Monthly Wrap Up- June

Hiya!!!

I can’t believe we are already welcoming July! June went by so fast! I am still not sure what I did on certain days, there were days when all I did was laze around. It’s finally raining here which made me very, very happy. If you have followed my blog for a while, you will know just how much I whined about heat but all of it was valid, ok?

June was a bit of a weird month for me, in terms of reading. I was in the mood for something but somehow I never quite found loads of books for it? However I did read some fantastic books and some of them have become favourites because they were just that good! I read a variety of books, that’s for sure. Sure, there were fantasy/ sci-fi books but there was also literary fiction and some Pride reads along with YA. It was a really nice blend and I really enjoyed what I read so there’s that.

Isn’t that why we read anyway? Oh, well, let’s just get into it, shall we? I read a total of ten books and if I am being honest, that’s an ok number to have. I am hoping to get more reading done this month. Let’s see how it goes.

Only Human by Sylvain Neuvel 

This was the concluding book to the Themis Files and I really enjoyed it. Initially, I wasn’t super happy with the book, nothing too terrible but I wasn’t happy with it however once I re-read it again, I think there couldn’t have been a better or more satisfying ending. This book has a separate review post and you can just click here to read it.

Discovery by Leslie Schweitzer Miller

There was so much potential to the book but unfortunately for me, it never lived up to it. There were certain things I couldn’t really stomach or find interesting. It is such a shame because the writing is really good and so is the way author paced it between two time periods. I just ended up only liking the historical part of the book. Oh well, these things happen. This book has a separate review post and you can just click here to read it. 

We Are The Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson

This book basically destroyed me and I am not even sure if it was in a good way or bad. I mean. Why. Why would you do this to me, Mr. Hutchinson? It is a book that sort of stays with you days after you have read it. If there was one thing that I might have liked seeing, it was trigger/ content warning. This book has a lot of triggers and well, I would have liked to have known about it beforehand. I am going to post the review for the book soon.

Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli

I loved it, there’s no doubt about it. It is sort of a follow up book to the ‘Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda’, this one was high on my list of TBR and I am glad I got around reading it. Leah is very relatable to me and that made me happy and uncomfortable at times, I wouldn’t say it is better than ‘Simon vs’ but it stands really well on its own. I haven’t gotten around to writing a review for this as well. I am not sure when that will happen. Let’s see.

Uprooted by Naomi Novik

This book blew me away with its sheer delightful atmosphere. I think I read it at the right time because I have seen many people not really liking it, luckily, I really fell in love with it. The main character, Agnieszka, is pretty easy to like and even though I am not too fond of the romance part of the book, I really loved the Wood and well, the writing really makes this book.

Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

This book was a crazy ride and one I am keen to take again. If Six of Crows was a fast paced, crazy heist story then Crooked Kingdom was that ten times intensified, magnified and the effect was breathtaking. The plot was mad and the schemes and the happenings within the plot were absolutely brilliant. The characters grew so much and I fell in love with them all over again with more force, if that’s even possible. This book has a separate review post and you can just click here to read it.

The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne

Man, this book was on my highly anticipated TBR and it lived up to the hype and then some. The tone of the book made it really hard to put it down frankly. Yes, the length was a bit of an issue but overall, it’s just such a good book, you know that you don’t really mind? The story of a gay man growing up in Ireland in the twentieth century. The review for the book will be coming very soon.

The Lightening Thief by Rick Riordan

I finally picked up this series because I have seen just about everyone raving about it for ages and somehow I just never got to them. So, I started the series that started it all. I really enjoyed the book. The pace, the characters and the banter in general really made it easy to enjoy it. Sure, there might have been a few instance where I wasn’t too keen but frankly, overall the book is so enjoyable that I didn’t care. There will be a combined review for the series because it’s a pretty old series now, and I do want to read more of Rick Riordan’s series.

The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan

Ok, so, first, I really, really loved Tyson, ok? He is precious and needs to be protected from all harm. I enjoyed this one as well and I was smiling every time Grover was in scenes, he really makes reading the series just that much more enjoyable.

Children of Blood & Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Goodness gracious this book!!! I had heard so much about this book all over the place that by the time I had my hands on it, I was a bit worried about not liking it. However once I started reading it, I could see why it was raved about. There is everything I love in this book and seriously, it’s just such a good book! If there was one thing I didn’t really care for, it was the romance but I am seeing a pattern with me here. I don’t really care for romances so I tend to not really enjoy them in books.

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June might not have as many books as some of the previous months but hey, it’s the quality that counts. And I read some pretty awesome books so that’s a win for me. I read a total of ten books and if I am being honest, that’s an ok number to have. I am hoping to get more reading done this month. Let’s see how it goes.

So, have you read any of the books from above? If yes, did you like/ dislike them? In either case, why? Any books you wanna read but haven’t managed to yet? Tell me all about it in the comments, I always love to know more about you guys!

Since it’s July, it’s gonna be Harry Potter heavy month. So, yeah, it’s re-read time babes!!! If you wanna read along, please, comment below and we can get in touch and maybe even discuss after each book. I do plan to read all seven books in one month (I have no idea how I am going to accomplish with my weird and crazy schedule but I will manage it. Hopefully.) so be prepared for that. If you are interested, just DM me on Instagram!

Till the next time! For now, enjoy this lovely gif of doggos spinning around!

 

 

2 thoughts on “Monthly Wrap Up- June

  1. Oh it seems like you had a great reading month overall, that’s fantastic! I’m so happy you enjoyed Children of Blood and Bone, it was such a FANTASTIC book, I loved it so much as well ❤ ❤
    I hope you'll have an amazing July! x

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