May Wrap-Up || June TBR (2016)


How do you start a wrap-up without going for the “I can’t believe it’s already Month X” cliche, guys? Teach me, because I’m honestly at a loss here! Time is always passing me by so quickly I feel like I can’t catch up, and I’m always — always — taken by surprise every time it’s the start of a new month. D:

Anyway, this is what I did in May:

  • I watched X-Men: ApocalypseMichael Fassbender was good in it, though Erik you’re so dumb omg why. I also really enjoyed that Quiksilver scene (BF found him annoying but I love how adorable and useful he is), and that James McAvoy is bald. This movie is hilarious, though it probably wasn’t intended to be. 😛
  • I discovered that the new Shapes no longer taste like the Shapes that I love. Why, Arnott’s, why? Why fix what isn’t broken?
  • I played Pokemon Platinum for the first time! I like how dimensional and awesome the world-building is but gameplay-wise I still love the classics more, especially FireRed because Charizard is my blood and soul. Also, Lapras. #nerdlife

And as for the blog:

Book Reviews

Book Looks

Miscellaneous Posts

Around the Blogosphere

Most Anticipated Reads

The Way I Used to Be – Amber Smith

the way i used to beEden was always good at being good. Starting high school didn’t change who she was. But the night her brother’s best friend rapes her, Eden’s world capsizes.

What was once simple, is now complex. What Eden once loved—who she once loved—she now hates. What she thought she knew to be true, is now lies. Nothing makes sense anymore, and she knows she’s supposed to tell someone what happened but she can’t. So she buries it instead. And she buries the way she used to be.

Told in four parts—freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior year.

I actually don’t read a lot of books that deal with sexual assault — in fact this might be the first one that has it as the main theme — so I’m kind of curious about this one. Plus that cover. ❤

I’ll Meet You There – Heather Demetrios

I'll Meet You ThereIf Skylar Evans were a typical Creek View girl, her future would involve a double-wide trailer, a baby on her hip, and the graveyard shift at Taco Bell. But after graduation, the only thing separating Skylar from art school is three months of summer…until Skylar’s mother loses her job, and Skylar realizes her dreams may be slipping out of reach.

Josh had a different escape route: the Marines. But after losing his leg in Afghanistan, he returns home, a shell of the cocksure boy he used to be.

What brings Skylar and Josh together is working at the Paradise—a quirky motel off California’s Highway 99. Despite their differences, their shared isolation turns into an unexpected friendship and, soon, something deeper.

This book has been on my TBR for a while but I just never got into it. I don’t really like the cover, but I’ve been hearing such amazing things about it, so here’s hoping I like it!

Breathing Under Water – Sophie Hardcastle (ARC)

Breathing Under Water Sophie HardcastleNineteen minutes and eleven seconds separated us at birth. On the official documentation, he is older… Although it really has nothing to do with age. What it really means is that I am, and have always been, second.

Ben and Grace Walker are twins. Growing up in a sleepy coastal town it was inevitable they’d surf. Always close, they hung out more than most brothers and sisters, surfing together for hours as the sun melted into the sea. At seventeen, Ben is a rising surf star, the golden son and the boy all the girls fall in love with. Beside him, Grace feels like she is a mere reflection of his light. In their last year of school, the world beckons, full of possibility. For Grace, finishing exams and kissing Harley Matthews is just the beginning.

Then, one day, the unthinkable. The sun sets at noon and suddenly everything that was safe and predictable is lost. And everything unravels.

A book by an Aussie author! I’ve started this ARC a couple of days ago and am having trouble prioritising it because I’m catching up with other recent releases, but it’s been pretty good so far (OK, I’m like ten pages in).

How was your May, people? Let me know in the comments or link me to your monthly wrap-up!

67 thoughts on “May Wrap-Up || June TBR (2016)

  1. You’re the best! Thank you for including my post in your wrap up. It means so much to me that what I’m doing is affecting more readers! Thank you thank you thank you! 😀

    P.S. I may have found new blogs to follow thanks to you 😀


  2. THE NEW SHAPES ARE A DISGRACE. Okay, maybe that’s slightly over dramatic, but honestly WHY??? Great reading month too! I’m so excited to start A Darker Shade of Magic 😊 Also, I just won an ARC of Breathing Under Water! I didn’t even know anything about it but I saw the giveaway in my instafeed so I was like “why not” 😂. It sounds really interesting though – so hopefully it’s a good read!!


    • I KNOOOW. I’m really sad about it! They’re kind of my favourite Aussie snack and it’s like they’ve changed, and nothing is right with the world anymore. Okay, now I’m the one being dramatic, haha. 😛

      Hope you like Breathing Under Water! And I caaaan’t wait for you to read ADSOM. Really crossing my fingers and hoping you love it. ❤


      • I know!!! I feel like my entire childhood has been insulted 😅 I’ve only read about twenty pages of ADSOM but I’ve really loved it so far!! Also forgot to say that I really want to read The Way I Used to Be too. I’ll be looking forward to hearing your thoughts on that one 😊


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