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June Wrap-Up // 2019

Well… Considering how late this is, I’m clearly already doing a terrible job of sticking to doing wrap-up posts — but better late than never, right??

I thought June hadn’t been that great a month for me book-wise but, on looking back, it’s actually been alright! I guess that’s why posts like this are so good. It’s nice to see that I’ve done more than I thought!


What I Read

 

Just Enough by Flavia Biondi

I was very pleasantly surprised by my first graphic novel read in a very long time. Just Enough absolutely blew me away, and has inspired me to pick up more graphic novels since. You can read my full review here.

★★★★★

Antiquity’s Gate: Three Days Til Dawn by R.F. Hurteau

Three Days Til Dawn was my biggest surprise of the month. I’m not a big sci-fi fan, but I decided to give this one a go after reading some good reviews — and I’m really glad I did. Hurteau made her sci-fi very accessible through a fantastic cast of well-formed characters and impressive world-building. I’m looking forward to picking up the next book in the series.

★★★★☆

Kingdom Cold by Brittni Chenelle

Kingdom Cold had a nice cover and a blurb that sounded right up my street, so I was pretty disappointed to discover that this one fell a good deal short of my expectations. You can read why in my full review, right here.

★★☆☆☆

Valencia and Valentine by Suzy Krause

I picked up this one from Amazon First Reads, and it started off really promising. However, as the story went on, I found myself growing increasingly disillusioned with it and, in the end, didn’t rate Valencia and Valentine very highly at all.

★★☆☆☆

Normal People by Sally Rooney

I’ve been trying to pick up more bestsellers lately, and I’d seen Rooney’s Normal People around a lot. I mean, who hasn’t? Unfortunately, I struggled to connect with the characters in this novel in any real way, and that left me feeling ultimately disappointed with this one.

★★☆☆☆

Paper Girls by Brian K. Vaughan & Cliff Chiang

As mentioned previously, I was recently inspired to pick up some more graphic novels and, having seen it around a lot, Paper Girls seemed like a good place to start. However, although I really liked the art style, the story just wasn’t for me.


What I Bought


What I Posted

REVIEWS:

Other Words for Smoke by Sarah Maria Griffin

Just Enough by Flavia Biondi

Kingdom Cold by Brittne Chenelle

Short Reviews of Recent Reads

OTHER:

Top Ten Tuesday: Unpopular Bookish Opinions

The Identity Crisis Book Tag


Goodreads Challenge Progress

I’ve read 18/35 books so far, and am just about to finish my 19th. I’m on track at the moment, which is nice after being behind for a good while.


This was (to my surprise) an even better month than May, even if a lot of reads didn’t end up being rated very highly . I’m really happy with how much I’ve managed to get done, and I hope I can keep it up in coming months — although I’ve starting preparing for my Masters in September recently, so I’ll need to really work on my time management! Thanks for reading! x

27 year old book blogger from Scotland. Probably nervous.

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