june tbr wrap up and getting ready for july tbr!

monthly to be reads

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so it’s july now. And I know I am a little late in posting this review and also what’s to come in this next month.

As I kind of said in the last post, I’m not the best reader of all time. I love it, but sometimes it can be hard to get started. I’m trying to get in more of a routine so hopefully this month will have better results.

I only read two and a half of the four books I was going to read last month. It’s not great, but at least I read something! I finished Simon vs. the Homo Sapien’s Agenda and Secrets for the Mad. I got about half-way through Sense and Sensibility. For some reason, especially with older books, I have a harder time focusing on them–I really love the story of Austen’s book, but at the same time, it was a little tricky trying to get through all of it in this shorter month. I will finish it this month, as I will explain a bit later.

For the Simon book, I absolutely loved it. It was such a refreshing romantic high school comedy type book and I can only remember smiling throughout my time reading it. It also is beyond powerful and Simon’s voice is just incredible. There’s nothing else I really can say, except 9/10.

For Secrets for the Mad, it definitely is a bit more of a memoir and life-lesson based novel, but it was just beautifully written. Dodie has such a lovely way with words that are just so relatable, and there were definitely  a few moments where I feel like I shared a good cry with her over a shared “madness.” The whole section on her brain had lines that I just had to read over and over again because I loved them so much. I actually wrote some of them down in a notebook because I feel like I simply have to remember them because they just show how we all feel the same things sometimes and our brains can truly be the worst.  9/10

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(and I’ll write more about Sense and Sensibility a bit later, once I’m fully done with it. for now, here is me reading it on the beach, which might be one of the best places to read in my opinion, especially when you have a pina colada too!!)

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Now onto this next month! I think I’m going to try and do four again this time because I do feel more like I’m getting into this routine of reading before I go to bed which should help with me finishing the books in time. This will be another fun month, full of reading.

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Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen.

  • I’ve spoken a bit about this one already, so I won’t say much now besides the fact that I’m going to finish this bih by the end of the month, no by the end of this week. Hold me to it.
  • how this book appeared on my bookshelf: bought it from Barnes and Noble (support bookstores please!!)

Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne.

  • This was the fourth book I was supposed to read last month, and clearly I did not read it. So July, you’re going to kill it. Not kill it, but you know, read it all.
  • how this book appeared on my bookshelf: Friends of the Library book sale (will write more about that sale sometime in the near future, probably after the fall one tbh)

Turtles All the Way by John Green.

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  • I have been dying to read this since he first announced he was releasing a new book. His books kind of define my early high school career, and Fault in Our Stars was basically life changing for me. I really love John Green’s books and this is his newest one, I think, and I know it will be as great as the others.
  • how this book appeared on my bookshelf: either birthday or Christmas gift from my family

Passenger by Alexandra Bracken.

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  • I got this one as a gift (clearly my friends and family know me very well) and it looks super interesting. I think I have the sequel as well, so who knows? If I really love this one, then you will probably see the next one in my next tbr. The story seems to have time travel and romance and adventure, so it should be a lot of fun to read.
  • how this book appeared on my bookshelf: just a sweet little gift from christmas or my birthday!


this month will for sure be better reading wise and I’ll also post more in this time! hopefully, I’ll have something up by the end of this week even! thanks for reading all my rambling on.


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