I managed to finish 18 books altogether in June. Now, before you’re impressed, 2 of them were middle grade fantasy novels, and 3 were novellas. I did go on a bit of a reading binge the middle two weeks of the month, so that helped boost my numbers too. 14 reads were SFF, while 4 were Romance. 1 of the romance novels was a re-read (Red, White, and Royal Blue–I can’t get enough of that book!).
I’m doing pretty good with my 20 Books of Summer reading challenge. I’ve read 4 books from my physical TBR pile so far, 1 eARC, and 1 audiobook. That leaves me 19 books to go! (I’m doing 25 books because, well, I read a lot!). That doesn’t seem like much of a dent but a) I didn’t start until mid-way through June and b) I still have two months left! I think this is a totally doable goal but we’ll see what happens, as per usual.
Favorite Reads of the Month:
- A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World by C.A. Fletcher. Not sure how many good things I can say about this post-apocalyptic book, but I loved so much about it. So glad I gave this one a try.
- The Beast’s Heart by Leife Shallcross. I LOVE retellings, especially BatB retellings, and this one worked really well for me.
- Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson. I loved this book so much. I totally fell in love with the characters and then I screamed about this all over twitter as I read it. There were some good twists too. 🙂
- The Dragon Republic by R.F. Kuang. This book left me SHOOK, y’all. That is all.
June’s Book Reviews:
I managed to get out 11 reviews for June–9 full length and 2 mini reviews. Not bad! Here they are in case you missed them the first time around.
Angels’ Blood by Nalini Singh – 2.5/5 stars
Mist, Metal, and Ash by Gwendolyn Clare – 4.5/5 stars
Fog Season by Patrice Sarath – 3.5/5 stars
A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine – 3.5/5 stars
The Stone Sky by N.K. Jemisin – 5/5 stars
The Book of Flora by Meg Elison – 4.5/5 stars
Mini-Review: The Art of Deception by Stephanie Burgis – 4.5/5 stars
Beautiful by Juliet Marillier – 5/5 stars
Daughter of Mystery by Heather Rose Jones – 3.5/5 stars
No discussion posts this month, but I did have a variety of other posts including a couple of other tags, announcements on reading challenges, and mid-year update stuff.
- HEA Romantic Fantasy Book Club — June Book — Daughter of Mystery by Heather Rose Jones
- 20 Books of Summer Reading Challenge
- 2019 Audiobook Challenge – Mid-Year Check In
- The Bookish Adventure Tag
- 2019 Mid-Year Update: Favorite Reads + Reading Goals Progress
- The Mid-Year Freakout Tag
Plans for July:
Plans for July are just to keep on trucking with this 20 Books of Summer TBR pile. I don’t have anything huge going on for the month. I think I’m going to focus on review requests and ARCs a bit more, and maybe knock out a couple of more bingo squares with some vampire reads.
That was my month! How was yours? Do you have plans for July? Leave a note in the comments, I’d love to chat!