Time for my June wrap, haul, and introducing a new family member!

July 5, 2023

It’s time for a look at my June reading life!

It’s time for another wrap-up/haul post — and some fun stats!

June was kind of a doozy of a month for me! My family stayed SO busy—we splurged on season passes to a nearby theme park and ended up going twice a week or so for the entire month. (I’m actually finishing up this post late Tuesday night after getting home from the theme park and I’m exhausted, so forgive me if I make any major typos lol)

June was my son’s birthday month (he turned 7) and we did a lot to celebrate that, plus we adopted a new kitten a week and a half ago! Her name is Ella (“the Purrbot 3000”) and she’s about 11 weeks old, and is the sweetest thing you could ever meet. 😭 She has us all wrapped right around her little paws!

The month at a glance:

  • books completed: 29
  • books DNFed: 2
  • average rating: 4.2
  • best book: House of Earth and Blood, Jurassic Park
  • worst book: Everything the Darkness Eats 😭

What I read:

(each title link will direct you to my review for more thoughts!)

emoji key:
✨ review copy → 💞 buddy/group read → 🔁 re-read → 🎧 audiobook → 🍰 graphic novel/manga
🤷‍♀️ TBR jar → 🗓️ 2023 TBR → 🌻 seasonal TBR

5 stars

4 & 4.5 stars
3 & 3.5 stars

2 & 2.5 stars

1 & 1.5 stars
  • nothing this month!

And now, for some of my favorite recent hauls:


review copies:

How was your month? What was your favorite book you read or hauled, or what was something nice that happened in your life?



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Just a horror aficionado/geek girl trying to juggle motherhood, reading, blogging, gaming, and everyday life.

    1. Ella is SO cute, thank you for blessing us with some more pictures 🥺💕 Looks like you had a fantastic reading month! I also reread Nimona last weekend! Did you already watch the movie? 🥰

      1. Thank you! My phone’s photo album is nothing but books, kittens, and Isaac at this point 😂 And no, I haven’t seen the movie yet! Did you? I feel like you’ve told me you did watch it, but my memory is struggling right now 😂

      1. Thank you! I love kitties so much! Though every time I see pictures of your puppy it makes me miss having a dog in the house too lol. And the cover for that one was creepy but the actual book had very little to do with spiders! 😂

    1. Ella is adorable and I am so obsessed. So happy for you guys! Also what a great reading month you had!

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