2020 June Wrap-Up

So I actually made a plan for myself this month…and it weirdly worked out?

During this period of isolation, I’ve actually been reading pretty much the same amount as before. I’ve had way more time but a little less motivation to read, possibly because of all the time I have. It’s a vicious cycle. But June has been my best reading month of the year so far and I finished 14 books!

The Books

First & Then by Emma Mills: This was a super cute contemporary! I read it all in one day and really enjoyed it!! 4/5 paws

The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J Maas: Easily my favorite book in the Throne of Glass series so far! I loved getting more back story and meeting all the new characters. 4/5 paws

Anna K by Jenny Lee: I loved the idea of this one and that it was marketed as a retelling with a nod to Gossip Girl, but the execution just fell short for me and the pacing was pretty slow. 3/5 paws

Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire: I really liked the plot and characters in this story but it was so short I just feel like I didn’t get to connect to it much. 3/5 paws

The Siren by Kiera Cass: I enjoyed the siren/sisterhood aspect of this and I wish that Cass had just stuck with exploring that more because the romance fell so flat for me. 3/5 paws

One to Watch by Kate Stayman-London: This filled the Bachelor-sized hole in my heart that’s existed since the Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise have been postponed. I loved this book and all of the important topics it brought up! 4.5/5 paws

All Boys Aren’t Blue by George M. Johnson: This memoir-manifesto was so impactful and eye-opening. I learned so much and I highly recommend listening to the audiobook that’s read by the author! 5/5 paws

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo: I’ve never been a big fan of poetry but I loved this one. Again, I recommend listening to the audiobook so you can really get a feel for the free-verse format. 5/5 paws

Heir of Fire, Empire of Storms and Queen of Shadows by Sarah J Maas: These were all solid reads, the action has been building throughout the series and I’m coming up on the end so I can’t wait to see what happens! 3.5/5 paws across the board

Beach Read by Emily Henry: This one was definitely worth the hype! It was much deeper than the surface-level romance book I was expecting. 4/5 paws

Rebel Spy by Veronica Rossi: This book promised me espionage and action and I just didn’t feel like I got enough of either. I wish there was wayyyy more spying than the reader actually got to see. 3/5 paws

The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan: A new PJO adaptation was announced so I of course had to get back into this world with Rick Riordan’s spin-off series! 4/5 paws

The Stats

  • Format Breakdown:
    • Digital: 5 books
    • Physical: 4 books
    • Audiobooks: 5 books
  • Total Pages: 5902
  • Average Rating: 3.86/5 paws

I can’t believe it’s July already!! This year has flown by while also feeling like it’s lasted 10 years…just me?

3 thoughts on “2020 June Wrap-Up

  1. Omg you had such a great reading month! Congrats 🙂 and yes, it definitely feels like this year went by in a blur while simultaneously dragging on forever. At this point, I just want to make it to 2021 in one piece.

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