Everlasting June// A Monthly Wrap Up+News+Am I disappearing FOREVER?!

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I HONESTLY CANNOT BELIEVE THAT IT IS ALREADY JULY?! AKA past half-way through the year?! AKA the 7th month of the year?! AKA we’re almost 7/12 of the way through the year?! AKA it is basically Summer (even though school doesn’t end till the 20th?)?! I should stop now. I absolutely LOVE wrap-ups so I’m excited for this post! This post is probably going to be really long so let’s go!Image result for what ?? cartoon gif

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Books

I read 11 books this month! Which is quite good because I was in a bit of slump near the end of the month! I’m not even kidding. The last two books I read took me 5 and 6 days to read (which is long for me) and they weren’t even that long! My average rating for books last month was 3.9! Not too bad as I read loads of great books but there were some disappointing reads.

Autoboyography We Are the Ants Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe (Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, #1) Ascension (Phobos, #1) Never Enough Time Numbers (Numbers, #1) My Side of the Diamond Tash Hearts Tolstoy Nowhere (Nowhere, #1) Anywhere (Nowhere, #2) Implanted

Of course, this month was PRIDE MONTH! I read 4 pride e-books! They were probably some of my first Pride books and e-books that I’ve read which was super exciting. I’m going to go ahead and give you some thoughts on these books but I’ve accidentally made this too long (oops.) so feel free to skip this bit!

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Autoboyography by Christina Lauren// ⭐️⭐️⭐️.5 I’d heard a lot about this book so I was really excited to read it! However, I read We Are The Ants first and it was hard for this to follow and compare! I didn’t like the instalove?? It doesn’t work in other books and I don’t think it works for this either. It was still a pretty sweet read!

We are the ants by Shaun David Hutchinson// ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️// This was the first Pride book that I EVER read and I loved it so much!! It was so sweet and I loved how the story seemed to work out at the end while still leaving you with loads of questions! What exactly was up with the aliens? I get it could be a metaphor but did he sleep-walk out of the house and take his clothes off? That bit I still need to figure out.

Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the universe by Benjamin Alire Sánez// ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️// I loved reading this! It was different and I loved how Ari slowly discovered and realized what he felt near the end of the story! I actually thought Ari was straight till I realized he wasn’t but that made it so unique and this is honestly one of my favourite!! books!! right!! now!!

Tash Hearts Tolstoy by Kathryn, K.E Ormsbee// ⭐️⭐️⭐️.5// This book was actually quite good and the only one I read with ace rep. I thought the reactions were quite well done as I could completely imagine someone behaving in those ways! It has 3.5 stars though because I felt something was missing and it didn’t make that much of an impression on me. I hated how there was a love triangle an you could see that Paul (I think that’s his name?? I HAVE A BAD MEMORY OKAY?!) was in love with her from space. It’s really cute and sweet though.

Ascension by Victor Dixen// ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️// I really enjoyed reading this book! It was pretty cool. It’s actually not that love-focused but was basically my own personal Love Island! I HATE HOW SHE’S OBVIOUSLY GOING TO END UP WITH MARCUS fyasdfjksgaj ughhhhhhhh NOTE: THIS IS NOT A FACT BUT AN ASSUMPTION. But seriously, obvs she’s going to go with the COOL, WHITE AMERICAN guy which err…annoys me slightly.

Never Enough Time by R.T.W Lipkin// ⭐️.5// This book really disappointed me because I thought it would be a lot cooler than it actually is. I found it super confusing and the ending didn’t really wrap up the story that well. Read my review here.

Numbers by Rachel Ward ⭐️⭐️⭐️// Honestly, this book was okay. Not great. Not terrible. Not amazing. Just okay. The main idea of the book didn’t really reoccur and honestly they were just running away from a crime they might not even have been questioned for. I didn’t really think it was something I’d read again.

My Side of the Diamond by Sally Gardner ⭐️⭐️⭐️.5// This book was actually quite different and honestly I’m not that sure what I make of it. I definitely loved the cover and how it was bind together! The diary look made it feel really special and it was pretty! It was quite interesting and I think it’s one of those books you love or hate. I’m still undecided!

Nowhere by Jon Robinson ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.5// I actually really enjoyed reading this! I thought it would be pretty similar to all the other dystopian books but it kept me captivated!

Anywhere by Jon Robinson ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️// This was the sequel and it was pretty interesting following around all the characters and seeing them coming together again! I don’t really know why but this wasn’t that interesting and I kept getting distracted.

Implanted by Lauren C. Teffeau ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️// I honestly DID NOT EXPECT to like this book as much as I did but it was really interesting and I loved the whole idea! I also quite like Rik and Emery together!

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Favourite book:

I think my favourite book was Implanted because it was really interesting and I loved how cool the story was and how interesting it was! There’ll be a review coming for this soon!!

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Disappointment:

I was expecting quite a lot from Autoboyography so it was sad when it wasn’t that great or unique! It was still pretty nice! Never Enough Time was also disappointing because I think the idea was quite good but it wasn’t too developed. Escape was a book that I didn’t finish so I can’t really comment on how good it was.

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Book Haul

This month I got a copy of Ascension which I read this month (review to come) and Killing it which I still need to read! Through Net Galley, I also got an e-book copy of A girl of White Winter and Marked Beauty (this one sounds so exciting!!)

Ascension (Phobos, #1) Killing It A Girl of White Winter (Dark Glass #3) Marked Beauty

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Blogging

I wrote 9 posts and mostly managed to stick to my schedule of posting on Mondays and Fridays! mostly! My last post was a day late and it was completely my fault! I didn’t have finish my post or have a draft ready so I didn’t have a ready post which was a disaster because I had to go out with my family and didn’t get to finish writing. Still, a late post is better than no post! My posts from this month:

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Great posts from around the blogosphere!

The Everlasting Library also got 137 WordPress followers and 1 email follower! Which is AMAZING!! I love all you guys and you’re the best! It means a lot to have so many awesome people supporting me! I honestly appreciate each and every single one of you and squeal every time I see a new comment or follow! I love talking to you guys so definitely keep chatting with me!

Life

  • Updates
  • Nothing really happens in my life to be honest.
  • It’s basically the same stuff every week
  • But I did a presentation in front of my whole class (which is a big deal for me yes?) even though there’s only like 30 people
  • I requested an arc of This Cruel Design
  • I tried to sign up to some publisher mailing lists but I’m not sure how it’s going?
  • Still a bit confused around arcs. Tips?
  • It was Pride month!!
  • The Carnegie Medal winner was announced and I was so surprised that it wasn’t The Hate U Give or After the Fire (I keep saying rain lol)??
  • I got my exam results and report.
  • I decided I’m going to save up for a laptop/iPad/car/driving lessons/university/Fit Bit.
  • I’ve got about 20 pounds so far my whole life savings (this is going amazing guys)
  • Me and my friend had a weird conversation about if we actually need hands
  • Also wp got a new feature to save posts on the mobile reader??? Agghh
  • I literally needed this like so bad!!

  • Upcoming
  • I’m going on holiday from the 18th of July to 18th of August so my posts are going to be scheduled during that time after I actually write them haha.
  • I’m excited but I might get behind on comments and stuff so forgive me!
  • I don’t really know how the WiFi will be or if there’s even WiFi?
  • But yeah! School finishes soon and I get to leave a couple of days earlier than everyone else so haha. Poor them.
  • Don’t worry I WILL NOT be leaving forever! as if anyone actually cares

Goals for next month

I love goals!! Which is sad because when I fail then I have to go and cry somewhere.

  • Read 8 books (I have to aim low guys. I’m pretty sure my parents aren’t going to let me take a bunch of physical books in our suitcases. I’m also trying to stock upon e-books!)
  • Review 5ish books- I have a feeling this is too high. That’s why I’ve included the ish but reviews are easy to write, right?
  • Try and WRITE something I’m gonna have a lot of free time. This’ll be easy. Haha
  • Post on time (Wait. I just had a realization. I’m going to be in a different time zone?? So my posts will show up at weird times?? I must go and meditate on this news.)
  • Drink lots of water. I have this terrible habit of not drinking any water and then regretting it.
  • Try and find new blogs
  • COMMENT!! ON!! OTHER!! PEOPLE’S!! BLOGS!!
  • Actually write down good posts so you don’t have to go hunting for posts last minute.

CHAT WITH ME! How was your June? Any disappointing reads? When does your school end? Are you going anywhere in holiday? Ice-cream or lollies? Did you do anything for Pride Month? I’m going to shut up now because this post is like 2k words. 🤐Hugs,

Kerys xx

 

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33 thoughts on “Everlasting June// A Monthly Wrap Up+News+Am I disappearing FOREVER?!

  1. Long read😂 Nice reviews👍🏼 I can see you’ve been disappointed with a couple of books… I’m a beginner in case of Pride books (Pride means nothing here) . Can you tell me which book to start with?
    June was great!💗 I don’t care about others but I celebrated Pride by spreading awareness. I just want people to know everything and broaden their minds. Every law starts with a mere thought of it💝
    Not really much of a hot summer here since it is a coastal area🌞 Moreover, I hate ice cream… College doesn’t stop kiddo😂 College reopened in May and no vacation since then… Love and hugs🌹❤️

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    1. Haha! I went a bit overboard! Thank you! There were a couple of iffy books! Hmm.. I think you should definitely read Aristotle and Dante! It is one of my favourites and lots of other people like it as well! You could also try We are All Ants (one of my favourites) or Autoboyography (something other people like!)
      That’s a great thing to do for Pride Month! That is definitely so true and something we all should do! That’s kind of lucky! I’m literally boiling! Haha! I personally prefer ice-lollies! Aww! That’s so sad! I hope you get a break! Hugs! xx
      Ps. Sorry this is so late!

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  2. Monthly recaps are my favorite posts to read and this was no exception. I love how you rated all of your books from the past month. I only had one disappointing read. Have fun on holiday!
    -Rose

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    1. Mine too! I just like hearing about how people’s months have been! I’m so glad you enjoyed reading this! You must have had a pretty good reading month! Thank you so much! Happy July!
      Ps. Sorry this is a bit late! xx

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  3. Oh I’m sorry you were a bit disappointed by Autoboyography, I have heard so many amazing things about this book. I am still curious and will read it at some point. I’m glad you got other great reads this month though 😀
    Thank you so, so much for sharing my post, that means a lot! ❤
    I hope you will have an amazing July! xx

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    1. Aww it was ok but it just didn’t click with me, you know? I think you should definitely still read it! It’s kind of a book that you need to read to judge! Thank you! Some books were pretty great!
      No problem! I enjoyed reading it! Thank you so much! Happy July! xx 🙂

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  4. AAAYYYE YOUR JUNE SEEMED LIKE IT ROCKED!!!
    Congrats on reading so many pride books!! Good job you!!
    Ok about bringing books on vacation… I stocked my backpack with a ton of books, but I forgot to test to see how heavy it was before we went to the airport. When we reached the airport I started carrying my bag AND I THINK MY BACK BROKE IT WAS SO HEAVY.
    I hope you achieve all of your goals!

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    1. YESS!!! IT WAS PRETTY GOOD!! How was yours? Thank you! It was nice trying something new!
      Ooh. That MUST have been painful! You usually have to do quite a lot of walking on airports! I feel for you! I think I might just take 3 or 4 real books! But honestly, I’m not going to read on the plane?? I usually just binge watch the movies! 🙂 Thank you for the lovely comment! I hope you have a great July!
      Ps. Sorry this is so late! xx

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  5. It sounds like you had an awesome June! I think it’s sometimes good to read a bad book every once in a while because then you get to appreciate the good ones even more! Good luck meeting all your goals for July, I believe in you ❤

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    1. June was definitely a good month! That is actually such a great point! If everyone read good books, nobody would have any favourites or books that particularly make them FEEL stuff! Thank you so much! That means a lot! xx ❤️😀

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  6. Awwww I am here! haha I am so happy that one of my recommendations from Pride was in your June reads! I loved Ari and Dante!
    Great reading you read like 3 books per week! that is amazing! Keep it up!

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    1. Haha yes! I really loved reading it! Thank you! I don’t know where I found the time! (oh i don’t know. maybe from skipping homework and eating and being late to school and stuff?) Thank you! xx ❤️😀

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