June 2019 Wrap-Up // July TBR

So here we are at the start of July 2019 already and it’s time to look back on what I read last month!

I didn’t have the most productive June, reading wise, but I’m attributing that to the fact that I’ve been Stressed Out getting registered for a summer course I’ll be taking. That, and the fact that Skyrim on the Nintendo Switch has been my safe space from that stress. (It’s probably mostly the Skyrim thing.)

I did manage to read four books though and they were:

Sabriel by Garth Nix (read my review here!)

sabriel

My rating: ★★★★ (4.5 stars)

Bloody Rose by Nicholas Eames (You can read my review of the first book, Kings of the Wyld, here. I’ll be posting my thoughts on Bloody Rose very soon!)

bloody rose

My rating: ★★★★★ (5 stars!)

Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young (the audiobook)

sky in the deep

My rating: ★★★★ (4 stars)

Murder in the Cathedral by T.S. Eliot

mitc

My rating: ★★★ (3.5 stars)

Overall I was very pleased with everything I read! I’ve been on a huge fantasy kick lately (as you can probably tell) so I’m starting to gravitate towards other genres now. I’ve been wanting to read more classics this year so Murder in the Cathedral was a good pick for me. It was nice and short but still challenging enough to give me something to chew on for a while.

Sky in the Deep was pretty good, Sabriel was amazing, and Bloody Rose was phenomenal.

Some other things I got up to this month:

My boyfriend got me into battle gaming recently and we went to an event where we camped out, got dressed up, and fought some really cool people with padded weapons. It’s a lot like LARPing but with way less emphasis on the roleplay aspect. Still totally nerdy and still a total blast.

I’ve also been going on walks and making strawberry jam with my mom. I’m listening to a lot of music albums. (Most recently I’ve enjoyed La Gargola by Chevelle, To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere by Thrice, and 3 Rounds And A Sound by Blind Pilot).

Speaking of July, I put together a tentative TBR that goes a little something like this:

  • Nevernight by Jay Kristoff
  • Beowulf by Anonymous (the Seamus Heaney edition)
  • Claymore Vols 10 + 11 by Norihiro Yagi
  • Lifel1k3 by Jay Kristoff
  • Dracula by Bram Stoker
  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  • Tithe by Holly Black

So what did you read in June? What do you plan to read in July? Tell me about it in the comments!

Thank you so much for reading. I hope you all have a lovely day.

.✫*゚・゚。.☆.*。・゚✫*.

-Liv

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