June Wrap Up & Favourites |A looooong month, but it ended in the best way

june faves

I don’t know if it’s just me, but I feel like June dragged on for so so long. A large amount of us bookworms reached the end of the academic year, and summer is surely upon us. Now – where before our studies took over – we have days upon days of reading ahead of us. We can all breathe a sigh of relief.

Let’s see what June brought!

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bookish favourites (1)

The Shadow of the Wind

So I’m going to mention two books this month, just because my technical favourite (as in the highest in star rating) is a reread, and so was already a favourite. And I want to gush over a new read too. So. First off, we have my reread of The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. I was so nervous I wouldn’t enjoy it as much as I did the first time around, purely because I couldn’t remember anything, but for once…thank you brain, for forgetting everything, because it made this reread great πŸ™‚ Still very much a favourite, I’m glad to say!

The Symposium

As for the new favourite, that would have to be The Symposium by Plato. If you have me on any social media, you might have seen me gushing over this lil smidgen of a book. But it honestly took me by surprise how much I loved it. This tiny book has made me want to read all of the ancient classics, all of the fiction retellings of mythology or historic events, all of the nonfiction history books…just everything. The power of books, eh?

online favourites

insta

So while I’ve been really bad at keeping track of everybody’s accounts/blogs/social media and whatnot (I’m working on it guys, I promise!), my online favourite of the month isn’t a particular blog or person – it’s just Instagram in general.

Instagram has always been my second option for social media – and still is really, I much prefer Twitter. BUT in the month of June I’ve been gradually sorting through the people I follow, working on my photos, and using Instagram Stories much more, which ultimately has led to me enjoying using instagram more. I’m still working on commenting on other people’s photos (I’m really bad at popping round to chat, I apologise), but it’s definitely something I’ve been doing more of and hope to continue!

If you don’t follow me already, you can do so here!

 

random favourites

So I’m only going to talk about one thing in my random favourites this month, because honestly this just made my entire year life.

At the end of June, I met two of my online buddies – Karina and Christine.

Now I could gush on and on about how much of an absolute blessing it was to meet them. And I have been, for many days now. But honestly, I’m just so so amazed that in all of the situations the world could have possibly brought, somehow the online community of bookstagram brought us together, and somehow – despite them living in Scotland and me in England – we could actually meet. It was the most surreal and amazing experience, and while I miss them both so so much now, I wouldn’t change it for the world. Just being able to hug my friends at last, such a simple thing, was an absolute blessing. Here’s to many more meetings ❀

And finally, here’s my full wrap up!

So there’s my June, all wrapped up!

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?Β (feel free to link your haul!)

Did any interesting events happen this month for you?Β Visit anywhere nice?Β 

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

Let me know in the comments!

Until next time…

Ashleigh

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10 thoughts on “June Wrap Up & Favourites |A looooong month, but it ended in the best way

  1. Omg that is seriously so cool about getting to meet your internet friends IRL! There are so many people who I’ve been friends with online for YEARS but never met – I hope it will happen some day!

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  2. I love The Shadow of the Wind. Am so due a reread. I’ve only ever read the second, although I’ve read the first three times. I loved Running on the Roof of the World and Rose Muddle – The Amber Pendant in June. Lots of good Middle Grade coming out. Lovely to read your blog – it is so beautifully designed.

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  3. I just finished reading Once and For All by Sarah Dessen. It sounds like you had an awesome June, and I hope that July has turned out to be just, if not more, awesome!!

    I’m new to blogging and book reviewing, and I was wondering if you had any tips for newbie bloggers and book reviewers.

    If you have the time, please check out my blog @breenysbooks. I’d love any feedback. Have a wonderful day.

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