June Wrap Up & July TBR // I read A LOT this month

MONTHLY wrap up

Can you believe we’re halfway done with 2020???

Welcome to another wrap up post! June felt like a quick month: maybe because I am more adjusted with this stay-at-home routine, but maybe because I started to enjoy myself a bit more instead of stressing about the situation.

I’ll talk a bit more about June later, but first, let’s get into the books!

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  1. BEHIND YOU: ONE SHOT HORROR STORIES by Brian Coldrick 🎨 // ✰✰.5
  2. SNOW, GLASS, APPLES by Neil Gaiman 🎨 // ✰✰✰✰✰
  3. AS KISMET WOULD HAVE IT by Sandhya Menon // ✰✰✰✰.5
  4. THREE SHADOWS by Cyril Pedrosa 🎨 // ✰✰✰✰.5
  5. SEASONS OF THE STORM by Elle Cosimano {eARC} // ✰✰✰
  6. MOONSTRUCK #1: MAGIC TO BREW by Grace Ellis {eARC} 🎨🌈 // ✰✰✰
  7. EVERNIGHT by Claudia Gray // ✰✰
  8. WE WERE LIARS by E. Lockhart // ✰✰✰✰
  9. POPOL VUH by Ilan Stavans {eARC} 🎨 // ✰✰
  10. MANGA YOKAI STORIES by Sean Michael Wilson {eARC} 🎨 // ✰✰✰✰✰
  11. YOU ASKED FOR PERFECT by Laura Silverman {eARC} 🌈 // ✰✰✰✰✰
  12. MOONSTRUCK #2: SOME ENCHANTED EVENING by Grace Ellis {eARC} 🎨🌈 // ✰✰✰
  13. LOST PROPERTY by Andy Poyiadgi {eARC} 🎨 // ✰✰✰
  14. RULES FOR VANISHING by Kate Alice Marshall 🌈 // ✰✰✰✰

That seems like quite a number of books, isn’t it? But honestly most of them are novella and graphic novel, I only read 5 novel last month πŸ˜‚ But anyways reading is reading so I’m not going to complain about being 20 books ahead of my reading goals! πŸ˜‚

My favorite read this month are SNOW, GLASS, APPLES and YOU ASKED FOR PERFECT. The first one has such a gorgeous art and twisted story, while the second book has such a soft romance and got the academic pressure right! I’m surprised by how much I enjoyed EVERNIGHT– the romance and characters are definitely the worst, but the plot and the setting are really good.

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  1. CHARMING AS A VERB by Ben Philippe {eARC}
  2. EARLY DEPARTURES by Justin A. Reynolds {eARC}
  3. STARGAZER by Claudia Gray
  4. THE WICKED KING by Holly Black
  5. WHERE WE GO FROM HERE by Lucas Rocha {eARC} 🌈

I’m super excited to continue with Holly Black’s series, especially since everyone seems to be loving THE WICKED KING and says it’s the best book in the series. Out of all the eARC, I’m really looking forward to read WHERE WE GO FROM HERE as it has HIV representation, which I’ve never read before!

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Other posts:

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So remember in last month wrap up I was worried about the whole new normal thing happening in my country? Well it still happened, the government is still slowly opening up business, but luckily (or unluckily) I am still at home for now.

June was a pretty quiet month for me. I’m still home, focusing on finishing my thesis and doing some courses. I also learned more practical skills such as coding and microsoft office. I go on walks with Pedro (my dog 🐢), I drank a lot of coffee, and I watched a lot of movies on Netflix. Seriously, instead of finishing some of my on-going series, I ended up watching more movies πŸ˜’ But honestly, the things I watched are my highlight of the month! I found a new favorite, First Wives Club, and I also binge re-watch ATLA with my sister and it was a great bonding time!

I decided to temporarily delete my instagram account and it’s been nice. I feel myself being more focused and my brain clearer than ever. Maybe I’ll log back in and reactivate my account, maybe I won’t. But I’m really content with not on instagram right now. I also deleted my book twitter account; it happened more as an accident rather than deliberate decision (although I’ve been thinking about it for some time now). I thought I’ll come back soon but I realized… I feel better without book twitter? It’s just people seem so different there and here in the blogging community 😢 I agree that twitter is where important conversations happened and allows us to build more genuine friendship (as it allows us to speak privately), butΒ  for now I feel better off twitter. Maybe I’ll talk about it deeper about my feelings and tweets I saw that help me reach this decision, but for now I’ll leave it at that.

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How was your June?

tasya


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