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:
- The Second Persephone Book of Short Stories by Various Authors
- Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
- The Color Purple by Alice Walker
- Mom & Me & Mom by Maya Angelou
- Weather by Jenny Offill
- 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:
- 5 Things to Remember When Starting A Book Blog @ Confessions of a Book Geek
- Six Degrees of Separation: from Normal People to Wuthering Heights @ 746 Books
- Must Read Biographies for Fans of Classic Literature @ Madison’s Inkwell
- How My Relationship with Romance Books Has Evolved @ Reverie Society
- How to Keep Supporting Diverse Books (All the Time!) @ Paper Fury
- Should TBR lists be achievable? @ Eustea Reads
On this blog:
- Dear THE STARLESS SEA by Erin Morgenstern: Well worth the long, long wait
- Top Ten Tuesday: Summer 2020 TBR, and an important note
- A Classic Couple: AS YOU LIKE IT and TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE
- 5 Classics for June
- What do I ACTUALLY read at the beach?
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!