June 2019 || Wrap Up

June has gone a lot faster than I expected. I thought this month would go fairly slowly but it’s completely passed me by and now it’s July. I’m really happy that it’s July because it’s my birthday month but more importantly, YALC is happening at the end of the month! I’m really hoping that July is a good reading month. As you’ll be able to see below, I had a fairly decent month of reading. No 5-star reads this month however I did manage to hit my Goodreads reading goal of 30 books in 6 months so I am very pleased. I feel like it has kind of taken the pressure off now however I’m looking to double that and have read at least 60 books by the end of 2019. We’ll see about that though.

In terms of life, June was fairly uneventful however it was my boyfriends birthday in the middle of the month so we had a nice weekend celebrating which was a lot of fun. I also started my new accounting qualification in the middle of the month so I’m now getting back into study mode. I’m hoping it won’t impact my reading too much and that I can find a happy balance between working, studying, socialising and reading! I’ll work it out somehow, I hope..

Monthly Reading Total: 6 ||  Total Books Read In 2019: 32/30

Reading Goals for Last Month:

  1. The Kingdom by Jess Rothenberg
  2. The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli
  3. The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
  4. S.T.A.G.S. by M. A. Bennett
  5. The Girl of Ink and Stars by Kiran Millwood-Hargrave
  6. It Only Happens in the Movies by Holly Bourne

What I Actually Read:

  1. The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli ★★★
  2. The Kingdom by Jess Rothenberg ★★★
  3. The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski ★★★★
  4. It Only Happens in the Movies by Holly Bourne ★★★★
  5. Gumiho: Wicked Fox by Kat Cho ★★★★
  6. Am I Normal Yet? by Holly Bourne ★★★★

I’ve stuck to my TBR fairly well, I think. I decided fairly early on that I just wasn’t in the mood for The Girl of Ink and Stars this month which is a shame but ultimately, I want to read as much as I can and I knew that if I forced myself to read it then that could put me in a slump which I absolutely do not need a month before YALC. I also didn’t have enough time to read The Wrath and the Dawn and wasn’t really in the mood for it, favouring contemporaries over fantasy, but I have moved that onto my July TBR. I’ve read a similar amount to what I read in May which is great. I’m hoping to keep this up by reading roughly the same amount of books every month.

July TBR:

  1. S.T.A.G.S. by M.A. Bennett
  2. We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal
  3. A Girl Called Shameless by Laura Steven
  4. The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

I’m still reading books that are on my YALC TBR but I also want to start reading books that aren’t for YALC now. I only have a few that I definitely need to read before YALC so the pressure isn’t so great now. I don’t have a lot on my TBR for July just because I don’t really know what I’m in the mood for but decided that I’ll read just whatever takes my fancy. At the moment, I’m really enjoying Holly Bourne’s books so I might pick up another one of those but who knows?

What was your favourite read of June? What books are on your TBR for July?

6 thoughts on “June 2019 || Wrap Up

  1. Oh, I read It Only Happens in the Movies By Holly Bourne this month too! It was my first book that I’ve read by her and thought it was fantastic! I cannot wait till YALC and hear her speak on a panel and possibly pick up a couple of others of her books – I am wondering if her latest novel might be on pre-sale there.

    Good Luck with your TBR this month! I’m hoping to get to reading S.T.A.G.S too.


    1. ah I’m so glad you enjoyed it! It really got me in the mood to read more contemporaries! I’m definitely going to get my copies signed at YALC! Ooh I wonder if it will be! I saw there was one coming out on the 25th July?

      Thank you! Let me know what you thought of STAGS. I finished it a week ago and I’m feeling a meh about it!

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