June Wrap Up | 2019

Hi everyone,

Hope you’re doing well!

Today’s post is my June wrap up. Can’t believe we’re over halfway through 2019, it’s crazy!

I read 7 books this month and actually surpassed how many books I read in 2018. I read 33 books last year when my goal was 40. I was disappointed, but many factors led to me not reading as much as hoped last year. I went in with a fresh mind in 2019 and decided to put less pressure on reading books I think I should and stopped requesting too many arcs. It’s definitely worked and I’ve began to love reading again, rather than feeling like I have to read!

I hope you enjoy,

30. The Cruel Prince – Holly Black

Rating: ★★★

Thoughts: I absolutely adored this book and was blown away by how brilliant it was. It’s the first fae book I’ve read and was not disappointed. I can’t wait to read The Wicked King!

31. Am I Normal Yet? – Holly Bourne

Rating: ★★★

Thoughts: I listened to the audiobook and was really not a fan of the narrator, her voice was far too childlike and I thought it was annoying in all honesty. This book itself is okay, it shows how tough having OCD can be and the affects it has on teenagers. I wasn’t wholly fussed on the characters though and probably won’t be continuing on with this series.

32. The Quiet at the End of the World – Lauren James*

Rating: ★★★

Thoughts: I was blown away by this book, it was fantastic. The writing was great and it was such an interesting story. I’m not an avid as Sci-Fi reader, so it goes to show how great it was seeing as I’ve given it five stars!

33. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban – J. K. Rowling

Rating: ★★★

Thoughts: Of course this was a 5 star read. What I will say though is that I definitely enjoyed reading it more as a child compared to rereading it this time around. Don’t get me wrong, I still loved it!

34. Don’t Tell Teacher – Suzy K. Quinn*

Rating: ★★★

Thoughts: This was in interesting and disturbing thriller with a lot of twists and turns I didn’t see coming!

35. The Flat Share – Beth O’Leary

Rating: ★★★

Thoughts: This book certainly lived up to the hype and I absolutely loved it! It was adorable and it’s such a unique idea for a Chick-Lit! I’d definitely recommend giving it a read.

36. Stalking Jack the Ripper – Kerri Maniscalco

Rating: ★★★

Thoughts: While it didn’t blow me away, I did enjoy this book and the plot. It’s dark, compelling and gory – three things I love in a book! I’m excited to see what the rest of the series is like!

*All of the books followed by an asterisk are ones I have been #gifted by either the publisher or author. All opinions are my own and are not influenced by receiving a free copy in any way.

I’m happy with the amount of books I’ve read this month, it really was a month of mixed star ratings. Some books were okay, others I absolutely adored!

Have you read any of these books? What were your thoughts on them? Let me know in the comments below! 😊

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33 thoughts on “June Wrap Up | 2019

  1. Jordann @thebookbloglife says:

    I have The Cruel Prince on my list for this month so I’m glad you enjoyed it! I loved The Flatshare as well there were definitely moments in that story that made me laugh out loud and also want to cry!

    Congrats on surpassing your number of books read! xo

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