June Wrap-Up and Haul

With recent events, I could not be silent. I’ve linked here a thread of bail funds to support protesters who are arrested for demanding justice for victims of police violence. Here is the Black Lives Matter Carrd and 74 bail funds to support as well. I will be doing this on every post. If you have the funds to donate, please do but if not, please support and uplift Black voices and sign the petitions.

Like many previous months, June seemed to fly by for me while I’m still in lockdown. This month, I managed to smash my TBR and read 16 books in total. I’m also particularly proud of this post, which lists 50 2020 YA releases by Black authors to add to your TBR!

Recent Reads:


Let’s Talk Books:

If you’ve been following me for a while, you may remember that Emma and I cohosted a feature called Let’s Talk YA. We decided to revamp this during this world-wide pandemic to become a weekly series where we highlight books that are being published during this time that may not get the release they deserve. We will often feature a review or some other exciting bookish content.

We strongly encourage other people to join in the conversation and promote upcoming books they’re excited about!

Featured Posts:


As always, I managed to amass a large amount of books again this month!

The stack on the left are all books that I bought myself. The Poet X, Full Disclosure and A Change is Gonna Come are books that I constantly get out of the library, so I decided to get myself my own copies. I bought Woven in Moonlight and Monday’s Not Coming from Depop, also picking up Run, Rebel for postage costs (as it’s an ARC). I ordered The Henna Wars from Blackwells and decided to try Who Put This Song On? as I’ve heard really good things. Finally, Something To Talk About and You Should See Me in a Crown were pre-orders that arrived a bit early.

The stack on the left were all generously gifted to me, starting with the awesome El at inkandplasma granting my wish for With The Fire on High, so my Acevedo trinity is now complete. The lovely Kaitlyn at @bookspluswine sent me The Falling in Love Montage, which I’m really excited to read.

Also, some ever-brilliant publicists sent me even more books to keep me occupied in my furloughed, house-bound days. Kate Keehan at Hodder sent me a hardback of The Damned, Siobhan McDermott at Egmont sent me a beautiful proof of Shine and Laurie McShea sent me the thrilling sounding Five Little Liars!

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