Happy Pride, everyone! 🌈 Whether you’re queer or not, out or not, I hope you have a wonderful June!
I’m honestly still wrapping my head around the fact May is over… It’s kind of a funny time in my life, and I guess the days just sort of blur together a little. I’m in the midst of writing my thesis – I defend at the end of the summer – and I’m in the odd place where I can’t help fretting about the future but also feeling like all my responsibilities are a ways off? It’s been a bit of an adjustment getting used to it, but I’ve mostly got a routine as of now.
And I’m excited for the month of June! Even though I won’t be going out and doing a lot what with Covid restrictions and thesis writing, it’s still just nice to even have the sun staying out for a few extra hours -perfect for late-night ice cream runs and reading outside. ☀️
I also got more into blogging again this month, and blog hopping! And let me tell you… it’s so scary? I kind of forgot how much commenting on other people’s blog posts makes me anxious. 😳 I just worry I’ll say something stupid or that I’m annoying people. But then I try to remind myself how much *I* enjoy getting comments on my post, and try to push through that fear. 😅
I read 13 books this month! 🎉 (I’ll be trying something new this month and giving a little blurb about all the books I read instead of just a star rating. Let me know what you think!)
What If It’s Us by Adam Silvera and Becky Albertalli | It was okay, good even, but honestly I expected more from these two authors.
Fat Chance, Charlie Vega by Crystal Maldonado | I love me a coming of age story, and if you do too, you should definitely check out this novel!
Watch Over Me by Nina LaCour | Hauntingly emotional, Nina LaCour owns my soul.
Catch Lili Too by Sophie Whittemore | Not my cup of tea, but could be enjoyed by fans of Buffy and the like. Review to come!
Vulnerable AF by Tarriona “Tank” Ball | Some poems in the collection really worked for me, and some not so much. Review to come!
The Girls Are All So Nice Here by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn | What a dark, compulsive read. Review to come!
You Love Me by Caroline Kepnes | Boring, flat, and the twist at the end really didn’t work for me. I do wonder how the TV show will adapt it.
Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo | Nikolai was an improvement… Mal most certainly was not. This book was fine, but a little forgettable. 🙈
Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo | A really great concept for the finale, but the delivery fell somewhat flat. I am excited to see how the TV show adapts it, if it ever gets that far.
Next Month’s TBR:
The Month in Book Reviews:
How was your May?
What are you looking forward to in June?
Let me now!