The Sunday Post is hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer.
Last week on the blog:
- On Sunday, June 28th, I posted last-last week’s Sunday Post.
- On Monday, June 29th, I posted the Beautiful Blogger and Versatile Blogger Awards!
- On Tuesday, June 30th, I posted my Top Ten Tuesday — Top Ten Books I’ve Read So Far In 2015.
- On Wednesday, July 1st, I posted my Waiting on Wednesday for Hunter by Mercedes Lackey.
- On Thursday, July 2nd, I posted my review of Alive by Scott Sigler.
- On Friday, July 3rd, I posted my review of The Heir by Kiera Cass.
- On Saturday, July 4th, I posted my review of 5 to 1 by Holly Bodger.
What I read last month:
Here are all the books I read in June 2015 (17 books!).
Click on a title to be directed to my review.
- Mosquitoland by David Arnold. 2 stars.
- Manhattan Mayhem edited by Mary Higgins Clark. 4 stars. Awesome collection of short stories from the Mystery Writers of America. Also, there’s a map inside!
- Bone Deep by Kim O’Brien. 3 stars.
- Daimon by Jennifer L. Armentrout. 3 stars. Short story.
- A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas. 5 stars! Favorite book of the month! Definite reread potential! I ship Feyre + Tamlin! Also, there’s a map inside!
- None of the Above by I. W. Gregorio. 4 stars. A book about sexuality that I recommend to everyone.
- Material Girls by Elaine Dimopoulos. 3 stars.
- Pure by Jennifer L. Armentrout. 4 stars.
- Deity by Jennifer L. Armentrout. 4 stars.
- Elixir by Jennifer L. Armentrout. 5 stars! Short story/novella.
- Apollyon by Jennifer L. Armentrout. 4 stars. Just have the fifth and final book, Sentinel, to read before I’m done with the Covenant series!
- Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone. 4 stars.
- Blue Karma by J. K. Ullrich. 4.5 stars! A climate-fiction dystopia that I recommend to everyone.
- Nimona by Noelle Stevenson. 5 stars! A sci-fi/fantasy graphic novel that I recommend to everyone!
- The Heir by Kiera Cass. 3 stars. I’m shipping Eadlyn with Kile or Erik!
- 5 to 1 by Holly Bodger. 3.5 stars. Ties for my favorite cover of the month.
- The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh. 4 stars. Review will be posted tomorrow! Retelling of One Thousand and One Nights, aka The Arabian Nights. Ties for my favorite cover of the month. I ship Shazi + Khalid! Also, there’s a map inside!
Soon to be reviewed:
- The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh. Review up tomorrow!
The books I acquired:
Here are the books I acquired this week.
- The Changelings by Elle Casey. Saw this on Amazon for free and said, Hey, why not? Pretty cover makes this risk-free purchase even better. 🙂
- The Killing Season by Mason Cross. I’m making progress! It’s so easy to visualize this book, which makes the reading a lot easier. I’m basically just picturing my favorite characters from TV crime shows… 😉
- The Doublecross by Jackson Pearce. I’ve read every single book of Jackson’s, and I can’t wait to experience her first leap into Middle Grade.
Planning to read next:
AKA my July TBR of egalleys
(yup, I still haven’t managed to read some of these and it’s stressing me out)
EDIT: Click on a title to read my review!
- Silver in the Blood by Jessica Day George.
- Serafina and the Black Cloak by Robert Beatty.
- Tangled Webs by Lee Bross.
- Earth and Sky by Megan Crewe.
- The Clouded Sky by Megan Crewe.
- From a Distant Star by Karen McQuestion.
- … And as many library books and physical ARCS I can manage! (Aiming for at least 12 books read in July, these review copies included…) Hopefully by August, which is my one year blogiversary (!!!), I’ll have my for-review pile back to a nice, small, manageable stack and I can start tackling my personal TBR pile. Fingers crossed!
Most popular reviews:
Here are the 10 most popular reviews from June 2015.
Click on a title to to be directed to my review.
- The Resurrectionist: The Lost Work of Dr. Spencer Black by E. B. Hudspeth
- Manhattan Mayhem edited by Mary Higgins Clark
- A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
- Mosquitoland by David Arnold
- Blue Karma by J. K. Ullrich
- The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows
- None of the Above by I. W. Gregorio
- Written in the Stars by Aisha Saeed
- Hold Me Like a Breath by Tiffany Schmidt
- My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga
Here are the non-review posts from May 2015.
- The Beautiful Blogger & Versatile Blogger Awards! Or, 10 facts about me
- Top Ten Tuesday — Top Ten Books I’ve Read So Far In 2015
- The Coffee Book Tag!
- The Unpopular Opinions Book Tag!
- Waiting on Wednesday — Silver in the Blood by Jessica Day George
- Waiting on Wednesday — Rebel Mechanics by Shanna Swendson
- Waiting on Wednesday — Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman
- Waiting on Wednesday — Mechanica by Betsy Cornwell
- The Sunday Post — June 7th, 2015
- The Sunday Post — June 14th, 2015
- The Sunday Post — June 21st, 2015
- The Sunday Post — June 28th, 2015
In other news…
Here’s an update (as of July 5th) on my 105 Reading Challenge (so far 92/105 books, or 88%!)
The 105 Challenge is hosted by by Nori @ ReadWriteLove28.
I completed 6 categories this month!!! 😀
- Category 1: Indie/self-published Novel on June 19th, with Blue Karma.
- Category 5: Graphic novels on June 19th, with Nimona.
- Category 7: Contemporary YA/NA novels on June 5th, with Bone Deep.
- Category 9: Debuts from any year on June 27th, with 5 to 1.
- Category 13: Books in a series (continue/finish) on June 14th, with Apollyon.
- Category 14: Fantasy books on June 6th, with A Court of Thorns and Roses.
For the second half of 2015, I only need to finish the categories: books over 500 pages (1/2), adult classics (0/4), books with dragons (2/6), rereads (3/10), and books on my TBR pile (excluding 2015 releases and review copies) (2/12). I also want to read another adult book to replace the slot filled by Red Rising, since that’s a YA-Adult hybrid which I don’t think solidly counts in that category.
I read 17 books this month. And 6 of those 17 books I didn’t categorize: Manhattan Mayhem, Daimon, Elixir, Every Last Word, The Heir, and The Wrath and the Dawn. At some point I will be reorganizing which books I’ve assigned to which categories… so the orders may be different! I’ll definitely let you know when I overhaul the categories. 🙂
What are you currently reading?
And what was your favorite book you read last month?