Better late than never, my June wrap up is finally here! I’ve read much, much more than just what’s in this photo, because I went on holiday and read mostly ebooks for two weeks. I felt like I didn’t read that much at all last month, but looking back (and writing + editing this review) I’m actually overwhelmed! Oh my goodness, I’ve read so many books in June! I didn’t get to much of my June TBR, but that’s okay. I read the books I felt like reading and it was absolutely wonderful.
I’m behind on my Goodreads reviews due to holiday, graduation and some events taking place this week, so I’ll review all the books as soon as possible and of course I’ll will update the review links ASAP as well!
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
The Night Circus was absolutely wonderful and magical! Unfortunately, it wasn’t as amazing as I thought it would be, and I grew quite impatient with the book. Thankfully, the ending really turned it around for me! I absolutely loved this book, and you should definitely check out my review!
The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket (Audiobook)
I LOVED A Series of Unfortunate Events on Netflix, but I’d been putting off the books as it’s such a big (Children’s) book series and I didn’t want to spend my money on it. One night I couldn’t sleep and I wasn’t feeling up for a long audiobook, so somehow I stumbled upon all the Series of Unfortunate Events audiobooks on Storytel! The Bad Beginning was only 2.5 hours, so it was pretty much meant to be, hehe! I knew what would happen from the Netflix show, but it was great nonetheless! I’m definitely continuing this series!
Caraval by Stephanie Garber (Reread)
I absolutely adored Caraval when I read it in Dutch back in November. I got the UK edition (with the clock below the dust jacket!) in the January FairyLoot box, but I hadn’t had a chance to pick it up yet. After finishing The Night Circus, I wasn’t quite ready to leave behind all things magical, so I decided to finally pick it up and reread Caraval.
The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas
I now have officially read all the Throne of Glass books and I’m so sad we have to wait till September for a new one. And that’ll be Chaol’s novel! Goodness, Chaol is my favourite and I simply cannot wait till September any longer. Aaahhh! Also, did you know I pronounce his name like charcoal (without the char)? I mean, apparently it’s supposed to be like Kale, but he’s not a vegetable, right?! Come on, people… Hehe!
The Assassin’s Blade Review Coming Soon!
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas (Reread, Dutch Edition)
Not ready to leave certain worlds was a recurring theme this month! After The Night Circus and Caraval (which both have such incredible magical worlds!) I couldn’t leave the world of ToG after finishing The Assassin’s Blade, so I decided to pick up my Dutch edition of Throne of Glass and read it for the third time! Gosh, I love this book so, so much!
A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard
D’aaahw! I loved this book! It’s about a girl who can’t really talk and a boy that’s deaf and I just found it so wonderful! This was the first contemporary I read this past month and I LOVED it.
The Hundredth Queen by Emily R. King
I got an email saying I was approved for this book on Netgalley when I was on my way to Germany and I got so excited! I really enjoyed The Hundredth Queen, but unfortunately it wasn’t really for me. You can read more about the good and the bad in my review!
The State of Grace by Rachael Lucas
This book is about an autistic girl and I loved it so much! It was written so wonderfully and I could relate so much. I can be nothing but positive about this!
Under Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall
Aahhh I’m beyond excited about this one! I’ve been wanting it ever since it came out in the UK, but I was waiting for the US hardcover and then I couldn’t get it right away… Right before I went on holiday, I found it on Kindle for only € 0.99 so obviously I went for it! This was such an highly anticipated read for me and it definitely did not disappoint!
On The Other Side by Carrie Hope Fletcher
This one isn’t really YA, and it’s a contemporary with a bit of a fantasy twist to it, but I absolutely loved this! It’s so wonderful! At first I found it just a little bit difficult to get into the story (as it’s all about adults waaayyyy above my age and I struggled to relate), but I finished it super quickly and it was so nice to read something different for a change.
The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness (Audiobook)
This book is also one of those books that I’ve been wanting to pick up but never really did. I sort of slowly got through this audiobook and I loved it soooooo much. Truth to be told, I kind of start listening to this just to fall asleep easier on holiday (I can be a terrible sleeper sometimes!) So basically I listened to over 75% just to fall asleep. But then I found how amazing this book actually is. It’s about friendship and family and mental health and love and I just want to rant about this one because for some reason I didn’t realise this book could be so wonderful! You should defiantly read more about this “rant” in my review because I’m in looooooove! Also, the narrator is incredible!
I’m currently in the middle (roughly in the middle, ha!) of three books! That hasn’t really been happing lately, but they’re all really different books! I’m currently reading the ARC of The Disappearances by Emily Bain Murphy (which I got through Netgalley!). It’s been wonderful so far and I cannot wait to see where it’s going! I’m also listening to the audiobook of To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han, which is just so much fun! The narrator is just perfect! Finally, I’ve finally started reading Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix while on holiday but it’s just so huge (800 pages!!!) that I haven’t been able to finish it. I keep putting it off!
What have you read in June?