June Wrap-Up.

Monthly

Well another month comes again and once again I was a terrible blogger. *Hangs head in shame* But it was a rather successful month, I read a grand total of five books! I’m still really behind on my aim to read 80 books but I’m hoping I’m getting back on track!

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The first book I read this month was Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne. This was a really cute collection of stories and I was so pleased reading because I recognised some of the stores from the TV show I used to watch when I was little. Overall, it was really sweet, very cute and I wish I’d read it as a child but, hey, never too late to start! I gave it Four Stars.

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The next book I read was Station Eleven by Emily Sy. John Mandel. This book follows several people who are all connected to a famous actor named Arthur and it is set before and after an outbreak of a deadly flu that wipes out most of the population and it is amazing! Like Oh My God Wow amazing. I read it in about two sittings and got horribly sunburnt because I was so enthralled by it that I forgot about suncream. Absolutely incredible and well worth a read. Five Stars.

the martian

The third book I read in June was the Martian by Andy Weir. This book is about an astronaut who accidentally gets left behind on Mars and must figure out how to survive until the next space mission arrives. This book is being adapted into a movie starring Jessica Chastain and Kate Mara (okay Matt Damon too) and the movie trailer looks really cool so I was really excited to read this but I was a bit disappointed if I’m being honest. It was an entertaining read and at times it was funny though not laugh out loud funny but I never quite felt that sense of urgency. I mean he’s trapped on Mars but I never felt like anything bad was going to happen, so it was just a bit “meh” for me. I gave it Three Stars,

royal wedding

The next book I read was Royal Wedding by Meg Cabot. This is the eleventh book in the Princess Diaries and it was fantastic. I loved the Princess Diaries when I was a kid ( *cough* teenager *cough*) and I was so excited to hear Meg Cabot was releasing another book and I was not disappointed. It was just so funny and so sweet and Mia was just as neurotic as she was ten years ago it just made me so, so happy! Five Stars.

i was here

And finally the last book I read this month was I Was Here by Gayle Forman. I Was Here follows Cody as she comes to terms with her best friends suicide. This was a really depressing book while still maintaining some of that humour that I associate with Gayle Forman. It was touching and a bit difficult to read at times but I think it handled the very difficult subject very well. I really enjoyed it. Four Stars.

Overall, I had a pretty good reading month and a pretty good life month if I’m being honest. I moved and I’m loving my new apartment, I saw TAYLOR Swift in concert and it was amazing and I got an internship at a Publishing company. I am flying high right now.

Why do I feel like i just jinxed myself?

Anyway, I hope you guys all had a great month and I will see you all with a new post soon! Goodbyee!

June Wrap Up

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It is the end of another month and I thought why not make a little wrap up post? So Monthly Wrap Up is a going to be a monthly post where I just sum up whats been happening in my life, what books I have read and what I have blogged about.

So now that June is over I have been officially back at work for a month. I work in, I guess you could call it, a hardware store. I’m back to my usual twenty three hours a week. I hate it. I’ve been there for almost five years now and I seriously, seriously hate it. I’m the only female who works there so that’s not particulalry nice. My former co-worker is currently in California too so thats not make my days there any easier. I am immensely jealous of anyone who is abroad this summer. If you’re reading this and you’re in a sunny place please put some in a jar for me.Photo on 24-06-2014 at 12.03

Being back at work has some upsides I must admit. Now that I’m getting paid again (a week late for some reason) I can afford new books and clothes!

Books I Bought:

Went on a bit of a binge this month which is unlike me but I feel as though it something I should aspire to every month. I bought thirteen books this month and you can see them here. Personally, I’m pretty pleased with them.

Books I Read:

I also read thirteen books this month and people say it’s an unlucky number!

If I Stay by Gayle Forman

Far From You by Tess Sharpie

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

The Giver by Lois Lowry

World After by Susan Ee.

The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

Legend by Marie Lu

Inkheart by Cornelia Funke

Requiem by Lauren Oliver

We Were Liars by E. Lockhard

The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith.

This summer I am also participating in two challenges: Summer of Spells and The Lord of the Rings Buddy Read.

For Summer of Spells I re-read Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone by JK Rowling.

For The Lord of the Rings buddy read I also started reading The Fellowship of the Ring for the first time.

I loved a great deal of these books with one of two exceptions – actually I think it was just one (Inkheart) and you can check out my reviews of them here.  However there has to be one winner of them all and there was my

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Book of the Month:

Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas.

I am deeply, deeply obsessed with this series. I fear it becoming a real problem,.

I think June was a great month. The Fault in Our Stars came out and was incredible, the Delirum Pilot aired which was less incredible but hey at least we saw it. Orphan Black rocked my socks and Teen Wolf and the wonderful wittiness that is Stiles Stilinksi is back on the air. I bought some great books, read some great books. I also burned 1/4 of my body but my county colours are red and white so I’ll just say I’m being patriotic!

I hope you guys had a great month!

 

 

 

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