Monthly Roundup: June Favorites


What a month June has been! Going into it, I didn’t think it would be that busy. The month at a glance didn’t seem to be overflowing with events and appointments, but it turned out to be a packed, and memorable, first month of summer!

Here are a few of my June favorites as we dive into the summer season.

{ONE} Hershey Park

My brothers, mom, and I have a tradition where we’ve gone to Hershey Park every year for at least 6 years now. They went without me last year since I couldn’t afford to take a day off, and I missed riding the roller coasters with them. This year, I made sure I adjusted my schedule to fit it in and it was a great day!

{TWO} Italian Festival

Every year, there is an Italian Festival that everyone seems to go to around here. Admittedly, I had never gone. This year, I decided to change that. Our house is actually extremely close to the festival so there was really no excuse! It was fun to walk around and enjoy the local excitement. I finally checked it off my summer bucket list!

{THREE} The Lights Festival

For months, I’ve seen Instagram ads promoting the Lights Festival: an event where you wait until it’s dark, light lanterns, and watch them float away. It really is a real-life version of the scene from Tangled! This year, Luke surprised me with tickets to the Lights Festival for my birthday. Yes, my birthday is in March, so yes, I’ve been eagerly awaiting this festival for months!

It. Was. So. Worth. The. Wait! We took too many photos because it truly was a gorgeous moment. Check out this Instagram post for a glimpse. Highly recommend, and can’t wait to go again!

{FOUR} The Tattooist of Aushwitz

It feels a bit odd to end my June Favorites list with a book set in World War 2. I read five books in June, and The Tattooist of Aushwitz was definitely my favorite. It’s a true story, and a few people recommended I read it after I finished The Nightingale and Lilac Girls (two of my all-time favorite books). I highly recommend reading it if you haven’t already. Check out my 2019 Bookshelf for more recommendations.