June Overview: The Halfway Mark

june overview: the halfway mark | signing off of college, reading books & watching films

Am I the only one struggling to understand how we can be halfway through the year already? It’s crazy to think that we’re halfway to Christmas already!

For me, June was a very mixed month. There were plenty of occasions where I couldn’t wait for it to end, and others where I wanted days to last forever. It was a very stressful period, as the end of the college year tends to be, but it was also nice to keep in touch with friends. I swear, I went on more social outings in June than I had in the entire year, which was really nice!

WHAT I READ

"The Light Between Oceans" book

I finished college later than I thought I would this year, which meant I didn’t have as much free time to read as I initially hoped. The free time that I did have was spent either catching up on sleep, or hanging out with friends.

However, I did read one book this month. You might know what it is already if you’ve read last month’s overview. If not, I finished ‘The Light Between Oceans’ by M.L Stedman. I know I spoke a little bit about this last month, but I had to mention it again because it’s such a good book—an instant five stars from me. If you like beautiful books with naturally flowing descriptions, this is definitely something you should check out!

WHAT I WATCHED

I’ve mentioned this so many times in my monthly reviews, so I’ll get it out of the way first. This month, The fourth season of The Night Shift started and I am obsessed. There are only two episodes so far, and both have been great. There’s a new dynamic with Syria involved as well as the hospital, but it really works. I can’t wait to see what else this season has to come.

I’ve also started watching Modern Family. I needed a pick-me-up show, and this definitely serves its purpose. With short, twenty minute episodes, it isn’t something you have to have a lot of time to watch, either. It’s perfect for watching while waiting for something else, or before bed.

I know what you’re all thinking… another series? What can I say? June was definitely a series-heavy month for me.

The third one I watched this month was Shadowhunters. I’ve been watching this on Netflix for a few years now, and I love this series just as much as I have loved the previous ones. In short, it’s about a secretive underworld based in New York who complete missions to protect normal civilisation. I wrote a better review of it, and other Netflix shows, in a blog post which you can check out here.

I really want to start watching more movies and documentaries in upcoming months. If anyone has any recommendations, or things you think I might enjoy, please leave them in the comments below!

WHAT I LISTENED TO

what i listened to in june

I didn’t listen to as many songs this month as I did last month, but you can check out those I did on Spotify by clicking here.

WHAT I DID IN JUNE…

The main thing I did this month was sit at my computer for hours on end, finishing last minute college work. It was all worth it in the end as I was signed off with a D*D* grade, the highest grade possible. I’m kind of surprised, but I’m glad that my hard work actually paid off, so I’m not complaining!

I also dyed my hair for the first time in a little while this month. It’s something I’ve been meaning to do for a while, but I couldn’t justify spending out on. I buy Directions hair dye, which is considerably cheaper than high street dyes (and vegan!), but I’m a cheapskate. I’m glad I did it in the end though, as the faded mint-green look wasn’t working for me. Dying my hair feels like a positive change, too, so I’m hoping that reflects in other areas of my life as summer continues.

THANKS FOR READING

As always, thanks for reading my latest blog post. I haven’t posted much in June, but this should change now that college is over with. I want to start posting mid-week blog posts on occasion, so make sure you’re following me on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Bloglovin’ to keep up with those, as well as being able to see behind-the-scenes content. Seriously, I’ve become addicted to Instagram stories lately!

Thanks again, and until next time,

Goodbye

 

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19 Comments

  1. rachelmaree

    01/07/2017 at 10:02 PM

    I love a good monthly summary!
    Thanks for a great post. When I have more time to read I will check put the light between our oceans. I have put it in my to read file!

    1. RebekahG

      01/07/2017 at 10:51 PM

      Thank you!
      I’d definitely recommend it. I read it based on recommendations from others, and really enjoyed it. I think it’s a book to be universally enjoyed for different reasons, for people from around 15 upwards. It’s definitely an uplifting read, so I hope you enjoy it.

  2. Mandi

    01/07/2017 at 11:08 PM

    I love reading monthly wrap-up posts, in fact, I just published a post about monthly goal-setting on my blog. I’ve wanted to read The Light Between Oceans for a while now, and I feel like this summer may be a great time to finally get started!

    1. RebekahG

      02/07/2017 at 12:40 AM

      Thank you! They’re one of my favourite posts to read, too. After a recent post where I spoke about past goals, I’ve really wanted to start setting short-term goals. I’m definitely gonna check out your latest post!
      Yeah, I’d definitely recommend it. In all honesty, I didn’t understand the fuss when everyone was recommending it to me left, right and centre, but now I definitely do. It’s such a good book; I cannot talk of it highly enough.

  3. Pam Avoledo

    01/07/2017 at 11:53 PM

    I love Night Shift. I miss T.C. and Jordan together. 🙁

    1. RebekahG

      02/07/2017 at 12:51 AM

      I’m so glad I’m not the only person who seems to enjoy this show! It seems like I’m talking into a void when I discuss it, haha!
      To be honest, I wasn’t that gassed about the two of them. I like them both as individuals, but I think they’re stronger as people apart than together. They work really well as friends, though! I personally think Jordan needs to be single for a while though, haha!

  4. Jessica Swanda

    02/07/2017 at 1:34 AM

    That’s quite the summary! Don’t know if I could remember all that. Lol

    1. RebekahG

      02/07/2017 at 4:12 PM

      Thank you! I’ve definitely got better at it as the months have gone on, haha!

  5. Corinne & Kirsty 🌸 (@corinnekirsty)

    02/07/2017 at 7:20 PM

    I haven’t read nor read any of the books and shows you mentioned. I’ll check them out more thoroughly. xx corinne

  6. Robyn

    02/07/2017 at 7:36 PM

    I love reading these kind of posts! It sounds like you’ve had such a good month and congrats on getting the highest mark! That’s incredible!
    Robyn // http://www.midnightandlace.co.uk

  7. Mademoiselle

    02/07/2017 at 7:37 PM

    I love the style and originality of this; great post!

  8. Kirsty M

    02/07/2017 at 8:23 PM

    Great post. I love Shadowhunters! I actually prefer it to the film, which is something I thought I’d never say. Also I love the song Hard Times by Paramore, I only recently started to listen to them again and I’m loving their new sound x

    astoldbykirsty.co.uk

    1. RebekahG

      07/07/2017 at 4:57 AM

      I haven’t watched the film but I’ve heard similar things from others!
      I used to listen to them years ago but I only really rediscovered them with this song. It’s so good, isn’t it?

  9. Bethany Jones

    02/07/2017 at 8:48 PM

    I really like the sound of the book you read, natural flowing descriptions are the most important thing for me when reading (other than a decent storyline of course). I’m glad college went well for you, lovely post

    1. RebekahG

      07/07/2017 at 5:10 AM

      Yeah, I really like them. I hate when something seems forced, like the writer is writing it just to say they’ve explained the setting well, but this flows so nicely. I really recommend it.
      Thank you!

  10. jennyinneverland

    02/07/2017 at 9:08 PM

    Glad you had a semi good June. I think mine was kinda the same, ups and downs! The Light Between Oceans is a book I’ve owned for YEARS but never read it! I’ve heard great things though. I loved Orange is the New Black this month and I’ve been loving watching Shane Dawson on YouTube as well! Here’s to July being even better! <3

  11. GirlMasked

    05/07/2017 at 10:25 AM

    Great post!
    Really want to do some more reading too, I want to read the light between the oceans, I’ve heard food reviews about it! I also like Shadowhunters, haven’t watched it in a while though…been busy watching Pretty Little Liars…I’ll go back to it soon!! I also really like Modern Family, it’s a great show!

  12. abbeylouisarose

    20/07/2017 at 3:36 PM

    The Light Between Oceans sounds like a fantastic book, I’ve set myself a summer reading challenge this year so that is definitely something I’ll be adding to my TBR list! I’m actually looking for a new series to get into right now and Shadowhunters sounds like it will fit the bill exactly, thanks for the recommendation! I need to check I’m following you on Insta to keep up with your stories!

    Abbey 😘 http://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

    1. RebekahG

      23/07/2017 at 10:24 PM

      I remember reading about your summer reading challenge this year; I hope you enjoy The Light Between Oceans! Good luck with the challenge. That’s got to be one of my favourite series out there at the moment, so I hope it lives up to your expectations! I think the target audience is adolescence/young teens, but I really enjoyed it.

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