Monthly Recaps

JUNE RECAP // great reads, exam results & movies galore

So I actually had a pretty good month!

I enjoyed all the books I read and watched a TON of movies plus exams ended and holidays have started (!!)

Monthly Recap - wrap up

  • An Ember In The Ashes by Sabaa Tahir {★★★★★}: Um I absolutely ADORED this book. The world is fantastic and the characters are amazing and gahhh can’t wait to read the rest of the series! Read my review here
  • A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab {★★★★☆}: I really enjoyed this book. It took me 5ever to read which is probably why I took off a star. The magic system is really cool and I loved the characters. Again, super excited to continue with the series. Read my review here!
  • Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson {★★★★★}: I totally picked this up on a whim and I LOVED THIS BOOK SO MUCH. I loved the characters and the story kept me turning the page and now I need to read all Morgan’s books. Click here for my review.

Monthly Recap - tbr
I actually read a few books from my last TBR so second times the charm?

  • To Kill A Kingdom by Alexandra Christo
  • Children of Blood & Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
  • Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare
  • A Thousand Perfect Notes by C. G. Drews

Monthly Recap - Online Stuff

  • hah so I became a July rep for CREATE EXPLORE READ and there are some awesome designs on the shop so use my code ‘RUBY10’ for a discount
  • I reached 600 followers on Instagram?? oh btw you should follow *insert winky face*
  • I’m going to more publisher events with friends and am SUPER HYPED
  • I went to a bookstore and found a hardcover of Tyler Johnson Was Here by Jay Coles which I’m really chuffed about
  • Have you seen all my recent posts?? I also have so a few exciting ones scheduled so my creativity is FLOWING

Monthly Recap - trending posts
Monthly Recap - random life snippets

  • I’ve had exams for the majority of June and they’re quite important and I got my results and was super shocked. Like they were way better than I thought. Like A’s for some of the subjects so very proud of myself
  • I went go-karting and failed? But it was also really fun even though I completely embarrassed myself *cue nervous laughter*
  • It’s holiday and I have SO MANY things I’d like to do
  • My closest friend had to move which is sad but I also am going to try focus on 1) school work and 2) more life goals like writing (‘ll get to that in a sec) and filming

Monthly Recap - writing
I’ve always wanted to write a book and I’ve just never had the story to tell and one day I was watching a video on YouTube and bam it hit me. I haven’t started writing it yet (I’m a bit scared) but I have characters and a story. The plot hasn’t come together yet but I’m super excited! It’s a contemporary btw and I will have a whole post dedicated to chatting about it so stay tuned for that.
Monthly Recap - Movies & TV Shows
I have watched SO MANY chick flicks you don’t even know. They’re all on my twitter thread but it’s mainly for novel inspiration.
I went to see The Incredibles 2 and it was SO AMAZING that I went to see it twice (!!). I loved it so much and might do a review?
I’m also still watching Once Upon A Time but season 7 is kinda weird so haven’t been in the biggest mood to watch it.
I binged the second season of Famous In Love (I forgot the show existed??) and it definetly isn’t the most amazing show in the world. I liked Paige’s character in season 1 but she annoyed me in this one as well as all the others. But RAINOR omg I would kill for him. He’s such a smol hearted character and I LOVE IT!! He’s the entire reason I continued watching. SO GOOD!
They announced Anne With An E season 2 and I AM HYPED. It’s in about a week and I AM GONNA DIE. I get to see my bae Gilbert again and I AM SO EXCITED YOU DON’T EVEN KNOW!
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So I’d say an overall good month? I loved watching movies and finding amazing books. school’s good. I’m so excited to actually start writing and looking forward to the future!



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  • Ilsen Leon

    I went to Europe for a vacation and it was super fun! I also read a lot of good books which I was so excited about! I also read Since You’ve Been Gone in June! Omg I love To Kill a Kingdom so I hope you really enjoy it! The Incredibles 2 is so good! I would love to see you do a review! And congrats on your writing progress! I also really need to get to An Ember in the Ashes and Children of Blood and Bone! I hope I read because currently I’m in a reading slump but I would hope to read as much as I did in June!

    • Ruby

      Sounds like so much fun. Ahh yes so glad you enjoyed the book too. Incredibles is my obsession atm, will definitely review. READ EMBER! Thanks hun ❤️ hope you find the right book to get out of your slump

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