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The Sunday Post — July 5th, 2015 [#17] | Monthly Wrap-Up Edition: June 2015 [#10]

The Sunday Post is hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer.


Last week on the blog:

   


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.

  1. Mosquitoland by David Arnold. 2 stars.
  2. 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!
  3. Bone Deep by Kim O’Brien. 3 stars.
  4. Daimon by Jennifer L. Armentrout. 3 stars. Short story.
  5. 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!
  6. None of the Above by I. W. Gregorio. 4 stars. A book about sexuality that I recommend to everyone.
  7. Material Girls by Elaine Dimopoulos. 3 stars.
  8. Pure by Jennifer L. Armentrout. 4 stars.
  9. Deity by Jennifer L. Armentrout. 4 stars.
  10. Elixir by Jennifer L. Armentrout. 5 stars! Short story/novella.
  11. 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!
  12. Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone. 4 stars.
  13. Blue Karma by J. K. Ullrich. 4.5 stars! A climate-fiction dystopia that I recommend to everyone.
  14. Nimona by Noelle Stevenson. 5 stars! A sci-fi/fantasy graphic novel that I recommend to everyone!
  15. The Heir by Kiera Cass. 3 stars. I’m shipping Eadlyn with Kile or Erik!
  16. 5 to 1 by Holly Bodger. 3.5 stars. Ties for my favorite cover of the month.
  17. 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 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. 🙂

Currently reading:

 

  • 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.

  1. The Resurrectionist: The Lost Work of Dr. Spencer Black by E. B. Hudspeth
  2. Manhattan Mayhem edited by Mary Higgins Clark
  3. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
  4. Mosquitoland by David Arnold
  5. Blue Karma by J. K. Ullrich
  6. The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows
  7. None of the Above by I. W. Gregorio
  8. Written in the Stars by Aisha Saeed
  9. Hold Me Like a Breath by Tiffany Schmidt
  10. My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga

Non-review posts:

Here are the non-review posts from May 2015.

  1. The Beautiful Blogger & Versatile Blogger Awards! Or, 10 facts about me
  2. Top Ten Tuesday — Top Ten Books I’ve Read So Far In 2015
  3. The Coffee Book Tag!
  4. The Unpopular Opinions Book Tag!
  5. Waiting on Wednesday — Silver in the Blood by Jessica Day George
  6. Waiting on Wednesday — Rebel Mechanics by Shanna Swendson
  7. Waiting on Wednesday — Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman
  8. Waiting on Wednesday — Mechanica by Betsy Cornwell
  9. The Sunday Post — June 7th, 2015
  10. The Sunday Post — June 14th, 2015
  11. The Sunday Post — June 21st, 2015
  12. 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%!)

105 Challenge

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?

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