Life Diaries and Reading Wrap Up – June 2019

Terry Pratchett, on what happens after death:

The point is, if there’s nothing, there’s nothing to worry about. And if there is something, its bound to be interesting

I hope my papa is doing something interesting right now too 🙂

June was an interesting month of reading. June was also my effort to try and cope. June was when I fell ill with a bad viral fever after ages of not falling ill. June was also father’s day. So here’s a snapshot of what I read, and just some moments to cherish 🙂

What I read in June:

The Runaways by Fatima Bhutto: A fictional story of three young adults who get embroiled in the radical movement in Iran. The subject was a good one, but I thought the characters were lacking in depth. For a more detailed review, you can check my article here.


The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang: A contemporary romance that I read after ages. It was a fast read with an interesting leading female character, who also has Asperger’s syndrome. Stella and Michael seem perfect for each other. But the book was too steamy for me:) Again, for a slightly longer review, you can check my post here.


Hollow City (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children #2) by Ransom Riggs: The second book of the series was even better than the first book, in my opinion. Lots more action and the ending twist was something I had not seen coming. Can’t get enough of those spooky pictures though 🙂


The Wit and Wisdom of Tyrion Lannister by George RR Martin: A cute little book which is a collection of all Tyrion Lannister’s memorable quotes from the Game of Throne series. Perfect as a Friday night companion with wine, if you want to laugh, relive the Game of Thrones hangover, and want to avoid Netflix 😉


Death Note (Black edition that contains Volumes 1 & 2) – Story by Tsugumi Ohba and Illustrations by Takeshi Obata: I cant imagine I hadn’t read a manga before. The first two books in the series are simply amazing! The story, the characters, everything was something ingenious and absolutely new for me. Both my husband and I loved the first two volumes. So I’m just going to go and see if I can get my hands on the next two volumes.


Life updates:

Father’s day was a hard one this month. It was too soon since his passing and I found it hard to go on social media. But there is another father in the family too, my husband, who needed to be celebrated. So, my three year old tried to make it special for him, with a little help from me 🙂 I miss you and love you so much papa. Celebrating dads..

The monsoon and beautiful rains started this month too, and we had to celebrate the washing away of the summer heat with some cup cakes baked by a friend. My daughter could not wait to get out and splash in the ‘muddy puddles’ (Peppa Pig anyone?) in her raincoat, the minute she saw the first showers. Its just beautiful and green everywhere now. Rains are so romantic 🙂

And finally, a friend arrived to meet us after three long years. So we had a little party at another friend’s place. it was nice, to hang out with friends. Much needed therapy, I think.


So, how was your June? I really hope the heat wave in Europe gives way to some nice rains. I’ll be looking forward to reading your June wrap ups too 🙂

4 thoughts on “Life Diaries and Reading Wrap Up – June 2019

    1. Thank you for the wishes Jina. I just want to find books that will help me understand this loss a little better. I have too many questions. But I hope he’s happy and having an adventure somewhere😊
      On a slightly more positive note, I’ll be interested to know what you thought of both books. Do you read erotica in general though?

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      1. Erotica as a genre on its own, no, I don’t read it. But some romance / suspense / thrillers / fantasy / can have a subgenre of erotica. I read those. TKQ have so many rave reviews I intend to check it out – unless there’s no real plot?

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      2. I had mixed feelings about TKQ. It’s romance but it also touches on the subject of Asperger’s syndrome. So I’ll leave it to you to read it and let me know what you thought 😊


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