June Wrap Up

June has been a crazy month full of packing and putting final touches on our home so we could move. We are officially moved into my childhood home and now all that is left is finding room for all of our stuff. Now that we are moved I am hoping to have more time to read next month but if I am honest this move has exhausted me and I am not sure how much brain capacity I have for reading right now.

As always I will post the link to my reviews for you to read those. I don’t post full reviews for audio books so my thoughts will be next to those books here. I mostly listened to audio books this month while we packed so this could be fun.


Physical Books

“Read Between The Lines” By Rachel Lacey

Rating: 2 out of 5.

Rosie’s whole life has been centered around books. She grew up in her moms bookstore surrounded by all the stories she loves. When her mom passes away Rosie takes over the shop which has so many wonderful memories of her childhood and special moments with her mom. All that Rosie is missing is her own romance story, But she thinks she has found that too when she strikes up a conversation with her favorite author Brie on Twitter.

Everything feels like the stars have aligned until the day Rosie gets a letter telling her that the Bookstores lease will not be renewed and that she has till December to find a new home for her beloved store. Rosie pushes love to the back burner in hopes to save her store but why can’t she have it all?

“Loveless” By Alice Oseman

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Georgia is about to head off to University never having the chance to have a relationship let alone her first kiss. She felt like she was falling behind in the romance category but she believed that was all about to change when University started. This was her time to find the love of her life.

Arriving at University she finds out that she has a roommate who seems to have relationships all figured out. This gave Georgia hope, thinking she could learn a thing or two about relationships and sex. However, this just caused her more confusion than anything. Why is romance so easy for everyone but her?

Throughout the course of University Georgia has a chance to find her true self but this will turn out not to be an easy task. Will Georgia be able to find love?


Audio Books

“The Charm Offensive” By Alison Cochrun

Rating: 3 out of 5.

I have seen a lot of amazing reviews for this book and I heard it was basically The Bachelor. Because of these things I was super excited to listen to this book. The beginning was super cute and I was hooked but the longer it went on the more I just felt meh about the whole thing. Charlie and Ben both really annoyed me and I never really cared about their relationship. The big romantic gesture happened two hours before the book ended and so once that happened I was just done. The ending really fell flat overall.

“Written In The Stars” By Alexandria Ballefleur

Rating: 3 out of 5.

This book was Highly recommended to me by many Bookstagrammers and I was super excited to read this one. I think I was pretty distracted while I was listening to this book because I can’t remember much that happened, I did listen to it 30 days ago but still. I know I loved the first part of the book, The middle and all the animosity between the characters really made me feel meh and the ending just felt rushed. I have never liked enemies to lovers so this rating doesn’t surprise me but I do think I would have enjoyed it more if I actually read the book.

“Meet Cute Club” By Jack Harbon

Rating: 4 out of 5.

This was a super cute story that I think every book lover dreams about. I really enjoyed this book and the characters relationship. However I did not like the narrator and so I probably would have given this 5 stars if the narrator was better, he just took me out of the story more than I would have liked.


Favorite Quotes

“Give your friendships the magic you would give a romance. Because they’re just as important. Actually, for us, they’re way more important.”

From Loveless

“She’s happy with who she is. Maybe it’s not the heteronormative dream that she grew up wishing for, but… knowing who you are and loving yourself is so much better than that, I think.”

From Loveless

“Never trust your fears. They don’t know your strength.”

From Read Between The Lines

“Life would be a lot better if we all spent a little more time staring at the stars.”

From Written In The Stars

June Thoughts

I read a lot of the books I thought I would read this month which I am super happy about! I am also in the middle of reading “Ace” but this is one I am taking my time with to mark and annotate so I can really gather my thoughts.

We have officially moved so I think life will be less busy here soon so I really hope to read and post more in the near future!

5 Comments

  1. Great wrap-up! I read Radio Silence this month but I’ve got Loveless on my TBR and I’m looking forward to reading it eventually. I also read The Charm Offensive and I rated it a bit higher than you but I was also expecting a bit more connection from it. I’ve honestly been waffling on my rating a bit 😅 I hope you have a great month of reading in July!

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    1. worldofbai says:

      Thank you for reading! I really want to read radio silence! I feel like I am getting tougher on my rating system TBH.

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  2. Emily Jane says:

    Moving is stressful. I’ve only done it once but I used to be a Conveyancing Legal Secretary so I know all about it.

    I don’t do audio books as I don’t have the attention span, but these look good!

    Have a great week!

    Emily @ Budget Tales Book Blog
    My round up:
    https://budgettalesblog.wordpress.com/2022/06/30/reading-recommendations-june-2022-reading-list/

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    1. worldofbai says:

      Yeah I don’t think I’ll be moving again for awhile after this haha.

      Audio books are really hard to pay attention too!

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      1. Emily Jane says:

        Haha. I completely understand. And we won’t be moving for a while either!

        Yeah, I can’t even listed to the radio without getting bored!

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