On the last day of every month I’ll be doing a wrap-up with my favorite books, music, and posts from that month.
June was all work and barely any reading for me. Oh well!
Check out last month’s wrap-up: May
Guess who read Jellicoe Road for the eighth time this month? That’s right, ME! I reread it in honor of my birthday, June 19th, and I cried for the entire last fifty pages. Fun fact: crying makes it very difficult to read.
This book surprised me in so many ways. It’s a touching and gut-wrenching story of friendship, growing up, and learning about the world around you, with the backdrop of a frightening Kevinian Cult.
NO WORDS FOR THIS BOOK. Holy. my. goodness. I just. Sarah J. Maas, I love you. I worship you. I am floored by you over and over and over again.
Nowhere But Here by Katie McGarry | Goodreads
The sequel to Nearly Gone, and just as gritty and intricately woven. NEarly Found is one heck of a book. Review coming soon!
“Remember Me as a Time of Day” by Explosions in the Sky
Note: The soundcloud track below has been uploaded by someone who is NOT Explosions in the Sky!
“American Oxygen” by Rihanna
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“Forget” by San Cava
“Heart Like Yours” by Willamette Stone (from If I Stay)
I didn’t do as many fun posts as I like to, but I did do a couple! At the beginning of the month I did a post called A YA Inspired Summer, which features books that I want to do something from. It’s a bit hard to explain, so I’d recommend just reading it. I also posted my book goals for the TBR Takedown (which I completely failed at – I read NONE of the books I wanted to and instead went to the library). Last Saturday I posted my thoughts on The Great Gatsby and why I don’t think it’s all that great of a book, a post I love.
For reviews, I had a month full of them! I had two particularly awesome reviews (in my opinion) – my review for Nowhere But Here by Katie McGarry, and my review for Weightless by Sarah Bannan. My review of The Boy in a Black Suit by Jason Reynolds also got a lot of love on Twitter, so I thought I’d include that too.
It’s JULY you guys. June went by so fast for me. I’m working two jobs so I had about zero time, and the time I did have I spent watching Star Wars with my best friend (by the way, I’m a TOTAL Star Wars nerd now. #AnakinandPadme4ever) or sleeping. I’m starting my Italian class in July (!!!!) and I’m hoping to do some more reading. I’ll also be doing my first solo swim lessons! I’ve been shadowing this past month, and so it’s time for me to do my own. I’ll be teaching kids starting at the age of three all the way up to adults how to swim and I’m so excited about it.
What did you do this month?