June was another fantastic reading month! Though I did read a few duds, I also read two books that will most likely make my top books of 2022 and continued my reread of Mistborn with The Well of Ascension.
During the month of June, I read 11 books.
So, here are some stats!
Number of pages read: 4558
Number of print books: 6
Number of e-books: 6
Favourite quote of the month:
“I loved you so much that the word ‘love’ didn’t seem big enough for how I felt.” – Every Summer After by Carley Fortune
Without further ado…. here is where I feature my top two books from differing genres, but this month it’s romance only!
Bad Girl Reputation is an angsty and explosive novel about two people who are drawn to each other but have to fight their own inclinations and the boxes society put them in. Also, Evan is as swoon worthy as they come.
Every Summer After is easily the best novel I’ve read so far this year. The emotions are palpable as Fortune guides readers through this story of friendship, love, heartbreak, and forgiveness.
Her Darkest Secret is one of those novels that didn’t work for me for specific reasons unrelated to writing style, pace, or character development. Had I been aware of the religious themes and Christian Romance genre, I would have passed on the novel. Three Stars
Crown of Crimson expands the world while developing Hannah and Death’s relationship both emotionally and physically as the series ramps up for its climax. Four Stars
The Summer I Turned Pretty holds up as Han explores family, friendships, and love in this excellent coming of age story. Four Stars
The Falling is an unbearably slow romance that is light on the romance. Two Stars
Something Wilder ended up being a disappointment because of its lackluster romance and missed opportunity to bring Lily and her father’s relationship full circle. Three Stars
Stuck With You is short and sweet with enough chemistry and spice to have readers reaching for a glass of cold water. Five Stars
Lover is a great conclusion to the Loxley Prep series that focuses mostly on Lennon and each of the men in the relationship. Though the novel stumbles with its plot, Jude makes up for it with her spice. Four Stars
The Well of Ascension. This reread was just as good as the first time, if not better. One more month closer to The Lost Metal! Five Stars
Stay Awake has an interesting enough premise with well written and alternating perspectives but falls flat with its obvious resolution. Three Stars
All the Young Dudes: Book One is incredible. I’ve never been a big fan of fan fiction, but All the Young Dudes blew me away and it’s only book one. It’s slow burn, but I am LOVING being back in this world. Five Stars
Have you read any of these? What did you think? What did you read in the month of June?