So we come to the latter half of what has been a bizarre year. June was quite the busy month as I spent most of the time preparing our library building for the first phase of reopening. This meant having to implement a new order and collect service and adhering to social distancing measures with my colleagues within the building. So far, the new system is working well, which is a small victory in the grand scheme of things.
In relation to books, The Song of Achilles broke me. It’s one of the most beautifully tragic books I’ve ever read It’s one of those books that quietly moves you and the weight of the emotion in this book was an experience. Since finishing the book, I’ve not been able to even think about diving into my next read, but if you’ve not read this Greek retelling, I urge you to pick it up.
Unfortunately, since it’s been so bust at work, the blog did have to take a step back. However, despite the limited posts, I am proud of the content I put out in June, so if you haven’t checked out some of the posts, you can find everything in the wrap up below.
14th: The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller – 4.5 Stars
“This tale is a tragedy defined by love…This retelling is loyal to the original source but adds a breathtaking layer of depth to the love story that’s so often overshadowed by the pettiness of war.”
- 5th: Ranking – The Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Six Original Avengers
- 24th: Ranking – Every Member of the Six of Crows
- 27th: Ones to Watch – July Book Releases 2020
TV & Film
- 10th: 4 Reasons to Watch Knives Out – A Movie Review
- 17th: Midnight Movies Mini-Review: A War-Time Blockbuster, Chaotic Anti-heroes, and an Intimate Sci-Fi Thriller
- 21st: TV Talk – Gang Warfare and Informative Historical Docudramas
- 30th: Ones to Watch – Must-Watch TV Shows in July
Favourite Posts in June
I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve not been very active this month. However, while my blog hopping game hasn’t been the best, that does not mean I’m not taking note of the brilliant content that’s constantly being produced.
Nick @ The Infinite Limits of Love makes sure that bulk up out TBR pile by spotlighting 90 Romance Books Releasing in the Second Half of 2020.
Briana @ Pages Unbound asks where all the fathers are in YA Books?
Kristin @ Kristin Kraves Books recommends some alternatives to Goodreads.
Marie @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books wonders if a book bloggers work is really valued?
The 24hr.yabookbloog posted this insightful discussion on whether or not book bloggers get paid.
Grace @ Grace Thorough Good Beauty shares her 10 favourite shows to binge during the lockdown.
Lashaan @ Bookidote wonders if audiobooks are for you?
Trang @ Bookidote talked about what she can do as an individual to support Black Lives Matter.
The Orangutan Librarian spotlights great books they don’t talk about enough.
Sophie @ Sophie’s Corner celebrates 3 years of blogging with a 2-part Q&A post.
Yna @ Yna the Mood Reader shares 5 Young Adult Audiobooks you can listen to on Spotify.
Despite lockdown measures easing in Wales, there’s still a lot of uncertainty in the country about what happens next. That means that there are no definite plans as of now, but if I’m lucky I’ll be able to fit in a day out at some point.
Realistically speaking, finishing a book would be a great goal to have, but between the years I seem to take to pick a book to read and the time I take to read it, that might not happen. I feel like I need a general life schedule so I can find the time to fit everything into my week.
What was your favourite book/film/TV show in June?
What are your plans for July?