It may not have slipped your notice that is now July. The month of YALC and our annual heatwave (pretty please). Here’s how I spent the first month of summer: June.
What I Read
🌳 Uprooted – loved the world, loved the plot, hated the characters. Anyone else?
🌳A Curse so Dark and Lonely – curse was pretty dark and everyone seemed quite lonely, so all in all a success!
🌳 Some of Moby Dick – I don’t know if I’ll get back to it or not, but let’s just say the riveting talk of whaling doesn’t have me hooked.
What I wrote
🧡 Becoming by Michelle Obama – I wrote up my review for this fantastic autobiography!
🧡 My Unpopular Bookish Opinions – this post was soooo fun 😂
🧡 Are Our Ships Empowering Readers – a rare discussion post appeared on my blog where I spoke about whether the ships in YA are portraying healthy ideals to impressionable readers.
🧡 Asking for It – everyone should read the book, the message is so important. And you can find out why in my review!
What I Read Online
💚 If you Liked this, Try this LGBTQ+ Book – LGBTQ+afie your next read with these suggested equivalents for popular novels.
💚 Are Book Reviews Underappreciated – I never really thought about this before, but what a great topic!
💚 What do Your Bookshelves Say About You – what can you gleen about a bookworm from their book shelves?
💚 The National Day Challenge – I got tagged in this and it sounds really fun! And so unusual!
What I Did
🥀 I Spent a Week Working As A Wildlife Conservationist – I went to the lovely Exmoor coast (featured above) to work for a week looking after animals and plants (all described in the attached post!)
🥀 Had a sunny picnic – it got to the balmy heights of 35 degrees here in London so my friends and I grabbed a picnic blanket and some questionable snacks, that may have been left out in the sun the weekend before, and headed for a sunny hill.
🥀 Did a 10k– I did my first official run, in what was apparently a challenging and not beginner friendly route. Yuck, all the hills.
🥀 Visited another Castle – is there a month when I don’t visit a castle, somewhere? This time it was the lovely Arundel.