June has really flown by! My husband is back at work and we’re back in a normal routine again now. I’ve had my second vaccine (well, I will have had it when this post goes live) so it’s good to finally be fully vaccinated. I’m hoping to start getting out and about a bit more from now on.
We did go to the opticians in June as we were overdue for eye tests. My vision has been getting worse so I was expecting to need new varifocals but actually my vision hasn’t changed much, the problem is my eye. The optician thinks it’s linked to the damage in my spinal cord, which sadly means nothing much can be done. He has given me some eye exercises to do so I’m working on those in the hope it will help strengthen the muscles in my eye. I’ve also got reading glasses for when I’m spending longer periods reading. It all means that I’m struggling to read print books and this isn’t going to change so I have to accept more reading on Kindle (where I can make the font bigger) and listening to audio books from now on. I’m struggling with reading on a computer screen so I can only apologise for being so slow to read and reply to comments. I do always appreciate comments on my posts and feel awful that I can’t reply very quickly or to comment on your blogs as much as I would dearly like to.
I didn’t read as much in June as I’d planned to but we’ve been watching a lot of the Euros and also squeezing in episodes of The Sopranos where we can. We’re now only a few episodes from the end and part of me is keen to see how it ends and the other part of me doesn’t want it to end because it’s been so good.
Here are the books I read in June…
The Outsiders by James Corbett
Sorrow and Bliss by Meg Mason
Don’t Touch My Hair by Emma Dabiri
True Crime Story by Joseph Knox
This is How We Are Human by Louise Beech
The First Day of Spring by Nancy Tucker
Super Sick by Allison Alexander
Everything Happens for a Reason by Katie Allen
Leaving Atlanta by Tayari Jones
Suzy Lamplugh: Missing by Netta Newbound
Claudia Lawrence: Missing by Netta Newbound
The Final Revival of Opal and Nev by Dawnie Walton
Passenger List by John Dryden
Both of You by Adele Parks
The Night She Disappeared by Lisa Jewell
56 Days by Catherine Ryan Howard
All the Young Men by Ruth Coker Burks
How was June for you? I hope it was a good month and that you’re keeping well. What was your favourite book read in June? I’d love to know! 🙂
9 thoughts on “That Was The Month That Was… June 2021!”
Wow looks like an amazing bookish month to me Hayley! xx
Seems you still get more read than just about anyone I know, Hayley, despite the eye problems! Very sorry to hear about that though…
Looks like you had amazing month in reading. I hope your eye problem improves with exercise.
Sorry I should have written eye sight. Happy reading!
It’s such a relief to have that second vaccination. It took a bit for me to feel comfortable getting out but now it’s such a relief to only carry a mask for just in case situations. Hope the eye exercises work. 🤗 Sounds like you have figured it good alternatives to continue doing what you love!
Looks like you had a great reading month. I’m over due for an eye appointment as well. I really need to get in to see the doctor because my vision has gotten worse. I know I’m going to need new lenses.
I hope your eye exercises help. Meanwhile, you had an amazing month! I see some I want to add to my shelves, like 56 Days and Both of You.
Thanks for sharing.
Sorry to hear about your vision, that must feel scary and worrying. I hope the exercises help. I wonder if using text to speech software might help with reading blog posts? You’ve had a good reading month; I read a fair few and I think Juno Dawson’s “The Gender Games” and Molly Clavering’s “Mrs Lorimer’s Quiet Summer” were my favourite two.
Looks like you had an excellent reading month! I hope your eye sight will improve with the exercises.