Month In Review

A look back at my June reading…

I really cannot believe that June is already ending… and the fact that it means the year is going to be half over in a matter of hours is just mind blowing! The end of June also marks the end of my first three months on Bookstagram and my first month with this blog! It may be trite, but time really does fly!

My June reading was busy and hectic, but most of all fun! I finished 33 books which is definitely a record for me. There were some short reads and a few graphic novels in the mix to help build to that number, but the Reading Women Month bingo game and a 10 day team readathon early in the month also helped me speed through a lot of books (even if I ended the month with some of my June TBR selections still unread). I actually felt like my reading was pretty slow at the end of the month!

June was the month I decided to kick off a blog in addition to my bookstagram account, so it has been a month of learning and growing and I’m thankful to everyone who has given a new book blogger a chance!

I’ve linked all of my reviews below. There were a couple graphic novels that picked up for my readathon that didn’t get reviewed and a few books that will have reviews posted in July. These, plus some ebooks and a couple last minute additions that were read after the picture was taken didn’t make the shot, but I was pretty happy to have managed to fit as many in the picture as I did. It has been a very busy and very fulfilling reading month!

SHELTER by Jung Yun was my first read of June and a great read to kick off the month!

SHELTER – Jung Yun

LOOK ALIVE OUT THERE – Sloane Crosley

THE WEDDING DATE – Jasmine Guillory

HOME FIRE – Kamila Shamsie

THE FORGOTTEN GIRLS – Sara Blaedel

THROUGH THE WOODS – Emily Carroll

THROUGH THE WOODS was a surprise favorite (and a good excuse to make s’mores)!

THOSE PEOPLE – Louise Candlish

HER BODY AND OTHER PARTIES – Carmen Maria Machado

SUMMER OF THE MARIPOSAS – Guadalupe Garcia McCall

DON’T EVER TELL – Lucy Dawson

THE HUNGER – Alma Katsu

THE BELL JAR – Sylvia Plath

One of my most anticipated 2019 releases and it lived up to my high expectations!

INTO THE DROWNING DEEP – Mira Grant

WITH THE FIRE ON HIGH – Elizabeth Acevedo

THE LOST MAN – Jane Harper

LUMBERJANES, Vol. 2 (ebook) – Noelle Stevenson

TOKYO TARAREBA GIRLS, Vol. 1 (ebook) – Akiko Higashimura

RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE – Casey McQuiston

Jane Harper was a new author for me in June and I liked her so much, I fit in two of her novels this month!

PRODIGAL SUMMER – Barbara Kingsolver

WAR OF THE WORLDS – H.G. Wells

SORRY I’M LATE, I DIDN’T WANT TO COME – Jessica Pan

FRONT DESK – Kelly Yang

THE DRY – Jane Harper

GONE WITH THE WIND – Margaret Mitchell

DARK MATTER – Blake Crouch

I received my first Unplugged Book Box this month and I’m officially a fan!

IN THE SHADOW OF SPINDRIFT HOUSE – Mira Grant

ON WRITING: A MEMOIR OF THE CRAFT – Stephen King

A few more read in June with reviews to be posted soon:

GHOST WALL – Sarah Moss

ALLEGEDLY – Tiffany D. Jackson

SAVE THE DATE – Morgan Matson

Katherine Center was another new author for me, but I loved her upcoming book!

Upcoming releases read in June, to be reviewed in July:

LOCK EVERY DOOR – Riley Sager
(publication date 7/2/2019)

ESCAPE ROOM – Megan Goldin
(publication date 7/30/2019)

THINGS YOU SAVE IN A FIRE – Katherine Center
(publication date 8/13/2019)

Have you read any of these? What were your favorite reads for June? I’d love to hear!

7 thoughts on “A look back at my June reading…”

    1. I updated the post with to the link to my review for On Writing, but I did love it… it was a very happy surprise since I didn’t know what to expect going into it!

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