June was, as always, a good month. It meant the end of lockdown for everyone in France, so I got to see my friends again and to spend some time in Paris (while social distancing and still being extra careful). It also meant the end of the school year, so I got the say goodbye to my students and I learned that I’ll now have a permanent job in my school forever, which was the best news ever. Finally it meant the start of summer vacations and though they’re different this year because of COVID-19 and lots of my plans have been cancelled, I am still ready to enjoy this break as best and as safe as I can.
Without further ado, here is my June wrap-up!
❥ WHAT I READ
June was a busy months as I participated in two readathons, the Make Your Mythtaker one and the Olympic Games one. It was a lot of fun, despite my still going strong slump which forced me to have to break down all of the books I was reading to make sure I was reading enough each day to complete all of the prompts in time. Despite it all, it was a fun reading month. (I was also supposed to host my Daisy J readalong, but because of everything happening in the world I decided to postpone it.)
As for the stats, I read 13 books in June, which is amazing considering this awful slump.
Over all of those 13 books, I read:
- 4 fantasy novels, 3 contemporary books, 3 sci-fi ones, 1 historical fiction, 1 romance and 1 non-fiction,
- 9 YA novels and 4 adult ones,
- 8 physical books, 2 digital copies and 3 audiobooks,
- 5 backlist books, 5 new releases, 1 ARC and 2 re-reads,
- I rated one book 2 stars, four books 3 stars, four books 4 stars and four books 5 stars.
I ended up reading 5683 pages, which is an okay number for me.
Here is everything that I read in June:
- Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid, 5/5 stars (re-read) 🌟
- The Fever King by Victoria Lee, 4/5 stars
- One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake, 3/5 stars
- The Electric Heir by Victoria Lee, 4/5 stars
- The Court of Miracles by Kester Grant, 3/5 stars (ARC)
- Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston, 4.5/5 stars (re-read)
- A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin, 5/5 stars 🌟
- All Boys Aren’t Blue by George M. Johnson, 5/5 stars (audiobook) 🌟
- Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo, 5/5 stars (audiobook) 🌟
- The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins, 2.5/5 stars
- The Wicker King by K. Ancrum, 4.5/5 stars
- Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foodyn 3/5 stars
- A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro, 3.5/5 stars
❥ WHAT I LOVED
- Seeing my friends again
In June lockdown was officially over for everyone in France, though we still have to be extra careful and it is necessary to wear a mask and all that jazz. Because of it all I have been able to see most of my friends again and it made me the happiest. I missed them all so much.
- Celebrating the end of the year
June meant the end of the school year for my students and I, and even though it was a year end of the year as not everyone of them was back and I haven’t been able to see all of my students, it was still a very special moment for me. They baked me cookies and thanked me for the year, so obviously I was very emotional. (A blog post about my first year as a teacher is coming.)
- The Dirt and Machine Gun Kelly
My father made me watch The Dirt, a Netflix movie about the band Mötley Crüe, which is a band he made me discover when I was a child. It was amazing to watch it with him, and it made me fell in love with the actor playing Tommy Lee, who is Machine Gun Kelly. It’s always fun to have a new celebrity crush.
❥ CHECKING ON MY JUNE GOALS
In June, I wanted to keep taking care of myself, which I did as I worked a lot on myself and haven’t stopped working out, to see my friends again, which happened as I told you, to read more, which is… meh, to journal a lot, which is the thing I need to find more time for, and to post on YouTube more, which I did and it has been lots of fun.
❥ WHAT I WANT TO DO IN JULY
Here is everything I want to achieve in July, despite being super busy as always:
- To work a lot for my job,
- To enjoy and see my friends,
- To journal.
And that’s all!
How was June for you? How many books have you read and which one was your favourite?