Happy Birthday to me! This June Wrap Up is basically a homage to all that I did during my birthday month…which was basically everything and nothing all at the same time. I threw caution to the wind and literally did and read whatever my heart felt like (except for that one ARC–I had to keep that on the schedule). And you know what? It was so much fun. I went on a much needed vacation to the beach with some of my favorite people, and got to bask in the aesthetic that is reading on the beach (which I enjoyed more than I thought I would? side note: a kindle/e-reader is definitely better to read on the beach with than an iPad–even if you have the anti-glare protector on it) I was completely thriving last month and I loved being able to follow where my mood took me in terms of what I wanted to read–and I enjoyed so much more content than before.
Color me stunned!
Now, lets grab some of your favorite popcorn, some more Aloe Vera (because wow I am STILL sunburned from my beach vacation), and lets check out the stories I consumed in the last 31 days!
† denotes an ARC/book received in exchange for my honest review.
🎧 denotes Audiobook.
- 🎧The Songbook of Benny Lament by Amy Harmon – ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5 (Buddy Read w/ Ruby + Haley)
- 🎧Play The Hand You Were Dealt by M. Jay Granberry – ⭐⭐⭐⭐
- 🎧A Breaker’s Wedding by Laurie Roma – ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5
- 🎧Ice Planet Barbarians by Ruby Dixon – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
- 🎧The Highwayman by Kerrigan Byrne – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
- 🎧Their Second Chance by Katee Robert – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
- 🎧Love You Always by Lucy Darling – ⭐⭐⭐⭐
- 🎧Barbarian Alien by Ruby Dixon – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
- Say Your Mine by Alexa Riley – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
- †Jock Royal by Sara Ney – RTC – ⭐⭐⭐
- Bad Prince by Lilian Monroe – ⭐⭐⭐
- A Touch of Malice by Scarlett St. Clair – DNF (…Might pick it back up later.)
I have been in the plotting stage for my latest WIP so I have been curating its playlist for a few months now. Due to this, my June tastes are solely due to me just playing my playlist and it’s Spotify radio on a constant loop whenever I can. As per usual though– here is a snap shot of my stats for June:
🟡 = New to List , 🟢 = Risen in the Ranks, 🔴 = Dropped in the Ranks
- 🟢Taylor Swift
- 🟡Kris Bowers
- Ed Sheeran
- 🟡Ain’t Shit by Doja Cat
- 🟡Biblical by Calum Scott
- 🔴Body (Remix) by Tion Wayne, ArrDee, E1 (3×3), ZT (3×3), Bugzy Malone, Fivio Foreign & Darkoo
- 🟢Zitti E Buoni by Maneskin
- 🔴Lil Bit by Nelly, Florida Georgia Line
- In the Heights (HBO Max) – 🍿🍿🍿
- Chicago Fire (NBC)
- Chicago Med (NBC)
- MasterChef (FOX)
- Crime Scene Kitchen (FOX)
- Lego Masters (FOX)
- Country Critter Fixer (Nat Geo WILD)
- Secret Life of the Zoo: Down Under (Nat Geo WILD)
- Project Runway Season 16 ep. 7-16
- The Great American Baking Show: Holiday Edition (hulu)
- 9-1-1 (HBO Max)
- The Great Pottery Throw Down (HBO Max)
- iCarly (Paramount+) ep. 1
How was your June? Let me know!