It’s the last day of the month, which means it’s time for another wrap up. Can you believe we’re halfway through 2017 already? Which means I’ve almost been blogging for six months, which sounds crazy to me.
Anyway, this is what happened in June…
Books I read
- Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher: a rare case where I enjoyed the adaptation more than the original material.
- All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven: despite a couple of flaws, this is an emotional book where mental illness (mainly depression) is done justice. Also, Finch ❤
- I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson: I’d heard so many positive things about this one and read more than a few raving reviews. However, for me, this book was hard to get into and I wasn’t a fan of Nelson’s poetic / lyrical writing style. Having said that, the book grew on me and I did love Noah and Jude.
- The Outsider by Albert Camus: I’m cheating a little here because I haven’t actually finished it yet, but I know I will by the end of the day.
- Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner
- Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
- All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
- I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
I just realized all of their names start with a “J” 😀
- Top Ten Tuesday
- Waiting for Wednesday
Tags & Awards
- Pride Month: My Favourite & Highly Anticipated YA Novels with LGBTQIA+ characters
- 10 Problems All Bookworms Will Understand (ft. all the GIFs!)
- Infinity Talk: Why We Need More Sensitive Male Protagonists (ft. Newt Scamander)
Looking Back: Monthly Favourites
Wonder Woman: This was one of the most hyped superhero movies of 2017 and rightly so because we were finally getting a female superhero lead! There was a lot of pressure on DC for it to be good since the last movies weren’t well-received by the critics / fans (Suicide Squad, anyone?) but they delivered the goods! Wonder Woman is a spectacular movie that celebrates female power. It shows that women can just as easily carry a movie as any male can. So here’s to more female leads!
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: This was my second time watching it. I wasn’t a big fan before, but I am now. I love Newt (as you’ll know if you’ve read my Infinity Talk) and I’m so proud and happy to be a Hufflepuff ❤
My July TBR
I’ve given up hope that I’ll read more than four books in a month, so I’m sticking to four 😀
- Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone (Hufflepuff edition!): I couldn’t resist, you guys! These editions are so pretty and I need one in my life. In my defence, I’ve never read it in English (I was too young and never reread it in English) and I don’t own a copy of Philosopher’s Stone so I think it’s totally justified.
- Radio Silence by Alice Oseman: this has been on my TBR for a while now, but I’ve finally gotten around to ordering it!
- Wing Jones by Katherine Webber: “With a grandmother from China and another from Ghana, fifteen-year-old Wing Jones is often caught between worlds. But when tragedy strikes, Wing discovers a talent for running she never knew she had.” Yay for biracial protagonists + athletics!
- One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McMannus: one of the most hyped and reviewed YA novels right now. I’m interested to see if it lives up to expectations and I’m excited about reading something that isn’t just contemporary.
Which books did you read this month? Which are on your TBR? Did you have a good month? Let me know in the comments!