas
  5. Figures II, Gérard Genette
  6. L’art de l’éloignement, Thomas G. Pavel
  7. Phèdre, Sénèque
  8. The Natural History of Us, Rachel Harris
  9. The Distance Between Us, Kasie West
  10. Speak, Laurie Halse Anderson
  11. Vous Dites?!, Piet Desmet
  12. Problems in SLA, Michael H. Long
  13. L’approche actionnelle dans l’apprentissage des langues, Lucile Lacan
  14. USA, 1927, Paul Morand
  15. Vivre en Amérique, Denis de Rougement
  16. Carry On, Rainbow Rowell
  17. The Season of You and Me, Robin Constantine
  18. Cette Grenade dans la main du jeune nègre est-elle une arme ou un fruit?, Dany Laferrière
  19. Volkswagen Blues, Jacques Poulin
  20. The Next Together, Lauren James


Considering how that brings me to a total of 91 books read, I have for the third year in a row bumped up my reading challenge to 150 books – let’s hope I can keep the reading going!
As for my other challenges, relatively little seems to have changed, although I have finished the Modern Mrs Darcy Challenge with Carry On by Rainbow Rowell, which was recommended to me by my best friend. For the PopSugar Reading Challenge too, some progress was made:
  • A romance set in the future: The Next Together, Lauren James
  • A book with a protagonist who has your occupation: The Fine Art of Pretending, Rachel Harris
  • The first book you see in a bookstore: Carry On, Rainbow Rowell


As was the case for the STXRY Reading Challenge:
  • A non-fiction book about something you’ve always wanted to know more about: Problems in SLA, Michale H. Long (I want to be a teacher, okay? Don’t judge me!)
  • A book that makes you want to be a hero: Carry On, Rainbow Rowell
All I can say is: lucky that I (finally) read Carry On – it’s basically the only thing that got me any progress.
Unfortunately, because I was focused mainly on reading books for school or purely for relaxation, I didn’t actually make any progress on the Reading Around the World challenge – I guess I’ll just have to pay more attention next month!
So, there you have it, what I’ve been reading this past month – how about you? How are your reading challenges going? Are you also very happy to have the summer to get some more books in? Be sure to let me know below!