Another month gone and we’re already half way through the year. Whoa.
This month was an okay month for reading. I only read four books, gave up (kinda) on two, and am still in the process of reading one.
Here are the books I read in June:
- “Unravel Me” by Tahereh Mafi. The second book in the Shatter Me trilogy, this book was way better than the first, packed with a lot of romance, whining, and advancement in character. Read my review here!
- “P.S. I Still Love You” by Jenny Han. This is the second book in the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before duology. It was just as cute as the first, but had more drama and plot filler, in my opinion. Read my review here!
- “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” by Jesse Andrews. This book was confusing at best in terms of plot and everything about it, really. It was my least favorite read of the month. Read my review here!
- “Ignite Me” by Tahereh Mafi. This is the third book in the Shatter Me trilogy and it was a fantastic wrap-up! It had such great character development, steamy scenes, and it left off with a hint that there could be more waiting. Read my review here!
I had ups and downs this month in terms of reading. Some books I really enjoyed, others not so much. And there were two I started but am having a hard time getting into the story for one reason: the main character. I’ll come back to them at some point, but for now I’m putting them down.
Also during the month I held several discussions, including a blog tour:
- Blog Tour Interview with a Narrator. This was an interesting interview featuring the narrator for Keira Gillet’s novel, “Zaria Fierce and the Secret of Gloomwood Forest.”
- Rayna Recommends: Dystopian. My second installment in my recommends series where I discussed some books and movies that feature a dystopia of some sort.
- Cataloging Your Books. When you have too many books and you need to write them all down and see your progress (or lack thereof).
- Over-Hyped Books. We all know they exist, but what about when they live up to their hype? I talk about a few books that did and didn’t for me.
- Booktubers vs Book Bloggers. This was a big topic floating around and I felt the need to address it. We’re all part of the same community, guys, so let’s act like it.
- Reading While Away. I was on a weekend getaway and I just wanted to relax and read the whole time. Do you ever feel that when away?
- The Reading Experience. Sometimes the experiences we have while reading affects the way we actually enjoy the book.
I also did a few read-a-thon related posts:
- Springtime Readathons Wrap-Up. I participated in three readathons in May and this is my wrap-up of them.
- Themeathon Announcement. I’m excited to let you know that I’ll be hosting a month long readathon throughout July where each week is a different theme.
- Themeathon TBR. And here are the books I’m hoping to get to each week! This is also my TBR for next month.
Overall it was a pretty productive month, but there was a lot of down time because I just started a new job and I’m trying to acclimate myself to my new schedule as a full-time teller. So, yeah, I’ve been hella busy, but at least I’m still finding time to read.