June Wrap-Up + July TBR

It is that time of the month again where we wrap-up how well we did in June in all things bookish and determine what we want to do in July. So here it is, my June Wrap-Up!

June Reading Wrap-Up

The Awakening by Melissa A. Craven

25521894Rating: 3 stars| Review | Goodreads | Amazon

“2015 International Book Awards Finalist!!
Allie Carmichael has always believed life is simple.
You’re born. You live. You die.
She has no cause to believe that equation works differently for her, but there has to be a reason the world treats her like a pariah.
When an unexpected move to Kelleys Island brings Aidan McBrien crashing into her life, Allie is thrown by his reaction. He doesn’t shrink from her touch. He doesn’t stutter or make a quick exit. He smiles and welcomes her into his circle of friends, who aren’t exactly comfortable with Allie, but they seem to get her in a way most people don’t.
Finally, Allie has a real shot at normal and rides that high right up to her sixteenth birthday when she wakes in agony—an experience Aidan insists they have all faced. She struggles in ignorance, uncertain of what is real and what isn’t. When she emerges, Allie is different. She has always been different, but even among her extraordinary friends, she and Aidan are special.
As Allie struggles to maintain her tenuous grasp on the power that threatens to overwhelm her, she worries she will lose herself in this strange new world. A dangerous world where she will have to fight tooth and nail to defend the power and freedom that is her birthright.
…only Allie hates to fight. ” – Goodreads


I enjoyed this book because it was very funny and the main character is very sarcastic and funny. I had a couple of problems with it that are all discussed in the review linked above.

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han (Reread)

15749186 Rating: 5 stars | Review | Goodreads | Amazon

“What if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them… all at once?

Sixteen-year-old Lara Jean Song keeps her love letters in a hatbox her mother gave her. They aren’t love letters that anyone else wrote for her; these are ones she’s written. One for every boy she’s ever loved—five in all. When she writes, she pours out her heart and soul and says all the things she would never say in real life, because her letters are for her eyes only. Until the day her secret letters are mailed, and suddenly, Lara Jean’s love life goes from imaginary to out of control.” – Goodreads


Okay let me tell you: I loved this book even more the second time around. Since I’m not doing a reread review, let me just say it now: THIS BOOK IS MY ALL TIME FAVORITE BOOK. I have never had so many feels and emotions at once all throughout a book like I have with this one. It’s still amazing.

P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han (Reread)

20698530 Rating: 5 stars | Review | Goodreads | Amazon

“What if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them… all at once?

Sixteen-year-old Lara Jean Song keeps her love letters in a hatbox her mother gave her. They aren’t love letters that anyone else wrote for her; these are ones she’s written. One for every boy she’s ever loved—five in all. When she writes, she pours out her heart and soul and says all the things she would never say in real life, because her letters are for her eyes only. Until the day her secret letters are mailed, and suddenly, Lara Jean’s love life goes from imaginary to out of control.” – Goodreads


Yes I put the Goodread synopsis from the first book only because of course with it being the second book it gives spoilers so. Anyway, I loved this book again too! You should see how many tabs I have in this book. I couldn’t choose if I liked this one more than TATBILB but I mean, of course its a sequel, might as well lump them all together. I love this series so much if you couldn’t tell.

Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han

alwaysandforever Rating:  5 stars | Review | Goodreads | Amazon

“What if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them… all at once?

Sixteen-year-old Lara Jean Song keeps her love letters in a hatbox her mother gave her. They aren’t love letters that anyone else wrote for her; these are ones she’s written. One for every boy she’s ever loved—five in all. When she writes, she pours out her heart and soul and says all the things she would never say in real life, because her letters are for her eyes only. Until the day her secret letters are mailed, and suddenly, Lara Jean’s love life goes from imaginary to out of control.” – Goodreads


Again, the first book’s synopsis. As you can tell, I marathon-ed the whole trilogy this month and enjoyed every second of it. This one had me so giddy and sad and happy. I will link the review once I get it up but for now let me just tell you: I was pleased with the whole thing.

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June Playlist

As I mention in every wrap-up, I like sharing my music that I was obsessed with and found new and interesting this month. If you’d like to follow me on Spotify to see all my playlist and see what I’m listening to at any given moment in the day, here’s my username: kambriadaniels77. This month is just from my Spring 2017 playlist because I was too lazy to put some songs on my Summer 2017 playlist yet.

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June Posts

May Wrap-Up + June TBR
May Book Haul
Searing Saturday #12: 50,000+ Ratings
The Awakening Review
Searching Saturday #13: Covers With Veggies
Listify Tuesday #8: Fave Books of 2017 (So Far)
Searching Saturday #14: Something Extra
Listify Tuesday #9: Books I Wish Had Adaptation

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July TBR

Lemons by Melissa Savage

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Goodreads | Amazon

“What do you do when you lose everything that means anything?

Nine-year old Lemonade Liberty Witt doesn’t know the answer to that question, except what her mom taught her. When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. But what if those lemons are so big that you forget how?

How do you make lemonade out of having to leave everything you know in San Francisco to move to the small town of Willow Creek, California and live with a grandfather you’ve never even met? In a town that smells like grass and mud and bugs. With tall pines instead of skyscrapers and dirt instead of sidewalks. Not to mention one woolly beast lurking in the woods.

That’s right, Bigfoot.

A ginormous wooden statue of the ugly thing stands right at the center of town like he’s someone real important, like the mayor or something. And the people here actually believe he’s real and hiding somewhere out in the pine filled forests.

How can anyone possibly be expected to make lemonade out those rotten lemons?

Everything is different and Lem just wants to go back home. And then she meets Tobin Sky, the CEO of Bigfoot Detectives, Inc. and sole investigator for the town. He invites her to be his Assistant for the summer and she reluctantly agrees. At least until she can figure out her escape plan.

Together, Lem and Tobin try to capture a shot of the elusive beast on film and end up finding more than they ever could have even imagined.” – Goodreads


I received this as an ARC in the mail one day I think it sounds really cute and fun and interesting and it has one of the cutest covers I’ve ever seen. Isn’t it just so cute? This book come out in May.

The Original Ginny Moon by Benjamin Ludwig

32195586 Goodreads | Amazon

Meet Ginny. She’s fourteen, autistic, and has a heart-breaking secret…

Ginny Moon is trying to make sense of a world that just doesn’t seem to add up….

After years in foster care, Ginny is in her fourth forever family, finally with parents who will love her.

Everyone tells her that she should feel happy, but she has never stopped crafting her Big Secret Plan of Escape.

Because something happened, a long time ago – something that only Ginny knows – and nothing will stop her going back to put it right…” – Goodreads


I also received this ARC through a giveaway I do believe and although the name of the book has changed, the picture is of the copy that I have. This book also came out in May.

‘Round Midnight by Laura McBride

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“From the author of We Are Called to Rise comes a novel about the interconnected lives of four women in Las Vegas, each of whom experiences a life-changing moment at a classic casino nightclub.

What is it about the Midnight Room?

In a choreographic tour de force, Laura McBride twirls four women through a Las Vegas nightclub, turning their separate lives into a suspenseful, intricate dance of mothers, daughters, wives, and lovers.

The One Who Falls in Love: June hires a charismatic black man to sing at her club, but her fast-paced lifestyle runs aground as racial tensions mount.

The One Who Gets Lucky: Honorata leaves the Philippines as a mail-order bride, then strikes it rich in the Midnight Room.

The One Whose Heart Is Broken: Engracia finds bad luck in the Midnight Room and becomes enmeshed in Honorata’s secrets when she confronts a man with a gun.

The One Who Always Wondered: Coral struggles with her mysterious past until a desire to help Engracia steers her to the Midnight Room.

Wise and heartbreaking, jubilant and loving, ’Round Midnight is about the intensity and intimacy of four women’s lives, lives that are connected by secrets, courage, tragedies, and small acts of kindness. This brilliantly conceived, passionately written novel will resonate long after you turn the final page.” – Goodreads

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That’s all I have for you today! How many books did you read in June and what were they? What books do you plan to read in July? – Kambria

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