Princess & Pages Quick Wrap-up: June Book Pile

“A story was a form of telepathy. By means of inking symbols onto a page, she was able to send thoughts and feelings from her mind to her reader’s. It was a magical process, so commonplace that no one stopped to wonder at it.”

–Ian McEwan, Atonement
June book stack
My June book stack!

Hello, July!

Everyone is so surprised by how fast this year is passing by, myself included. I almost forgot (again) that it’s time for a June wrap-up. I am so bad at monthly wrap-ups because once I finish a book I would put it in our archive shelf, which means it’s a bit harder to take down for photoshoots (in short I am a lazy person). I also wish I can do a full book stack of my monthly reads but that may be quite impossible because I won’t stop reading ebooks or webcomics 😛

This is just a super quick wrap-up with Goodreads ratings and links. A couple is linked to full reviews right here on the blog, but a lot of these are still pending reviews. I have accepted the sad fact I could never blog about each and every one of the books I read, unless I want to lessen my reading time and we all know that’s never going to happen.

I couldn’t pass up the chance to do a wrap-up this time mainly because some of the books I read are titles that I already know will be part of my yearend favorites: Atonement, Patience and Fire & Blood 🔥 I will try my best to make time for separate blog posts for these three because I LOVE THEM SO MUCH. For now, here’s a rundown of everything I read in no particular order:

Fire & Blood (A Targaryen History #1) by George R.R. Martin 5⭐️

The Dead Girl in 2A by Carter Wilson 3⭐️

Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly 3.5⭐️

Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck and Fortune by Roselle Lim 4⭐️

A Study in Charlotte (Charlotte Holmes #1) by Brittany Cavallaro 3⭐️

Uncommon Type by Tom Hanks 3⭐️

Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid 4⭐️

The Tea Dragon Society (Tea Dragon #1) by Katie O’Neill 4⭐️

Atonement by Ian McEwan 5⭐️

Orpheus Girl by Brynne Rebele-Henry 3.5⭐️

Tango 1: An Ocean of Stone Script by Matz | Art by Xavier Philippe 3.5⭐️

Patience by Daniel Clowes 5⭐️

Twisted by Steve Cavanagh 4⭐️

Book covers
Book covers of those I read in E-book form and webcomics!

That’s a total of 13 books! EPIC ✨ How many did you read for June? If you have read or plan to read any of these babies from my list, let’s chat! 💕

12 thoughts on “Princess & Pages Quick Wrap-up: June Book Pile

  1. I haven’t read any of these…I was put off atonement by the film which I didn’t like at all, though have no doubt the book would be great. I have the first game of thrones book on my kindle but am anxious about liking it too much then having to get through the back catalogue which would be a huge investment of time. Interested in the Tom Hanks one and Patience as well — interested to read your thoughts on those
    My June was probably about 6 books — that’s the rhythm I settled into for about 60 for the year. I’ve slowed a little this year to write in margins and take notes 🙂


    1. Atonement was hauntingly beautiful for me but i know it also received mixed reviews so I wouldn’t be 100% confident in saying you will also love it. I checked the trailer of the movie and have no plans in watching the full feature. I don’t think it did the book justice 😅 Tom Hanks was a pleasant surprise. His stories are well researched and ranges from historical ones to futuristic. Definitely a lot of gems from his short story collection 👍🏻

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  2. Great stack! ☺️ I loved the movie Atonement and I really should read the book. Have you read all the Game of Thrones series? And do I need to read all of them to read Fire & Blood? I was obsessed with the show so much that I put off reading the series but now that it’s over maybe I should take a month and read the whole thing…🤔


    1. So sorry for the delayed response. Yes I would say it’s better to read the GoT books first, because Fire&Blood is more of a supplement and may be harder to appreciate unless you’re already a fan of the books. It has more of a textbook format to be honest 😅 GoT books of course are highly recommended. Beautiful narrative and world building 👍🏻

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  3. Looks like you had a great reading month!! 💜 still not over with my reading slump but slowly getting back to reading again 😅


  4. I have never read a book by Ian McEwan and Patience sounds like a good one to start with! Happy to hear you liked the Daisy Jones book. It’s another one I have been checking Hoopla for every week! 👍✨

    I read eight books in June which is my usual. 📚✨

    You did great! 🙌🙌🙌

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