Hi dear friends!
As this Sunday is officially the last day of June I will double The Sunday Post with my monthly wrap-up.
Time to have a chat with you about what happened in my life and on the blog this month linking back to The Sunday Post @caffeinatedreviewer!
Private life first
Maybe you already know that my month of June has been crazy between caring for my injured husband, the kids exams and a stolen smartphone ….
I never drove so much in my life as my husband is unable to do anything and I also had to have the patience of a saint as everyone was grumpy.
All the kids efforts paid as they both graduated!!!
My daughter graduated high school last week!!!!! I was so proud and she was so relieved as it’s been a hard battle with advanced mathematics!
Then of course it was celebration time and I had to fetch her from two parties on Friday and Saturday, hosting other friends of her at home. Honestly I am just so happy that she has such good friends to celebrate with her.
For years now these are a tight knit group of girls, all good girls, partying from time to time but working hard and with a good head on their shoulders. They also have a big heart and are always enthusiastic. I am so happy my daughter can count on them.
Now I am waiting for my holiday …two more weeks.
I am really exhausted yet very satisfied.
I am planning my city trip of six days to London with my daughter to meet the authors at YALC London and I went a little bit overboard with the book haul this month (see picture below). That’s why I am officially on a self imposed book ban until YALC (I know once in the middle of other book lovers and surrounded by publishing houses all offering shiny books I won’t be able to resist 😀 ).
June book haul:
On the blog (click on the graphic to read the post)
This month of June has been a great reading month as I’ve read and reviewed 11 books! Not bad at all considering that I aim for two books a week.
I will sort them by rating, beginning with the lowest and ending with my favorite(s)
I Sing No Victim’s Song by Sara Pintilie. It was a gift from a debut author who sent the book across the ocean! That’s so unusual. She has all that’s needed to become a good author and just needs more polish for this first work. 3 stars
Cinder and the Prince of Midnight by Susan Ee. 4 stars and totally different from Angelfall! This is told/written like a tale so don’t be surprised!
Three Heartbeats Away by CC Hunter. 4 stars for a very satisfying conclusion to the series!
Savaged by Mia Sheridan. 4,5 stars. Sounds and smells a little bit like Archer doubled up with a mystery.
A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard (YALC author). 4 stars and great book about anxiety and other mental problems.
Call It What You Want by Brigid Kemmerer 4,5 stars and so many moral choices in that story!
Now let’s get to the five stars and favorites of the month!
From Lukov With Love by Mariana Zapata. 5 stars and it reminded me why I love Mariana’s books so much! Excellent banter, enemies to lover and fantastic family!
Jersey Six by Jewel E. Ann. 5 stars and my favorite by that author. It was simply brilliant with a fantastic plot twist that I never saw coming!
And I have three winners/favorites this month! Sorry I can’t simply choose any of them.
The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang. 5 stars for this audiobook with an amazing narrator. This story is so brilliant yet harsh that I fear the sequel as I know the author will play even more on my triggers….
Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson. 5 stars. It was epic, buoyant, exhilarating, fun, imaginative ….truly fantastic!
The Kingdom of Copper by SA Chakraborty. 6 stars for this amazing audiobook with an excellent narrator. I am in love with this series and can’t wait for the next book! Thank you Alexandra for pushing me to read it with your constant choice of this story in every “best of” that you participated in.
Now I have managed to post a discussion post every week on Thursday (yay) and this week I asked you if you prefered single or multiple POV.
The Top 5 Tuesday this week was my favorite fantasy (and for once I’ve been a good girl and chose only 5 books).
June was also Pride Month and Calendar Girls was all about Pride month and our favorite book. My choice was an underdog: Stop! by Alison Bailey.
Last but not least, the “Meet your next Boyfriend” this month was about our favorite royal boyfriend! I chose …Cardan of course 😀
In the blogosphere and quizz world plus my favorite music of the week (introduced by my son 😉 instant hit with me!)
I finally took the time to blog hop and founds several amazing posts out there!
The Orang Outang Librarian about the misconceptions of negative reviews
Alex about reading burnout
Lauren about self hosting and how she did it
And Ally gives some tips to increas your blog traffic
Quizz for fans of Quizz (I am one of them and I know someone who …LOL)
An extra fun one for fans of comics and movie: Epic Reads advise you on which Avenger you should begin a book club with!!!!
Favorite music this week thanks to my son!
Pfew that was my month!
How was your month? How many books did you read? Do we share some?
Thanks for reading!