June 2021 Wrap Up

June was a crazy month. The kids are now out of school, we had a heat wave that could only be described as hell on earth, breaking heat records in the process, and my TBR pile grew by leaps and bounds. I'm not complaining, well maybe about the heat, but it could have been worse.

I managed to read  books on June, and I have reviews coming up for most of them. That's pretty good form me. Lets get on with the recap.

Creativity: A Short and Cheerful Guide

by John Cleese

We can all be more creative. John Cleese shows us how.

Creativity is usually regarded as a mysterious, rare gift that only a few possess. John Cleese begs to differ, and in this short, immensely practical and often very amusing guide he shows it's a skill that anyone can acquire. Drawing on his lifelong experience as a writer, he shares his insights into the nature of the creative process, and offers advice on how to get your own inventive juices flowing.

What do you need to do to get yourself in the right frame of mind? When do you know that you've come up with something that might be worth pursuing? What do you do if you think you've hit a brick wall?

Not only does he explain the way your mind works as you search for inspiration, he also shows that, regardless of the task you've set yourself, you can learn to be better at coming up with a promising idea, refining it and knowing when you're ready to act on it.

We can all unlock new reserves of creativity within ourselves. John Cleese shows us how.

Half Sick of Shadows by Laura Sebastian Review

Lord of Chaos by Robert Jordan Review
Shutter by Melissa Larsen Review
What We Devour by Linsey Miller Review

Child of Light by Terry Brooks Review

Still working on the Star Wars books more than my other challenges. If you missed it, I recapped the last 5 Star Wars books I've read here.

53/100 2021 Reading Challenge
32/196 in my Star Wars Legends challenge
51/341 Gilmore Girls challenge
48/100 in my 100 books before you die challenge

June was great, but ready to move onto July.

What was your favorite read last month?

Happy reading!



  1. I'm so glad your June reading time was excellent. We didn't experience the same heat wave here, but have been received flooding rains that closed major freeways for days and flooded so many basements. We lost power a week ago for four days and that is not fun. My favorite book of June was Better Than the Movies. I enjoyed seeing all the reading challenges you are doing--the Star Wars one is new to me.

    1. Floods can be devastating and losing power is the worst. I feel like weather across the world has been on steroids the last year. We need a break.