June Wrap Up 2019

Breaking news, this girl right here finally finished a book. It only took 2 and a half months, but I made it to the final page of Strange the Dreamer and it was as wonderful and magical as I expected it to be. Not gonna lie, the satisfaction of finishing a book was immense, but now I’m back to square one with a conflict on which book to read next.


In other news, June was a pretty standard month for me. More work and not enough play, but those random days off were well spent with good company. In terms of blogging, I’ve not been as active as usual, but I was proud of myself for publishing a discussion post and while it’s been a long time since my last book review, I was very satisfied with the outcome of my latest one.

23rd: Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

14th: The Benefits of Book Adaptations

Top Ten Tuesday
4th: Best Fantasy Novel
18th: Most Anticipated Releases of Second Half of 2019
25th: Books on My Summer TBR List

Waiting on Wednesday
5th: The Magnolia Sword: A Ballad of Mulan
12th: Harley in the Sky
19th: Call Down the Hawk
26th: Angel Mage

Favourite Posts in June

The Orangutan Librarian posted this brilliant piece on genre snobbery and provided this incredible post addressing “Entitled” fans.

Margaret @ Weird Zeal looks at how nostalgia affects our reading.

Krysta @ Pages Unbound provides some secrets to blogging success.

Jeann @ Happy Indulgence stressed the importance of honest reviews.

Lais @ The Bookis Skies spotlights her favourite and least favourite romantic tropes.

Vicky @ Vicky Who Reads shared an insightful post on what to do when your favourite books are problematic.

Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction wonders how often do you “randomly” visit new blogs.

Trang @ Bookidote shares six brutal truths about blogging.

Marie @ Drizzle and Hurrican Books shared her blogging goals and dreams.

Kat @ Life and Other Disasters celebrated her 6 year blogging anniversary with a lovely q&a post to celebrate.

July Goals

I have some personal goals for July, but I’ll be keeping them on the down low until further notice because at this stage I feel like revealing them will just add more pressure onto myself.

One goal I definitely need to work on is replying to comments sooner. I’ve been slacking in my responses and have let just over a weeks worth of comments go unreplied. Apologies for that, but hopefully when things calm down here I can catch up on them sooner.

I would like to read another book in July, but I make no promises. Basically, my philosophy is to just wing it.

What was your highlight of the month?
Any plans for July?

20 thoughts on “June Wrap Up 2019

  1. Congrats on finishing a book! 😀 I know the feeling when you finally read something after not reading for a long time. I really want to read Strange the Dreamer, as I have heard amazing things about it. Hopefully I’ll be able to get my hands on it soon. I hope you have an amazing July! 🙂

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  2. *CHEERS ON FINISHING A BOOK* Love, we’ve definitely ALL been there ha-ha! That was me ALL THE TIME in 2018 ha-ha! You shared so many posts from bloggers I just LOVE!!!

    Highlight of June? Getting an ARC from NetGalley that was actually a beautiful read! July? Books, weddings, yoga, running, hiding from the humidity, repeat.

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    1. *takes a bow* why thank you. I’ve long accepted that I’ll be a casual reader from now on haha.

      July sounds like an awesome month for you. Although I would not want to be dealing with the humidity. I can only just barely cope with the heat haha.

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      1. Yeah, me too. Apparently my ‘casual’ is insane to my friends, but in the blogging world, I’m definitely a casual reader haha!

        Funny enough, it hasn’t been TOO had yet. Last year, we had humidity for LITERALLY 4 months straight. This year, we have good and bad days and we’ve had more rain.


  3. We are twinning so hard these days. I also finished my first book in months in June and I have some personal goals that I am keeping secret too haha Thank you so much for linking back to my post ❤ you are amazing and here's to a hopefully great July!

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  4. Yay for finishing a book this month and yay for enjoying it, that’s so great! ❤ ❤ I hope that July will be lovely, I'm sending you all the positive vibes for your personal goals. ❤
    Thank you so much for sharing my post, have a wonderful month! ❤

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    1. Haha I’m surprised I actually finished one!!

      I think between work and the lovely weather I find I’ve been spending more time outside than on the blog.


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