2018 Reading Updates: June Update

I remember writing for May that I felt like I hadn’t read enough… Well, here I am, with June over and… Well, let’s just say this doesn’t feally like it’s been the greatest reading month either. We’ll just blame exams, shall we? My 2018 reading updates June update!

What I read

A grant total of 16 books – what’d ya know?

  1. Contagious: Why Things Catch On, Jonah Berger
  2. The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution, Walter Isaacson
  3. Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action, Simon Sinek
  4. Seling the Invisible: A Field Guide to Modern Marketing, Harry Beckwith
  5. Six-Figure Musician – How to Sell More Music, Get More People to Your Shows, and Make More Money in the Music Business, David Hooper
  6. How to Win Friends and Influence People, Dale Carnegie
  7. Trust Me, I’m Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator, Ryan Holiday
  8. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change, Stephen R. Covey
  9. They Ask You Answer A Revolutionary Approach to Inbound Sales, Content Marketing and Today’s Digital Consumer, Marcus Sheridan
  10. The Secret History, Donna Tart
  11. What’s a Girl Gotta Do?, Holly Bourne
  12. De Bijous van de Castafiore, Hergé (Review of the TinTin-series)
  13. … And a Happy New Year?, Holly Bourne
  14. Poison Pen, GenkaiFan (Fanfiction)
  15. Allure Imune Harry, Racke (Fanfiction)
  16. The Summer Getaway, Tilly Tenant (Review)

And should anyone have been keeping track: that makes for a grand total of 100 books read this year! 100!! That’s what I’d hoped to read in the entire year!! Aaaaaaaah!

What I thought

Well, first of all, I’m thinking that I should probably go ahead and get some updates for my Challenges online. I mean, I don’t think I’ve even updated them for my reading log since, like, February? Maybe March or April? Either way – that’s on my to do-list for this summer, you can be assured!

So, there’s two fanfictions on this list, and that’s been a while… (Yes, I’m proud of that!) I also had one group of students read “marketing related books” – so naturally I made sure to read all of them as well… That would explain the first large portion of this month’s list. And of course, then there’s a couple of fun reads. Like The Summer Getaway – that one was basically the perfect summer read. And I still (just like last month!) really love Holly Bourne’s books.

All in all I’d say June was somewhat of a succesful month, although not quite in the way I had anticipated or hoped for. I would quite have liked for there to be a little more fun reading and a little less “obligated” reading. But oh well, that’s the month of June for you, right?

So here’s my question to you: we’re about halfway through the year… How’s your reading been? Are you right on track? Way ahead? Or lagging behind a bit? Be sure to let me know below!

-Saar