Well… Considering how late this is, I’m clearly already doing a terrible job of sticking to doing wrap-up posts — but better late than never, right??
I thought June hadn’t been that great a month for me book-wise but, on looking back, it’s actually been alright! I guess that’s why posts like this are so good. It’s nice to see that I’ve done more than I thought!
What I Read
Just Enough by Flavia Biondi
I was very pleasantly surprised by my first graphic novel read in a very long time. Just Enough absolutely blew me away, and has inspired me to pick up more graphic novels since. You can read my full review here.
Antiquity’s Gate: Three Days Til Dawn by R.F. Hurteau
Three Days Til Dawn was my biggest surprise of the month. I’m not a big sci-fi fan, but I decided to give this one a go after reading some good reviews — and I’m really glad I did. Hurteau made her sci-fi very accessible through a fantastic cast of well-formed characters and impressive world-building. I’m looking forward to picking up the next book in the series.
Kingdom Cold by Brittni Chenelle
Kingdom Cold had a nice cover and a blurb that sounded right up my street, so I was pretty disappointed to discover that this one fell a good deal short of my expectations. You can read why in my full review, right here.
Valencia and Valentine by Suzy Krause
I picked up this one from Amazon First Reads, and it started off really promising. However, as the story went on, I found myself growing increasingly disillusioned with it and, in the end, didn’t rate Valencia and Valentine very highly at all.
Normal People by Sally Rooney
I’ve been trying to pick up more bestsellers lately, and I’d seen Rooney’s Normal People around a lot. I mean, who hasn’t? Unfortunately, I struggled to connect with the characters in this novel in any real way, and that left me feeling ultimately disappointed with this one.
Paper Girls by Brian K. Vaughan & Cliff Chiang
As mentioned previously, I was recently inspired to pick up some more graphic novels and, having seen it around a lot, Paper Girls seemed like a good place to start. However, although I really liked the art style, the story just wasn’t for me.
What I Bought
What I Posted
Goodreads Challenge Progress
I’ve read 18/35 books so far, and am just about to finish my 19th. I’m on track at the moment, which is nice after being behind for a good while.
This was (to my surprise) an even better month than May, even if a lot of reads didn’t end up being rated very highly . I’m really happy with how much I’ve managed to get done, and I hope I can keep it up in coming months — although I’ve starting preparing for my Masters in September recently, so I’ll need to really work on my time management! Thanks for reading! x