Another Pride Month draws to an end. This month has been something else and we have really seen a lot of history begin to happen. I hope you remember that Black Lives Matter and that we begin to see the problems that Native Americans face daily with the rise of their protests and voices. Being Native American myself I hope you all back both with a fierceness that any racist should fear.
Here are the books I read for June 2020!
Welcome to the month of love! I didn’t get much reading done because the beginning of the year for me is always hectic. I’m always restarting my savings for the holidays at the end of the year and planning random trips to go hiking. It just gets all around crazy and I just work non-stop to make up for all the time off at the end of the year. Am I the only one?
Ok so last month I started Caraval and didn’t mind it but I sadly had to put it on the did not finish shelf because I just became uninterested in it in the middle of the book for some reason. I couldn’t really pick it back up or really care about it. Thankfully I usually go to the library so I didn’t buy this book and regret spending my money on it. I know this is an unpopular opinion as I see people rave about Caraval all over social media but I just didn’t care about it as much as I would have liked to.
This month I picked up some books from the library I had not heard of that sounded interesting. One was The Smoke Thieves by Sally Green. I was shocked at how much I really liked this book when I started. I took it everywhere so that if I had a moment to read I would. This seemed to be the book to kickstart my reading habits back up!
The synopsis of this book: A shrewd princess whose father is plotting against her. A brave soldier turned traitor. A loyal servant on a quest to avenge his family. A streetwise demon smoke hunter in desperate need of money. A charming thief with no clue about his true identity. Their lives would never intersect, until a war between kingdoms bubbles up, and the dangerous truth about demon smoke intertwines all their fates. Welcome to The Smoke Thieves, a tangled web of political intrigue, shifting alliances, and forbidden love, in a world where sometimes no amount of magic can keep you safe.
Something about it just called to me to pick up and read. It does swap the point of view out each chapter so if you don’t care for that you may not care for this book. I have been known to pick up books like this one and rave over how much I love it. But I do like to give warnings about it since I know there are people who do not care for it.
This book is one of those books that you enjoy but you can tell its setting up for the series. It follows the character Catherine the most and has an almost Six of Crows feel with the group of kids who end up a part of the whole story. This book is just really a backstory for all of the characters that will probably be the main storyline. I didn’t not enjoy it but I also felt this could have been less dragged out. I still gave it a four star review.
- Out of My Mind
- The Sleep Tight Motel
- Catwoman: Soulstealer
- Asking for It
- The Outsider
- Poison Ivy Cycle of Life and Death
- Emperess of a Thousand Skies
ETS had some well done up ideas but I didn’t feel it. It didn’t flow together for me. I couldn’t get into the story to even care about the main character. Have you read this book? If so, what are your thoughts?
- China Rich Girlfriend
- Slow Burn
- Eternally Bound
- When Dimple Met Rishi
- The Billionaire Shifters Curvy Match
- Rescued by the Berserker
- Delicate Ink
- You’re Welcome, Universe
I went through some books this past month! I had more time than usual to sit down and read. I absolutely loved it! What did you read this month?
The books I read this month are:
- Broken Things
- Children of Blood and Bone
- Crazy Rich Asians
- The Way You Make Me Feel
- Electra Vol. 1 Introspect
- Reign of Mist
- Brave Enough
The books I put under DNF:
- The Battle of the Labyrinth
Doing DNF to books really sucks for me because usually I can finish a book and have no issue but these three have become boring to me. 😦
For the month of July, I took a couple of trips which interrupted my need to read some books. But I still was able to read a good many books!
- Gunslinger Girl
- Ash Princess
- Heart of Mist
- Marked by the Wolf
- Dear Author
I just realized I didn’t do a June wrap up for you all. I didn’t get to read very much sadly and I suspect July will be the same.
- The Astonishing Color of After
- Tell Me No Lies
- Her Dragon’s Fury
- Dragon Got Your Tongue
- The Darkest Minds
I picked up 12 books at the beginning of April hoping to read all of them. I only got through eight.
- Tempests and Slaughter
- A Court of Thorns and Roses
- The Dancers Dancing
- The Voting Game
- The Gospel According to Blindboy
- A Court of Mist and Fury
- A Court of Wings and Ruin
- Long May She Reign