June 2022: Monthly Wrap-Up

Another day, another monthly wrap-up! I hope you all had a lovely June – and will have an even better July! ☀️

For me, June was the last month of the school year. I somehow managed to finish it off without too much stress – I genuinely don’t know how I did it! – and now it’s officially summer and I am PUMPED. 😎

My parents are visiting, which has been really nice since they live quite far away, and it’s been a number of years since the last time they stayed with me. It’s been fun doing lots of touristy things, sharing a few of my favourite parts of my city, and the life I’ve created here with them. ❤️

Really, I’m just super excited that it’s finally summer vacation! While I’ll have to spend most of my time this summer inside (again 🙈) studying for my professional examination, I’m looking forward to the change in pace, and to sneak in a few good reads that aren’t my study materials. 😉

Books Read:

The Merciless Ones by Namina Forna | A really enjoyable sequel! Check out my review now.

Home Field Advantage by Dahlia Adler | I LOVED this one! Check out my review for it now!

Not Good for Maidens by Tori Bovalino | Darkly enthralling – check out my review here!

A Slow Fire Burning by Paula Hawkins | Honestly this one was super disappointing, especially after reading and enjoying The Girl on the Train. It seriously dragged and the twist wasn’t even a little bit surprising. I’d give this one a pass. 🤷🏻‍♀️

The Hating Game by Sally Thorne | This one was very fun and I get why it’s so popular! I did find it odd how often Lucy referred to herself as being small though lol… As someone who is literally 5 feet I almost never think about the fact I’m so much shorter than everyone else. 😂

First Kill by V. E. Schwab | The perfect bite-sized story. (Get it?! 😉) Check out my comparison between the book and tv show here.

Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley | I really enjoyed this one and highly recommend it! Definitely one of my favourite reads of the year, and a must-read. Honestly, it has everything: crime, mystery, hockey, science and romance. The inclusion of Ojibwe culture was particularly wonderfully done.

Next Month’s TBR:

My best friend is begging me to read and watch Pachinko by Min Jin Lee because she has no one else to discuss it with and she is having all the feels, so I’ll be finally doing that this next month! I’m also hoping to jump into The Priority of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon because there is really no better time to read such a massive fantasy novel than during the summer. ☀️

What did you get up to in June?

What do you have planned for July?

Let me know!

Liza is a twenty-something book blogger who spends way too much time with her nose in books and feels way too much. She loves cooking, baking, reality tv show watching and, of course, reading. She can be found most often with a cup of tea in one hand and a book in the other. Her blog, Literary Liza, features bookish content like reviews, recommendations, and author interviews.


  • Anoushka

    AHHHHHH I LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS POST (AND ALSO JUST YOUR ENTIRE BLOG ACTUALLY) ITS PERFECTION AND STUNNING AND I LOVE IT, OK?!! also jdhejsjsb yayyy for summer break and your parents coming to visit!!! Really really hoping you have THE BEST VACATION OF EVER and enjoy all the books!! I’m so glad you enjoyed not good for maidens and firekeepers daughter! AM RIDICULOUSLY EXCITED TO GET TO THEM BOTH! AND DID I MENTION I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS POST AND AM INCREDIBLY EXCITED TO READ MORE FROM YOU!!! ❤❤

    • Liza | Literary Liza

      Thank you, you’re SO kind! ❤️❤️ I hope you’ve also been having a fabulous summer vacation and loving all the books you’ve been reading! Firekeeper’s Daughter and Not Good for Maidens were both really good reads – I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I did! ✨

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