June Wrap Up

June wrap up

Did June even happen?

Apparently so.

It still hasn’t sunk in that here in England, it’s actually Summer now – not that the weather has done anything to help remind me. So all those books I’ve held off “until Summer when I have more time”…well, now’s the time.

Anyway, it’s the start of July, meaning a June Wrap-Up is needed. So here we are!

As always, this will be a long post so get comfy and enjoy!

I call this photo “The one in which I nearly give myself concussion trying to balance 9 books on my head”. Bit of a mouthful, but true.

June


Books Read This Month


June was a pretty good reading months for me, since I read a total of 9 books! Might not seem like much to some people, but I usually only read about 4 books a months so to have more than doubled that…well, I’m feeling quite accomplished, to say the least.

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Gifted

by J.A. George

Gifted

Rated 4/5 stars[Review]

While the synopsis of this book does sound quite stereotypical for a fantasy book, it did sound like something I’d enjoy. So when offered a copy to review, I happily agreed. And I’m glad I did, because it was a very enjoyable, quick read, and I loved the characters involved.

I loved the fact it was centered around a university too, because a lot of YA books seem to revolve around a school, so it was a nice change.
Amazon | Goodreads 

 

Anna and the French Kiss

by Stephanie Perkins

Anna and the French Kiss

Rated 5/5 stars[Review] 

This was a REREAD for me. I needed to finally continue this series, but since I read the 1st book over two years ago, it only seemed right to reread it.

Plus it would have annoyed the hell out of me to only have reviews of the 2nd and 3rd book on my blog.

I loved this book even more than I did the first time round. It made me want to visit Paris. And I love how much Anna appreciates films. It’s not something you see that often.
Amazon | Goodreads 

 

The Alfaren Legacy

by Marc Jacobs

The Alfaeren Legacy

Rated 3/5 stars[Review]

Another book that was sent to me for review. Another fantasy.

This book was an interesting read. It was non-stop action, none of the “boring” parts of the characters journey were written about. But I wasn’t too impressed with the writing. There seemed to be a lot of info-dumping and unnecessary names throw around. It was an OK read.
Amazon | Goodreads 

 

The Diary of a Young Girl

by Anne Frank

Anne Frank

Rated 4.5/5 stars[Review]

This one was a surprise for me. I don’t read nonfiction. I’ve never been able to finish a nonfiction book.

Until now.

I adore history, so this book really hit me hard. I feel like everyone needs to read this book at some point in their life.
Amazon | Goodreads 

 

Paper Boats

by Erndell Scott

Paper Boats

Rated 4.5/5 stars[Review]

After Anne Frank’s Diary, I was in the mood for historical fiction, so this book came to me at just the right time.

I adored this story. This is how historical fiction should be done. I was completely gripped in the story, and the writing itself was incredible. Though at time gruesome. But war was gruesome, wasn’t it? So it fits.
Amazon | Goodreads 

 

Lola and the Boy Next Door

by Stephanie Perkins

Lola and the Boy Next Door

Rated 3.5/5 stars[Review]

This one disappointed me a little. With how much I loved the first, I thought this one would follow. But nope.

I did enjoy it. Just nowhere near as much. I think most people feel this way about this series though. It’s a bit odd. I did enjoy the creative side of the story though, and how different it was to normal stories in that way.
Amazon | Goodreads 

 

Isla and the Happily Ever After

by Stephanie Perkins

Isla and the happily ever after

Rated 5/5 stars [Review]

Here we have a new favourite!

While the 2nd book in this series disappointed me, the 3rd and last one really didn’t. It was cute, not cringey, and a very quick read (I read it in a day). I adored Isla, and I’m so glad this series ended on a good note for me. And I’m glad I’ve FINALLY finished this series!
Amazon | Goodreads 

 

I’ll Give You The Sun  

by Jandy Nelson

I'll give you the sun

Rated 3/5 stars[Review]

Probably the most controversial review of the month. So many people adore this book, but I just didn’t get it. I wanted to love it as much as everyone else, but it all just seemed a bit of a let down when compared to the hype.

I did enjoy it though. It was good, just not phenomenally amazing.
Amazon | Goodreads 

 

The Creeper Man

by Dawn Kurtagich

The Creeper Man

Rated 5/5 stars[Review]

Another new favourite!

I’m a massive fan of Dawn Kurtagich’s other book The Dead House, so when she offered to send me an ARC of The Creeper Man, I fangirled so hard. And it didn’t let me down! I loved everything about this book, especially how it had a story behind the horror. And the formatting! AGHHH!
Amazon | Goodreads 

 

 


I’m Currently Reading…


Wuthering Heights

I’ve been reading Wuthering Heights for a couple of weeks now, sort of as a “Second book”. I wanted to get into classics more, but I’m always discouraged by how much longer it takes me to read them compared to my usual books. So I’ve decided that I’ll have one main book, but also have a classic on the side to read every now and again, like at night I’ll read this book for an hour instead of the other.

I’m about 100 pages in and really enjoying it so far! I still find it quite funny how dramatic Victorian Literature is though 😆 Hopefully it won’t take me much longer to finish, since I took a pretty long break from it a few days ago!

Neverfade

And for my main book? Never Fade!

I was going to start my ARC of Replica, but decided I needed to read this one first because lately, I’ve been going off a lot of the series I read a while ago, so I felt like if I didn’t read Never Fade soon, I wouldn’t finish The Darkest Minds trilogy at all.

Hopefully this will give me the motivation to finish the series!

 


June Posts (that weren’t reviews)


Reviews For May Books:

I Should’ve Read The Manifesto On How To Be Interesting By Holly Bourne First…

“Let’s Talk” discussions:

The Most Important Elements Of A Book

Uncomfortable Topics In Books – What Are They & Why Are They There?

Why Aren’t Books Mentioned In The Media That Often?

Reading In Public…How Do You Handle It?

What Makes You Rate A Book 5 Stars?

Random:

May Book Haul – How Do You Manage To Accumulate Books Without Even Realizing?

May Wrap Up – Complete With Some Major Fangirl Moments

Can’t Decide What To Read Next? Don’t Worry, I’ve Got You Covered

The Mini-Missions That Have Suddenly Taken Over My Summer TBR

The Quirks Of A Bookworm – Because Apparently These Things Aren’t Normal

Mid Year Reading Progress & My Favourites Of 2016 So Far!

Awards & Milestones:

When Awards Build Up…We Basically Have A Q&A!

Bookish Reveals:

A Nerve-Wracking Cover Reveal: The Song Rising by Samantha Shannon


Life In General


My life in general? Well, hardly anything interesting happened.

The summer holidays began. I had to do a few days of work experience for my creative media and journalism course. And…that’s about it.

I DID go to see Me Before You at the cinema. Ohhhh it broke me. I cried for about a hour straight. Just like with the book! I was VERY impressed. Plus, I still can’t get over how incredible Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin’s acting skills are!

Other than that, there’s only one other exciting thing really…

I’m really close to 400 followers here on my blog!!!

I can’t quite believe it. 

I did set a “goal” to reach 500 followers before the end of the year, just as something fun and blog related to throw into my new year’s resolutions in January. And while I didn’t think it would happen…I have hope, now that I’m closer.

Obviously, it’s not something I can control. And obviously, the numbers don’t matter to me. But I do have to admit how encouraging it is to see people enjoying my blog 😀

I still don’t think I’ll get to 500 before 2017, but I don’t think I’ll be as far away as originally expected. And that’s amazing!

Thank you all so much! No doubt you’ll be seeing a full length post once I actually hit to 400 follower milestone ❤



So there we have it! My month of June, all wrapped up!

As always, I applaud you if you managed to make it this far😀

Have you read any of the books I read in June? What did you think?

How many books did you read this month? Which was your favourite of the month?

Did you buy any new books? How many and which ones? (feel free to link your haul!)

Did any interesting events happen this month for you?

Visit anywhere nice? 

What are you currently reading, going into the month of July?

Let me know in the comments!

Until next time…

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31 thoughts on “June Wrap Up

  1. I read four books in June and started one, and I barely liked any of them. 😦 I also bought Uprooted and A Court of Mist and Fury (can’t remember if there were any others – I’m dreadful at keeping track) so I really need to get on and read ACOTAR!

    June was such a good month for you by the looks of things though! Congrats on being close to 400 followers! I hope you reach it soon. 🙂 And my goodness… All those posts! How do you do it? Please share you amazing blogging wisdom haha.

    Charlotte @ Bookmarks and Blogging

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    1. It’s a shame you didn’t like any of the books! I got ACOMAF and Uprooted lately too, I think maybe last month. I’ve read the Sarah J Maas books and HIGHLY RECOMMEND, as for Uprooted I still need to read that one 🙂
      Thank you! As for my blogging wisdom…my secret is having no social life haha!

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  2. Ooh it looks like June treated you well – you read some pretty awesome books this month! Especially the Anna and the French Kiss series – oh how I love those books!😉 Ahh I’m so happy it is finally the summer so now I can (hopefully!!) find more time to read. Right now I’m still reading ACOMAF. I hope you have a nice July! ❤
    P.S your work experience sounds really interesting… what sort of things did you have to do? ☺

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    1. I did indeed 😀 The Stephanie Perkins books are definitely great reads, I can see why so many people love them! I really hope you love ACOMAF, it’s one of my favourite books!
      I hope you have a nice July too 😀 ❤
      For my work experience, I had to attend some events in my city (one a launch party, the other a theatre show) and for the launch I wrote a feature, the show I wrote a review 🙂

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  3. I really enjoyed reading your Wrap-up and your photos are great!

    I’ve bought loads of books this month – the ones I am most excited about are: ‘Since You’ve Been Gone’, ‘We all Looked Up’ and ‘Fangirl’. I love buying new books, haha! ❤ 🙂

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  4. Sounds like you had a great reading month! I didn’t like ‘Lola and the Boy Next Door’ much compared to ‘Anna’ and ‘Isla’ either, that does seem to be a prevailing opinion in the book world! Mind you, one thing is for sure: after the series I have been reminded how much I REALLY want to visit Paris.

    As for me, I managed to read 8 books this past month, which isn’t too shabby at all (if I do say so myself!), especially considering one of them was A Game of Thrones. I’m going to continue to read a lot of fantasy over the coming month I think since I have plans to read the whole A Song of Ice and Fire series as well as a whole bunch of YA fantasy I really need to get around to, since I keep buying more books. 😛

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    1. I wasn’t too bothered about visiting Paris before reading the Anna and the French Kiss series – I DID want to, but wasn’t a priority – and now I just need to go!
      It’s great you managed to read so much! Game of Thrones always feels like an accomplishment to read haha 😆 It took me ages to read the series (I spread them out over a year). Good luck with getting through them! 😀

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      1. It certainly has a way of doing that to its readers! 🙂

        I’ve finally decided 2016 is the year I get caught up with ASOIAF but first I needed to re-read A Game of Thrones and Clash of Kings because I’d completely forgotten what happened. There’s a readalong happening (called #readasoiaf handily) until October for the books so it seemed like the perfect time to get around to them and join in with that a little bit. But I’m still going to need all the luck I can get to get through them so thank you!

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  5. Oh! You’ve had a really great reading month, 9 books is amazing !!
    And I’m sorry you didn’t like I’ll give you the sun as much as you expected, it’s one of my favorite books but I can see how it let you down because I honestly expected the same to happen to me 😀

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  6. Looks like you had a great month and CONGRATS ON 400+ FOLLOWERS!!!!!! I am so glad you enjoyed The Anna and The French Kiss series! I absolutely love your photography. Also, have you read Summer Days, Summer Nights by *Inserts name of 12 different authors and Stephanie Perkins*?? Great post, btw!

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