June 2020 Wrap Up: I Read Great Books!

Hello and welcome to July! If you’ve been following me for a bit or have read my Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag post, you’ve seen that my reading year thus far had been mediocre. Everything changed in June! While I didn’t read nearly as many books as I’m used to (I’m used to averaging 10-12 in June and July), I’m very happy with the quality of my reads and they will for sure be on my Top Reads of the year post!

Books Read

Amazon.com: Clap When You Land eBook: Acevedo, Elizabeth: Kindle Store

Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo

5/5 stars ★★★★★

I finished this a month ago and I still don’t quite know what to say about it. Elizabeth Acevedo’s work is perfect for audio format, and that’s the route I took with this one. I’m a sucker for sister bond stories and this one really got me. It’s also historical fiction, so I learned about Flight AA587, which I’d never heard of before.

Ignite the Sun by Hanna Howard

3/5 stars ★★★

Okay so this one wasn’t great, but it was good. It had the potential to be better, and dragged a bit, but it was better than I was expecting. Review for this coming soon.

Amazon.com: All Boys Aren't Blue: A Memoir-Manifesto eBook ...

All Boys Aren’t Blue by George M. Johnson

5/5 stars ★★★★★

I read this in one day, in one sitting. It was phenomenal. I don’t know if I have enough intelligent words to write a full review, but I highly recommend looking at Own Voice reviews on Goodreads. This was just such a beautiful memoir that discussed being Black, queer, and human in entertaining and raw ways. Highly highly recommend.

Posts Published

Life Update: Hiatus? Secret Bookish Project? Let’s Chat!

Better Bee #1: Before You Request ARCs + Engage In Bookish Consumerism | Steps Towards Equality

Crossing In Time Ultimate Blog Tour!

Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag 2020 | Where Did All The Good Books Go?

Overall

I didn’t read nearly as much as I wanted to but quality > quantity. Most of my posts uploaded this month were very different than my usual but I really enjoyed writing them, and I especially look forward to more discussion posts soon!

I also reached and surpassed 300 followers on here! Thank you so much! My blog is special to me in ways that Instagram isn’t, so while this platform is a baby compared to my others, it’s my happy place. I’m very proud of this blog and I can’t wait to keep growing alongside it.

Thank you for reading! I hope you enjoyed this post. Please consider following for more posts like this! You can also find me on Instagram, Twitter, and Goodreads, or buy me a coffee on ko-fi. Thanks again for reading! Bye for now honeybees.

Love, Destiny

7 thoughts on “June 2020 Wrap Up: I Read Great Books!

  1. Emer @alittlehazebookblog says:

    Okay I’m reading All Boys Aren’t Blue as soon as I can get my hands on it. Fingers crossed my library will add it to the catalogue. Your recommendation has made me super sure that I need it in my life. Here’s to a wonderful July Destiny 💜🧡💖💙❤️💛

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  2. Cielo @ bellerosereads says:

    Amazing wrap up! I agree with you, quality is better than quantity. I also only read 3 books last month. Clap When You Land is amazing so I’m glad you liked it! Can’t wait to read All Boys Aren’t Blue💗

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