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Summer is officially here! I’m taking advantage of it in every way that I can while also observing physical distancing measures and wearing a mask :). So, this translates to a lot of reading outside in my backyard!
During the month of June, I read 10 books and 4 novellas. I did a lot of rereading this month in anticipation of the final book in two series, The Queen by Jennifer L. Armentrout and The Empire of Gold by S.A. Chakraborty. The Queen releases July 14, 2020 and The Empire of Gold releases June 30. I’m hoping to be reading The Empire of Gold by the end of this week!
So, here are some stats!
Number of pages read: 5014
Number of print books: 5
Number of e-books: 9
Favourite quote of the month: Even though I disliked the book, I really liked this quote.
“I’m so blameless I’m chocking on it.” – The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes
Without further ado…. here is my favourite books of the month from differing genres.
Indelible is easily one of the best novels of the Grant County series so far. Slaughter changes up her formula by giving readers more of Jeffery and a pulse pounding mystery that does not relent.
Summer Fling: A Sexy Summer Anthology is almost the perfect summer read. It features six short stories by various authors. For me, these stories were either a hit or a complete miss.
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes is an incredibly boring villain origin story that lacks drive and villainous actions. Instead, Collins gives readers a long and drawn out story that offers nothing in terms of world building or character development.
The Dare is a fantastic addition to the Briar U series. Connor and Taylor are perfect for each other and will have you laughing and swooning in no time.
What Unbreakable Looks Like is a raw and unflinching look at human trafficking and its trauma. Human trafficking is not just a problem overseas, but right here in our own backyards. McLaughlin does not shy away from the horrific experiences these women experience. What Unbreakable Looks Like is definitely worth the read.
The Player Next Door deserves to be on your TBR this summer. It’s a quick read that will leave a lasting impression while transporting you away from our current pandemic filled situation.
An Echo of Things to Come was slightly difficult to get through since I disliked Caeden’s chapters so much. The Licanius Trilogy is an okay fantasy trilogy that I’m not sure if I’ll be finishing, though the epilogue almost convinced me to continue.
The Wolf Hotel has been a wild ride that I’m happy to have experienced. It had its ups and downs, but, boy, does it ever satisfy in the end.
The Prince is a FANTASTIC addition to the A Wicked trilogy. There’s so much more to explore within this world, so I couldn’t be happier that we’re getting more.
The King is another great addition to the Wicked universe. Brighton is a wicked character that I’ll follow until the end.
The Queen is a great conclusion to this novella trilogy that allows readers to simmer in this world a little longer while also giving an intense romance.
The City of Brass is an incredibly complicated fantasy novel that deserves more love and attention because it will keep you glued to the pages. This was a reread for me and I decided to up my previous star rating of four stars to five!
The Kingdom of Copper is an incredible sequel that expands upon the first novel while setting up an explosive finale for The Empire of Gold.
Ronan was very underwhelming after having read The Wolf Hotel series and knowing what Ronan and Connor get up to. Though, it was interesting to learn a little more about their friendship.
Have you read any of these? What did you think? What did you read in the month of June?