Monthly Wrap-Up | June

Posted July 4, 2022 by TheNonbinaryLibrarian in monthly wrap ups / 2 Comments

I think we can all agree that June was just a shitty month, at least in America. I first want to apologize for all the white women centering about the overturn of Roe. Am I upset and fearful about the overturning of Roe? Yes, of course. BUT, I recognize that this has been going on for decades for Black, Indigenous, and Women of Color and most white women have been silent on this. Until it directly affects us, we don’t seem to care. While this is a book blog, I am a person living in the world and want to acknowledge the current climate. If you want to join the fight, please go to the organizations that have been doing this work for years, if not decades. You don’t need to reinvent the wheel here. Here is a link where you can find your local fund.

Books Read

I absolutely loved this book! So cute and so great at turning the Hallmark plot around. I’m also happy that the two main characters were childfree and stayed that way!

This was an interesting concept for a book and I was completely pulled in, but the ending was a huge letdown. I felt like there should’ve been another chapter or two, and the cliffhanger ending just didn’t work.

Beautiful, lovely, heartbreaking. I don’t have enough words to describe this novel. Such a great book about women’s mental health!

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

A cute, fun weekend or beach read kind of book. The four aunties were definitely my favorite part of the novel, and the relationship between them all. Nathan is definitely a sexy lam (or side table), and I think I’m okay with that.

I loved this book! I’m not a huge fan of reality tv shows, just not my cup of tea, but this book definitely caught my eye. The characters were great and the relationship between Skye and Maya was adorable!

Everyone needs to read this (especially white people)! I knew and agreed with the thesis set out in this book due to my background in political science. It was great to have a more in-depth background and knowledge on this.

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

A strange, weird, wonderful novel about immigration, exile, race, and xenophobia, along with the intersection of dreams and reality. I’m definitely going to be thinking about this for years to come.

Barry definitely writes prose like it’s poetry! And I’m happy that even though he was the focus of my thesis, I’m not burned out on his books. Yet, this was definitely not the best of his novels.

A lovely and heartbreaking novel about passion and obsession, love and war. While short, it doesn’t disappoint and the characters are fully fleshed out.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Comparison Stats


9 Books
2,738 Pages
Top 3 Moods: Emotional, Reflective, & Light
2 Nonfiction; 7 Fiction
Top Genres: Contemporary & YA
Average Rating: 4.14


11 Books
4,048 Pages
Top 3 Moods: Reflective, Emotional & Dark
1 Nonfiction; 10 Fiction
Top Genres: YA & Contemporary
Average Rating: 3.91


10 Books
3,887 Pages
Top 3 Moods: Dark, Adventurous, Tense
2 Nonfiction; 8 Fiction
Top Genres: Fantasy & LGBTQIA+
Average Rating: 3.81


11 Books
3,762 Pages
Top 3 Moods: Mysterious, Challenging, Reflective
1 Nonfiction; 10 Fiction
Top Genres: Literary & Mystery
Average Rating: 3.59


12 Books
4,318 Pages
Top 3 Moods: Emotional, Reflective, Challenging
3 Nonfiction; 9 Fiction
Top Genres: LGBTQ+ & Young Adult
Average Rating: 4.1


9 Books
3,140 Pages
Top 3 Moods: Reflective, Emotional, Lighthearted
1 Nonfiction; 8 Fiction
Top Genres: Romance & Classics
Average Rating: 3.94

Books from Owned TBR

Books Chosen by the Fates for July

Happy Reading Darlings!

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