June Wrap-up 2021: #BookReviews #Books #Music

Is it really July already? It’s crazy how fast this year is going, isn’t it? Maybe it’s just me. June turned out to be somewhat of a neglectful month for blogging. I knew reading and posting would slow down with spring activities and planting, and I think July may be similar. We’ve been busy with the kids and trying to squeeze in our summer activities. Once the Fourth of July hits, it seems like the rest of the summer just flies by: before you know it, the new school year begins, and we’re in fall. I’m actually looking forward to the cooler months. Fall and winter are my favorite seasons for reading, so I hope to be more active here in the coming months.

For June I managed to post nine book reviews. The nice thing is that four of these are for the 2021 Retelling Reading challenge. Three were ARCs. I’m actually caught up with the challenge and NetGalley and Edelweiss for now, with a few coming up for September.

For the Wolf by Hannah Whitten

Stardust by Neil Gaiman

Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik

Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner

The Indian in the Cupboard Lynne Reid Banks

Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe

Love in the Wild by Emma Castle

Live your Life by Amanda and Anna Kloots

Lost in the Neverwoods by Aiden Thomas

Only one Shabby Sunday post: The Indian in the Cupboard. The second book in this series will be coming up for Shabby Sunday next week.

Four Music Monday’s:

The Doobie Brothers “Listen To The Music”

Twenty One Pilots “Choker”

38 Special “Second Chance”

Amos Lee and Daryl Hall “Windows Are Rolled Down”

Two Flower Friday posts:

Screaming Neon Red Rose

Baby Mantis and Moss Rose

Only one This Week’s Reads for last week: a Neil Gaiman book haul. Currently I’m reading The Graveyard Book and Smoke and Mirrors. The audio for The Graveyard Book is amazing. I’m speaking about the one narrated by Neil Gaiman himself and not the full-cast audio. The full-cast is missing some of the dialogue. We’re listening to the Neil Gaiman version with the physical book. You can see my review for Stardust above from last week.

I also posted a May Wrap-up.

So, thats it for June! I’m going to try very hard to finish nine books this month again, at least. I’d like to add one or two more for the retelling reading challenge. So far, so good: I’m on schedule to complete the challenge with flying colors considering I’ve read even more than I expected at this point.

How did you guys do in June? Are you taking any vacations in July? What books do you have coming up? Let’s chat in the comment section below!

❤️ Mischenko

17 thoughts on “June Wrap-up 2021: #BookReviews #Books #Music

  1. Oh I sooo agree. I love autumn 🍂🥰🍁
    And winter too (As long as there is sunshine, and not only grey skies 😳)
    Spring brings me joy, to see colour return to the world. But if it were up to me, we could skip summer every year👍🏻😉😄

    Good luck with your reading goal! 😃

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  2. I’d say you accomplished a lot in June, Mischenko. And 9 books is certainly nothing to sneeze at (that’s over 2 a week)! I tend to read more in the summer than the winter months because I spend a lot of time poolside, book in hand, but my writing time really takes a hit, and that’s been true of this June as well. At least I’m enjoying a ton of good books, LOL!

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    1. Thank you! It certainly isn’t horrible. There were times when I’ve only been able to read one or two. You inspire me to read more outside when you mention reading poolside! I need to do that more.

      Happy reading and writing, Mae! ❤️


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