Hi and welcome to another monthly overview!
Another month done and dusted! Sure, it wasn’t all rainbows and puppy dogs, I mean there was that one weekend when 9 out of 12 of my fish keeled over and died (😩) but all in all it was a pretty good month. I saw my parents again in real life, after having seen them only on FaceTime for months, and we had a family barbecue with the in-laws and I had a great time with my nieces.
I had last week off work and I actually managed to switch off and relax and it did me a world of good! I did quite a lot of blogging prep and I read heaps, which makes June my best bookish month of the year so far. Good thing too, since Audible had a sale and I went on a bit of a spree (#sorrynotsorry).
I read the second Dexter novel for my one Spanish book per month challenge and I stepped out of my comfort zone by reading a romcom and a comedy I’d discovered through Zoé’s author takeover posts (check out Zooloo’s Book Diary). After reading Hinton Hollow Death Trip and the whole fish debacle, Rich Amooi and Gina Kirkham were exactly what I needed! If romcoms are your thing, you definitely need to read some Rich Amooi, and Gina’s Mavis Upton is guaranteed to make you snort very unladylike at the very least.
June definitely ended on a high when Lynne (@ Fictionophile.com) informed me that I had won her contest and gifted me a £15 Amazon voucher, thanks again 😍 I haven’t spent it yet, carefully weighing my options, do let me know any suggestions you might have!
In figures June looks like this:
Novels: 5280 pages over 17 books
Audiobooks: 76 hours over 9 audiobooks
And here’s what I did last month, and some of what I’ll be posting this month:
What I read:
Countdown, Matt Phillips
The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires, Grady Hendrix
We Were the Salt of the Sea, Roxanne Bouchard
The Resident, David Jackson
The Deck of Omens, Christine Lynn Herman
The First Lie, A.J. Park
Hinton Hollow Death Trip, Will Carver
It’s Not PMS, It’s You, Rich Amooi
Querido Dexter (Dearly Devoted Dexter), Jeff Lindsay
A Cat-Shaped Space, Milly Johnson
Alpha Omega, Nicholas Bowling (review to follow)
The Big Chill, Doug Johnstone (review to follow on the tour)
One By One, Ruth Ware (review to follow)
Mexican Gothic, Silvia Moreno-Garcia (review to follow)
The Witch House, Ann Rawson (review to follow on the tour)
Incendiary, Zoraida Córdova
The Memory Police, Yoko Ogawa
What I listened to:
Wicked Game, Matt Johnson
His & Hers, Alice Feeney
The Other Mrs, Mary Kubica
Alone in the Wild (Rockton 5), Kelley Armstrong
Magpie Lane, Lucy Atkins
Handcuffs, Truncheon and a Polyester Thong, Gina Kirkham
Horrorstör, Grady Hendrix
The Legacy, Yrsa Sigurdardottir
The Perfect Wife, JP Delaney
What I read earlier but reviewed in June:
I hope you had a good month and that you are safe and well! Thanks for joining me today and happy reading xxx