Did June just fly past for anybody else? I can’t believe it’s already July. I’ve been feeling so great the last couple of weeks, super productive and enjoying blogging again obviously! So, let’s get into this short wrap-up.
What I Read In June
Total Books: 6
Total Pages: 2186
City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare
★★★★☆(4/5) – A bit of a disappointment but overall enjoyable.
Get A Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert
★★★★★(5/5) | REVIEW
Sea of Strangers by Lang Leav
Odessa by Jonathan Hill
Banned Book Club by Kim Hyun Sook
★★★★★(5/5) – favourite graphic novel for the year so far!
Sex & Vanity by Kevin Kwan
★★★★☆(4/5) | REVIEW TO COME
Here are some posts I was super proud of this month. Let it be known that I’ll be continuing to support the BLM Movement and that you should do too! #BasicRightsBaby
My Library Reservations | BIPOC, Asian & LGBTQ+ Picks
Plan With Me | New Bookish Bullet Journal & July 2020 Spreads!
What I Watched in June
I feel like I didn’t watch a whole lot because I got distracted with Youtube but I did end up finishing the first season of The Order.
THE ORDER Season 1 ★★★★★
This show gave me all the vibes from Ninth House – I mean secret magic societies – sign me up! I really enjoyed this show, it was super intriguing and gave me the feels similar to The Vampire Diaries that I haven’t had in a long time. Some real nostalgia there. The season had some great writing, character development and although it started out a little slow, the pacing improved by episode 4 and I was simply hooked. Unfortunately, the ending of this season didn’t go well with me but nevertheless I’ll be continuing since Season 2 just came out last week.
My July TBR
A short TBR as always for this month, I have already started a couple of reads that I also hope to finish first before getting into this July TBR list.
Cursed by Thomas Wheeler
Our Chemical Hearts by Krystal Sunderland
City of Brass by S.A Chakraborty
These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong
Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy by Cassandra Clare
I’m super excited for these, particularly Cursed (thank you Penguin Australia), because the Netflix adaptation comes out on July 17th so I’ll definitely be watching it and giving a little comparison. Our Chemical Hearts is also another read that is getting a movie adaptation in August, hence why I’m giving it a go (finally).
I have already started the audiobook for City of Brass so that’s also super exciting but I’m hoping that I can somehow borrow the physical copy from my library since I do prefer reading physical books. These Violent Delights is also one of my anticipated reads for the year and comes out in November so I really hope that I love it! And last but not least, another Shadowhunter chronicles book as I slowly make my way through all the books in this series this year.
What are you hoping to read in July? Any 5-star-reads you really loved in June you’d like to share?
Until next time,
Malka @ Paper Procrastinators
I’m so happy to hear that you loved Get a Life, Chloe Brown! I read it earlier this year and really enjoyed it! But I just read Take a Hint, Dani Brown and I loved it even more! It’s probably going to make my favorites list this year! I have a whole review where I just incoherently gush about everything I loved about it, that’s how amazing it was!
That’s so good to hear! I can’t wait to read Dani Brown 😀
Oooh, I’ve always wanted to know what The Order was actually like. I’m so glad you liked it!! 💕
First season was definitely really good, I’m still watching Season 2 🙂
Tasya @ The Literary Huntress
I hope you’ll enjoy These Violent Delights, it’s one of my anticipated reads this year!
Me too! I’m very excited 🙂