My Bookish Month of June 2021

Hi and welcome to another monthly overview!

You guys, I had such a brilliant bookish month! Between the hubby constantly watching football, going to bed (way too) late, and having a week off work I broke all the records, and more importantly, I had an excellent time reading and listening to some great books.

I enjoyed another free month of Scribd, thanks to Nicki who signed up for a free two-month trial using my code. If anyone wants to try Scribd and feed my addiction in the process (I’d be eternally grateful!), click here.

I worked on my Agatha Christie, Stephen King, Ragnar Jonassón, Spanish and non-fiction challenges, and I dove into the 20 books of summer challenge as fast as I could, because I have a few busy work weeks coming up in July and I wanted to clear my agenda as much and as soon as I could. My FairyLoot challenge isn’t going quite as well, because I had a few rather chunky fantasy proofs to get through first, but I hope to pick up one of my FairyLoot books soon.

These were my favourite reads of the month:

I won’t be reviewing Malibu Rising and Wonderland, but let me just tell you I gave them both all the stars and they are well worth your money and your time!

In figures June looks like this:

Novels: 7178 pages across 24 novels
Audiobooks: 76.5 hours across 11 audiobooks

And here’s what I did in June, and some of what I’ll be posting in July:

What I read:

Joyland, Stephen King
The Baby is Mine, Oyinkan Braithwaite
The Companion, Katie Alender
Raising Hell, Bryony Pearce
The Beresford, Will Carver
The  Donor, Clare Mackintosh
Whiteout, Ragnar Jónasson
This Fragile Earth, Susannah Wise
The Great Silence, Doug Johnstone
The Jasmine Throne, Tasha Suri
The Devil You Know, Gwen Adshead & Eileen Horne
Malibu Rising, Taylor Jenkins Reid
Hostage, Clare Mackintosh
The Mermaid of Black Conch, Monique Roffey
The Rule, David Jackson
Te dejé ir (I Let You Go), Clare Mackintosh
No Honour, Awais Khan (review to follow)
Hag: Forgotten Folktales Retold
The Final Girl Support Group, Grady Hendrix (review to follow)
Secrets on the Cote d’Azur, Matthew Costello & Neil Richards
The Night Train, Sharon Bolton
The Light of the Midnight Stars, Rena Rossner (review to follow)
Wonderland, Jennifer Hillier
Cabin Fever, Alex Dahl (review to follow)

What I listened to:

Far From the Tree, Rob Parker
The Lost Apothecary, Sarah Penner
The Perfect Daughter, D.J. Palmer
The Other Passenger, Louise Candlish
Creepers, David Morrell
Her Dark Lies, J.T. Ellison
Crooked House, Agatha Christie
The Impossible Girl, Lydia Kang
Rattle, Fiona Cummins
The Essex Serpent, Sarah Perry
A Good Marriage, Stephen King

What I read earlier but reviewed in June:

The Pact, Sharon Bolton
The Kingdoms, Natasha Pulley

I also shared excerpts from Everything Happens For A Reason, This Is How We Are Human and One Last Time, and my 20 books of summer.

Let’s have a look at the books that landed on my lap in June:

A modest haul of physical books: a highly anticipated read that, fortunately, I loved as much as I love its cover, a finished copy of one of my books of the year, an ARC courtesy of Orion, and the 8th instalment of my fave cosy mystery series.

Two bargains, one of last year’s QuickReads, four NetGalley eARCs and a digital blog tour proof:

Four audiobooks in the Audible sales:

I hope you had a good month and that you are safe and well! Thanks for joining me today and happy reading xxx

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