Well, another month down, well and truly half way into the year, and another stack of books building up on the bookcase. Yes, I know it’s not officially the end of June but I have a busy few days coming up so while the Child is sleeping – finally, a daytime nap!! – I thought I’d get this in quick!
I’ve not been as bad this month with buying books, instead it has been books from Netgalley. I’ve read a few of them, and reviewed, but I still have 10 – I think – on my Netgalley shelf/collection. I’ve also got a few to read from Bookbridgr as well – I’m currently working my way through Every Exquisite Thing by Matthew Quick. I’m not sure if I’m enjoying it but I will finish it. I’m more determined if anything else to finish it.
So my month of reading. It’s a grand total of 18 read, 20 purchased, and 17 from either Bookbridgr/Netgalley/Author. That’s quite horrific to see it put into simple terms like that and not a list – that’s the amount to read, not read.
What’s even worse is that I have only reviewed 5 books in total. 5?? That’s pathetic compared to the actual 18 I’ve read!
My favourite book of the month: Hmm…. it’s either between Can’t Buy Me Love by Jane Lovering or One Hot Summer by Kat French. First one what would come to mind if put under pressure would be One Hot Summer. I loved it, cannot praise it enough, and still would very much like to put in an order for my very own Robinson if possible? Please, thank you, pretty please with a cherry on top? I also really enjoyed We Are All Made of Stars by Rowan Coleman – that book was a whole different kind of special.
Least favourite book of the month: Break Up Club by Lorelei Mathias. This book dragged for me, it wasn’t spectacular or highly funny, just a little amusing. I dragged my way through it and through a little brain party when it finished. I sort of wish I hadn’t read it, the amount of time it took me to read it would have been filled with 2 other books that I could have loved even more than this one.
Thoughts for July:
To make a dent in my piles of books, if not a huge dent then a small dent.
I want to get my Bookbridgr books read this month, hopefully anyway. I’ve got about 10 of them altogether I think but not entirely sure. Maybe I should keep them separate from my other books.
My Naughty List (Including ARCs/Bookbridgr):
The Light Behind The Window by Lucinda Riley
The Things We Never Said by Susan Elliot Wright
Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Last Dance in Havana by Rosanna Ley
The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon
The Dress by Kate Kerrigan
The Zig Zag Girl by Elly Griffiths
The Sisterhood by Helen Bryan
Another Night, Another Day by Sarah Rayner
The Dandelion Years by Erica James
A Love Like This by Maria Duffy
The Janus Stone by Elly Griffiths
A Place of Secrets by Rachel Hore
The Little Village Bakery by Tilly Tennant
Spirit Legacy by E.E Holmes
Time After Time by Hannah McKinnon
The House at Sea End by Elly Griffiths
A Room Full of bones by Elly Griffiths
The A to Z of Me and You by James Hannah
The Light of Paris by Eleanor Brown (READ)
Magruder’s Curiosity Cabinet by H. P Wood
A House for Happy Mothers by Amulya Malladi
A Robot in the Garden by Deborah Install
Break-Up Club by Lorelei Mathias (READ)
The Story of Our Life by Shari Low
One Hot Summer by Kat French (READ)
Nevernight by Jay Kristoff
Good Morning, Midnight by Lily Brooks-Dalton
Daemoneum by Laney McMann
Crystallum by Laney McMann
Escape to the Riveria by Jules Wake
The Comfort of Others by Kay Langdale
The Hope Family Calendar by Mike Gayle
The Rumour by Elin Hilderbrand
Other Books for Review:
The Madam by Jaime Raven (READ)
Summer by the Sea by Jenny Hale
Can’t Buy Me Love by Jane Lovering (Review Here)
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo
The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman
The Madam by Jaime Raven (Review Here)
One Hot Summer by Kat French (Review Here)
The Light of Paris by Eleanor Brown (Review Here)
Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton
Everlasting by Candace Knoebel
The Cake Shop in the Garden by Carole Matthews
The Janus Stone by Elly Griffiths
The Snow Angel by Lulu Taylor
We Are All Made of Stars by Rowan Coleman
Break-Up Club by Lorelei Mathias (Review here)
The House at Sea’s End by Elly Griffiths
A Room Full of Bones by Elly Griffiths