I’m back + blogging changes + my June Wrap-Up

Hello friends and fellow book lovers! It’s been a while but I’m finally back. It’s felt like forever since I’ve sat down to write a post but I knew it was time. I’ve done a lot of thinking while I was away and honestly, made some necessary changes to my life. It was much-needed and I’m happy to finally be back to my blog.

With that being said, I knew I wanted to make some changes to my blog. Rather than posting three times a week, I will cutting that down to two posts a week. While it doesn’t seem like much, I know that those three posts were stressing me out. Two seems much more manageable as I’ve taken on an entirely new writing job and need some extra time to devote to that.

As for my two posts a week, I’m going to be posting on Mondays and Fridays now so hopefully, no one is too upset by that. I’d rather cut down on my posts than give up this blog. With that announcement out of the way, let’s get into June wrap-up. 🙂

Credit to Pure Imagination Blog

June 2021 Reading Stats

  1. Books Read: 30
  2. Star Breakdown: 5-stars (4),4.5 stars(1), 4-stars (18), 3-stars (7)
  3. Format Breakdown: E-books (27), Audiobooks (3)
  4. New Favorite Author: Alexandria Bellefleur

3 Disappointing Reads From June 2021

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1. Get It Right

The first disappointing read for June was Get It Right by Skye Kilean. I really wanted to love this book but it just didn’t work for me. While I loved how the two met and reconnected, it lacked the spark I was hoping for. I did enjoy the romance, but this book felt like it could have been so much more than it was.

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2. Best Friends With Twice The Benefits: A Novella

The next disappointing read had to be Best Friends with Twice the Benefits. I read this for Hoe-A-Thonn and I really wanted to love it. There was just something about the extra family drama that turned me off. All I wanted was a smutty romp and instead, it was filled with tons of extra shit that I couldn’t care less about. However the smut was pretty excellent when that happened.

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3. A Gift for a Ghost

The final disappointing read for me in June was A Gift for a Ghost. This one was just not it as it didn’t make sense to me. I didn’t realize how the two timelines connected and I couldn’t connect to any of the characters. I LOVED the art style though so I couldn’t be too mad. I’m just sad this one wasn’t as good as it could have been.

My 3 Favorite Reads of June 2021

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1. Hang The Moon

My favorite read of June had to be Hang The Moon by Alexandria Bellefluer. I read this book and her debut but this one blew me away. I not only adored the two MCs but I loved them so much as a couple. I especially loved how bound and determined Brendon was to prove Annie wrong. Plus the extra element of her being his sister’s best friend was so perfect. I honestly could gush about this book for hours and I still can’t get over how great of a love interest Brendon is like easily my new favorite of 2021.

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2. We Can’t Keep Meeting Like This

My next favorite of June was definitely We Can’t Keep Meeting Like This by Rachel Lynn Solomon. This book is a second-chance romance between two teenagers whose parents work together in the same wedding circuit. What I really enjoyed about this book was the main character, Quinn and how she was so jaded over love and romance but managed to find her happy ending. I feel like this book won’t be for everyone, but I enjoyed it.

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3. Run Posy Run

My final favorite read of June was Run Posy Run by Cate C. Wells. This is a mafia romance between Posy and Dario in which Posy is framed for cheating and it’s basically Dario trying to protect her while also apologizing for not believing her. Honestly, this book was pretty dark but the hero was a sociopath and I was instantly IN LOVE. That sounds fucked but once I started read, I couldn’t stop. Definitely a book that lives rent-free in my mind.

Biggest Surprise Read of June 2021

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My most surprising read of June had to be Feed by Aveda Vice. This was a faerie-succubus romance and I adored it. It was super short but incredibly steamy and the relationship was just so great. Honestly, I can’t wait to read more from Aveda Vice and I hope I’ll be picking up their backlist ASAP.

Credit to Pure Imagination Blog

After a month off of blogging, I’m happy to be back and finally hopefully figuring out a better plan for the rest of 2021. Plus I missed doing my wrap-ups as they’re a lot of fun. Before you finish reading my post, please take the time to look over these attached links to help with Black Lives Matter.

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