Thursday, 29 June 2017

June Wrap Up 2017

Because of the failure that was May, I naturally went for books that'd I'd already read and loved, or book that I knew I'd read and love (hence the number of five star books during June. The month also started in the half-term so.... I had a lot of time to read when I should've been revising for exams instead... oh, well. I sure had to be a Book Talk machine this month.

Beautiful Disaster- Jamie McGuire (Re-read)
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I needed re-reads and Jamie McGuire called. This is a bit of guilty pleasure for me personally- I do always enjoy it but I can obviously see that it's an unhealthy relationship that I don't think should work in real life. But that doesn't mean I can't enjoy reading about it...
Beautiful Disaster BOOK TALK

The Dead List- Jennifer L. Armentrout (Re-read)
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I loved this book just as much as I did the first time- but I forgot how scary it is! This is a YA thriller romance by the one and only JLA- aka. my favourite author! I made the mistake (again) of reading this night and it scared the crap out of me- killer clowns will never not be scary!

Wolf by Wolf- Ryan Graudin (Re-read)
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It's taken me a while but I finally got there!!! I wanted to re-read this book for the sequel since it came out in October 2016... so, it's taken me long enough. I was wary when going into this book because I didn't think I'd like it as much as I did the first time but... I needn't doubt! I loved it just as much as I did the first time! It's not something I would usually go for- the history, the revolution- but it's amazing!
Wolf by Wolf BOOK TALK

Blood for Blood (Wolf by Wolf #2)- Ryan Graudin 
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This was everything I wanted it to be and more! I've been anticipating this sequel for way too long and it lived up to every expectation. But talk about a happy ending...
Again this isn't a usual book I'd like- the history, the behind the scenes of a resistance, slow strategy- but Ryan Graudin makes it work so well! I love it so much, I can think of a beautiful tattoo that I want when I'm older to honour it. This duology has to be one of my all time favourites!!
Blood for Blood BOOK TALK

Faking it- Cora Carmack
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This was a bit disappointing to be honest. I've heard about Cora Carmack and she's said to be writer similar to that of Colleen Hoover so I decided to give one of her books a go. And it didn't sit amazing well with me. It was enjoyable, sure, but I couldn't relate to any of the characters, didn't appreciate any of their decisions and it was one of those frustrating relationships. At times it was sweet and fun to read but the majority of it was very cliche and trope-y. Not really my cup of tea.

Two Hundred Very Short Stories- Helen Keeling-Marston (ARC)
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I was sent a physical copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This book was exactly what I needed in between my exams so that I didn't have to commit to a fully fledged novel. This was a lot funnier and a lot deeper than you'd ever suspect it to be and I'd recommend it a lot for busy people.
Two Hundred Very Short Stories BOOK TALK

History Is All You Left Me- Adam Silvera (Book of the Month)
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This was June's Book of the Month and warning: it's hecka depressing. I maybe wouldn't have chosen to read it at the beginning of summer if I knew how sad it would be- it's suited to the winter much more for me. However, it's still a very well-written story and it sure pulls at the heart strings.
History Is All You Left Me BOOK TALK

This Is What Goodbye Looks Like- Olivia Rivers (Re-read) 
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I don't know why I had an urge to read this again. I read this last year on the day I did my stats exam and, as I've just been doing the rest of my GCSEs, it brought me back to the time of reading this book and I suddenly needed to give it a re-read. Interestingly, I didn't like this book as much as I did when I first read it but I still enjoyed it very much- I only took off one star.
This Is What Goodbye Looks Like BOOK TALK

Doing It- Hannah Witton
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This is the first Youtuber book I've ever read as I usually have a aversion to them. Hannah Witton is a great Youtuber who makes videos about feminism, equality, sex and relationships. This book explores some of these topics and gives great advice as well as relatable anecdotes throughout.

A Court of Thorns and Roses- Sarah J. Maas (Re-read) 
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And, of course, I have to be re-reading these book now that my exams are over and I can finally read ACOWAR!!! I'm super excited and can't wait to get to my most anticipated read of the year. I also loved re-reading through Thorns and Roses after having read Mist and Fury because the foreshadowing is beautiful and it's such a different experience now that all my opinions have changed!!

Thanks for reading! Feel free to comment your thoughts. Stay amazing!


  1. You can't say anything about a cup of tea being right when you add the milk first!!! I am still not over it. Wrong, I tell you, just wrong!

    Also, all of these favourites reads of yours, I have barely read any of them! What kind of a friend am I?

    1. I don't know what type of friend you are... one that is wrong by putting milk in last!!! What kind of world do you live in?!?!?!

    2. I live in a sane world. At least as far as tea goes anyway....