June Wrap Up/ Haul & July TBR

Greetings readers!

June. June. June.

June was….alright I guess. I mean it held a lot of stress and work, but it was also marked the start of my summer vacation! *cheers*

Reading-wise I did fairly well.

Book buying wise…I did exceptionally well and ummmmm let’s just say…..

Yandel money make it rain bills roc nation GIF

I bought some books.


Wrap Up

I read a total of 4 books in June! Three from my scheduled TBR and one from the library that I picked up!

Bentwhistle in A Threat from the Past by Paul Cude

Not my favourite book of the month, but it was okay. You can read my full review for more!

The Kingdom of Oceana by Mitchell Charles

A fun adventure story with Hawaiian folklore! I even have a giveaway running where you can win a copy! Check out my full review for more!

Hearts Are Like Balloons by Candace Robinson.

What a whirl-wind of emotions this book took me through! I really enjoyed it! Full Review!

Nameless by Jennifer Jenkins

A really fun, edge-of-your-seat fantasy/adventure. I have been eyeing this book for a while and I really enjoyed it. It had its problems, but it was a solid read! Review to come!

Other Fun Posts from June

The Ultimate Vacation Book Tag

Tower of Dawn Cover & My Thoughts (a longish..but entertaining rant.)

Burn, Rewrite, Reread Tag


Well, as mentioned I have a lot…and I mean a lot of books to haul this month. After a disappointing month for buying books in May, I splurged. I. Splurged.

Commencing massive haul in 3…2…1…

The Court of Thorns and Roses trilogy by Sarah J. Maas.

I still  bought these books, even though I was bitter for not getting to meet her when she came. *Rendz is still very bitter*  Really hoping I do not regret this buy. Hopefully they are as good as people say. *Rendz kind of regrets buying these books already…*

Then I went on a BookOutlet binge!

I bought the Snow like Ashes trilogy by Sara Raasch. Yes I have already read them, but I wanted to OWN them!

I read this trilogy as borrowed books from the library, but when I saw the whole series on @bookoutlet I just had to get them!  The Snow Like Ashes series by @sara_raasch is definitely on my top fantasy series list!  The final paragraphs of Frost Like Night made me CRY!  That's a good sign!  What book has made you cry?  #youngadultbooks #summerreading #bookstagram #sararaasch #snowlikeashes #icelikefire #frostlikenight #reader #books #bookbuying #bookoutlethaul #epicreads

PLUS I GOT THE LUNAR CHRONICLES COLOURING BOOK! I was screaming when I flipped through it and realized I finally owned my own copy!

This is the snap I sent my friends. Accurately depicts my reaction.

That’s enough of me buying books…

For some reason I got super lucky this month and won a couple of giveaways!

I received an ARC of Zero Repeat Forever by G.S. Prendergast! (Technically Maz won this for me because I asked her to enter the giveaway for me…since I was on an internet ban *exam required ban*)

Hello all! I'm back and am officially on summer vacation! Woohoo!  I also received this lovely piece of book mail today!  My sister won it in a giveaway and she handed it to me as a "you're finally done school and I want to congratulate you" gift!  I couldn't have asked for something better!  Well maybe 2 books...or 3!  Anyways, I'd love to heard about your summer plans!  What kind of books will you be reading?  #books #bookstagram #zerorepeatforever #gsprendergast #arcs #youngadultbooks #summersun #reading #summerreading

I also won a finished copy of Maud by Melanie J. Fishbane. I read an eARC but I am so in love with the finished copy! It is beautiful!

Thank you so much @melanie_fishbane !! This is such a beautiful book inside and out!  I can finally add it to my CANLit shelf!  I hope you all consider reading this, it is truly a gem!  #youngadult #maud #lmmontgomery #melaniejfishbane #bookstagram #bookworm #bookaddict #canlit

I also won a copy of The Sandcastle Empire by Kayla Olson but it has yet to arrive!

Finally, I took a trip to the library. I checked out The Duke of Bannerman Prep by Katie A. Nelson and Nameless by Jennifer Jenkins! Reviews for both of these books will be up at some point in July!

lib haul june

End of haul!

So yeah…lots of awesome books bought this month and I don’t feel guilty one bit! Well maybe a little…

*not really*


Since it is summer time, the length of these TBRs are going to be super long! I want to get to several books on my shelves, plus I’ll be making frequent trips to the library so….be prepared for a long list!

This month I plan on reading…

The Duke of Bannerman Prep by Katie A. Nelson
(I finished it…but like I started and finished it in July so it technicaly was on the TBR)

The Hundredth Queen by Emily R. King

Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Yup a reread for the #YABloggersReadalong! I’m already in the middle of it and my love/feels are giving me life!!

The Book of Whispers  by Kimberley Starr
I need to get through my Net Galley reads!

The Ninth Circle by C.A. Harland
Still trying to get through these Net Galley reads!

Zero Repeat Forever by G.S. Prendergast
This comes out in August so I want to have my ARC read by then!

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
I really hope I don’t regret buying this series. Seriously.

Truthwitch by Susan Dennard
Maz will yell at me forever if I don’t read this soon.

Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas
The probably won’t happen because I have been avoiding it practically all year, but the time has come to get myself together in preparation for Tower of Dawn.

End of TBR!


If I’m a good girl and finish my Net Galleys….I’ll be getting to Scarlet!

Alright my loves, this is the end of my long wrap up and TBR! Let me know which books you are reading this month! Or the book release you are most anticipating this month. There are so many good books coming in July and my birthday may also, probably fall in this month.

Happy reading!

~ Rendz


13 thoughts on “June Wrap Up/ Haul & July TBR

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  1. Nice wrap-up! I once bought 10 (e)Books for my reading challenge last year (as cheap as possible though) – so your little splurge-thing is cute and totally understandable 🙂 Have fun reading in June!
    xo Annina | Blattzirkus

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  2. I plan to reread Cinder (and the rest of the Lunar Chronicles) when I get home in a few days and have my beautiful physical copies – I can’t wait to dive back into the world. I didn’t realize how much I missed it until I read Wires and Nerve the other day.

    I totally approve of your book choices. I love the ACOTAR series, so I hope that you do too!

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  3. Yay for hauls! I’m really not sure if I want to read the ACOTAR series or not — glad we share that doubt! But hopefully you enjoy it??? I just heard of Zero Repeat Forever today (from another post), so I’ll have to look into that! WHOOP WHOOP FOR SUMMERRRRRR. 🌞

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  4. YAYAYAYAYAYAAYAYAYAYAYAY, Rendz! I literally cannot wait for your July. It’s going to be so much fun, and I can’t wait to see all of these amazing books. I’m crossing my fingers for you too for ACOTAR. I do think that you will like them, but…the first one is a bit slow. You will literally have to keep me updated with everything for it. Plus, your Cinder updates are killing me. XD Also, I’m hoping you shall make it to Scarlet!!

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    1. I just want to push everything aside and read TLC but blogger responsibilities keep me away 😭 I’ll try to keep you up on my ACOTAR adventure as much as I can. I’m not hoping for too much book 1 but book 2 better live up to its hype! I NEED TO READ SCARLET BECAUSE I WANT TO MEET THORNE ALL OVER AGAIN! I can’t wait to get through July either!

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      1. Ugh, I’m sorry, Rendz. 😦 It just sucks you in and next thing you know you’re an official lunatic and never even a lunar one. But yes! ❤ I have a feeling you'll have heart eyes for Rhy, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed and hopefully that will magically make it better? AND OMIGOSH YES. HE IS TOO MUCH.

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