June Wrap-Up


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


18798983Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta | Goodreads | Review

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.

19542841The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes | Goodreads | Review

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.

23015948A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Mass| Goodreads | Review

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.

23492282Nowhere 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?

  • Holly (nutfreenerd)

    Isn’t Jellicoe Road AMAZING??? I try to reread it every summer, and each time I do I love it even more than before. UGH it’s just so good!!!

  • Jen

    WOO GIRL YOU CRAZY. Jellicoe Road for the 8th time?! And yaas ACOTAR so gooood. And I’m SO SO proud of your for being awesome enough to work two jobs. So cray. JUNE FLEW BY FOR ME TOO. WHAT HOW IS IT JULY. I went hiking a lot in June & obviously I graduated from HS lol. I hope July is awesome for you!!

  • Leigh (Little Book Star)

    I didn’t read a lot last month either but I’ll make it up this July. I think 4 books is really good though! I only read 2 books ahaha. I don’t think The Great Gatsby is a very good book either. It was so boring and is a book I could go for if I want to fall asleep asap lol. I remember reading it in high school and there was a page with literally nothing but names of the people who went to Gatsby’s party or something like that. I’m just like REALLY!? THAT IS SO UNNECESSARY. Good luck on your jobs, Willa! It’s awesome that you have 2 🙂 I’ll be starting my first job in August so I’m super excited!

    • Good luck on your job! Working is so much fun and such a rewarding experience. And ditto on Gatsby. I’m amazed at how many people agree with me, actually! Thanks for stopping by!