June has come and gone and so has this very strange end of the school year. I’m looking forward to my summer vacation and some reading and relaxing. Before I can jump into that, however, I have to look back on my reading month in June. I read 23 books this month, which I feel pretty good about. You’ll find everything I read below the cut.
Archives for June 2020
I didn’t actually buy any books in June and I’m pretty proud of myself for that. However, I did order some books in May from Indigo and they came in this month. I also got my May OwlCrate box in and it was super exciting because it had a book AND a graphic novel.
June’s book for the #bestiemademe challenge is Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim. Kari has also reviewed this book, and you can find that here. She absolutely loved it, and honestly, this is another recommendation that she knocked out of the park. I really, really had a good time reading this book and I ended up giving it 4 stars on Goodreads.
Despite the fact that COVID-19 has thrown off OwlCrate’s usual schedule, I still really loved this box and everything that it had in it. I think that the theme (Full Moon Magic) was super fun and the items all really fit the theme. I just wanted to do a quick post to go over everything that came in the box, and my thoughts on the items. You’ll find that all below the cut.
***Disclaimer: I received a free early access copy of Ruthless Gods by Emily A. Duncan from NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press for review purposes. Thank you so much!
I was able to get an early look at Wicked Saints last year, so I’m so grateful that I was able to get to do the same with the sequel! The first book was super enjoyable, however, I believe this time the sequel was even better.
There will be slight spoilers in this review.
The May book for the #bestiemademe challenge was A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer. Kari has been bugging me to read this book for a long time, as is the standard with all of the #bestiemademe books. And as with all of these books, Kari was right. I was really engaged in this story, and absolutely loved it. I gave it 5 stars on Goodreads.
When I was little, I would play make believe, and every so often I would pretend to be royalty. I was always fascinated by the concept. However, I didn’t just pretend to be a princess. I also remember a time when my cousin, my little brother, and I pretended to be former Prime Ministers of Canada at the behest of my cousin who has always been interested in politics. In today’s Tag Tuesday, we are going to pretend that I am the ruler of books. You’ll find my answers below the cut.
My half birthday is on Wednesday so I thought we were about due for an update on the books I was planning on reading this year. I haven’t done as well with this as I was hoping to, but at least there are still another six months until my birthday to attempt to finish it all up.
I’m so excited about June because Kari and I are hosting another round of The Loyal Book-a-Thon. I really have a lot of fun planning these readathons with her, and I always have a lot of fun reading for them. We try to keep them flexible and allow for doubling up of prompts and maximum flexibility. People always have things going on and we don’t want it to be overwhelming. I know for me that I will probably have less reading time than usual because as of today, I’ll have to start going back to work and being in the building part time during the week. I’m excited to see my students, but it does mean less listening to audiobooks as I work through the day.
June marks us being pretty much halfway through the year, and boy has it been a weird one. However, there are still books coming out and books that I’m definitely interested in. So below the cut you will find the June releases I’m most interested in.