June Wrap-Up and July TBR (maybe!)

Gosh, it’s been a long while since we last posted! To get back on track, I thought it would be a good thing to do a wrap-up post of all the books I read in June, and list some books I might read in July. I’m awful at keeping to a TBR list, though, hence the maybe. LOL. Maybe one day I’ll create a TBR list and actually stick to it. Maybe.

So, June was actually a very good month of reading for me. I finished my thesis so I had a little bit more time (you would think I would end up having infinite time to read after my thesis, but nope. June was actually quite busy as always), and I managed to get back on track with my Goodreads Reading Challenge which made me VERY happy. Unfortunately I’m now behind again. Meh. As a disclaimer, I actually read quite a bit of poetry which meant they finished quickly but hey, poetry is awesome!

Well, here are ALL the books I read in June (Full Disclosure: book titles link to an affiliate account on Book Depository because, well, we need money for more books. Also, it’s our favorite worldwide bookstore!):

  1. A Guide for Grown-Ups – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (3/5)
    This is a collection of quotes from Saint-Exupéry’s work. I already knew quite a bit of them by heart so it wasn’t a brilliant read, but a good reminder nevertheless.
  2. Mouthful of Forevers – Clementine von Radics (5/5)
    I accidentally found this book on the shelves of a bookstore and fell in love. I hesitated a bit but ended up buying it which was a brilliant decision.
  3. Selamat Bercinta – Andar Ismail (3/5)
    The latest book by an Indonesian author who writes short reflections on various topics. This book’s topic was love and commitment. I liked some chapters very much but others were a bit boring.
  4. Better Than Before – Gretchen Rubin (3/5)
    I wanted to really like this book, but alas it was mostly boring with just a few bits that were interesting. It did however start me on my self-help book binge!
  5. Im Namen der Liebe – Peter Turrini (4/5)
    A poetry book I picked up at a nice corner book shop in Leipzig last April. It’s the first book in German I’ve read in years.
  6. Milk and Honey – Rupi Kaur (5/5)
    I finally bought this book at the airport on my way to Singapore. I finished it before the plane landed. It was beautiful.
  7. Lola and the Boy Next Door – Stephanie Perkins (4/5)
    After Anna, Aggy read Lola and Isla and has been demanding for months that I read them, so I finally did. I’m kinda partial to liking Anna more than Lola, but mostly because Lola kinda reminds me too much of me. Ha.
  8. Cerdas Mengelola Keuangan Pribadi – Herlina P. Dewi (2/5)
    A personal finance book. The second one I’ve ever read. I already knew most of the things being said.
  9. Investasi itu Dipraktekkin – Tim Wesfix (2/5)
    Another finance book, this one dealing with investing. I was actually quite disappointed with it since it felt more like reading a magazine article than a book.
  10. Reasons to Stay Alive – Matt Haig (5/5)
    I saw a quote from this book one day and thought it was the most beautiful thing ever, so I got the book. It is such a personal and touching account of depression, as well as a guide book for those who experience depression and those who know someone with depression.
  11. Light is the New Black – Rebecca Campbell (5/5)
    This book is God-sent as I’ve been thinking about my calling a lot. It is spiritual in the widest sense of the word, inspirational, and also practical. I loved it to bits!
  12. The Miracle Morning – Hal Elrod (4/5)
    I read about The Miracle Morning browsing through Boho Berry‘s blog and I wanted to know more. I definitely intend to practice the miracle morning in my life 🙂

Some statistics because I love statistics:
Total Books Read: 12
Total Pages Read: 2631
Books By Male Authors: 6 (actually Tim Wesfix is a group of people but I bet they’re male)
Books By Female Authors: 6
Books in English: 8
Books in Indonesian: 3
Books in Other Languages: 1 (German)
Five Star Books: 4
Book of the Month: Light is the New Black

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And finally, what’s in store for July? Well, I’m currently on a self-help binge, specifically books on Personal Finance, but I also hope to read some Fiction because it’s been a while. As usual, I have several books I’m currently reading, which I usually alternate read until I’m done. Sometimes I decide on focusing on one book too though. So, if I have to pick 10 books I’m most likely to finish reading this month as my July TBR, here they are:

  1. I Will Teach You To Be Rich – Ramit Sethi
  2. Labirin Kehidupan – Joas Adiprasetya
  3. Manage Your Day-to-Day – Jocelyn Glei (ed.)
  4. Thou Shall Prosper – Rabbi Daniel Lapin
  5. This Star Won’t Go Out – Esther Earl
  6. Natisha – Khrisna Pabichara
  7. Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff About Money – Richard Carlson
  8. Sacred Pathways – Gary L. Thomas
  9. Isla and The Happily Ever After – Stephanie Perkins
  10. To Be Told – Dan Allender

Aiko

If I had my way, I’d spend the rest of my days at the corner of a coffee shop, reading, writing, and talking to the one I love.

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