Monthly Recap: June 2015!
Well to say this month didn't go as planned reading/blogging wise, is an understatement. I knew it would be a difficult one with all of the things I had planned, but I did NOT plan on the lack of motivation in between my multiple events!
With that being said, I had a lot of really great things going on this month.
The first of which was the Boldly Bookish tour in Memphis, TN. I was asked by Bloomsbury to moderate a panel that consisted of Trish Doller, Emery Lord, A.C. Gaughen, and Tiffany Schmidt. You can see my full recap post here as well as enter the giveaway! (Which is still going on for another week!)
The most magical arch in the South! :)
That Tent- I think this was Houndmouth.
With my bestie!
The very next day started a 4 day music festival here in Manchester, TN called Bonnaroo. I went with my best friend and saw so many great musicians play. Some of my favorites included Bleachers, Mumford & Sons, Florence + the Machine, Ben Harper, Houndmouth, just to name a few. Just like the last time I went, I discovered new bands AFTER the festival was over and was bummed I didn't get to catch their set. This year's regret? Not seeing Twenty One Pilots. Ah well.
It was hotter than all get out, but we survived! We stayed at my apartment, which was about 30 minutes away, so we just drove in at our own leisure every day. (Camping is NOT my thing.) I loved how many people we met from all over too. It's just such a positive environment and I loved how cool everyone was. I can't wait to go back again!
Tonya, Danielle, me, and Wendy
I really only had two days to recuperate in between Bonnaroo and UtopYA! That's ok though because FRIENDS.
UtopYA was a very different experience for me this year. We were all pretty content to just do whatever and I think it ended up working better for us than sticking to a set schedule. Still, I had a great time meeting up with some of my dear author friends and bloggers.
Wednesday, the girls arrived and we ended up getting some Soulshine pizza for dinner. Mmm. We also helped Heather (Lyons) get set up for her table at the hotel. And Wendy and Danielle discovered football players. LOL.
Thursday, we went to a couple panels. I really enjoyed the one with Chelsea Fine, Rebecca Donovan, and Katie McGarry, as they were talking about sex! Wooo! LOL.
We went to The Loveless Café for dinner, which is where this lovely picture below comes from.
Me with my Heather!
Friday night, we went out on the town in downtown Nashville and after getting drinks and appetizers at Bar Louie, we headed for Tin Roof for some live music (and what a great cover band they were!) We got photobombed by these Irish? guys. LOL.
Saturday night was awards night at UtopYA and I'm so proud of Heather for winning Best Supernatural Book Cover!
With Morgan Wylie.
Blue Hawaiians are the best. For real.
So yes! It has been quite an exciting June event wise for me.
Now, on to the books!
My absolute favorite books this month were actually two 4.5 star reads!
Zack by Sawyer Bennett
Dirty Thoughts by Megan Erickson
I loved these two books so much and still have all the feels from them!
I didn't think I had a 5 star this month, but it turns out I did!
Total Books Read: 16
Total Audiobooks Listened To: 0
I participated in one Top Ten Tuesday this month:
For some non-bookish related posts:
I cooked more yummy meals and hosted them on Tasty Tuesday!
Stuffed Chicken Philly Peppers
I shared some new music for Music Monday:
Sedona by Houndmouth
Young & Golden by Smooth Hound Smith
Stressed Out by Twenty One Pilots
Big Decisions by My Morning Jacket
Most Anticipated Books for July: