Monthly Memories: June 2017

Hello!

How are you all doing? Hope you guys had a good June! I can’t believe that it’s already July. Where is the time flying though? I had a good month, though it was quite busy.

Let’s get to my updates:

  • June was quite the eventful month. I completed the first year of my Masters program, which was quite nerve-wracking, but also exciting. This also means I had final exams, which were kind of a mess for me this time around. So our school has this weird thing where graduation is the week of finals, so technically 2nd year students aren’t supposed to have any final exams on that day. Well, a lot of our professors didn’t know, so they wound up unexpectedly moving a couple of our exams to the previous week. This stressed me out because I wasn’t prepared at all. Three of my four final exams were take-home exams. You would think that take-home exams are easier, but wrong! They take up a lot of time, and can be very challenging. Remember how I complained about that one class over the past few months? Well, there was this topic that literally no one in the class understood, and the professors decided it was a good idea to base most of our final for that class on that topic. I was not happy. I spent close to 10 hours working on that final, and I was so over it halfway through. But anyways, the rest of the exams went well, and I ended up with good grades.
  • Rashika came to visit me in Philly after finals week for a weekend. She’s the 3rd blogger/bookish internet friend that I met, and I’m now convinced that internet friends are better than IRL friends. 😉 We had a good time together, mostly just chilling, binging Brooklyn 99, watching Bollywood movies and eating gelato. We also met up with Katie on one of the days, and had a blast talking/ranting about books.
  • I also decided to come home for the summer because I missed my parents, and just wanted to be away from Philly for a while. I’ve been home for a week, and I’m already relaxed and all chill. I am taking some online courses though, so that will keep me busy and not make me feel unproductive hopefully.

I read 24 books in June. It was a great reading month for me with lots of 4 stars read, and a couple of 5 stars read. I also re-read a bunch of books this month, which was nice. I always love going back to those old favorites. My favorite book this month is without a doubt The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare. I had lots of high hopes for it, and as soon as it immediately became available on Edelweiss, I started reading it and gahh! All the swoons! I will be re-reading this one again this year for sure.

Books Read by Rating

5 stars

The Duchess Deal (Girl Meets Duke, #1) Devil in Spring (The Ravenels, #3)
4.5 stars
About Last Night Tessa Ever After (Reluctant Hearts, #2) Do You Want to Start a Scandal (Spindle Cove, #5, Castles Ever After, #4)

4 stars

An Enchantment of Ravens Why I Loathe Sterling Lane Song of the Current (Song of the Current #1) Here Lies Daniel Tate Time Served (Time Served #1) Dear Aaron Sinful Temptation (Temperance Falls: Selling Sin #1) Trust Daughter of the Burning City The Knocked up Plan Mister Hockey (Hellions Angels #1)

3.5 stars

Prom Queen (Bad Boy Homecoming, #3) In Her Defense (Time Served #2) Coming Up for Air Shacking UpLocked Box

3 stars

Once and for All

2 stars

  Eye Candy (Real Love, #1) The King of Bourbon Street (NOLA Nights, #1)

Book Which Surprised Me The Most

The Knocked up Plan

I sort of purchased this one on a whim after reading a review from Deanna at A Novel Glimpse. I hate Lauren Blakely’s book titles, so I’ve been hesitant to try her stories, but I wound really enjoying this one. It was clever, funny and very swoony. The perfect rom-com really!

Book Boyfriends of the Month

The Duchess Deal (Girl Meets Duke, #1) Trust

I met loads of great book boyfriends this month, but I’m going for those that were the most memorable for me. Ash from The Duchess Deal had me melting. He’s rough around the edges, and is sort of a grumpy bear, but you also want to wrap your arms around him and console him, because he’s so precious. <3

I also had a huge crush on John from Trust. I so wasn’t expecting to fall for the guy as much as I did. I was convinced he was going to be a typical bad boy, but not at all. He’s a sweetheart, who is protective, respectful of his heroine. Edie.

Most Exciting Books on Deck For Next Month

This is How it Happened Reign the Earth (The Elementae, #1) The Sea King (Weathermages of Mystral, #2)

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I’m all caught up on Brooklyn Nine-Nine. I love this show a ton, and I’m so upset that I have to wait until the fall for it to return.

I also decided to catch up on iZombie. I had watched the first season and really enjoyed it. Season 2 is going well so far, though I do wish they’d get rid of the Liv and Major romance. I just don’t feel them as a couple.

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I watched Wonder Woman opening weekend, and I loved the crap out of it. I was very hesitant going in because I haven’t enjoyed the DCEU movies a lot, but wow! Wonder Woman completely blew me away. It’s such an empowering movie, and it handles emotions very well.

I failed this month and did not keep a list of posts to share. 🙁

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Nick
  • Looks like you had a great reading month! I really need to read more books by Tessa Dare. Everyone is always raving about her books. I STILL haven’t gone to see Wonder Woman yet. I’m not a big Wonder Woman comic fan but everyone is telling me that I need to see it. I’ll probably have to wait until it’s out on dvd. It’s so hard to find a babysitter sometimes! Hope you have a great July!

  • Izombie is so much fun 😀 We have binged Brooklyn

  • Girl, you read all those while in school and with finals!?! You are a superhero! I still haven’t seen wonder woman. I have never liked DC but everyone loves wonder woman! Enjoy your time at home!

  • I’m very impressed that you managed to read so many books even with the chaos of school and finals! I’m so glad to see you enjoyed Daughter of the Burning City and Song of the Current. I’ve heard good things about both and really want to read them when I get a chance!

  • Glad your finals are over and you get to take a break for a little while. And yay for going home! Enjoy it while you can. I know I loved the summers home when I was at uni, there is something about spending time with your family that is just so awesome. I’m so impressed with all the books you read. And Trust is a recent addition to my TBR so glad you had a book crush in that one, I will totally be reading. I already know I’ll be reading the newest Tessa Dare once it gets released because, you know, Tessa Dare, how could I not? And Brooklyn Nine Nine is almost over for me, I’m almost all caught up and it makes me sad so I’m delaying the inevitable.

  • I am pretty excited for Tessa Dare’s new book, I love a grumpy rough around the edges hero especially in historical romance. Looks like you had a wonderful month. I do love meeting bloggers in real life. Glad you had a wonderful time. I am thrilled that you loved Devil in Spring, such a charming romance.

  • Congrats on finishing your first year of your Masters, Nick – and all those pesky finals. Although I do have to laugh at the fact that you busted your ass all year and now you’re taking online courses to feel productive??? Girl. You’re like the most productive person I know!

    The Duchess Deal and Here Lies Daniel Tate are two books that I’m dying to read, so I’m stoked that they were such winners for you. I’m caught up on B99 too…that cliffhanger tho! I need answers, waiting until the fall is going to be tough for sure.

  • Holy shit, 24 books. I’m not even reading that in three months. I haven’t seen Rashika online in months! Oh how I miss her. I hope you gave her big smushy hugs the little poppet. I still haven’t seen Wonder Woman yet, I want to but I’m not into superheroes and makes me a little hesitant because I don’t want to sit there going derr derr. I thought iZombie was a Walking Dead pisstake but going to binge it on the weekend now. TWD doesn’t return until October I don’t think, so have a bit of time on my hands.

    Congratulations on completing your first year sweetheart, such a wonderful achievement! <3 <3 <3

  • Ooh enjoy The Sea King! I recently finished it and although I didn’t love it nearly as much as the first book, it was still a fun and romantic read! And also Reign the Earth!! I’m excited for that one 😀 haha, it seems like you had a great time with Rashika- wish we could meet one day! And no books under 2 stars- woohoo!

    Aila @ One Way Or An Author

  • Congrats on completing your Masters! Happy July!

  • Charlie Anderson

    What a fabulous reading month! June was supposed to be my big reading month of the year…Yeah, that was the most massive fail of all. Congrats on finishing your first year! I don’t think I’ll ever go back to get my Master’s. There is just too much going on all the time. I hope you enjoy the rest of your summer away!

  • Ashley W

    OMG I loved John from Trust so much as well! He was perfect. I pretty much had heart eyes while reading that book.

  • I need to get back into B99! I haven’t watched since the first season and I want to continue someday lol. AND YES WONDER WOMAN FOREVER. Hope you’re enjoying being at home!