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


22 thoughts on “June Wrap Up & July TBR // I read A LOT this month

  1. hahah, reading is reading and being 20 books ahead your reading goals is AWESOME! i am super proud of myself for being so close to my reading goal, and i have the pandemic to thank for, lol. i’m glad you enjoyed you asked for perfect so much, i’ve heard nothing but great things about it.

    i’ll be looking forward to your thoughts on where we go from here, since the author is brazilian and the book is set in brazil! i really want to read it myself soon! early departures by justin a. reynolds is another one is in my TBR. i read his debut, opposite of always, and enjoyed most of it, but i really disliked the ending, so i don’t know what to expect from this one, because it’s going to be about time travel as well. i’ll definitely check out your review!

    my city has been opening up too, but i haven’t left my house at all. things are getting slightly better here, but worse in other states ):

    i think book twitter can be very toxic, that’s why i am not active there as well. if you feel better without it, then i am sure it was the best decision for now to delete your account. as you said, you can always go back to, but i do think social media gets overwhelming pretty fast and i find that the discussions we have when blogging are far more productive than the ones i see going around book twitter/bookstagram.

    thank you so much for the shoutout! hope you have an amazing july!

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    1. I ended up did not get to Where We Go From Here, but I’m prioritizing it for a readathon this month! I agree haha and I feel so much better- I do miss a lot of news but I ended up feeling happier and more excited about book community in a while so I decided to not going back πŸ™‚

      Thanks for reading and have a great August!

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  2. I get how you feel about book twitter, it really can be a toxic mess sometimes and tbh I usually feel better when I don’t go on it…but then I go on it anyways because I am trash. I really want to read You Asked For Perfect glad you enjoyed πŸ™‚ Thanks so much for linking my post ❀

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  3. Aww thank you for highlighting my post! I definitely had to take a social media break in early June. I should probably schedule another break, it’s nice to get away.

    We’re in Phase 4 in Chicago and I am not excited about it. Restaurants are looking fairly packed (I’m not sure if the restaurant staff know what 6 feet look like) and I am in shock that malls are open. I’m staying my butt home until I feel safe. We’re working from home until September and I think that’ll be extended.

    I hope you love WIcked King! That was my favorite book in the series as well!

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    1. I love The Wicked King and ended up finishing the whole series πŸ˜€ We’ve been having surges lately but there hasn’t been any more lockdown or stricter measures sooo πŸ™ƒ Like you, luckily I’m able to stay home too but I’m worried about friends and family who are working.

      Thanks for reading!

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  4. Congrats on reading so much this past month!! πŸ˜€ I also hope you enjoy Wicked King – I think it was great at redeeming a certain fairy king’s character, which I had Problems with throughout the trilogy LOL.

    And omgg how is your ATLA re-watch? I finished it for the first time and I just – all the love for it.

    Hope you have a great reading month!

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    1. I really enjoyed it but for some reason, the prologue in The Queen of Nothing redeemed him more than the entire series πŸ˜‚ It was amazing I love it so much it honestly took over my entire July by binge reading the comics and fanfictions!

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  5. I really hope you enjoy the Wicked King! That was definitely my favourite book in the series.
    And I know what you mean about book Twitter. I don’t post much on Twitter, but I do check on there every now and then, and whilst there’s some important topics being discussed, I don’t always feels its done in the most constructive way, and it feels very negative on there!
    I hope you have a great month πŸ™‚

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  6. Ahh you read so much, this is amazing, congratulations on being so ahead of your reading challenge! πŸ˜€
    I’d be so curious to read a blog post about book twitter and your feelings, if you ever feel like writing it and sharing it. I have such mixed feelings about this place, too.
    I hope you’ll have a lovely month! ❀

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  7. It looks like you got a lot of reading done this month! πŸ₯° I also feel the negative influence of social media at times and I definitely need to reduce some of my Twitter screentime in the future πŸ˜…
    Thank you so much for featuring my post 😊

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  8. thank you so much for shouting out my post!!! so glad you had such a great reading month, in both quality and quantity. woohoo!!! stay safe and well!

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