Wrap Ups and TBRs

June Wrap-Up | 2020

Hey guys! Here’s my June wrap-up.

Looking at the books I’ve read this month, a solid half of them have LGBTQ representation. It wasn’t planned, but I guess it’s a perfect way to wrap up Pride month. I added a rainbow to those with LGBTQ rep if you’re interested in checking them out!๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œ

5 stars

๐ŸŒˆWe Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson

This is where I cry (Thanks Annabelle)

๐ŸŒˆAutoboyography by Christina Lauren

This is where I cry some more (Thanks Destiny)

๐ŸŒˆCall Me By Your Name by Andrรฉ Aciman

This is where I cry until I can’t open my eyes the next morning (Thanks Phyllis)

I don’t have words for how numb I feel. Each of these are quite different from each other but I recommend you check one of them out!

4 stars

๐ŸŒˆFence by C.S Pacat

I don’t think I’ve been this excited to find a comic book that I can relate to. C.S. Pacat is a fencer herself, so the book’s information about fencing is quite en pointe (haha get it, get it?) Anyways, I also stan the LGBTQ representation. And Bobby is legit such a pure cinnamon roll.

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

Thanks Yuen Ting for recommending me this! It’s my first Agatha Christie Novel, and it did not disappoint. I was pretty surprised by the ending and thought that it was quite fitting. I look forward to reading more of her works (let me know if you have any recs!)

3 stars

Seven Lies by Elizabeth Kay

It was a good read, but I felt that the plot had fell flat at times. However the character analysis made up for the plot line! I was quite invested in knowing Jane’s past.

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

It was an interesting read if you believed in fate. I somewhat had to push myself to finish this, though I did like the ending.

๐ŸŒˆCinderella Is Dead by Kalynn Bayron

Summary of the book in one sentence: queer POC girls overthrow the toxic patriarchy. I enjoyed the concept of the story, as it was a twist from the typical Cinderella retelling. However, there was so much potential for the book, that I was a bit disappointed when it fell short.

Non-Fiction

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg

The Power of Habit takes on a refreshing perspective of habit building and draws in many interesting and compelling examples. It didn’t fall into the self-help novel trap of reiterating the same thing over and over again, and I was engaged throughout.

Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty by Daron AcemoฤŸlu

I really enjoyed this book since it delved into the history of different economic institutions and argued that it is the political institution that has the greatest influence on the economic success and stability.

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

Absolutely recommend ya’ll check it out. The writing is so concise and really gets the message across. Check out my review if you want to know more!

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