June Goals + TBR

June will be a very different month for me, because I’ll have a lot of time on my own to work on my personal projects. I’ll have a lot more personal freedom about what I do and when. I don’t know about you, but when I have a lot of extra free time on my hands I have a tendency to get less done than I do when my life has more of a structure (school, work, etc.). For that reason, this month’s goals and TBR are more important than previous months!

Not only do I want to get my novel done I want to continue the work I’ve started on Betwined Reads. Below are my goals and the list of books I intend to read in the month of June. I have no doubt I will reference this post at several points throughout the month.



1. Read more blogs!

I don’t know about others, but I feel sometimes like a lot of us are shouting into the void when it comes to our blog posts and bookish social media. I think the problem is we think so much about what we want to say and how we want to say that we forget that there are others we can learn from and find enjoyment in hearing from. So I want to start making it a daily habit to read and comment on blogs. In case you missed it, I did a specific post about my plans for Blog Hopping in June.

2. Write for at least 30 minutes everyday

I’m in the thick of writing my novel now and I really want to commit to working on it each day this month while my mind is still deep in my story. It hurts my progress to take a few days off of working on it so I know that if I commit to working on it everyday without fail great things will result.

3. Get organized

It’s been a year since I completed grad school and I’ve still yet to go through all my binders with readings or even fully organize my desktop and all my folders. I feel like I need to declutter and that will help me refocus my life in a way. I’d like to commit to at least one blog post this month on my progress. I think it will be a fun creative challenge to look forward to so that I don’t get burnt out on all the reading, writing, and blog hopping I’ll be doing this month. Wanna join me in getting organized this month?!


I feel like I made a mistake last month choosing books that would call for a lot of my time when I was still in the thick of a big reading project (what I will now refer to as the great Harry Potter rereading project of 2018). I also seemed to forget what I already know about myself, which is I don’t like getting stuck with a TBR of books that I have no immediate reason for/interest in reading.

So this month I thought realistically about the books that I want to read 1) in order to review, and 2) because I think they will inform my writing this month. As it turns out, the start of a new month (and the approach of summer) reminded me that I wanted to review all the great summer reads that are the Madeleine L’Engle books I acquired last month.

End Note

After a week of preparing posts the night before they were scheduled to upload, I’m ready for a little break to focus solely on writing! You’ll hear from me again next on Sunday with a new feature linked to my Blog Hopping in June plans. In the comments below, let me know what you plan to do in June!

In case you missed them, here’s a list of this week’s posts:

Blog Hopping in June

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

Making a List of Possibilities | Writing Wednesdays

May Notes

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9 thoughts on “June Goals + TBR

  1. Sumedha

    I have finals this month so I’m just going to be focusing on studying and getting back into blogging and reading. I’ve been in a slump for both recently since I got obsessed with kdramas. I think I’m done now so I’m going back.

    I agree about the blog hopping part! To make myself really look for new blogs and read/interact more, I joined the Comment 365 challenge where I’m supposed to comment on at least one blog per day. I instead do a blog hopping session once a while. I’ve kept a rule for myself that I will consider only new blogs that I’ve found for the challenge and I’m glad!

    I actually found your blog through twitter because I’m blog hopping for the challenge now :)

    All the best with your goals!

    1. Lori

      Ahh, great! Thanks! I like the idea of the 365 challenge. I might pick that up in July, I just wanted to really jump kick my blog reading habit this month.

      It’s just Day 1 and I’m already filled with so many thoughts. I don’t know how I’m going to make it all the way to June 30. I suppose it’ll get easier? Or maybe I’ll get more organized about it…

      Thanks for visiting! I’ll be sure to check out your blog :)

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  3. Nicculent

    i love how much effort you put into your photos and your blogposts.I wrote the same post on my blog,and I loved your take on it.Keep writing awesome stuff,and Id love for you to check my blog out too<3

    1. Lori

      Thanks! I’m glad you’ve noticed. I just checked out your blog and I like the style you’ve got going. I can tell you’re really putting a lot of thought into your blog as well and it’s nice to see someone striving to do something a little different ^_^

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