Monthly Wrap Up: June 2021

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Wow, June is over? How did that happen? Once again in June I had ZERO reviews. But I did read some books even though my blogging has fallen off a lot. I keep meaning to get back to normal but it seems my brain is not quite ready yet. At this point it may take the rest of the summer before I start to get back into the swing of things blogging-wise. Sigh. I do miss the community~!

The breakdown:

  • 7 novels, 1 long-ass webtoon
  • 2 Speculative Fiction — both Fantasy
  • 5 Romance – all Contemporary
  • 1 Historical Fiction
  • 4 YA, 1 NA, 3 Adult

FAVORITE READS OF THE MONTH:

Well I only technically read two speculative fiction books for the month but one of the romances was also sort of speculative fiction in that it involved a wonky sort of stuck in time plot. So not a whole lot to choose from but here I go:

  • One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston. I had high hopes for this one because I absolutely LOVED Red, White and Royal Blue. The writing in this one was really different but I loved it too, for different reasons. The heroine is this is so different from our main character in RW&RB and the style of writing reflects that in a lot of ways. If this wasn’t done to perfection the style would have ruined it for me because its normally a style that is a major turn off for me but this book was amazing and it can’t be denied. The story and the characters were all great but I especially loved the found family element.
  • The Fire’s Stone by Tanya Huff. This is an older book but I’ve been reading Huff’s backlist for a while now and really enjoying almost everything. I hadn’t planned on reading this one this month but here we are. This was a fairly generic plot in a fairly generic setting but the characters really made it for me, just absolutely loved them and their way they worked together and their relationships developed. This is also a queer story! Unexpectedly and delightfully so.

PLANS FOR JULY:

Not really making any plans or even attempting a TBR. I think my only ‘plan’ will be to try and finish more books than I did in June. Maybe I’ll write a bunch of mini-reviews or something so that I can get back on track. I don’t know. All I do know is that I’ll be reading and hopefully enjoying my reading and that’s what counts.

Anyway, that about sums up my very non-active month lol.  How was your month? Leave a note in the comments, I’d love to chat!

18 thoughts on “Monthly Wrap Up: June 2021

  1. Tammy says:

    I’ve been curious about One Last Stop, and it sounds pretty good. I hope your July is good and that you enjoy yourself without worrying too much about blogging😁

    • waytoofantasy says:

      I think the one I counted as reading was To Love Your Enemy but I also binge read to catch up on True Beauty because it had been over a year since I had last read that one. There are others I read when new episodes come out too, I am becoming a webtoon addict haha.

  2. Realms of My Mind says:

    My end of month blogging feel off a bit, I ended up skipping on a few of my regular posts. Just wasn’t feeling pulling all the stuff together and I was busy doing a bunch of errands before my vacation this weekend and I just said naaaah lol. Rest and reset, right? Hoping to get some reading done on vacation, I’m driving up the coast with my parents – hopefully the gene that let’s me read in cars still holds strong!

    • waytoofantasy says:

      I really fell off so I totally get it, haha! I’ve been feeling very ‘blah’ lately but trying to enjoy the not so blah times when they’re here. I hope you enjoyed your vacation!

  3. Zezee says:

    I’m considering to go the mini review route too because I’m backed up on reviews but haven’t been in the mood to do them recently.

  4. Mary Drover says:

    I had a similar month! And a similar start to this month, haha. After nearly six full months of reading every single day, I’ve finally missed a couple days, and I honestly think it was needed. I’m feeling much more motivated now to read all the books in July, and I’m excited to see where the month takes us!

    • waytoofantasy says:

      This month I don’t even know what I’ve read. Maybe one book? And a crap ton of manga? What is even life anymore? LOL. I don’t even know what motivation is haha. I wish I could find some of that. 😉
      Hope you’ve been having a good month, Mary!

      • Mary Drover says:

        Oh my gosh, SAME, Lisa! I’ve read a grand total of three books, and I don’t think I’m going to read any faster for the rest of the month, and it’s not a slump, but also no idea what it is? I’m just exhausted and can’t make myself do anything, hahahaha, whyyyy.

      • waytoofantasy says:

        Right exactly. I’m not in a slump either because I’m still reading other things but…. ???? Yeah, it’s weird! I hope we can both get back to ‘normal’ soon. ❤

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