This is the first month, since I have started my blog one year ago, that a wrap up has been late. Until now I have always posted it on the last day of the month, or even the day before. Now, thanks to the loads of university work that I had to finish, I haven’t managed to do it in time.
So it’s now late and it really annoys me, for various reasons, but I can’t really do anything to change it, so I’ll have to try and ignore that it’s late.
June has been a rather good reading month for me. I managed to read 6 books (HOW? I honestly have no idea. I felt as if I had NO TIME to do anything all month) and I enjoyed most of them quiet a lot! So without me staring to ramble (more than I already have), lets just get into the books that I managed to finish this past month!
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter #7)by J. K. Rowling
5 out of 5 stars
This was a reread for me (obviously, as I have read this series numerous times already) and it was simply wonderful being back in this magical world. With this book I have finished my yearly reread of my absolute favourite series. (You can imagine how much fun I had.) 🙂
This is also my favourite book in the whole series (just wanted to point that out), so it was absolutely amazing reading it again, and I enjoyed and loved it as much as I always do!
Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
3 out of 5 stars
I didn’t really know what to rate this book. I was and still am really conflicted about it. There were quiet a few things I liked about this book, but I also had some problems with it as well.
I had the most problems with the main character, I really loved him in the beginning but he started to get on my nerves (and I mean A LOT) and I just didn’t care about him and that made me not interested in picking up the book. I enjoyed it a lot more in the beginning (as that’s when I loved the main character), but it just fell flat for me. I just wasn’t blown away, as I expected I would be.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
3.5 out of 5 stars
This is another book that I had to read for an university course. And I enjoyed it quiet a lot. A lot more than I thought I would. Why didn’t I think I would enjoy it? My best friend basically hated it and we tend to enjoy the same books. (So I was surprised at how much our opinions clashed on this book – it was a fun discussion.)
It was a very interesting journey. Even though I had some problems with it I was fully invested in the story and I couldn’t put this book down. I would definitely recommend you read this book! (It was quick an easy read for a classic – so you can get into it quiet easy, even if you aren’t used to reading classics.)
A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire #2) by George R.R. Martin
4.5 out of 5 stars
I really loved this book! The beginning was rather slow, but I still enjoyed it quiet a lot. I just loved reading about the characters and what was happening to them. The ending was incredible (or rather the second half)! Can’t get much into it, because of obvious spoilers.
All in all I loved this book, even more than the first one. I’m looking forward to reading the next book in this series!
(It took me ages to finish, as it’s usual with me and these books. Though I don’t mind it that much.)
Six of Crows (Six of Crows #1) by Leigh Bardugo
5 out of 5 stars
This book was fantastic and wonderful and beautiful! I’m absolutely in love with it! (As you probably can tell.) This is definitely one of the best books that I have ever read all year. (And obviously a new favourite of mine as well!) The next book can’t come out soon enough, I just HAVE TO KNOW what’s going to happen next! Luckily I won’t have to wait that long, as the second book is coming out soon-ish.
If you want to know more of my thoughts on it, I have written a full review and you can check it out here!
The Reflections of Queen Snow White by David Meredith
3 out of 5 stars
This was a really interesting take on the whole “fairy tale retelling” genre, as this was more of a sequel than an actual retelling.
There were quiet a few aspects of the story that I very much enjoyed, though I had some problems with it as well (mostly with Snow White as a character).
I would definitely recommend you to check out this book if you enjoy stories inspired by fairy tales (or fairy tale retellings). I have also written a full review for it, you can check it out here.
So these were all the books that I managed to finish in June. Let me know if you have read any of them and what you thought of them!
Thank you for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day!