Hi everyone! Welcome to another wrap up post. This post won’t be as lengthy as my last wrap up post because I read a lot less in June. I ended up finishing only 3 books and a total of 1,472 pages (which includes the pages of the books I either put on hold or started but didn’t finish.) I really hope I’m able to read more in July!
Books Read in June
- Ace of Spades by Amanda Foody – 4 stars
- They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera – 3.25 stars
- Anger Is a Gift by Mark Oshiro – 5 stars
The first book I finished in June was the last book I started in May, Ace of Spades by Amanda Foody. I really enjoyed this book! It was definitely very interesting and exciting to read. The only disappointment is that I wish it had an asexual main character. I mean, it has “ace” in the title so there should definitely be an ace character in the book. However, there is a black bisexual MC so I guess I’ll take what I can get! Still, I really liked the magic system and I’m looking forward to seeing what happens next in the series!
The next book I read, They Both Die at the End, has been on my Goodreads TBR for a really long time. I had very mixed feelings about Adam Silvera’s first book, More Happy Than Not, but I still wanted to give his books another go. However, after reading this book, I’m not sure if he’s the author for me. Like last time, I was intrigued by the concept of the book but unable to 100% connect. I don’t know why. However, I did enjoy this book more than More Happy Than Not and I was definitely sad at the ending! I might give Adam Silvera another try sometime in the future but I’m not sure yet.
Lastly, I read my favorite book of the month and definitely a high contender for favorite of the year, Anger Is a Gift by Mark Oshiro. This book was so beautifully and eloquently written and I quickly fell in love with it! The characters were wonderful and so diverse! They were all POC (mainly black and latinx) and most of them were queer. There were gay, lesbian, trans, non-binary, and ace/biromantic characters. It was so casually inclusive and very realistic to real life friend groups! Speaking of friends, Moss had an amazing group of friends. They were so, so supportive of one another and very close! Moss also has anxiety/panic attacks and I loved how well it was handled and how supportive and understanding Moss’s friends were! I loved this book so much and I will probably reread it at some point in the future. However, please keep these content warnings in mind before picking up the book: police brutality, racism, murder, death of a loved one, violence, riots, panic attacks, misgendering.
Book Put On Hold in June
- My So-Called Bollywood Life by Nisha Sharma
I put this book on hold after reading about 100 pages of it because it just wasn’t holding my interest at the time. I’ll definitely be picking it up back up sometime in the future though!
Book I Started But Didn’t Finish in June
- Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson
I started reading this book during the last few days of June so I wasn’t able to finish it before the month ended. I did end up reading about 135 pages of it though. I’m still reading it now and I’ll probably be able to finish it in the next day or two. It’s been pretty enjoyable so far and I’m looking forward to seeing how it ends!
Reading Challenge Progress
This year I’m participating in four reading challenges! To track my progress, I have a page on my blog but I would also like to share monthly progress updates with you all. That being said, each monthly wrap up post will include updates on my progress in the four reading challenges I signed up for. For more information on the reading challenges mentioned below, click here.
1. Goodreads Reading Challenge
My Goal: Read 50 books
Completed in June: 3 books
Completed in 2018: 37 books
2. Beat the Backlist Reading Challenge
My Goal: Read 18 backlist books (COMPLETED!)
Completed in June: 1 book
Completed in 2018: 23 books
3. Library Love Challenge
My Goal: Read 36 library books
Completed in June: 3 books
Completed in 2018: 30 books
4. Brooke’s Books Reading Challenge
My Goal: Complete all 30 prompts
Completed in June: 1 prompt
Completed in 2018: 25 prompts
Prompts Completed in May:
- Read a book set in a different world
Was June a good or bad reading month for you? How many books did you end up reading? Let me know in the comments and/or link me to your monthly wrap up. I would love to see what you read this past month!