If I thought that last month was a big reading month, this month is a huge everything month. I feel like I not only read double what I did last month but I also posted more than last month. I can’t believe that June is over and that we’re halfway through 2017, it seems like literally yesterday this year only started.
Lady Midnight 5/5 ⭐ – I finished my reread of Lady Midnight this month, I have an entire post about it planned for it but I will say that I genuinely think this is the best Shadowhunters book in a while and I can’t WAIT to have my mind blown by Lord of Shadows.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children 4/5 ⭐ – I reread this after finally watching the adaptation and it’s just as good as I remembered.
When The Moon Was Ours 5/5 ⭐ – WHY DIDN’T I READ THIS BEFORE NOW. Review to come.
Hollow City 4/5 ⭐ – I picked this up almost immediately after finishing Miss Peregrine’s and wow is this a smash of a sequel, it takes the series into such a darker feel I love it. You can read my review here
A Short History of Tractors in Ukranian 2/5 ⭐ – I thrifted this book a couple months ago because I thought it looked and sounded quirky, I was honestly a little disappointed but not surprised.
On the Edge of Gone 3/5 ⭐ – I thought this book was okay, definitely not a bad read.
World War Z 2/5 ⭐ – One of the first books I ever thrifted over a year ago, I picked it up because I’d seen the movie and wanted to see how much was changed when it was adapted. I thought the fact that it was an oral history was interesting but honestly I was really disappointed, you can read my review here
Geekerella 4/5 ⭐ – This was such a cute fandom-y read!
The Hate U Give 5/5 ⭐ – This book is so powerful and one of my faves of the year, I don’t know how I’m going to manage to put it all into words but a review is to come.
The Fifth Wave 2.75/5 ⭐ – I’ve been saying I wanted to reread this I started bookstagraming, don’t know why because I didn’t like it the first time but I finally did. 2.75 for now but I’m debating between a 2.5 and a 3.
24/50 read in 2017
I want to think that because I didn’t pay full price for any of these books that my purchases this month were smart but … then I realize just how many books I’m cramming onto my already full shelves (14! FOURTEEN).
Near the beginning of the month I picked up The Girls for 20% off and ordered a copy of The Flame in The Mist. I also went thrifting for the first time in a while and the shop that I went to had an amazing YA selection so you know I had to browse, I ended up getting copies of Red Queen, The Invasion of The Tearling and Flawed. I also picked up a copy of Cat’s Eye and took advantage of a BookOutlet sale (15% off! Bless).
I didn’t expect to get my BookOutlet package until next week – so technically July – but it was dropped off this morning so my haul jumped from an ‘okay this is fine’ level to ‘why did you buy this many books’ level, I grabbed: The Bane Chronicles bind-up, A Gathering of Shadows, The Bone Season, After the Woods, Vinegar Girl, Vassa in the Night and Ivory and Bone. All except for one are hardcover and they’re all in A+ condition so I’m one happy gal.
I was ecstatic to find out that I’d won a Goodreads giveaway this month and I wasn’t expecting to find it in my mail so soon! thank you Simon and Schuster Canada for sending me an advanced copy of The Nowhere Girls.
50 Books in 2017
After finally, finally, catching up on my original reading goal of 30 I somehow managed to get ahead by a few books and my overconfident brain went: “why don’t you up your goal, you can totally read FIFTY books this year, totally”. The regret was immediately when I was then six something books behind [crying emoji]. As of today I’m on track but I pretty much have to read at least one book a week ahhh.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children 4/5 ⭐ – I think this was actually a pretty decent adaptation, it wasn’t as dark as the book but it was still a very fun and pretty fast-paced movie.
The Edge of Seventeen 4/5 ⭐ – awkward, quirky, and a really relatable movie about growing up.
The Girl with All the Gifts 4/5 ⭐ – I told myself I wasn’t going to watch this until I had read the book but I saw it on Netflix one night and I just couldn’t resist, I think this is a really refreshing take on the zombie apocalypse and I really enjoyed it.
The Fosters S4 4/5 ⭐ – one of my literal fave shows, if you aren’t watching this already you definitely should be. It’s incredibly diverse and isn’t afraid to tackle ‘hard issues’ that some family-oriented shows shy away from.
Bad Liar by Selena Gomez
Greek Tragedy by The Wombats
Lay It On Me ft. Keiynan Lonsdale by Kasbo
review: code name verity – the post in which there aren’t any spoilers
review: history is all you left me – the post in which I ramble
a handful of favourite films – the post in which I rec some films
one year on bookstagram – the post in which I look back
review: geekerella – the post in which I fall in love with another book I thought I wouldn’t
mid – year freakout book tag – the post in which I’m tagged