Sadly, my reading took a little bit of a turn in June, with events happening, a lot of family issues, new relationships and a lot of work, i’ve had barely any time to read! I wanted to continue my good run of having really great reading months, and now that YALC is around the corner (like really, so very soon), i need to up my reading game again to get through some more of my TBR!
No Big Deal by Bethany Rutter
I kicked off June by finishing No Big Deal by Bethany Rutter. I had no idea what to think about this going in, it’s been on my radar for a while and i was lucky enough to get my hands on an early copy. I really enjoyed No Big Deal and i think it dealt incredibly well with fat-shaming, body confidence and everything surrounding those topics. I felt like it was something i would have needed as a teenager very much, and it was a really fun read. My review will be up very soon of this book!
The Burning by Laura Bates
I’ve always admired Laura Bates and when i found out that she was releasing her first YA fiction, i knew i’d have to pick it up. I’d heard mixed things about the story and in honesty, i wanted to go in pretty blind to see what i thought for myself. In case you’d rather know, the story follows a girl and her mother who up route their lives to a small town after a scandal at her previous school. Obviously, not all secrets stay hidden, and while hers is spreading around the school again, she’s trying to figure out some secrets of her own. There were definitely some magical elements i loved about this book, and the characters were excellent. I’m excited to hear Laura talk about The Burning at YALC this year!
Alex In Wonderland by Simon James Green
I was so excited to get hold of the new Simon James Green book! Since his debut, Noah Can’t Even, all his stories have been based around Noah and in this world, so i was more than excited to get hold of a book by Simon with different characters to see how i would like it. Obviously, i loved Alex just as much as Noah and i adored the story of Alex In Wonderland. It was fresh, funny, and touching in all the right places. Simon is such a wonderful author and i urge you all to pick up his books. My full review of Alex In Wonderland will be up incredibly soon!
All The Things We Never Said by Yasmin Rahman
I was lucky enough to receive a copy of All The Things We Never Said from the publisher for review. I cannot say how much i absolutely adored this book. It was nothing like i ever expected it to be, it was enticing in a way i literally could not put it down, and it hit so many points for me to make it one of my favourite books. It’s an absolutely stunning debut from Yasmin, which i expected nothing less to be honest. My full review of All The Things We Never Said is HERE if you want to read more of my thoughts.
I made a sizeable dint in to Other Words For Smoke by Sarah Maria Griffin this month too, which will be my first completed read of July i’m sure. With the panic of YALC right around the corner, i need to get a move on with my TBR and have a better reading month than i have in June next month.
Books read: 4
Books read this year: 34
Pages read: 1,451
Pages Per Day: 48
Average Rating: 4.5
Years of Release: 2019
Genres: YA, Mystery, Thriller, Feminism, Comedy