June Wrap Up (2016)
June has been a recuperation month for me. It’s my mid-year break and I was catching up on sleep and trying to get my body ready for the semester ahead.
So I’ve been reading and working on here and it’s been great. I’m both looking forward going back and not at the same time. I have classes 4 days a week and then I have an internship the other day – so I am going to be pretty busy this semester. It’s also my last semester – at the end of the year I’ll be finished this course. However, I am planning to do another course next year; which I am really excited about.
My #LoveOzYA feature is still going and I really hope that you are enjoying it. If there is any Aussie YA authors that you would like to see in an interview – just give me a shout.
I read 11 books this month and I am finally feeling back on track reading wise. There has been a mix of reads this month, but most of the books were contemporary – I’m hoping that next month I can read a little less contemporary. On the other hand there was a mix of ratings this month, some books I loved and some not as much.
The Leaving by Tara Altebrando: 2.5 Stars| The Leaving is a thrilling novel about what happens when people return having no memories of where they have been. I didn’t like most of the characters and the writing style hindered my reading, however, the plot is engrossing and kept me reading | Full Review
Ruined by Amy Tintera: 4.5 Stars | I loved Ruined. The world was fascinating, the characters, both intriguing and entertaining. It was a brilliant, high fantasy and I am ecstatic to read more | Full Review
When Micheal Met Mina by Randa Abdel-Fattah: 4 Stars | A brilliant and an important book about how people perceive others because of how they are taught, especially here in Australia. Full Review to come.
Life in Outer Space by Melissa Keil: 4 Stars | Ventures friendship, first love, family and what it is like to keep everything bottled in. It shows that sometimes love needs to start off as a friendship and that the bonds of friends are not always broken – even if there is some turbulence on the way | Full Review
Stealing Parker by Miranda Kenneally: 3.5 | I solely blame Nick from Nick and Nereydas Infinite Booklist for her review on Defending Taylor – because I binge read the series. Stealing Parker was a cute yet heartbreaking story that I read in 1 sitting.
Things I Can’t Forget by Miranda Kenneally: 3.5 Stars | A protagonist that is somewhat blinded by her faith needs to let others into her world.
Breath Annie Breath by Miranda Kenneally: 3.5 Stars | A Heartwarming, heartbreaking and heart lifting story of grief and learning to love again.
Racing Savannah by Miranda Kenneally: 3.5 Stars | Forbidden love with horses
Jesse’s Girl by Miranda Kenneally: 4 Stars | A romance with a celebrity that is heartwarming and heartbreaking + fun.
Breathing Under Water by Sophie Hardcastle: 3.5 Stars | This novel explores how grief changes people in different ways, and just how to survive when you think all you have is gone. Full Review coming soon
This is What Goodbye looks like by Olivia Rivers: 4 Stars | A beautiful story about grief, family, love, forgiveness and doing what is right. Full Review to come.
#LoveOzYA Interview: Megan Jacobson
Book Review: The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig
Book Review: The Leaving by Tara Altebrando
#LoveOzYA Interview: Christopher Currie
If you liked this book you will like this one – #LoveOZYA Edition
Most Anticipated Books from the Rest of 2016
#LoveOzYA Interview: Steph Bowe
Book Review: Ruined by Amy Tintera
Favourite Books of 2016…So Far
#LoveOZYA Interview: Tim Sinclair
Book Review: Life in Outer Space by Melissa Keil
I love posting photos of my books on Instagram. I may not be a fantastic photographer but it’s fun to take these photos. Here are some that I posted in May. You can follow me at angelreads.
How was your June? What did you read? What did you love? What did you posts? Let’s Chat.