Monthly Wrapups

What I’ve been up to in June ☀️ Internship, Finding a Master Thesis & Tackling my TBR

June Wrapup

Hello fellow bookworms ☀️ We’ve officially reached the halfway point of the year 😱 June went by much quicker compared to May and didn’t feel as eventful, as I was mostly focused on my master thesis topic. We got some sunny weather after all, so I spend time outside and finally ate some ice cream 🍦

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whatiread

🔁 = Reread 💌 = Library Books ⌛ = Digital Arc

📚 = #TackleYourTBR 📖 = #DevourYourTBR 😊 = Buddy Read 💕 = 12 Book Recs by Friends

I read 15 books in June – it was a really good reading month!! 🥳 I participated in #ClearUrSht, a month-long Readathon dedicated to reading your owned books and it was a lot of fun 💕 One of my goals this year was to get down my Owned TBR and this Readathon helped me give an extra push! I mostly read books I hauled this year, but that means that I have read around 70% of the books I got in 2022!! 😎 I also tackled two books that I have been putting of for years and I’m close to finishing the Shadow Game series. In total, I read 12 of my owned books! The rest were 2 library books and 1 reread. Audiobooks and lots of reading motivation helped me tackle many amazing books. I had 3 new 5-star reads this month!! 🥰

OC Update (1)

I read 9 books out of my comfort zone this month! I found books that I really enjoyed (including 2 nonfiction books) and 4 books that didn’t 100% convince me. Ace and The Quiet at the End of the World were definitely the highlights of this month 💕

June

  • Ace (Angela Chen) ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5 📖💌🎧
  • A Court of Wings and Ruin (Sarah J. Maas) ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5📚🎧
  • The Sun Down Motel (Simone St. James) ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 📚
  • Mediocre (Ijeoma Oluo) ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 📚
  • The Quiet at the End of the World (Lauren James) ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5 📚📖

June (2)

  • A Gathering of Shadows (V.E. Schwab) ⭐⭐⭐.5 📚📖🎧
  • A Conjuring of Light (V.E. Schwab) ⭐⭐⭐.5 📚📖🎧
  • Love & Other Disasters (Anita Kelly) ⭐⭐.5 📚📖
  • Across a Field of Starlight (Blue Delliquanti) ⭐⭐.5 📖💌

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ClearUrSht

1. What’s Not to Love (Wibberley & Siegemund-Broka) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐📚

2. Between You, Me and the Honeybees (Amelia Diane Coombs) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐📚💕 {Recommended by Marie}

3. King of Fools (Amanda Foody) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐📚📖

4. A Court of Wings and Ruin (Sarah J. Maas) ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5📚🎧

5. Tokyo Ever After (Emiko Jean) ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5📚🎧

6. The Quiet at the End of the World (Lauren James) ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5 📚📖

 

7. The Sun Down Motel (Simone St. James) ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 📚

8. Mediocre (Ijeoma Oluo) ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 📚

9. The Strangeworlds Travel Agency (L.D. Lapinski) ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 📚

10. A Gathering of Shadows (V.E. Schwab) ⭐⭐⭐.5 📚📖🎧

11. A Conjuring of Light (V.E. Schwab) ⭐⭐⭐.5 📚📖🎧

12. Love & Other Disasters (Anita Kelly) ⭐⭐.5 📚📖

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Other Books

13. Ace of Shades (Amanda Foody) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 🔁

14. Ace (Angela Chen) ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5 📖💌🎧

15. Across a Field of Starlight (Blue Delliquanti) ⭐⭐.5 📖💌

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Favorite Books 💕

📚 Bingo Board Update 📚

I participated in the Books out of the Blue Bingo (a 2-month-long Discord server challenge by Destiny) this month and here is my filled-out board! 🥰

Bingo Board (1)

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whatiposted

What I’ve been up to in May 🌸 Internship, Thesis & Lots of BooksRecommendations for Pride Month 🌈 Romance, Fantasy & More 

Get to Know the Fantasy Reader Tag ✨ Recs & Origin StoryMy Favorite Mangas 💕 feat. What’s On My TBRMid Year Book Freakout Tag ⭐ 2022 Edition

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faveposts

For this section of my wrapup I’m linking up with the Favorite Blog Posts of the Month Meme that has been created by Kristin @ kristinkravesbooks to showcase our favorite blogs of the month! 💗

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life stuff

June went by so fast. It was mostly focused on getting my Master’s thesis topic, something that started last month and took literal ages 🙈 That made it a stressful experience, as I had different interviews and every department had different deadlines. The responsibility to find a topic was all on me and in the middle of the month, I finally got a concrete offer! It’s going to be an online study about movement and health, but I still don’t know the details. You work on the topics in small groups and since everyone else is still searching for topics (and hasn’t committed yet), I don’t know my teammates. A lot is up in the air, but I’ll probably know more in the coming months. It was a relief to finally have a topic and not have to worry! This was pretty much my focus this month 😅 I did some nice things like meeting friends, having a picnic, and spending some time outside though!

💫 What I Watched in June 💫

  • Stranger Things (S4.1) ~ This might be an unpopular opinion, but I like the later seasons a lot more than the first one 😂 I really had a good time with the first part of season 4 and I cannot wait for the second part to come out tomorrow 🥳
  • First Kill (S1) ~ Forbidden Love between a vampire and a vampire hunter – but make it sapphic!! This is a fantastic teen drama with lots of heart and I had such a good time watching it! It was well-written and I’m always here for more vampire content (especially with LGBTQ rep= 🥰
  • As the Crow Flies (S1) ~ A Turkish Netflix Original about an intern at a newsroom who wants to take over the show and become famous. This was such an interesting drama full of twists and intrigue – nothing groundbreaking but fun to watch 😄

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looking ahead

I cannot believe it’s already July! My internship will be ending soon and after that, it’s time to take some time off and relax 😊 I’ll be taking a week completely for myself and also have a short 4-day trip planned (visiting a German city at a lake) 🛍️ Apart from that I don’t have any big plans, there’s still more planning to be done for my thesis but idk when we’ll start with that, it depends on a lot of factors! Regardless, I’ll be making some use of the summer days ahead and of course read lots 😄

📚 #DevourYourTBR 📚

This month’s challenge is to read books aboutjourneys and adventures, vacations, and books that take place outside of your country“.

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© DevourYourTBR

Titeldetails für In Deeper Waters nach F.T. Lukens - Warteliste

  • The Roughest Draft (Wibberley & Siegemund-Broka) 📚
  • Beach Read (Emily Henry) 💌🎧
  • In Deeper Waters (F.T. Lukens) 💌

📚 Some Leftover June Reads 📚

  • You’d Be Home Now (Kathleen Glasgow) 📚
  • The Library of the Unwritten (A.J. Hackwith) 📚
  • Finlay Donovan Is Killing It (Elle Cosimano) 📚

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What were you up to in June? What was your favorite book? How are you doing? 📚

18 thoughts on “What I’ve been up to in June ☀️ Internship, Finding a Master Thesis & Tackling my TBR

  1. thank you for including my post and congrats on finally finding your thesis topic! 🥳 I saw that you finally continue with the Shades of Magic series, I’m curious to hear what you think about it. Also, I hope you’ll enjoy In Deeper Waters; FT Lukens books is now my go to for quick and fun fantasy!

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    1. Thank you! Sadly, I wasn’t a big fan of the Shades of Magic sequels, they were just long and didn’t utilize the amazing premise of the four Londons as well as they could have 🙈 Still haven’t read In Deeper Waters, but I hope to finally read some F.T. Lukens 😊

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  2. So happy to hear about your thesis topic, it sounds like a lot of work, but so happy to hear about the progress 🙌 June has actually been a pretty successful reading month for me, I actually managed to read 5+ books which surprised me bc I thought I barely read anything this month 😂😂

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  3. It sounds like June has been successful in terms of reading and finding a thesis topic (yayy, congrats)! I hope you have a lovely time away in July. Some time to rest and focus on yourself sounds wonderful! 💜
    I am glad you enjoyed Ace and Sun Down Motel as I would love to read those books! It is a shame the last two ADSOM books didn’t ‘wow’ you, I had heard good things about the last book in particular.
    I hope you enjoy the books you plan on reading in July 🥰 and thank YOUUUU so much for sharing my posts! I am glad you liked them! 💕

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    1. Thank you, Sophie! I could relax a lot more in July as I finished my internship and started my semester break 🥰 Ace and The Sun Down Motel are great! They were out of my comfort zone but great discoveries 😊

      I just feel like the Shades of Magic series didn’t hook me as much as everyone else tbh. The finale was decent but a bit too long and couldn’t really save the series 😅 Thank you!! I hope you’re doing well ❤️

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  4. Busy, busy you! I’m glad you found your Master thesis topic and hope you and your teammates will gell well once you are introduced. I think that the latest season of Stranger Things is one of the best ones they’ve done, but season 1 still has a special place in my heart. They were doing an amazing job for being literal kiddos, who mostly performed on stage if at all prior to Stranger Things.
    I hope you enjoy your time off!! Thank you for always including a post of mine ❤

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    1. Thank you! I feel like Stranger Things improved with each season, but it would be so interesting to go back and rewatch from the beginning, as I feel I don’t remember that much of the first season 😄 Thank you! I hope you’re doing well 🥰

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  5. Ace of Shades! King of Fools! Tokyo Ever After! It warms my heart to see these books on your reading wrap up, especially since you enjoyed them! I hope you enjoy Beach Read as much as I do, I currently want to reread it but am trying to read other things haah.

    Congrats on getting your thesis offer and I look forward to hearing more about it as the details flesh out.

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    1. All of those were so good!!! I finally finished the Shadow Game series and Tokyo Ever After was just such a delight 🥰 I’ve read Beach Read by now and it was SO much fun, Emily Henry writes great romance books ❤️
      Thank you! I hope you’re doing well 😊

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  6. oh, congrats on figuring out a topic for your thesis, that’s amazing!! and it’s honestly so impressive that you still get to read so many books while juggling so many things haha. but i’m so happy to see that you’ll be taking a week off for yourself—so deserved! i hope you have fun and get to relax ❤ i also really enjoyed s4 of stranger things, i think it was a lot more fun without as much romantic drama lmao!! happy july ❤

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    1. Thank you!! ❤️ I got to relax a bit in July and that was really nice! I had a good time with the new Stranger Things season, I feel like the seasons keep getting better! I don’t really get invested in the romantic relationships either 😅 I hope you’re doing well 🥰

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  7. Thank you for the shout-out, friend! You read so much and I’m always amazed by how wonderful and exciting your wrap-up posts are. 🥰 I’m SO freaking hyped for you to get some time to yourself for rest and relaxation, and congrats on getting your topic nailed down! I can imagine that must be a big relief, and I hope you find out who your teammates are soon so that you can have that cleared up as well. ♥

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