June Reading Wrap-Up

QUICK STATS

Total books read: 10

Genres: 4 contemporaries, 3 fantasy, 2 science fiction, 1 historial fiction

Pages: shortest book: 165 pages. Longest book: 624 pages

I had a HUGE reading month in June! I am so happy I managed to finish ten books this month and three of them were quite long. I barely stuck to the tbr I set myself, and I had my first 1 star read, which is the only thing I’m a bit disappointed about but beside that it was such a good reading month.

1: Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

I have already written my review of this, but needless to say I totally loved it. It’s many people’s favourite book for a reason – it’s so cute, fun and has lots of important discussion about being a gay teenager that I really liked. Easy 5 stars from me.

 

 

2: Extropia: Mind Game by Robin Bootle

I received this book from the author and was pretty disappointed with it. I reviewed this one earlier in the month too – but I just found the story a little dragging and couldn’t really get behind any of the characters. Probably won’t finish the series and only gave it a 2 star.

3: A Conjuring of Light by V.E Scwab

I did a series review of The Shades of Magic trilogy, but this one was definitely my favourite of the three. It had so much action, really good character interactions and so many scenes I just genuinely really enjoyed. Definitely enjoyed it and it’s convinced me to keep giving V.E Schwab books a chance. Four stars from me.

 

4: Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera

I got this one though netgalley and was stoked I was approved because I’d been really highly anticipating it. I wrote a review earlier in the month where I basically just gushed about how good this book is because it has so much good queer spaces visibility and discussions about white feminism and exclusionary lgbt+ communities I just loved it. Four stars!

5: The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

I read this book as an arc, but it has since released and got quite a bit of hype which I’m really happy about because I really loved it. It’s a historical fiction with a m/m relationship in the centre but I thought the discussion about privilege and how history and erasure intersected was explored really well. 4.5 stars from me

 

6: Dream Me by Kathryn Berla

I received this arc through netgalley and it was my first 1 star read for 2017. I just didn’t like any of it much and skim read the last 60% of the book.

7: Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde

I have just reviewed this book but I absolutely loved it. It’s a contemporary with a bisexual MC which got me interested, but I also loved it was set at a comic convention. The entire book was so cute and fluffy and fun and I really liked the characters would definitely read it again. Gave it a 4.5 stars

 

8: Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire

I listened to this one on audiobook and I’m so glad I finally did get to this because it really was as amazing as everyone said. I haven’t put my review up yet, but I can say I gave it a 5 star because I adored the world, characters and representations and just found the story so addictive and cute

9: History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera

My twitter book club chose this book to read and I really liked it even thought it was sad. I loved the unreliable narrator and the structure of the book. I’m looking forward to reading more Adam Silvera because this book definitely impressed me and I haven’t stopped thinking about it since I finished. Easy 5 stars from me.

10: Moroda by L.L McNeil.

I was also sent this book by the author and will have a review up soon. It’s a high-fantasy and I really enjoyed it, especially the worldbuilding and concepts. I’m looking forward to the sequel and seeing where this story goes next. Four stars overall !



 

Even though I didn’t really stick to my ‘plan’ for the month, I’m still super happy with my reading progress this month. This was definitely my most diverse reading month in 2017 and that makes me so happy, and also I just really enjoyed the majority of books I read.

How did everyone else’s reading go in June?


5 thoughts on “June Reading Wrap-Up

  1. I read either 12 or 13 (can’t remember how many). I re-read Harry Potter, which took up a lot of my month but no complaints there. Found my second favorite book of the year, with a Goodreads giveaway that I won. So overall, pretty successful. 🙂

    Glad to see that yours was successful as well!

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