What I’ve Read This Month | June 2020

Lockdown is starting to lift here in the UK. Shop’s are opening, office staff are starting to return to the office and the British weather has decided now is the perfect time for rain – typical right?

This month I went back to work sooner than I expected (only by a week, but still) so wasn’t able to finish all I wanted, BUT I did have a pretty good month book-wise.

Here’s my read pile for June…

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  • A Woman in the Polar Night by Christiane Ritter

I finally finished this! And it was fantastic! I loved this short read into a year in Iceland; the cold, the elements, the weather. It’ll make you think more about the things you truly need. 

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  • The Mirror and The Light by Hilary Mantel

(FYI – I listened to the abridged version on Audio.) Even though it was expected, the ending was perfect. Overall, I’ve really enjoyed this series and will probably be re-reading some time soon!

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  • The Light Between Worlds by Laura E. Weymouth 

Another one I finally finished! This book was a tad slow to begin with, possibly why it took me so long to finish. It deals with mental health and feeling lost, but the ending is lovely. 

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  • First, We Make The Beast Beautiful by Sarah Wilson

I ended up buying two copies of this, the paperback and the hardback. AND then I listened to it on audio. I loved Sarah’s frankness and openness in this book. With facts, advice and all-round goodness, this book is a great read for all that feel like things are a little bit too much. 

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  • Inland by Téa Obreht 

I’d previously started this and so this month I finally got round to finishing. It an interesting read and not something I’d normally pick up but it was magical, intriguing and I found it a little bit confusing at times (until I’d read further!). 

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  • The Gravity of Us by Phil Stamper

A 2020 read! I feel like a lot of lockdown I spent reading old proofs, so this month was determined to read at least one 2020 read (I read 2 but hey). This book was adorable and the perfect cute read for trying times. 

So basically, I managed to complete my TBR for June AND finish a bunch of half-finished books, so super happy with that!

Do let me know in the comments below if you’d set yourself a TBR pile for June and how you got on? Did you read any good books this month, any you’d recommend? Or were you like me and found the month, especially the back end of this month, particularly hard to concentrate? Let me know in the comments below.

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