Welcome to my June Wrap Up. I have had a great reading month, finishing 10 books (4 books off my TBR). I also received 2 ARC’s this month, and I continued my new goal of reading 1 Shakespeare play. I also completed The Voyage Of The Beagle and The Origin Of Species by Charles Darwin.
I have reviews up or coming up for these books so as usual this is just going to be a brief run down on each book I read.
Without further ado, let’s get into my June Wrap Up:
The Voyage Of The Beagle and The Origin Of Species by Charles Darwin: This book was incredible. I will admit it was difficult to read so I only read a few chapters a month, but I am so glad that I read it. It was amazing seeing all the discoveries that Charles Darwin made and how he turned his findings into the theory of Evolution. This book is a must read for everyone.
All About Anne by The Anne Frank House: This book was wonderful. I didn’t expect to find so much new information in this book. The added half pages of answers to commonly asked question was an amazing asset to this book. This book is a must read book for everyone.
Come And Ride With Us! by Annie Kubler and Caroline Formby: This book was lovely. This book is one of a four book series and the second I have read. I loved the illustrations and I loved the books message. I can see this being a fast favourite for young readers and their families.
Total Devastation by Michael Burgan: This book was heartbreaking. Filled with individual accounts and photographs of Hurricane Katrina its aftermath. This book really shows the reader the human side and human experiences during Hurricane Katrina and not just the statistics. Well worth a read.
#NeverAgain by David and Lauren Hogg: This book was wonderful. As an Australian school shootings are not something I have ever experienced or contemplated happening, so getting to hear what survivors of a school shooting think and feel about what they went through was really touching to read about. A must read for everyone.
Deadliest Enemy by Michael Osterholm and Mark Olshaker: This book was terrifying. Following all of the different types of endemics and pandemics, and realising how woefully unprepared we are was truly horrific. Reading this book during a pandemic definitely heightened my reaction to this book. This is a must read for everyone.
Proud by Juno Dawson: This book was wonderful. I really enjoyed all of the stories in this collection and all of the wonderful illustrations. This book is a wonderful representation of LGBTQ+ stories created by LGBTQ+ artist. This book is both current and much needed. A must read book for everyone.
The Magic Misfits: The Minor Third by Neil Patrick Harris: I love this series. I was excited to dive into this book and thankfully it was a magical as I had hoped it would be. I love the characters, the story, the magic and the illustrations. I cant wait to get my hands on the next book in the series.
How Contagion Works by Paolo Giordano: This was an amazing little book. As it was an essay that has been published it was a very quick read. I was worried going into it that it may be written in the style of an Academic essay making it difficult to read. I am glad to say that it wasn’t, it was very easy to read. In fact; I think everyone should read it.
The Ratline by Philipe Sands: I really enjoyed this book. I love reading books from the World War Two era so this book was right up my alley. I was a little disappointed by the fact that we didn’t actually get to see a lot about the Ratline, but other than that this was a really solid read.
Shakespeare: I read 2 Shakespeare plays in June. I read the following Shakespeare Plays This Month:
Othello, The Moor Of Venice
The Origin Of Species by Charles Darwin. I completed reading The Voyage Of The Beagle and The Origin Of Species by Charles Darwin This Month. I read the following chapters:
Chapter 14: Recapitulation And Conclusion
That’s it for my June Wrap Up. I hope you all had a great reading month. Let me know what you guys read this month in the comments section.
Until my July Wrap Up…