Fashionably Late : June Wrap-Up

If we could all just ignore how late this wrap-up is, that’d be great.

June was full of football, books, a Lego typewriter and Millie of course. I’ll have an update about her next month because if I don’t post this wrap-up today, it’ll never get posted.

So for now, on to the books!


Some awesome, some not so much. And if only I had reviewed all of them, I’d be way ahead of my 20 Books of Summer Challenge. But no! That’s currently at a pathetic total of 4. [That was when I first wrote this wrap-up. I have now proudly arrived at the impressive number of …. 7 🤣.]

Anywho! Massive contender for book of the year on this list. Get your guesses in. Prize* will be awarded at the end of the month.

*There is no prize


Goodness me, do I love a British accent or what?! *swoon*

I am *still* listening to David Copperfield. I can’t even remember when I started this but it was months ago. Late March or early April. And I still have 12 hours left. Still, enjoyable though and brilliantly narrated by Richard Armitage. [Also at the time of first writing this post. Much has changed since but you’ll have to wait for the July wrap-up.]

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, on the other hand, super short! Also brilliantly narrated by Tom Mison, who played Ichabod on the tv series a few years ago. Not at all the creepy story I thought it would be but it’s definitely left me wanting to watch the show again. Especially as I don’t actually know how it ended.


Only 8. That’s not too shabby. Maybe I finally have my book buying impulses under control.

Bahahahaha! 🤣


I’ve already read and reviewed one of those so that’s okay, right? Huge thanks to the publishers!


Review : The Girl Who Died by Ragnar Jónasson
Review : The Pact by Sharon Bolton
Review : The Killing Kind by Jane Casey
Review : In the Mirror, A Peacock Danced by Justine Bothwick
Review : Hostage by Clare Mackintosh

Extract : One Last time by Helga Flatland
Extract : This Is How We Are Human by Louise Beech
Extract : Everything Happens for a Reason by Katie Allen

20 Books of Summer Challenge list
Shortlist revealed for Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel
Val McDermid’s Ones to Watch

Wow, I almost looked really productive last month.😉


July 13th : Blog tour | Extract | Girls Who Lie by Eva Björg Ægisdottir
July 20th : Blog tour | Review | The C-Word
July 22nd : Blog tour | Extract | The Beresford by Will Carver

There *should* also be reviews for The Rule by David Jackson (there was!), Truth Be Told by Kia Abdullah (yes, did that!) and The Murder Box by Olivia Kiernan (read it but the review isn’t finished yet) but well, we’ll see.

Anypoodle, that’s it for June. My mother-in-law is on her way, hence the rush job. I haven’t seen her since summer last year. Somehow that didn’t feel long enough yet 😳😂.

Wishing you all a fabulous Sunday! Until next time. xx

  8 comments for “Fashionably Late : June Wrap-Up

  1. July 18, 2021 at 12:51 pm

    Book of the year already eh? Well I know it’s not Hostage or Truth Be Told, but not sure about the others, although I doubt it’ll be the Agatha Christie either. Hmm 🤔

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    • July 20, 2021 at 10:34 am

      You have the “not” ones correct 😂. I didn’t review it. Planned too but the words weren’t coming. That happens a lot when I really love a book.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. July 18, 2021 at 4:58 pm

    Your book of the year, it’s true crime story, right? Well I hope it is 😊 I haven’t read it yet but I hear good echos about it. Also, I love your honesty at the end 😁 I look forward to your update on Millie next month!

    Liked by 1 person

    • July 20, 2021 at 10:36 am

      Ding, ding, ding! Yes, True Crime Story is currently a huge contender. It’s SO good!

      Millie says “hi” and thank you 🥰

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