Of Wonderland’s Monthly Wrap-Up: June 2017

Posted June 30, 2017 by Both in Wrap-Ups & Unboxings / 6 Comments

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Inge

This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith // ★★★
Follow Me Back by A.V. Geiger // ★★★
None of the Above by I.W. Gregorio // ★★★1/2
One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus // ★★★★
A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses #3) by Sarah J. Maas // ★★★1/2
The Princess Saves Herself In This One by Amanda Lovelace // ★★★★★
Fairest (Levana’s Story) (The Lunar Chronicles #3.5) by Marissa Meyer // ★★★★
Spontaneous by Aaron Starmer // ★
The Wild Woman’s Guide to Traveling the World by Kristin Rockaway // ★★★
Here Lies Daniel Tate by Cristin Terrill // ★★★★★
Dead Girls Society by Michelle Krys // ★★★★
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter #5) by J.K. Rowling // ★★★★★ (reread)
The Hundredth Queen by Emily R. King // ★★
Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray // ★★★
The Siege (The Six #2) by Mark Alpert // ★★★
The Silence (The Six #3) by Mark Alpert // DNF

After that disastrous reading slump in May, I’m happy to see I’ve read so much again, and I’ve even given out a few 5-star ratings! I’m pretty cheap when it comes to 5 stars, but I honestly felt like The Princess Saves Herself In This One and Here Lies Daniel Tate deserved them – they were so, so good in such different ways.

Aly

The Time of Contempt by Andrzej Sapkowski // ★★★
Now I Rise by Kiersten White // ★★★★
Nevernight by Jay Kristoff // ★★★★
The Hundredth Queen by Emily R. King // DNF
The Waking Land by Callie Bates // ★★★ 1/2
Dividing Eden by Joelle Charbonneau // ★★
Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh // ★★★★
Ever the Hunted by Erin Summerill // ★

I’ve had a pretty good reading month, for once! Not a lot of high ratings, but the ones that were 4/5 stars were pretty damn amazing. I read the next installment in the Witcher series, and had the pleasure of reading an ARC of Now I Rise as well as partaking in a reread of Nevernight for the OW Book club! The theme was villains and antiheroes, and there can’t be a more perfect book for it.

Anissa

Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han // ★★★★
Internet Famous by Danika Stone // ★★★
By Your Side by Kasie West // ★★★★

Ella

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenizi Lee // ★★★★★
The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch // ★★★★★
Daughter of the Pirate Queen by Tricia Levenseller // ★★★

I read some amazing books in June and also found my new favourite book of all time: The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch!! I couldn’t be a happier bookworm if I tried! I am so obsessed with the series now, you have no idea. I also read The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue WHICH WAS ALSO SO AMAZING AND MADE ME CRY. Overall, an amazing reading month, probably best so far this year!

Wren

I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maureen Goo // ★★★
We Are Okay by Nina LaCour // ★★

Ahhh. I didn’t read a lot. But I was traveling for the last few weeks, so that makes sense. (But then again my max number of books in one month this year was 6 books.)

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June 1: Of Wonderland Book Club: June 2017

June 2: The Real YA Guys: What Fictional Guys Could Learn From Real Life

June 5: SKULLSWORN by Brian Staveley // Pass the Trial, Or Die Trying

June 7: ACOWAR UNCENSORED

June 13: THE GLASS SPARE by Lauren DeStefano

June 15: Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur // I am a very disappointed bookworm

June 16: A (Fictional) Coming Out Story

June 17: Bookish Decor! (DIYs, Ideas, & More!)

June 19: DNF Review: The Hundredth Queen by Emily R. King

June 21: Review: Now I Rise by Kiersten White // Be the Dragon

June 23: ARC Review: The Waking Land by Callie Bates 

June 27: Review: Dividing Eden by Joelle Charbonneau

June 28: Review: The Gentleman’s Guide To Vice and Virtue // OH MY HEART

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Inge

Even though I’ve just gone on hiatus for a full month, I still feel really tired. We went on a trip to Germany, which was really beautiful but also WAY TOO HOT and all I could do was lie on my bed and pretend I’m a cactus, really. But it was good to be out of the house, though I’m really happy to be reunited with my cat, Floof. I am very thankful for my fellow bloggers, who kept the blog running while I was out. ♥

Aly

… uh

^ That pretty much sums it up for this month. Except I finished my replay of Witcher 3. That’s it. That’s all I’ve done. *makes mental note to have a more exciting month next month*

Although, I’m officially going to London in August! So I think I’ve had a quiet month because all my extra funds are going towards my trip. I’m also reading some pretty awesome books right now, and I started rewatching Outlander. It’s all about the old favourites, friends.

Anissa

Still very much obsessed with K-Dramas, Oreos, and coffee. Lots of coffee. I am coffee.

Ella

Well excuse me, but how is it the end of June already??!! Someone hold me, ‘COS I’M NOT READY. But good things happened in June and I’m excited for July! I made friends with some new birds at my volunteer work and watched some excellent movies, including Wonder Woman which I adored!! Kind of tossing up if I should do Camp NaNoWriMo in July but I’m not sure…what do you guys think??

Wren

Traveling. And jet lag. Lots of jet lag.

And how are you?

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6 responses to “Of Wonderland’s Monthly Wrap-Up: June 2017

    • High fives for the both of us getting out of our reading slump! I’m sorry to hear you didn’t like Flame In The Mist – it definitely had its bothersome moments, haha, but I liked it enough overall.

  1. Wow, Inge – you read so many books! TEACH ME YOUR WAYS. I really want to read One of Us is Lying – it sounds so suspenseful asdfghjkl. I don’t generally read thrillers/murder mysteries but with that premise, how could I NOT read it?!

    • I have a lot of free time “thanks” to my mental health issues haha! I hope you enjoy One of Us Is Lying, I flew right through that one!

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