Of Wonderland’s Monthly Wrap-Up: June 2017

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




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.


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.


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


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!


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.)


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 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



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. ♥


… 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.


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


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??


Traveling. And jet lag. Lots of jet lag.

And how are you?


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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