June Wrap Up!


Happy Friday Book Nation!

So I’m just getting back into the swing of things so I have little to actually recap in terms of blog posts for the month but I did read a ton of books and I’m really excited to share them with you. I’ll just jump right in because I’ve got nothing else to write in this intro.

 what I hauled*

  1. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
  2. One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus
  3. Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua
  4. Made in the Image of the Goddess by Chantelle Griffin
  5. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
  6. City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
  7. City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
  8. City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare
  9. City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare
  10. City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare
  11. Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy by Cassandra Clare (and others)

Yep, as you can see it was a big month for me. I feel like I’ve been in a slump for the past few months and purchasing the entire Mortal Instruments series was the best decision I’ve made in a while because it got me right out of that slump. I could kiss Cassandra Clare for the genius that is this series.

 what I read*

I basically flew through the entire Mortal Instruments this month but before that I had gobbled up the Name of the Wind (which is one of the best fantasy books I’ve ever read, the world building was impeccable and the characters fully fleshed out, I can’t say enough about it). With the Mortal Instruments I’ve been in a crazy rush to catch up because I’m expecting physical copies of Lady Midnight and Lord of Shadows and I want to rip into them as soon as they arrive so yeah, I had to catch up (It helped that they were all pretty good books though lol)

For some reason I was in the mood for some high-school drama filled books so I decided to pick up One of Us is Lying which absolutely did not disappoint, it kinda surprised me because I was not expecting it to be as intense as it was (I still had a few issues with it) but overall I enjoyed the book.

If you follow me on twitter you probably remember that I joined a book club (which was really exciting) and the pick of the month was Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother which gave me a surprising amount of insight into the Chinese parenting methods and it was really interesting to draw parallels between the Chinese way and the African way (which, I feel, are surprisingly very similar (except for the classical instruments thing)).

In total thats about 9 book, which is probably better than the previous three months combined (yay!)






3 thoughts on “June Wrap Up!

  1. I was looking forward to One of Us Is Lying! I did read it, and for the most part I liked it, but I did have a few problems. I wasn’t a fan of how they showed underage drinking, without any repercussions or anything to say it’s not okay.

    Also, I was expecting the ending to be more…shocking. I guess. The way it was written WAS realistic-ish, but I really couldn’t see that happening in real life. Plus, I was really looking for one of the four to be lying, even though I liked them all so much.


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