Monthly Wrap-Up: June

The (almost start) of a new month means I’m reflecting on this one and what a great month June has been! I always get to the point where I post these wrap ups and I think what have I actually done this month? Even though it feels like it’s over in a flash, this month has been a fun one. I attended 3 events (imposter syndrome is still very much present, but I’ll get it under control eventually!), saw two bands I love live and I just appreciated the little things.

I watched a bit of TV this month. I started the month with the first season of Kevin Can F Himself (which I was pleasantly surprised with and, provided it doesn’t get cancelled, I’m looking forward to season two!)

Next, I watched my favourite binge-watch Below Deck which — as trashy as it is — is as enjoyable as ever. Then, like everybody else, I watched the first part of the fourth season of Stranger Things which — like anyone will tell you —- was the best yet.

Continuing with the “best” theme, I watched the TV adaptation of one of my all-time favourite books Everything I Know About Love which I fell head over heels in love with, as expected. I rounded the month off with a stand alone series Big Boys, which I really enjoyed (and hope there’s a second series!), Doll Face (which I’m gutted has come to an end) and the latest series of Glow Up.

I watched 5 movies this month. I started the month by watching one of my favourite horror/suspense films, A Quiet Place (which is as good as the first time I saw it, that’s for sure!). I then watched a newer film, Ali and Ava, which was sweet and thought provoking (though I’m not sure how much of it I’d be able to recall if someone asked!). I caught Good Luck to You, Leo Grande with my sister (a film I truly hyped up) which was interesting and funny in parts, but maybe packing too many ideas into its screen time.

I rounded the month off with two very different comedies, Senior Year (which wasn’t the best comedy, but certainly appealed to the side of me that loves stupid comedy movies and seeing actors enjoying themselves when the credits start rolling) and Together Together, which was actually a nice end to my movie watches this month.

I’m still on my quest to read 50 books this year and I’ve read 5 in June. I read Definitely Fine, which was an interesting take on grief (it’s no Crying in H Mart but it was still a good read). A different take on the rom-com came from The Wedding Crasher.

I read my second Paige Toon read in June and Someone I Used To Know was certainty my favourite. Continuing on with the drama-filled, but wholesome, reads I read the second part of Heartstopper. I rounded my month off with The Love Hypotheses which, despite telling myself I wouldn’t, I really enjoyed.

I’ve been slacking on the blog posting front (again) but I’ve still managed a few Music Mondays posts. I’ve also been enjoying plenty of music.

In prep for last night’s gig, I’ve had Foals’ latest album Life Is Yours on repeat and — in anticipation of their upcoming album —- I’ve been annoying my neighbours by constantly listening to Two Door Cinema Club’s latest track.

So that’s another wrap up done! Don’t forget to check out my previous wrap up posts and follow the blog and socials to keep up to date with all things Jen Rose Writes!

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