June Wrap Up

June!

In June I read 14 books for a total of 3,098 pages and an average of 103 pages per day. Despite reading way less on vacation than I thought (because I was so busy eating good food and doing other fun stuff, so it’s ok), this was a good month for me.

And not just numbers-wise! The majority of my reads were 4 and 5 stars with only a few stinkers! I nearly didn’t finish Gold Fame Citrus, but it started off so strong and I hoped it would pick back up. It didn’t. I only had 1 DNF this month, but looking back, I really should have given up on Citrus too.

Reviewed:


Tomorrow’s Kin by Nancy Kress
First Sentence: The publication party was held in the dean’s office, which was supposed to be an honor.
If Tomorrow Comes by Nancy Kress
First Sentence: Judith Ryan shoved her way to the front of the crowd, moving people with her elbows, her cane, and her age.
Void Black Shadow by Corey J. White
First Sentence: The pain is sharp, like needles prickling the flesh of my thigh.
Snow and Rose by Emily Winfield Martin
First Sentence: Once, there were two sisters.
Circe by Madeline Miller
First Sentence: When I was born, the name for what I was did not exist.

A few thoughts on Goodreads:


The City of Dreaming Books by Walter Moers
First Sentence: This is where my story begins.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
-Audiobook-
The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish
-Audiobook-
American Hippo by Sarah Gailey (I didn’t reread the two novellas, just the two shorts)
Worth Her Weight in Gold
First Sentence: Winslow Remington Houndstooth had a problem.
Nine and a Half
First Sentence: “Eight.”


Gold Fame Citrus by Claire Vaye Watkins
First Sentence: Punting the prairie dog into the library was a mistake.
*despite wanting to throw this book down a well, that’s one of the best first sentences ever.
Lady Killer vol 1 by Joelle Jones
Monstress vol 1 by Marjorie Lu
East of West vol 2 by Jonathan Hickman

Review to come:

Only Forward by Michael Marshall Smith
First Sentence: Once there was a boy in a house.

DNF:


The Scent of Sake by Joyce Lebra
First Sentence: It was a day Rie would never forget, the day her mother told her who her husband would be.


I’ve yet again failed at my TBR Tear Down. I did get Scent of Sake off my TBR at least. I’m not unhauling the de Lint books because he’s an author I hoard. But I did at least start Trader this month. I’m hoping that next month I’ll actually pick new books and read them!

*cover images from goodreads

4 thoughts on “June Wrap Up

  1. You read Circe! I read Song of Achilles last month and LOVED it! Madeline Miller is a brilliant author. Actually, she was on tour near me last night, but I wasn’t able to attend because I was hosting a surprise baby shower for a friend… I must admit, I contemplated canceling the baby shower so I could attend lol

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