Looking back on June TBR that I created at the end of May, my motivation to read was definitely very high. Sadly, for the first week of June, I barely read anything. I kept picking up books and reading a couple of pages from each of them nothing really capturing my attention. I kept making to-do lists of all the things I wanted to accomplish, but couldn’t focus on a single one of them. My head was elsewhere and all I could do was watch something to get myself distracted.
Luckily, after the first week, I was able to get back into my routine, write some blog posts I really loved, catch up on blog hopping, and finally finish some books! 😀
|THINGS THAT MADE ME HAPPY IN JUNE|
1 – Katy Keene, the new CW series that is a spin-off from Riverdale! I watched all 13 episodes of the first season in just 3 evenings. I was really into it! 😀 The main character, Katy Keene, is played by Lucy Hale, you might know and love her as Aria from the Pretty Little Liars, and I have to be honest the reason why I started and kept watching it was purely because of Lucy Hale. Overall, it was a great light distraction!
The series reminded me (very slightly!) of the Sex and the City, because of the voice-overs and the main group of 4 friends. I kinda want to re-watch the Sex and the City now, but afraid that if I commit to it my reading will suffer even more.
2 – BF’s birthday ❤ I tend to be very indifferent towards my birthdays but I love selecting gifts for others (even though it can be very difficult sometimes!). For his birthday, I decided to go with a custom made poster from Quadro&Meio as his 2nd gift and I’m in love with the starry sky they created! It’s a great addition to the room, and I’m sure we’ll be able to find it a proper spot when we move in together.
3 – Adichie’s talks. I’d like to say that I finally read one of her books, but no. That didn’t happen in June either. I did buy another one of her books though, so now I don’t only have «Americanah» but also «Purple Hibiscus» to go through… I love her TED talks and just anything I can find on the internet. She is such an inspiration ❤
4 – Evening walks. Even though restaurants and malls are finally open, we still try to avoid highly populated places. So evening walks (just the two of us) have been an amazing way to decompress after a long day at work, get some fresh air, chat and just spend some time together.
5 – Being productive and doing a big chunk of studying. This felt incredible! And most importantly I’m now done with all of my note-taking and already advanced to the next phase of my study routine. 😀 I also have been watching quite a lot of “study with me” and “study routines” videos on YouTube, which is the opposite of productive, but at least they help me stay motivated to keep going.
6 – Little Mix’s latest album LM5 ❤ I’ve always followed Little Mix, ever since the X-Factor. But the last couple of months I’ve really gotten into their music and I can’t stop from listening to many of their songs on repeat! Right now I’m particularly obsessed over “The Cure”.
7 – Reading «Beach Read» by Emily Henry. Dedra mentioned in her review that she liked the book so much she wished she could forget it just to read it all over again and experience the same emotions, and I completely agree! What a fantastic book! It would have been perfect to take on vacation as well – sunny days, beach, the sound of waves… and this book. I can even picture it!
8 – Watching Kate Cavanagh’s YouTube videos. She is part of the “authortube” and I love her personality. Mostly my YouTube is full of Booktube content, but I found Katy’s channel in the beginning of this year through one of her “Writing Experiments” videos and I was hooked! She always fuels my productivity levels and after watching her videos I want to strive for more, do more, and achieve more things.
|MONTHLY READING STATS|
Reading in June was a true challenge. My mood was all over the place and for the first half of the month, I barely read anything. I did watch tons of YouTube videos as you can see from my favorites 😀
Considering that most of my reading happened after the 11th of June, I’me very pleased with the number of ARCs I was able to go through. I read a total of 10 books, 9 of them were ARCs! This is probably the highest number of ARCs I read in one month ever. Lol
Overall, June was a great month: (1) I added 2 books to my “2020 favorites” shelf on Goodreads – «Beach Read» and «The Unadoptables», (2) I got my NetGalley rating back at 91%, and (3) I had a lot of fun reading so many new and upcoming releases.
|JUNE TOP POSTS|
|JUNE BOOK REVIEWS|
2020 MONTHLY WRAP UPs:
January 2020 Wrap Up | The month I learned how to stay on top of things!
February 2020 Wrap Up | The month I was too busy to learn anything new!
March 2020 Wrap Up | The month I fought my way out of a reading slump!
April 2020 Wrap Up | The month I read too many books!
May 2020 Wrap Up | The month I didn’t read all the books on my TBR!
June 2020 Wrap Up | The month I learned how to enjoy little things!
I hope June was a good month for you! Did you find any new favorite books? Let me know in the comments below!