Monthly Wrap Up | June 2019

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June is at an end, and in Canada, summer is finally in full swing! Between BookCon and a huge pile of books to catch up on (not to mention the review backlog), it has been quite a busy month! Not to mention, we’re already halfway through the year, so it’s time to take a look at my reading goals and reevaluate a few. Here’s my wrap up for June, and don’t forget to check out my BookCon post which contains my book haul from the event!


Books I Read in June 2019
(links lead to reviews)

New Releases
The Everlasting Rose (The Belles #2) – Dhonielle Clayton (🌟🌟🌟 1/2)
We Hunt the Flame (Sands of Arawiya #1) – Hafsah Faizal (🌟🌟🌟 1/2)
Ghosts of the Shadow Market – Cassandra Clare (🌟🌟🌟🌟)
As Kismet Would Have It (Dimple & Rishi #1.5) – Sandhya Menon (🌟🌟🌟 1/2)
Sorcery of Thorns – Margaret Rogerson – ARC (🌟🌟🌟🌟)
The Candle and the Flame – Nafiza Azad (🌟🌟🌟🌟)
Once & Future (Once & Future #1) – Cori McCarthy & Amy Rose Capetta (🌟🌟🌟)
The Satapur Moonstone – Sujata Massey (🌟🌟🌟🌟)
The Storm Crow (The Storm Crow #1) – Kalyn Josephson – ARC Review (🌟🌟🌟🌟)
Beasts of the Frozen Sun (Frozen Sun Saga #1) – Jill Cresswell – ARC (🌟🌟🌟 1/2)

Backlist
Daughter of the Siren Queen (Daughter of the Pirate King #2) – Tricia Levenseller (🌟🌟🌟🌟)
Furyborn (Empirium #1) – Claire Legrand (🌟🌟🌟🌟)
The Rogue Queen (The Hundredth Queen) – Emily R. King (🌟🌟🌟 1/2)

Re-Reads
The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson & the Olympians #2) – Rick Riordan (🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟)
The Titan’s Curse (Percy Jackson & the Olympians #3) – Rick Riordan (🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟)
Fangirl – Rainbow Rowell (🌟🌟🌟🌟)
Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices #2) – Cassandra Clare (🌟🌟🌟🌟)

Other posts & reviews this month

WWW Wednesday | June 5, 2019
Aurora Rising (The Aurora Cycle #1) – Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman (🌟🌟🌟🌟)
WWW Wednesday | June 12, 2019
My Experience at BookCon 2019
Mini Reviews #5 (Red, White & Royal Blue, Romanov, Once & Future, Ghosts of the Shadow Market)
WWW Wednesday | June 26, 2019
Mid-Year Freak Out Book Tag 2019


And as always, here are my reading challenge updates:
1. Beat the Backlist: This month, I read 3 books from my backlist, and finally got around to finishing Furyborn, which I absolutely loved. All of my rereads were in audiobook format and I really enjoyed listening to these titles!
2. Year of Epic Reads:

    • Challenge of the Month: A BOOK THAT CELEBRATES EPIC PRIDE
      We’re embracing Pride Month with an extra special Epic Pride celebration, so, of course, we want you to read a book that centers the LGBTQIAP+ experience. Whether it’s a romance or a tragedy, lighthearted or a sucker punch to the feels, we think it’s only fitting that we give these stories the spotlight this month.
      Chosen Book: Once & Future – Amy Rose Capetta & Cori McCarthy
      While I wasn’t particularly impressed with the book itself, Once & Future was amazing from a representation point of view. I’ve never come across a book with so much diversity in the main characters. Once & Future follows Ari, a reincarnation of King Arthur, on her quest to defeat the evil taking over a futuristic world, accompanied of course by a teenaged Merlin and many others. Check out my full review here!

Mid-Year Goal Check

With June wrapped up, we’re halfway through the year, and I took some time to assess my reading goal. My original goal was 100 books, and now that I’m nearly there with 90 books down, I’m increasing my goal to 150 books – to be revisited at the end of September for one more goal check.


Stats for the Month

Number of Books: 17
Number of Pages: 6,467
Goodreads Challenge Progress: 90/100


Did you read any of these books or do you plan to? I’d love to hear your thoughts on them!


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