Another month gone. This one has been a bit long for me, and the coming month is going to be longer. I recently had an ultrasound done on my thyroid because of a lump my doctor felt on my throat in that area, and they want to do a biopsy on it now. The problem is, the biopsy isn’t until July 19th… two and a half weeks away. Let’s keep in mind I got this appointment scheduled on June 20th… so it’s been a long two weeks already.
At least books offer a good distraction. I read a lot more this month than I thought I would, considering my slump in May. In fact, I got up to 16 books read, which is the most in a month I’ve read this year (my record is 25 from January 2019… not sure I’ll ever beat that). I have a feeling that it’ll be a rare sight for me to not have a book in my hands for the next month until the biopsy is done and the results come back.
- That’s Not What Happened – Kody Keplinger ✰✰✰.5
- Don’t Breathe a Word – Jordyn Taylor ✰✰✰✰✰
- The Rise of the School for Good and Evil – Soman Chainani ✰✰✰✰.5
- You’d Be Home Now – Kathleen Glasgow ✰✰✰✰✰
- Love and Other Great Expectations – Becky Dean ✰✰✰✰
- Chemistry Lessons – Meredith Goldstein ✰✰✰.5
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – J.K. Rowling ✰✰✰✰✰
- Your Lie in April vol. 2 – Naoshi Arakawa ✰✰✰.5
- Your Lie in April vol. 3 – Naoshi Arakawa ✰✰✰.5
- Your Lie in April vol. 4 – Naoshi Arakawa ✰✰✰
- Your Lie in April vol. 5 – Naoshi Arakawa ✰✰✰
- Love & Gelato – Jenna Evans Welch ✰✰✰✰✰
- Confess – Colleen Hoover ✰✰✰✰.5
- Back Before Dark – Tim Shoemaker ✰✰✰.5
- Haikyu!! vol. 31 – Haruichi Furudate ✰✰✰
- Haikyu!! vol. 32 – Haruichi Furudate ✰✰✰
1. The Injustice – James Patterson
I mean, the premise was great and definitely the reason why I wanted to read the book, but it just fell short for me in the first 80 pages. I couldn’t get into it or even really like the characters.
- The Rise of the School for Good and Evil – Soman Chainani
- Twelve Angry Librarians – Miranda James
- Confess – Colleen Hoover
- Ghosts of Harvard – Francesca Seritella
- Postcards From Summer – Cynthia Platt
- The Vault of Dreamers – Caragh O’Brien
- American Royals – Katharine McGee
- Majesty – Katharine McGee
- Inheritance – Katharine McGee
- Far From the Tree – Robin Benway
- From Ashes – Molly McAdams
Umbrella Academy – Season 3 | Netflix
I was pretty excited for the third season of Umbrella Academy to finally come to Netflix, but after the first episode, I was very disappointed. Everything about it just fell short – the plot, the character arcs, the new characters… none of it lived up to the previous two seasons. There are so many plot holes in this season that it’s Swiss Cheese. My brain can’t deal with that many holes. By the end there are so many things that don’t make sense, and quite honestly, I think the writers were just throwing a shot in the dark with this season. They obviously had no idea what they were doing.
The only reason I even finished watching the season was to see if it would get better, and to see how they’d get themselves out of this mess.
Love & Gelato | Netflix
Another Netflix feature I was excited for was the adaptation of Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch. It’s one of my all-time favorite novels, so of course I reread the book in anticipation of watching the movie when it released on the 22nd. Then… I watched the movie.
Okay, honestly, I watched three-quarters of the movie before I finally turned it off. I wasn’t impressed with it. The casting for the characters was pretty spot on, but there were so many other changes that I just couldn’t deal with it. I think maybe I’d love the movie if I hadn’t read the book and was attached to that particular story. So, it’s not that it’s a bad movie, it just doesn’t live up to the book for me.
That’s all for my June Wrap Up. Again, I was tempted to buy more books than what I got (which is quite a bit) mainly due to the thyroid thing going on, but I tried to have some self-control. I’m looking forward to some of the books I have planned on my Summer TBR list, and some other Netflix features that just came out or are coming soon. I just hope these ones don’t fail me.
What did your June look like?