Hey guys! What’s up? Did you know this – Anatidaephobia is the fear that somewhere, somehow, a duck is watching you.
Ooh creepy!! *darts around eyes nervously to check for ducks*
Sorry for that, I really had no energy to write up a proper introduction hence I went with a random
fun fact 🦆 but now I am having second thoughts. Anywayy, I know this wrap up quite late (exams *sigh*) so without further ado let’s start!
June was a pretty decent reading month. I hit my whatever-a-thon goal of 6 books (yay!) and managed 8 in all. I also found a new book to obsess about, more about that in my “Best Book Of The Month” section below (yeah lets pretend I did not just make that up). I am nowadays open to more formats – out of the 8 books I read 2 were physical copies, 4 were e-books, and 2 were audiobooks. And also, 5 of them were buddy reads, how cool is that?!
On the dark side (ominous much?) I had hoped to write more reviews this month, but unfortunately managed to review only two of them and did not finish reading even a single ARC/review copy (*tries to ignore the increasing pile review copies staring her in the face*).
Onto the books I read!
Small Spaces by Katherine Arden
Rating ★★★★ || Review here
The House Of Hades by Rick Riordan
The Blood Of Olympus by Rick Riordan
Believe by Julie Mathison
The House In The Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune
Rating ★★★★★ || Review on my blog and on goodreads
Shadow Jumper by JM Forster
Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas
The Girl Who Drank The Moon
Book Of The Month
The House In The Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune
Well well well. I have become quite stingy in giving out 5 star ratings nowadays, so it has to be a pretty special book to get such an honour from me. Not to sound sloppy, but I could give The House In The Cerulean Sea all the stars in the galaxy and it would still not be enough. This book was equal parts hopeful, heartwarming, melancholic and so so beautiful that it took my breath away and tugged at my heartstrings in a way no other book ever has🥺. I cannot stop recommending this enough, so bottom line – read. this. brilliant. book.
Books I started, but did not finish in June
I started the month with my first blogging anniversary post This blog turns 1 year old! + An A to Z of me!
Most of you probably know this, but I also did a series themed recommendation posts throughout the month of June, which I am really proud of. Check them out by clicking on the featured images below!
Further, I wrote a discussion post for Let’s Talk Bookish – Discussion Post: Appreciation For Book Bloggers // Let’s Talk Bookish. Also, I am thinking of posting atleast one discussion post per month from now on, let’s see if I can!
And finally, my sole book review of the month – Book Review: The House In The Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune
I love writing out this section and revisiting blog posts that I loved reading! All these bloggers are awesome, so do check out their amazing content!!
Saniya reviewed Scritch Scratch by Lindsay Currie! This one’s going to give me nightmares when I read it👻
April gives us recs on the trope sunshine and grumpy! Make sure to add these books to your TBR!
Jan assesses trends in YA fiction!
Laura gives us 6 stages of reading a novel! So accurate and relatable!
Sofii gives us tips on becoming a stress free blogger!
Tirilu pitches physical books against e books! Ooh hard battle!
Cherelle reviews spin the dawn and we are not free!
Maya talks about diversity in YA and also gives recs!
Madeline lists classic sci-fi tropes!
M @Inking and Thinking wrote a discussion on whether every reader needs a tbr!
Kaya reviews We hunt the flame!
Emily lists 10 iconic opening lines of books!
Fives discusses appreciation for book bloggers!
I won’t be able to read much in July (exams, duh) but hey, that doesn’t stop me from setting up an ambitious tbr, right? And I really have to get through that little pile of review copies, so I will be reading them on priority basis in the next two months. That being said, I have no idea what else I am going to read
if when I finish the ‘required’ reading. Anyway, now I present to you (a very tentative) July TBR!
What was your favourite read in June? How does your July tbr look like? Do you think doing a blog series is a better idea when compared to individual posts? Chat with me in the comments!!