June is done and dusted and we are now forging our way into July. For me June was slow but steady, and enjoyable. It was nice to have a month without readathons to just drift from book to book. July and August have some big readathons that I am excited to take part in but they are intense.
(Page count includes Audiobook page numbers)
5 STARS: 4
4.5 STARS: 2
4 STARS: 0
3.5 STARS: 3
3 STARS: 1
WHAT I READ –
A study in Charlotte
This was a fantastic little mystery that took me by surprise at how dark it got. I really enjoyed the concept and how the mystery played out. I will definitely be continuing with the series.
This was just purely delightful. A spooky little middle grade mystery that just hooked me for the first page and I just couldn’t put it down. It was just truly enjoyable with lots of twists and turns ( and a talking cat!).
Mouse Guard : Winter 1152
I love this graphic novel series. Despite its cute appearance this is a very gory and bloody comic which centres around a civilisation of mice as they attempt to navigate the worlds perils. It saddens me that as I read this they announced the cancellation of the movie which would have been spectacular if it had been made.
Sorcery of Thorns
One of my favourite reads so far this year! Sorcery of Thorns had everything from daemons that take cat form, talking books, vast libraries and sassy talking sorcerers. I really enjoyed the writing style and hope we do eventually get more from this world. Check out my full review here.
The October Man
When a new novella from my favourite series lands on the shelves I am going to pick it up straight away. I tend to mainline these books so quickly that I have to re-read before attempting to review it. I devoured this a unpredictably loved it. Even with the change of perspective away from Peter. I have a full review here.
The Man in the Brown Suit
This wasn’t my favourite of Christie’s work. It is separate from her Poirot and Marple series and just didn’t quite hit the mark for me. I found it quiet long and convoluted for one of her more simple mysteries.
The Umbrella Academy : Apocalypse Suite
I was kind of disappointed about this one, its a case of the TV show was better. The TV show did a more delicate job of the reveals and the twists which were just laid out in the comics.
I actually enjoyed this final instalment with the Caraval series, it was a satisfying ending for a series I have been up and down with. I will be writing a full review shortly.
A rare foray into contemporary that I actually enjoyed. It was a really nice looked into female friendship of girls that grew up during the spice girls girl power era and how they are coping now that they are in their late 20s! I have a full review here.
The Audiobook of the Year
No Such Thing as a Fish
I was on a bit of a podcast binge and I had finally caught up with one of my favourites, No such thing as a fish, and was restlessly waiting for the next instalment so when they advertise a 9hr version under the disguise of an audiobook I am going to listen to it. It is just that a 9 hour version of the pod cast packed full of facts and joking.
So that was my June. How did your June reading month go? What was your favourite read? Have your read any of the books above?
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