June Wrap-Up

I’m still working out whether wrap-ups are something I want to do each month. On one hand, it seems slightly unnecessary, but then it’s a nice summary to look back on at the end of each month and puts all my reviews for the month in one place for someone to glance at! So I thought I’d give it a go for now and see if I like it.

I read * books this month, a number I’m really happy with as I didn’t finish university until halfway through the month, and had a lot going on generally until the last week. I’m still trying to work out the best time to post my reviews – I usually write them straight after I’ve finished the book and slot them into my schedule, because I’d rather post regularly than sometimes spam and at other times have huge gaps. However, this does mean that my reviews often go up a couple of weeks after I’ve finished the book, which I’m not loving. It also makes wrap-ups a little harder because all my reviews may not be live yet. But hey, I’m still learning! And I’ll keep updating this post as the reviews come out. With no more rambling, here’s the books I read in June:

 

Autoboyography

Autoboyography by Christina Lauren – I gave this 4/5* – a sweet and thought-provoking YA contemporary that I would recommend getting to if you have the chance!

 

Roanoke Girls

The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel – 5/5* – this is first book I’ve rated 5* in a long time. It’s a pretty twisted story, but the pacing and execution of the plot make this extremely powerful.

 

Mrs Palfrey cover

Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont by Elizabeth Taylor – 3/5* – this was the first book I read in my bid to read some older novels this summer, and it was definitely a pleasant start. Some nice comedy, but the characters were confusing at times and I think it could be easily forgotten over the next few weeks.

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The Vagrant by Peter Newman – 4/5* – a book I jumped into knowing barely anything about, as this was one I picked up in Waterstones based entirely on the title and synopsis. Although it was fairly difficult to get into, pushing through it was extremely rewarding and I immediately downloaded the next in the series to my kindle.

Skull #1 cover

Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy – 5/5* – this is the first of what is currently an 11 book children’s series. It was originally 9 books long, but in the past couple of years Landy has released #10 and #11, and I wanted to refresh on the original series before continuing into the new additions. I’m going to do series of reviews as I reread each book, as this series deserves way more recognition! I would like it to Harry Potter, in that although it is a kid’s book, it gets dark and twisted and the messages it promotes can apply to people of all ages. Plus, it’s super funny.

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What was your favourite book that you read this month? Please comment about how your reading month has been, and to keep in touch check out my social media, linked above. I follow back and love engaging with people!

– hatterell

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