Hello everyone and welcome to my June 2018 wrap-up!
During the month of June, I read 12 books and there were all pretty great!
The first two books are the best books I read this month from two very different genres then the rest are in the order I read them. A lot of these reviews are scheduled to release later in the month, so the links I provided are to my reviews posted on Goodreads.
Foe is a character driven novel that explores relationships and humanity. I’ve never read anything by Reid before, but I’ll certainly be seeking out his work in the future.
Sadie is an incredible novel that hits it out of the park in every aspect of the novel. Sadie’s journey is a tough one. It’s a journey that hit me hard even though I have no personal connection to the story being told. I was a blubbering mess by the end.
Rebel Heart picks up immediately where Rebel Heir left off. Thus, begins a long drawn out novel of people taking their time deciding what to do with their future. And when I say taking their time, they take their sweet ass time.
With echoes of The Handmaid’s Tale, Fisher and Aster have crafted a compelling dystopian romance with Folsom that offers an insightful look at gender norms, reproductive rights, and the lengths people are willing to go to control those rights.
I absolutely loved The Good Daughter, so when I discovered the prequel, Last Breath, I knew I had to read it just to spend more time with these characters.
The Poppy War is an incredible debut novel that borrows heavily from Chinese culture. It is not for the feint of heart as it depicts in detail the true horrors and brutality of war and all the awful aspects that follow, such as rape, mass murder, animal cruelty, human experimentation, etc.
I’ll follow Roxane Gay anywhere. Her writing is powerful in that she’s straightforward and unapologetic in the message she’s conveying. I wish I could have rated Bad Feminist five stars, but I didn’t love every essay contained within.
The Stars Now Unclaimed is a fun space opera full of action from start to finish. So, if you’re looking for something similar to Becky Chambers’ novels with more action, look no further!
Incognito is an enjoyable rock star romance if you’re sick of all the clichés and tropes.
Hop in as Boffard’s Adrift takes his readers on a thrilling adventure in space filled with action, betrayals, and secrets.
When I first started reading the Themis Files I was expecting something akin to Pacific Rim, but the Themis Files is so much more in every sense of the word. If you’re looking for a brilliant science fiction adventure that speaks directly to current events and politics, Neuvel is sure to rock your world.
A Wish for Us is an emotionally heavy romance novel that’s predictable from start to finish.