I can’t believe that June is over already. It’s seriously messing with my mind (like, where did all the time go???). June’s been a pretty exciting month for me. I got my advanced divers card and have been scuba diving quite a few times. I made summer travel plans and am going to visit a lot of friends. I also graduated from school last night!
Another very exciting thing I did this past June was organize a whole bunch of giveaways for the month of July! I will be running giveaway’s here on the blog, on Instagram (click here), on Twitter (click here), and on Facebook (click here). Some of the prizes include:
- A custom journal from BookBlock
- Two magnetic book marks from HelloPapers
- A custom Harry Potter wand from OsbornesWandShop
- A custom book necklace from DinoStories
- A custom book cover painting on canvas by REArtByRachel
- A DIY journal kit by RubyDogArt
- A computer decal by VinylReflection
and more. So if your interested in winning any of those awesome prizes be sure to keep your eyes peeled this month!
Now, back to the June Wrap Up! Here are all the books I’ve read this month and a few thoughts on them!
Beyond The Rising Tide by Sarah Beard
Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Thoughts: I loved this book so much it hurts. Really. The story is moving and beautiful and real and emotional and I ugly cried right around the ending. It was just great.
Also look at that cover. That is one beautiful cover. I need to go to the book store and get a hard copy of this book. It’s too beautiful not too!!
From Filth & Mud by J. Manuel
Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Thoughts: This was a pretty good book. It was a little bit of a slower paced book than I usually read, but the story was great and it kept me guessing every step of the way.
I especially loved how well the characters stories were woven together. It was masterful.
Turning Grace by J. Q. Davis
Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥
Thoughts: It was a cute story, but a little too unrealistic for me to really get into and enjoy. The characters didn’t feel real to me.
I feel like this book would be great for a middle school crowd… especially those kids that love zombies!
The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett by Chelsea Sedoti
Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Thoughts: I think this may be my new favorite book. It was amazing! Hawthorn Creely, the main character, is hilarious and full of imagination and fresh and a wonderful narrator. I didn’t want this book to end!
Also, this is another cover I am completely in love with! I can’t wait for the book to come out cause this is another one that I need a hard copy of!!
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥
Thoughts: Honestly Fangirl fell flat for me. I just didn’t get what was so special about it. There was no plot line, no driving force, and nothing really special about the characters (unless you count Cath’s writing and her fan-fic following).
I guess I just feel like this book could have been so much more. There was so much unused potential.
Autobiography of a Serial Killer by Travis D. Bickel
Rating: ♥ ♥
Thoughts: This book definitely lived up to its tagline; dark and disturbing. It was really short, so it didn’t take much time to read, but its the content that matters. This is a book that could seriously give someone nightmares (luckily for me I don’t really have nightmares).
I don’t think I’m ever going to pick this book up again. No way.
And there you have my June book wrap up. Have you read any of these books? What did you think of them? What books did you read this month?