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Wrap up: June 2020

June was the month in which I had all my exams. Because of this, seen over the past half year, I read the least books in June. In this blog post, I will be showing you which books I read.

In June, I finally caught up with my Netgalley books, so I mostly read ebooks!

The first book I read in June was Goodbye Phone, Hello World by Paul Greenberg. This was such an eye-opening book about how we use our phones way too much. I gave it 4 stars and am planning on implementing some of the tips given in the book in my daily life. This book publishes on the 10th of November 2020.

Then I read Invisible Differences by Julie Dachez. I gave this book 3 stars. My full review for this book will be up on the 18th of August, when this book is published.

Next, I finished listening to If Cats Disappeared from the World by Genki Kawamura. I think this was such an entertaining and fun read. It also had this hidden message behind it, which I loved. I gave the book 4 stars.

Here at Dawn by Beau Taplin was the next book I read. This poetry collection was very inspiring to me. It really contains a range of different topics, which I really loved. Most of the poems inspire you to become better and be kind to yourself. I’ll definitely check out other books by Beau Taplin. I gave this book 4 stars. This book publishes on the 15th of September 2020.

The graphic novel Banned Book Club by Kim Hyun Sook was next up. This book taught me a lot about the history and situation in South Korea. I think it’s really important for people to learn about these things. Sometimes I did find this book quite confusing though. At times I had trouble with seeing who was who in the story and who said what. Overall, it was really interesting. I gave it 3 stars.

The sixth book of June was In Real Life by Leticia Sala. This is another poetry collection, combining Spanish poems with their English translation. As someone who is studying Spanish, it was really interesting to read these Spanish poems and having the English translations next to them. In the end, all the poems form a full story and that was beautiful to read. This book got 3 stars from me. This book publishes on the first of September 2020.

Next up I read another non fiction book. The Calm and Cozy Book of Sleep by Beth Wyatt gives tips about how to sleep better. As a ‘bad sleeper’ myself, this was such an interesting book to read. It provides a lot of good tips to make sleeping your priority, to make it into something you like to do and not something you have to do. I will definitely try to incorporate some of these tips into my daily night time routine. This book publishes on the 4th of August 2020.

A very anticipated read of mine was The Invincible Summer of Juniper Jones by Daven McQueen. I had heard a lot of good things about it, so I was very excited to be accepted to receive an advanced reader copy of it. The Invincible Summer of Juniper Jones made me smile, made me cry, made me laugh. I had a little trouble getting into this book at first, but once I got into it, I just wanted to keep on reading. This book holds such important messages in it. This book should be read by everyone, because it is so important, yet it is still fun to read. I gave it 4.5 stars.

To educate myself some more on racism, I read Why I’m no Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge. This book is really important. It contains lots of useful information about white privilege, structural racism,… I think this is a very good book if you want to learn more about racism. I gave it 4 stars.

On the same topic as the previous book I mentioned, I finished reading Dear Martin by Nic Stone. I think everyone should read this and reflect about it after reading it. This is a real important book. I gave this book 3 stars.

Then, I read Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, adapted by Gemma Barder. This book is written for children. It is an easy and fun way for kids to get to know Pride and Prejudice. The book is written in easy language and short sentences, which makes it very easy to get through quickly. The art in the book is amazing as well! This book publishes on the 9th of July 2020.

Lastly, I read A Quiet Wife by L.G. Dickinson. I must say I was pretty dissapointed in this book. To be honest, I didn’t see where the story line in this book was working up to. I felt like not a lot happened, the writing was very descriptive but it didn’t seem to have any purpose in the story to me. I just felt like the story didn’t go anywhere concrete, and that’s what I personally need in a story. I did like the last chapter of the book! I gave this book 2 stars. This book released on the 28th of June 2020.

I read a total of 12 books in June, which I think is still a lot seeing that I had my exams from the first of June until the 25th of June.

How many books did you read in June?

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