JUNE 2020 | Wrap-Up

June was a month of great weather, relaxing weekends, and some things slowly falling into place. As per usual lately, this month went by in the blink of an eye! Here’s what I was up to in June:

In June, I read a total of 6 books:

  1. The Second Persephone Book of Short Stories by Various Authors
  2. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
  3. The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  4. Mom & Me & Mom by Maya Angelou
  5. Weather by Jenny Offill
  6. Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

I also read a significant amount of The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, which I’m reading as my big book of the summer (explained here). I’ve finally made it more than halfway through, and I’m really enjoying it!

I think my favorite book of the month was probably Just Mercy. As a current law student, I was fascinated by the legal aspects of this book, particularly how Stevenson weaves in how Supreme Court decisions and different precedent impacted his work over the years. This is hands down one of the most moving books I have ever read. I would highly recommend it!

After my chaotic, tumultuous month of May, June felt much calmer and more grounding. It sort of felt like I was watching a puzzle put itself back together: things that concerned and worried me in May gradually fell into place in June, which was such a relief to see.

I started working at my internship in person a bit this month, and it’s been so nice to see other people again (with masks and social distancing, of course!). Most of my weekends were spent reading in the sun outside, trying to make this summer feel more like a usual one. When the law school semester is in session, all I long for is a day to just sit and read. Now that I have the time, I’ve been trying to do take advantage of it as much as possible. It brings me back to those summers when I was in middle school and high school where I would just read and read and read all summer long…

Also, my friend and I started watching Gilmore Girls and we’re on season 2 now…AHH. So many feelings!! I’ve been listening to the Gilmore Guys podcast as well, which is absolutely hilarious. Would highly recommend listening to it if you’re a fan of Gilmore Girls or would like to start watching the show!

Some of my favorite posts from other bloggers this month:

On this blog:


How was your month of June? What was the best book you read? Did you do anything really fun or exciting? How are you doing generally with all that is going on? Let me know in the comments section below!

Yours,

HOLLY

27 Replies to “JUNE 2020 | Wrap-Up”

  1. My favorite time of year is always SUMMER. I love summer and wish it would stay. Fall always leads to our Chicago winters and DARKNESS, day after day. So Summer it is. And from Kim, above, I was thinking about reading Mexican Gothic. Have you read it?

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    1. Weather was just okay for me, I couldn’t really get into it either. I was thinking that maybe it was because I listened to the audiobook? I liked the premise of it in theory, but it just didn’t really click with me for some reason.

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  2. I’m currently finishing my uni semester and now life seems to be so crazy, hectic and just everywhere! That is why I think reading that June was better for you in that sense makes me so happy! Hope you have enjoyed and will enjoy your more relaxing time! 🤗

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  3. Did you like Little Fires Everywhere? Will you be watching the adaptation? I’ve watched a few episodes, and so far it matches the book. 🙂 My favorite read in June was Dear Emmie Blue by Lia Louis. Happy reading!

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      1. I still can’t believe I got the chance to… man I’m totally reminiscing so hard! I almost want to go back and listen from the beginning! They are truly so entertaining and funny, I hope you enjoy your journey!! 😃

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  4. I watched the Just Mercy film adaptation and it was PHENOMENAL. I’m so glad you enjoyed the book, I definitely have to pick it up! Gilmore Girls is one of my favorite shows, and I’m currently on my, 5th? 6th? rewatch. I stopped counting, but I can never get tired of it! I definitely have to check out that podcast, too! I have heard great things about it !!

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    1. Ahh so glad to hear that the Just Mercy adaptation was so good!! I’m really looking forward to watching it. And omg that’s amazing that you’ve seen Gilmore Girls so many times! And YES if you’re a fan of the show you would LOVE this podcast, it is absolutely hilarious! 🙂

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  5. I’m so glad you’re having a great summer!!💛 Ahh, I hope you keep loving Gilmore Girls. It’s one of my all-time favorite shows and I’ve been rewatching it recently (as well as discussing it with my mom who is watching for the first time) and wow, my love for it has come back in full force. I’ll definitely have to check out the podcast you mentioned!! I hope your July goes well xx

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  6. So glad you’re enjoying your summer and that you’ve been reading some great books!! I’ve been rewatching Gilmore Girls too recently which has been nice. Although I’ve noticed some the the jokes are… not that great.

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