Wrap Ups

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. ๐Ÿ˜


Completed Reads:

โœจ = review copy
๐Ÿ“š = backlist title
๐Ÿ“† = monthly TBR
๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ = mood read
๐Ÿ” = reread
๐Ÿฐ = graphic novel/manga/comics
๐ŸŒปย = POC rep
๐ŸŒˆย = LGBTQ+ rep
๐ŸŒบ = disability and/or MI rep
๐ŸŽง = audiobook
๐Ÿ’ป = Kindle Unlimited or freebie

  • Club Dead ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“† โ€” โญโญโญโญโญ
  • Dark Web ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ โ€” โญโญโญ.5
  • Space Battle Lunchtime, Vol. 1 ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿฐ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒˆ โ€” โญโญโญ.5
  • Something Like Gravity โœจ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒบ โ€” โญโญโญโญ.5
  • Hearts in Darkness ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’ป โ€” โญโญโญโญ

  • Captive Prince ๐Ÿ”๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŽง โ€” ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ
  • The Resurrectionists โœจ๐ŸŒป โ€” โญโญโญโญ
  • Criminal Intentions S1E2: Junk Shop Blues ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ’ป โ€” ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ
  • Giant Days, Vol. 9 ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿฐ๐ŸŒˆ โ€” ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ
  • Monstress, Vol. 3 ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿฐ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒบ โ€” โญโญโญโญ.5

  • Heavy Vinyl, Vol. 1 ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿฐ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒˆ โ€” โญโญโญโญ
  • The Girl in Red โœจ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒบ โ€” ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ
  • Everyone’s a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿฐ โ€” ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ
  • Frozen Pact ๐Ÿ“†๐Ÿ’ป โ€” โญโญโญ
  • Stalking Jack the Ripper ๐Ÿ“†๐Ÿ”๐ŸŒป โ€” โญโญโญโญ.5


โŒ DNFs:

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


Watched this Month:

  • Friday the 13th (1980) โ€” 3.5 โญ
  • Friday the 13th Part II โ€” 3 โญ
  • Friday the 13th Part III โ€” 2 โญ
  • Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter โ€” 2.5 โญ
  • Friday the 13th: A New Beginning โ€” 2.5 โญ
    • 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 โ€” 5 ๐ŸŒŸ
    • 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 โ€” 5 ๐ŸŒŸ
    • 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.


Listened to this Month:

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


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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  • 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 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 Everyoneโ€™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! ๐Ÿ˜ 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 โค๏ธ
    PS: Every time I stop playing the Sims 4 I think I got over it, but I never do, so I feel you ๐Ÿ˜…

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

    I’m excited to read Something Like Gravity! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 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

    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?

  • Reply Sunday Post โ€” July 7th, 2019 – howling libraries July 7, 2019 at 3:04 pm

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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. ๐Ÿ˜€ Awww, yay, that sounds like solid sister-bonding time!

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