May & June 2021 wrap-up


Is it just me, or did June go by really fast? I swear one moment the spring semester ended and now we’re already half way through summer break. While May was pretty hectic with finals, June was super chill. Now that it’s summer time, I have some time to catch up on reading and other things….

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Books Read Heartstopper Volume Three (9781444952773): Oseman, Alice: BooksAurora Burning by Amie Kaufman Jay KristoffPunderworld, Vol. 1 OGN | Image Grace and Glory (The Harbinger Series, 3) (9781335212788):  Armentrout, Jennifer L.: Books

Heartstopper, Volumes 2 + 3 by Alice Oseman (★★★★★)
Aurora Burning by Amie Kaufman + Jay Kristoff (★★★★.5)
Punderworld, Vol. 1 by Linda Sejic (★★★)
Grace and Glory by Jennifer L. Armentrout (★★★★)
The Crown of Gilded Bones by Jennifer L. Armentrout (★★★.5)

81ae1vs8fflCat's Cafe: Tarpley, Matt: 9781524855048: BooksI Left the House Today!: Calin, Cassandra: 9781524855574: Books

A Sky Beyond the Storm by Sabaa Tahir (★★★★★)
Cat’s Cafe by Matt Tarpley (★★★★)
I Left the House Today! by Cassandra Calin (★★★★★)

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To keep myself on track for my “zero by 2022” reading resolution, I’ve been setting monthly goals for myself. I’m going to be very honest, I don’t remember what my May goals were, so I’m just going to skip talking about it.

June goals:

✅ finish A Sky Beyond the Storm
✅ read Aurora Rising
✅ finish The Crown of Gilded Bones
❌ read We Free the Stars
❌ finish three books from physical TBR

# of books left in my physical TBR: 19

I’ve gone through my bookshelf and unhauled a few books (including some from my physical TBR), so the number of books I needed to read dropped. That being said, I bought a few books this month so now I’m back up to 19 books. So much for a book buying ban 😅

Since I have a tendency to forget what my goals are, I’m going to write them down this time:

July goals:

  • read four books from physical TBR
    • The Anthropocene Reviewed by John Green
    • One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston
    • Six Crimson Cranes by Elizabeth Lim
    • Crying in H-Mart by Michelle Zauner or We Free the Stars by Hafsah Faizal
  • do not buy any books this month

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Currently Reading

One Last Stop: McQuiston, Casey: 9781250244499: BooksThe Anthropocene Reviewed (Signed Edition): Essays on a Human-Centered  Planet: Green, John: 9780525555216: Books

One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston
The Anthropocene Reviewed by John Green

I just finished A Sky Beyond the Storm yesterday, so I haven’t had the chance to pick up anything else, but these two books are what I plan to read next. I’ve heard nothing but great things about both, and I’m super excited to dive into them!

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Monthly Posts

Bookish Posts

Crescent City, #2 Title Reveal
Book recs based on your favorite Hades characters
books that made me cry like I did during college finals
20 Books of Summer – let’s do this!
popular series I stopped reading


Temple of Ice by Christian Cura
These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong
Heartstopper, Volume Two by Alice Oseman
reviewing every book I read in January in one sentence each
Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
Punderworld, Vol. 1 by Linda Sejic


The Anti-TBR Tag
Spring Cleaning Book Tag
Books as First Dates Tag
mid-year book freak out tag


preorder campaign page is live!
I’ve been plagiarized…

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Life Update

Life has been pretty lowkey lately. I’m only taking one summer class right now (versus the three I took last summer), so I have some free time. Because of that, I’ve been drawing and reading a lot more, which has been nice. I’m also getting ready to move back to campus in the fall, so I’ve been slowly but surely packing my stuff up and getting rid of a few things. Other than that, I haven’t done much….

How was your June? Was it eventful? Uneventful?
What are you looking forward to in July?

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Stay awkward and amazing!

2 thoughts on “May & June 2021 wrap-up

  1. Laura 07/01/2021 / 4:28 pm

    I swear, June definitely flew by. I blinked and it ended. I worked so much of it – summer in retail is insanely busy who knew! It feels like summer is already over even if it just started because we’re already setting back to school at work. I only read one book but I did like it so I guess it was an alright reading month – I just spent the month watching tv shows and laying out by the pool. Hoping for the same in July – just maybe with some more reading involved

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    • Jessica @ The Awkward Book Blogger 07/02/2021 / 2:32 pm

      I can’t believe back to school supplies are already coming out. Time sure flies! Hope July is a little less hectic at work and you get to read a little more!


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