Wrap Up: June 2019 or apparently I am a romance blogger now

It is summer and I want to die. Germany is melting under a record heatwave and I am not dealing well with it. I miss Scotland.

Books I read in June:

  1. Faking Ms Right by Claire Kingsley: 4 out of 5 stars
  2. The Austen Playbook (London Celebrities #4) by Lucy Parker: 4 out of 5 stars
  3. Manchester Happened by Jennifer Sansubuga Makumbi: 3 out of 5 stars (review)
  4. Wolf Rain (Psy-Changeling #18, Psy Trinity #3) by Nalini Singh: 4 out of 5 stars
  5. Circe by Madeline Miller: 3 out of 5 stars (review)
  6. Fix Her Up by Tessa Bailey: 4 out of 5 stars
  7. The Duchess Deal (Girl meets Duke #1) by Tessa Dare: 3 out of 5 stars
  8. Relationship Material by Jenya Keefe: 4 out of 5 stars
  9. Chase Me (Broke and Beautiful #1) by Tessa Bailey: 3 out of 5 stars
  10. The Governess Game (Girl meets Duke #2) by Tessa Dare: 3 out of 5 stars
  11. Need Me (Broke and Beautiful #2) by Tessa Bailey: 3 out of 5 stars
  12. Conversations With Friends by Sally Rooney: 5 out of 5 stars (reread)
  13. Getaway Girl (Girl #1) by Tessa Bailey: 4 out of 5 stars

Favourite of the Month:

Obviously Sally Rooney’s Conversations With Friends – rereading this so soon felt excessive but necessary. I really think it is extraordinary.

Stats(ish):

I read 13 books, of these books one was a short story collection, two were literary fiction and the rest were romance of some kind. And six were written by a woman named Tessa.

Currently Reading:

As always, too many books.

Books I should get to soon:

I really need to get back to my regularly scheduled reading. While I enjoyed my foray into romance (obviously!), I want to get excited about my normal genres again. While compiling a list of books I am excited for in the second half of the year, I realized how many of those were non-fiction – I should really get back to reading that. I also want to read more short stories again. I am playing with the idea of trying a set TBR again, to get myself to actually read books outside of what I have been reading.

(Some of the) blog posts I loved:

It seems like ages ago that the winner for the Women’s Prize for Fiction was announced, but here are some wrap ups I enjoyed: Laura’s, Emily’s, and Naty’s.

I also always enjoy the Mid Year Freak Out Book Tag, so here are three of the participants: Rachel, Hadeer, and Lisa.

Marija writes about her most anticipated releases of the second half of the year.

I have been a bit of a bad blogger and not been able to catch up on as many blogs as I would like – I am hoping it’ll get better at some point but realistically that is not going to happen until I finish that PhD I have been complaining about.

 

 

16 thoughts on “Wrap Up: June 2019 or apparently I am a romance blogger now

  1. lol, Scotland is uncharacteristically hot at the moment as well unfortunately. Yesterday was the hottest June day on record, in fact. Still, I’m sure it’s not nearly as bad as it is over on the continent! ☀️

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    1. We had nearly 40 degrees today! I am melting! I can feel the water in my eyes boiling! (I am exaggerating but I hate it. And everybody is so damn cheerful about it)

      PS: I’m coming to Scotland in August!

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    1. I can only read that many when I read genres I practically inhale (like romance novels last month).
      I started Velocity Weapon yesterday and it is definitely fairly long (I am usually of the opinion that everything longer than 450 pages is too long, anyways).

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  2. Thanks for the mention! I hope the heatwave passes soon, it’s been obnoxiously hot and humid in the Midwest also. I still would rather have that than freezing temperatures, but the humidity can go any time, imo.
    And good luck with your PhD, of course!

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  3. Oh I really want to try Lucy Parker’s books, glad to see you enjoy them too! And I am really looking forward to Fix Her Up, it’s so well loved by so many different people. Thank you so much for linking to my post, I am glad you enjoyed it! And good luck with your PhD!

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    1. Please do! Lucy Parker’s writing is just so much fun! I really enjoyed Fix Her Up as well – I have been on a serious Tessa Bailey binge.

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