Is that a Classic in my Wrap-Up?

Elizabeth Bennet and a June Wrap Up

I actually read a classic this month! Now I can say with certainty that I have read Pride and Prejudice instead of just wondering if I’m always thinking of the movie. It was actually a really easy read except the whole time I was thinking of the movie!

Personally June was a bore mostly taken up by work, complaining about the heat (I am seriously ready for the holidays) and thinking about what I wanted to do for the rest of the year! Hopefully work will ease up and July can at least be a bit more fun!

BOOKS

goodreads goal

I keep upping my Goodreads goal. If only life were as easy (and as fun) as reading!

I finished 18 books in June including one graphic novel (Mae Vol. 1), a book of poetry (Kumukanda) 3 audiobooks including the admittedly very quick:

Dear Ijeawele

I’ve been wanting to read something from this author for ages and this is a great place to start. I also reread an old favorite in Year Zero because summer is a great time for humanity ending plagues! My favorite read was:

Neverworld Wake

Neverworld Wake

Most Disappointing was probably:

The Poppy War

The Poppy War is about an orphan girl who tests into the prestigious Sinegard military academy and is fairly quickly wrapped up in a huge war. There’s a lot more of course and if you look at Goodreads it gets wonderful reviews (and I picked it up due to a lot of my favorite Youtubers hyping it hard) but it just fell flat for me. As a debut it’s impressive.

But I just felt the story and the character I’ve seen and read before and didn’t particularly connect with any of it.

My No Book Buying Challenge:

Just picture me hanging my head in shame.

Or resting it on my much increased physical TBR.

Films:

june films part 1

june films part 2

It was a very film filled month compared to usual. I saw 12 films and started rewatching some of my old favorites like Dave & 3:10 to Yuma. Mostly because I cleaned out my garage from the last time I moved and found them all! 🙂

But The Incredibles 2 was definitely the standout of the month especially among the newer films. I also really loved Love, Simon and would totally recommend checking that one out.

I’m hugely looking forward to Ant-Man and Wasp this Friday. It looks like a great fun film and I’ve been a huge fan of Evangeline Lily since her Lost days (I adored Kate!) and I did love Hope in the first film (save for the fact she should have been the one in the suit) so I can’t wait to see it! Also Mission Impossible: Fallout with Henry Cavil rocking that facial hair and at long last Comic-Con will bring that Aquaman trailer!

Henry Cavill in Fallout
Inserted Cavill shot to end on a high note.

Hope everyone has a wonderful July!