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June Wrap: so little time, so little reading

July 1, 2019

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
? = backlist title
? = monthly TBR
?‍♀️ = mood read
? = reread
? = graphic novel/manga/comics
? = POC rep
? = LGBTQ+ rep
? = disability and/or MI rep
? = audiobook
? = Kindle Unlimited or freebie

  • Club Dead ?? — ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Dark Web ?‍♀️ — ⭐⭐⭐.5
  • Space Battle Lunchtime, Vol. 1 ???? — ⭐⭐⭐.5
  • Something Like Gravity ✨?? — ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5
  • Hearts in Darkness ?‍♀️? — ⭐⭐⭐⭐

  • Captive Prince ??? — ?????
  • The Resurrectionists ✨? — ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Criminal Intentions S1E2: Junk Shop Blues ??? — ?????
  • Giant Days, Vol. 9 ?‍♀️?? — ?????
  • Monstress, Vol. 3 ?‍♀️???? — ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5

  • Heavy Vinyl, Vol. 1 ?‍♀️??? — ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • The Girl in Red ✨??? — ?????
  • Everyone’s a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too ?‍♀️? — ?????
  • Frozen Pact ?? — ⭐⭐⭐
  • Stalking Jack the Ripper ??? — ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5

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❌ DNFs:

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

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Watched this Month:

  • Friday the 13th (1980) — 3.5 ⭐
  • Friday the 13th Part II — 3
  • Friday the 13th Part III — 2
  • Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter — 2.5
  • Friday the 13th: A New Beginning — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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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  • Reply Lola July 1, 2019 at 3:28 pm

    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!

  • Reply trufflereads July 1, 2019 at 7:36 pm

    So glad you loved Captive Prince! I almost want to do a reread of it soon <3 great reading month Destiny 🙂

  • Reply Malka @ Paper Procrastinators July 1, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    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!

  • Reply Sofii @ A Book. A Thought. July 1, 2019 at 8:36 pm

    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 ?

  • Reply alittlehazebookblog July 1, 2019 at 8:48 pm

    I’m excited to read Something Like Gravity! 🙂

  • Reply devouringbooks2017 July 1, 2019 at 9:18 pm

    I want to see your thoughts on The Girl in Red!!

  • Reply dbsguidetothegalaxy July 1, 2019 at 11:10 pm

    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!

  • Reply Annemieke July 2, 2019 at 1:50 am

    I love the Monstress covers. So pretty and creepy.

  • Reply The Bookish Elf July 2, 2019 at 8:51 am

    Ah!!
    What a list!!
    You had a wonderful June.

  • Reply Avery @ RedRocketPanda July 2, 2019 at 2:48 pm

    “I didn’t read many books” -> Still read FIFTEEN BOOKS. I’m also very intrigued by this new gaming computer???

  • Reply anovelglimpse July 2, 2019 at 5:59 pm

    You enjoyed Something Like Gravity way more than I did.

  • Reply Ruqs July 4, 2019 at 4:16 am

    wow looks like an amazing reading month!!!

  • Reply Meeghan reads July 6, 2019 at 7:59 am

    YAAAASSS The Sims!! Do you have the new expansion pack?

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  • Reply Kal @ Reader Voracious July 9, 2019 at 7:28 pm

    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

  • Reply Kelly | Another Book in the Wall July 18, 2019 at 3:34 pm

    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! <3 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.

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries July 20, 2019 at 11:37 pm

      WP is such a jerk sometimes haha! Any time <3 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. 😀 Awww, yay, that sounds like solid sister-bonding time!

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