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Wrap-up: June highlights

June has been one of my favourite bookish months this year, there’s been amazing events, books and some seriously epic bookmail!

 

Events:

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June 1st: An Evening With Giovanna and Tom Fletcher – I went along to the London Eve of Man event. It was such an interesting and insightful talk and was chaired by the lovely Katie Webber. They’re both lovely and friendly and signed a bunch of books for me. I can’t wait to read it, I’ve put it on my YALC TBR. You can find my write-up up here, if you’re interested. I can’t wait to read it, I’ve been saving it for my YALC TBR. I’ve heard except things about it.

 

June 4th: Floored proof – I don’t usually include new books in the highlights part, Floored is an exception. I’ve been desperate to get my hands on a copy for a year, I couldn’t believe it when a copy came through the post. I’ve since read it and trust me when I say, it’s brilliant. My review will go up when I can find words to do this book justice.

 

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June 7th: An Evening With Victoria Aveyard – The 7th was the London stop on the War Storm tour. I adore this series and no way was I missing the chance to hear Victoria talk about her books and all things bookish. The event was chaired by Alwyn Hamilton, my write-up can be found here. I can’t wait to read it, I ‘m a little behind on my reading so I might have to wait until after YALC though. I know it’ll be worth the wait.

 

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June 13th – Boy Meets Hamster launch – I went to the launch of Boy Meets Hamster in Waterstones Trafalgar Square. I’ve heard brilliant things about this book, so I jumped at the chance to go and meet Birdie and get a copy signed, it sounds right up my street and I’ve been looking for more LGBTQ books to read. There was some awesome themed biscuits and sticks of rock too. I had a lovely time and can’t wait to start reading it. The cover is gorgeous!

 

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June 14 – Ed Sheeran – Not bookish but was definitely a highlight of June so I have to include it, I finally got to see Ed Sheeran live. I still can’t believe we actually managed to get tickets. He’s amazing live and performed all my favourite songs, if you get the chance to see him definitely go! It’s worth every penny, trust me. Hopefully I get the chance to see him again in the future, it was worth missing a couple of book events for.

 

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June 27 – YA & Deception with Julia Grey, Sue Wallman and Tracy Darnton – An Evening of YA and Deception with some brilliant authors was the perfect end to June’s events. The event was chaired by Imogen Russell Williams. They talked about loss in books, types of loads and unreliable narrators. I had a brilliant time and can’t wait to read She’s new book, Your Turn to Die.

 

What I’ve been reading:

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Artie Conan Doyle and the Gravediggers’ Club

The Electrical Venus

The Extinction Trials: Exile

Floored

One Dark Throne

Jinxed – Which I’m still reading.

 

 

How has your bookish month been, what are you currently reading? Let me know in the comments!

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5 thoughts on “Wrap-up: June highlights

  1. You had an amazing June, holy crap! I hope July is even better – though I am not sure how it could possibly improve on this!

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