June Monthly Wrap-Up

Posted on July 9, 2020 by Nadene @ Totally Addicted to Reading in Wrap-up / 16 Comments


This post has been long overdue, but better late than never, right? ?

Off the Blog

Last month I mentioned how I was enjoying working from home because of the flexibility it offered. Well, I no longer have that privilege and I am back at the office full time. It took some time for me to re-acclimatize myself to being back in the office environment.

There has been an increase in the number of persons who have contracted the disease, but these are imported cases. Curfews are still in place but they are not as restrictive as before. They allowed restaurants to reopen for dining in, but some persons refuse to follow the safety protocols, which led to a ban being placed on these entities.

As usual, they are persons who refuse to follow social distancing, which makes me not too keen on venturing out unless it is absolutely necessary. I still cannot get used to wearing masks, but what choice do I have? None whatsoever. They have now become a fashion statement.

On the Blog

My reading for the month of June was dismal compared to May. This was because of personal stuff, which had a negative effect on my reading. However, the situation has now been resolved, making it easier to enjoy my favourite hobbies.


Books Read and Reviewed

I read eight books and reviewed eleven. Three of the books reviewed for this month were read in May (Midnight Abduction, Stranger in the Lake and Paging Dr. Hookup) Hawkesmoor: A Novel of Vampire and Faerie by Ann Merino, which was not included in the list below, was read in May, but the review will go live this month.


  1. [2 Jun] Midnight Abduction by Nichole Severn ★★★★
  2. [3 Jun] Stranger in the Lake by Kimberly Belle ★★★★
  3. [4 Jun] Paging Dr. Hookup by Mika Jolie ★★★½
  4. [8 Jun] Dead Silence by Brenda Novak ★★★★
  5. [15 Jun] Runaway Road by Devney Perry ★★★★½
  6. [18 Jun] The Lemon Sisters by Jill Shalvis ★★★★
  7. [22 Jun] The Summer Deal by Jill Shalvis ★★★★★
  8. [23 Jun] Wild Highway by Devney Perry ★★★★½
  9. [26 Jun] Aftermath of Secrets by Cate Beauman ★★★★
  10. [29 Jun] The Legend of Gasparilla and His Treasure by Carolyn Arnold ★★★★½


I am nineteen books (19) ahead in my Goodreads Challenge

My Top Picks for the month of June

How was the month of June for you? Did you have any favourite reads? Looking forward to hearing about it all.



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16 responses to “June Monthly Wrap-Up

  1. Debbie Haupt

    Thanks for sharing Nadene, stay safe at work. We won’t go into a restaurant because you can’t eat with a mask on and someone will cough or sneeze and then I’d be scared to go out again. It’s a new world that’s for sure. I don’t have a problem with masks except they fog up my glasses. xo

  2. kate

    Way to go on your reading this month. Stay safe when youโ€™re back on the job site!

  3. No curfew here, and everything is open with some restrictions. Masks aren’t mandatory but we wear them because people act like the threat is over. Ugh. Like you we only venture out when necessary. Our state ran out of testing supplies so testing has been unavailable. Looks like you had a good reading month.

  4. We’re still in a curfew status in my state, too. It does intimidate me a little to go out when I know others are not following the rules, but I get my business done and get home. Tough going back to your office routine and I’m sorry to hear you had personal difficulties, but I’m glad they are settled. ๐Ÿ™‚
    That’s a nice batch of reading you got done and reviewed. I need to try Devney Perry’s books at some point and those Jill Shalvis ones look so perfect for summer reading.

    Have a great July, Nadene!

  5. LadyInRead

    we are still in mask required mode.. and only head out to pick up groceries..
    as far as the reading list, all those books are new to me..

  6. Good to hear your problems have been resolved and you are back reading. I think we all have issues at one point or another that cause us to stop reading or read less.

  7. Gayathri

    I agree with your choice of not going out unless absolutely necessary. Stay safe.

  8. Things had pretty much opened back up here and then the infected cases shot up from 50 a day to now 900 new cases a day. So now bars are closed, some hotels and casinos are closed and masks are mandatory. It’s crazy that people won’t wear a mask.

  9. I hate the face masks too, and I have to wear it for work and its a struggle (i personally think they do more harm then good as far as building immunities and fighting off sickness –this isn’t the only illness we face as humans) and I think ppl are just confused. The media and supposed professionals like Fauci tell us different things that don’t make sense. Although I do think social distancing is the best preventative measure, and even though cases are going up …deaths are going down so thats a relief. I just hope this passes by soon or I might go crazy lol

    Love seeing your top picks for the months, I need to read those books from Devney Perry though.