June Wrap-Up

It’s a while since I’ve done a monthly wrap-up. I’ve been going in to school a couple of times a week for key worker children whilst setting and marking online work for my class daily. The more time goes on, the more I miss my class and realising that I won’t get to teach them again this year has been hard to accept. I also lost my Dad back in April which was really tough as I wasn’t able to go to his funeral in Ireland. It may seem strange, but I don’t think I’ve been able to process this emotionally yet, apart from huge feelings of anger and guilt that I couldn’t be there. I’m going home to Ireland at the start of August when I’ll be able to visit his grave, so I think it will hit home then that he’s no longer here.

I’ve been able to visit bookshops again recently which was wonderful even if I did find myself walking around with my arms folded to try to stop myself from touching books unless I intended to buy them.

Books I’ve read:

I’ve read thirteen physical books this month and listened to four audiobooks. I was sent The Wysman (e-ARC) and Mermaid’s Rock: The Floating Forest for review. I’m also taking part in the 20 Books of Summer Challenge so have read The Princess Who Flew with Dragons, A Girl Called Justice: The Smugglers’ Secret, The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone, Sky Pirates: Echo Quickthorn and the Great Beyond and The Titanic Detective Agency for the Challenge so far. The others have been books from my TBR that I felt in the mood to read. The audio books I listended to were: Howl’s Moving Castle, A Witch Come True, Skeleton Keys: The Haunting of Luna Moon and Runaway Robot. I’ve been going for walks most mornings and listen to audio books, so I’ve listened to more than I normally would.

Books I’ve bought:

I bought eleven books in June, ten physical books and one e-book (Freedom). I’ve read three of them so far, and am reading The Jumbies for the Middle Grade Marvels Book Club.

MG Takes on Thursday

I’ve also started a new meme to celebrate my one year Blogiversary. It shouts out about my love of Middle-Grade books and is called MG Takes on Thursday. The books I celebrated in June were:

  1. Where the River Runs Gold by Sita Brahmachari
  2. Ghost by Jason Reynolds
  3. The Ghouls of Howlfair by Nick Tomlinson
  4. The Middler by Kirsty Applebaum

Reviews posted:

The books I’ve posted reviews for in June are:

  1. The Wysman
  2. Mermaid’s Rock: The Floating Forest
  3. The Princess Who Flew with Dragons
  4. A Girl Called Justice: The Smugglers’ Secret
  5. The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone
  6. The Wild Way Home
  7. Dragon Detective: School’s Out

NetGalley Approvals:

I’ve been trying so hard not to request too many books on NetGalley, but it’s VERY hard as there are so many great books I want to read and I have been auto-approved by a publisher who has some fantastic books which I can just read – oh the temptation! The books which I currently have to read on NetGalley are:

  1. Dragon Mountain
  2. The Time Traveller and the Tiger
  3. The Midnight Swan
  4. Kidnap on the California Comet
  5. Witch

What books have you read this month? Have you read any of these?

5 thoughts on “June Wrap-Up

  1. Oh I’m so sorry to hear about your dad. I really hope you’re ok and that you get what you need to help deal with it all from your trip home. Sending lots of love your way.
    Looks, like a great reading month though and you’ve just reminded me I meant to look at Witch as I spotted that but dudbt look into it at all! No doubt another for the tbr..!


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