Welcome back to my monthly wrapup! June felt like the longest month for some reason, but it was also a great reading month. A bunch of my library holds came in at last, so I was able to catch up on some of the new releases from earlier this year. I’m also nearing my first reading goal of the year, so I fully expect to have moved it up to 150 by the time I post next month’s wrapup. Let’s take a look!
Goodreads Challenge Progress: 87/100
Book of the Month
Mary is the Queen of Scotland and has been betrothed to Francis, the Dauphin of France since childhood. It’s finally time for their wedding, which isn’t so bad since they’ve become very good friends over the years. Mary has gone so far as to even confide her greatest secret to him – she is an Eðian who can turn into a mouse, a secret that could mean her death if revealed, since France is a kingdom of Verities.
When the king meets a suspicious end just days later, Mary and Francis are brought to the throne far sooner than either of them expected and they find themselves at the center of a conspiracy. The situation back home in Scotland isn’t much better either with the people protesting against the rule of a Verity queen. With even her own family and close confidants scheming against her, Mary must figure out the truth of the situation before it is too late.
Books I Read in June 2021
- Illusionary (Hollow Crown #2) – Zoraida Cordova (🌟🌟🌟🌟)
- My Contrary Mary (Mary #1) – Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, Jodi Meadows (ARC) (🌟🌟🌟🌟1/2)
- Rising Like A Storm (The Wrath of Ambar #2) – Tanaz Bhathena (ARC) (🌟🌟🌟🌟)
- That Weekend – Kara Thomas (ARC) (🌟🌟🌟🌟)
- Ariadne – Jennifer Saint (🌟🌟🌟🌟)
- Six Crimson Cranes (Six Crimson Cranes #1) – Elizabeth Lim (ARC) (🌟🌟🌟🌟)
- The Betrayed (The Betrothed #2) – Kiera Cass (ARC) (🌟🌟🌟)
- Aru Shah & the City of Gold (Pandava #4) – Roshani Chokshi (🌟🌟🌟🌟1/2)
- Daughter of Sparta (Daughter of Sparta #1) – Claire M. Andrews (🌟🌟🌟🌟)
- The Box in the Woods (Truly Devious #4) – Maureen Johnson (🌟🌟🌟🌟)
- The Gates of Athens (Athenian #1) – Conn Iggulden (🌟🌟🌟🌟)
- You’ll Be The Death of Me – Karen M McManus (ARC) (🌟🌟🌟🌟)
- Ravage the Dark (Scavenge the Stars #2) – Tara Sim (🌟🌟🌟🌟)
- Honor Lost (The Honors #3) – Rachel Caine & Ann Aguirre (🌟🌟🌟🌟)
- Heartstopper: Volume Three – Alice Oseman (🌟🌟🌟🌟)
- Asterix and the Goths (Asterix #3) – Goscinny & Uderzo (🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟)
- Asterix in Britain (Asterix #8) – Goscinny & Uderzo (🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟)
- The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson & the Olympians #1) – Rick Riordan (🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟)
Other Posts & Reviews This Month
Have you read any of these books or do you plan to? What was your reading month like? Let’s chat in the comments below!