June Wrap-Up

June Wrap-Up

Can you believe we’re now in July!? This year has flew in! I was going to post my June Wrap-up yesterday but unfortunately I was working.

June was pretty wasted month for me. I had planned to read at least 5 books but only managed to read 3 of the ones I chose.

These were Sabriel and Lirael, both by Garth Nix and Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.


I got this book and Lirael a while ago and finally got round to reading them last month. I was extremely disappointed in this book. The story jumped right into the old magic and old kingdom and there was never a great explanation for the old magic and it’s powers. It just kind of started and from then I didn’t really understand anything. When it spoke about the charters and stuff I was lost because I was finding it hard to understand. I don’t know if I’m maybe just slow on picking things up or not but it made me really dislike the book and although I didn’t enjoy it, I had to finish it just to see what happened in the end.


This book was slightly better than the first book in the series. However, again there was never any explanation about the old magic etc and both Lirael and Sameth were irritating characters. They were extremely self-pitying and annoying. The only characters I actually liked were the Disreputable Dog and Mogget and of course both of them are animals. Again, I did finish the book because I felt I had to but it was such a waste.

Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland

This book surprised me. I read it because I’ve seen pretty much everyone talk about it and wanted to see what all the fuss was about. I was slightly disappointed but I did enjoy it all the same. As I was reading it I got confused but afterwards I read more about the book and started to understand it more.

Although I spent most of the month reading 2 books I didn’t enjoy at all, I’m glad I finished by reading a book that was slightly more enjoyable! Now I’m looking forward to the books I’m reading this month and tomorrow I’ll post about the books on my July TBR List!

June TBR list

June TBR list

Okay so we’re three days into June and I’ve finally decided on the books I want to read this month.

1. Old Kingdom Series* – Garth Nix

2. Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland (ebook) – Lewis Carroll

3. The 5th Wave Series – Rick Yancey

This is all I have for now since I want to read two series’ this month but if I add more then I’ll make sure to update this!!

Have you guys read any of these books? If so, leave a comment and let me know what you thought of them! 🙂

*I only have two of the Old Kingdom books so I’ll just be reading those two this month and hopefully when I have money I’ll get the next one

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