June Wrap: so little time, so little reading

June was a weird, slow month. I DNFed half of everything I picked up! Oh, well. I blame the summer reading program, classes starting back, and my new gaming PC. 😍

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Completed Reads:

EMOJI KEY:
✨ = review copy
πŸ“š = backlist title
πŸ“† = monthly TBR
πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ = mood read
πŸ” = reread
🍰 = graphic novel/manga/comics
🌻 = POC rep
🌈 = LGBTQ+ rep
🌺 = disability and/or MI rep
🎧 = audiobook
πŸ’» = Kindle Unlimited or freebie

  • Club Dead πŸ“šπŸ“† β€” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Dark Web πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ β€” ⭐⭐⭐.5
  • Space Battle Lunchtime, Vol. 1 πŸ“šπŸ°πŸŒ»πŸŒˆ β€” ⭐⭐⭐.5
  • Something Like Gravity ✨🌈🌺 β€” ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5
  • Hearts in Darkness πŸ€·β€β™€οΈπŸ’» β€” ⭐⭐⭐⭐

  • Captive Prince πŸ”πŸŒˆπŸŽ§ β€” 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
  • The Resurrectionists ✨🌻 β€” ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Criminal Intentions S1E2: Junk Shop Blues πŸŒ»πŸŒˆπŸ’» β€” 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
  • Giant Days, Vol. 9 πŸ€·β€β™€οΈπŸ°πŸŒˆ β€” 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
  • Monstress, Vol. 3 πŸ€·β€β™€οΈπŸ°πŸŒ»πŸŒˆπŸŒΊ β€” ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5

  • Heavy Vinyl, Vol. 1 πŸ€·β€β™€οΈπŸ°πŸŒ»πŸŒˆ β€” ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • The Girl in Red ✨🌻🌈🌺 β€” 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
  • Everyone’s a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too πŸ€·β€β™€οΈπŸ° β€” 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
  • Frozen Pact πŸ“†πŸ’» β€” ⭐⭐⭐
  • Stalking Jack the Ripper πŸ“†πŸ”πŸŒ» β€” ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5

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❌ DNFs:

  • The Turn of the Screw β€”Β boring, hated the writing
  • Orpheus Girl β€”Β too triggering, disliked the writing
  • My Favorite Thing is Monsters, Vol. 1 β€”Β enjoyed the premise but couldn’t follow the art style; it kicked my ADHD into major overdrive!
  • Birthday β€”Β sooooo many slurs
  • My Absolute Darling β€”Β library loan expired
  • Her Silhouette, Drawn in Water β€”Β such poor writing and the entire story was incredibly one-dimensional
  • Fake Blood β€” boring
  • Victor LaValle’s Destroyer β€”Β SUPER triggering & I wasn’t having it this month
  • Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Vol. 1 β€”Β boring & I disliked the art style

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Watched this Month:

  • Friday the 13th (1980) β€” 3.5 ⭐
  • Friday the 13th Part II β€” 3 ⭐
  • Friday the 13th Part III β€” 2 ⭐
  • Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter β€” 2.5 ⭐
  • Friday the 13th: A New Beginning β€” 2.5 ⭐
    • I had’t watched these in ages and decided to have a weekend Friday the 13th movie marathon. Ridiculousness ensued and left me wondering why so many horror fans I know think this series was somehow superior to what’s being made today… That said, I’ll probably watch the rest in July.
  • The Perfection β€” 5 🌟
    • On the other hand, the rest of my horror viewing in June was sheer flawlessness. Did you know this movie was queer as hell?! NOBODY TOLD ME IT HAD QUEER GIRLS.
  • Us β€” 5 🌟
    • I can’t believe I didn’t go see this in theatres. Wow. WOW. Winston Duke and Lupita Nyong’o are goals for life and I adored everything about this.

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Listened to this Month:

I didn’t listen to much music this month β€” mostly just audiobooks and the NoSleep podcast.

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Played this Month:

  • The Sims 4
    • I always come back to you, Sims…
  • Fran Bow
    • This was a new purchase from just a few days ago and I’m obsessed. SO CREEPY.
  • The Darkside Detective
    • Finally revisiting this one to play the bonus content! This is easily one of my favorite games ever. It’s so hilarious.

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My Favorite Non-Review Posts of the Month:

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My Favorite Posts from OTHER Bloggers This Month:


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17 thoughts on “June Wrap: so little time, so little reading

  1. I felt Birthday was a really good read, but yes, there were quite a few slurs and although they made sense in the narrative, I get why it would put you off the book. Hope you have a great reading month coming up!

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  2. Sorry to hear that this wasn’t your greatest reading month! I had a week or two where I disliked everything I read, so I understand the frustration! I’m so glad to see you liked Everyone’s a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too. I thought it was such a cute and heartwarming book when I read it!

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  3. I’m adding Something Like Gravity to my TBR just for you, honey! 😍 Thank you very much for mentioning my post, I’m glad you liked it
    I hope your July is INCREDIBLE and is full of good readings ❀️
    PS: Every time I stop playing the Sims 4 I think I got over it, but I never do, so I feel you πŸ˜…

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  4. Friday the 13th is a long movie series? I generally thought it was just like one movie or maybe 2? Us looks so good, I can’t wait to watch it! I downloaded Sims this month so once I’ve completed a few tasks I can play it!

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  5. Thanks so much for including my self-hosted announcement, love!
    You got a lot of reading done and I am proud at you for DNFing so many titles. It’s hard but why torture yourself?

    I need to bet Fran Bow, I might pay it this week in between reading since I got mad at Breath of the Wild yesterday

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  6. Lovely wrap up, Destiny! WordPress is evil and never notifies me about anything anymore, but thank you so much for linking to my review! You’re too sweet! ❀ I'm sorry that June had so many DNF's for you! I hope July's reads treat you better! Also, I have been obsessed with playing the Sims with my sister. It's so much fun! My goodness, I can spend hours upon hours playing that game.

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    1. WP is such a jerk sometimes haha! Any time ❀ And thank you! So far, I set aside quite a few books for later in July, but haven't had a ton of full-on DNFs so that's good. πŸ˜€ Awww, yay, that sounds like solid sister-bonding time!

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