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June Wrap Up

We’ve made it through another month people. Round of applause for us👏. I feel like we should all get a prize at the end of every month this year. A participation trophy at the very least. We deserve it.

Truthfully. I don’t remember much of what happened this month. Before checking my Goodreads and my handy-dandy notebook I didn’t think I’d read that much this month but I’ve actually read 7 books and 1 little novella.

At first I was like “oh is that it?” because the past couple of months I’ve been reaching that 10 book a month goal so 7 seems like a let down but no. 7 books is great. Me from a couple of months ago would be thrilled with 7 books in one month and the final month of school no less!

Last month I read Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare and became sucked back into the Shadowhunter world. Obviously I had to feed this obsession and my choices were either re-read The Mortal Instruments, or re-read the novella bind ups. TMI is long and I’m sorry but it annoys me sometimes so I went for the novellas, starting with Ghosts of the Shadow Market for the Brother Zachariah content and I had lots of fun. My plan was to read one novella every other day and read it through the month … Yeah I completed my re-read in just a couple of days. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Next up I read The Deck of Omens by Christine Lynn Herman which is, of course, the sequel and finale to The Devouring Gray, a series all about a town haunted by a monster in the woods and protected by four founding families. I did not love this sequel. Book 1 wasn’t the most amazing thing in the world but it was fun and addictive in a way and sadly I didn’t feel the same way with this one, although my ship did sail so … ⭐⭐⭐

Me by Elton John has been on a fair few of my TBR’s this year but I finally picked it up this month and wasn’t disappointed. Obviously your enjoyment of this autobiography is going to depend on whether your a fan of Elton John. I grew up on his music without even realising it and in recent years I’ve become really interested in 80s rock so this was right up my alley and I’m glad I finally got around to reading it. (I don’t really rate autobiographies cause how can you rate someone’s life???)

I also read a Lunar Chronicles novella this month called Covid-128 which follows our favourite characters quarantining because of world wide pandemic very similar to our own. I would personally like to thank Marissa Meyer for this because it was so much fun. No, not the best thing in the world but I loved seeing my faves again and you can read it HERE. (Too short to rate)

I read two ARCs this month, the first being The Extraordinaries by T.J Klune which si a fun and fresh take on superheroes. It follows Nick who decides to became an Extraordinary so that he can save lives … and live happily ever after with Shadow Star, the cities favourite superhero and the love of Nicks life. I could not stop laughing at this book, it was perfect for my style of humour. ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5

Tell Me Again How A Crush Should Feel by Sara Farizan is another that’s been on one or two previous TBRs and again I finally read it this month. I didn’t have any expectations for this because all I actually knew about this going in was that it had f/f representation but I ended up really enjoying this. It’s a cute contemporary with a PoC main character and a cute romance. To be honest that’s all I can say without spoiling it but you should definitly read this. ⭐⭐⭐.75

This next book is bitter sweet. This month I read The Last Olympian, which finished off my re-read of Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan. I have had such a good time reading this series over the last couple of months. It was never my plan to read this series this year but I’m so glad I did because it has been such a comfort during these last few months. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

And finally the last book I read this month was Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall. I’d seen this around on Goodreads but was never overly interested until like … a week ago😂 I requested this. I checked Netgalley almost obsessively for a couple of days and then started reading the book. This book follows the son of a rockstar who needs to reform his public image or loose his job so he starts (fake) dating a barrister called Oliver. This was fun. It was cute. It had lots of feel good tropes like fake dating and bed sharing and while it’s not YA, which is my usual go-to, it was easy to read. I do have a review written and coming whenever. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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So those were the seven books I read this month. Overall it was not a bad month even if I didn’t reach that 10 book goal or read all the books on my TBR.

Hopefully I can do better next month but there’s a lot of TV I want to watch in July and I’ve just started driving school (not as easy as Mario Kart makes it seem) so I’m not going to push myself.

If you’ve read any of these books I’d love to know what you thought. Thank you for reading and stay safe 🙂

Elli xx

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