Happy June all! I’m only three days late with this post. Forgive me. (Or don’t, that is really up to you). Despite having a relatively busy month I did get quite a bit of reading done and I have some excellent books to share with you!


Read Books

AuthorTitlePublish DateRating
Renee AhdiehThe Righteous20214
V.E. SchwabGallant20223
Alix E. HarrowThe Ten Thousand Doors of January20193
Abby JimenezThe Friend Zone20193
Katy BirchallThe Secret Bridesmaid20213
Sophie SullivanHow to Love Your Neighbor20223
Tessa BaileyHook, Line and Sinker20224
Ruby DixonBarbarian Lover2015????
Tasha SuriThe Jasmine Throne20213.5
Ashley JadeThe Words20223
Maya HughesThe Perfect First20192
Ron FranscellShadowman: An Elusive Psycho Killer and the Birth of FBI Profiling20223
Simone St. JamesThe Book of Cold Cases20224
H.D. CarltonHaunting Adeline20213
H.D. CarltonHunting Adeline20223
Hannah HazeIn Deep20224
Heather LongRules & Roses20194
Heather LongChanges & Chocolates20204
Heather LongKeys & Kisses20204
Heather LongWhispers & Wishes20204

Read ARCs

AuthorTitlePublish DateRating
Foz MeadowsA Strange and Stubborn EnduranceJuly 26, 20225

ARCs Recieved

  • Back to the Garden by Laurie R. King

Reading Stats

I mostly read adult books and romances this month, and I actually did tuck into a non-fiction book for once. Surprise!


On the Blog

I had a lot of reviews posted this month! Seven in total! That’s almost two a week!


Around and About

My favorite book this month was definitely A Strange and Stubborn Endurance. Be on the lookout for my review, as that should be going up sometime soon! It’s definitely going to be one of my favorite reads of 2022.

I am also now addicted to a new reverse harem series, The Untouchables by Heather Long. It’s high school contemporary and I just finished book five. There are twelve total in the series.

Not too much else to talk about to be honest!


June Hopefuls

I’m hoping to finish The Untouchables, the final book comes out in June. And then Wild and Wicked Things and Atlas Six maybe?? We’ll see.


What about you?

Intro

cannot believe that it is February as I type this! I have no idea what happened to January! (Actually, I do. I was busy posting about it on instagram. In fact, the tl;dr is that I had a whole host of medical issues & grad school started.) January was a really busy month because I was doing readings for two intensive grad school courses as well as dealing with all those medical issues, so I read twenty three books this past month. Which is rather low for me. So, how was my month overall?  

What I Read This Month

Pretty good to be quite honest! I had four five star reads, The Queens Rising and The Queen’s Resistance by Rebecca Ross, Fire by Kristin Cashore and Namesake by Adrienne Young. 

I had a whole bunch of four star reads as well! My reread of A Court of Wings and Ruin was a four star. Other four star reads were: Sweet & Bitter Magic, The Once and Future Witches, A Sky Beyond the Storm, An Ember in the Ashes, The Lives of Saints, Master of One, and The Burning Shadow.  

As far as three star reads I had a few of those as well! Bitterblue, A Reaper at the Gates, Divine Blood, The Chalk Man, The Hiding Place, The Swallows, The Book of Two Ways, A Deal with the Elf King, The Assassin’s Blade, and To Love and to Loathe were all my three star reads.  

I only had one two star read: Truth, Lies and Second Dates.  

And I had no one star reads! Which is really fun. Sometimes I get one or two a month, but I think I picked books I knew I would like this month, and I think I did pretty well with that. 

My Thoughts

The most surprising thing this month for me was that Fire, was a five-star read. I liked Graceling and Bitterblue, but I adored Fire. And Namesake is now my highest rated Adrienne Young book!  I started several series, and some I plan to continue (Master of One, Origins) and others I don’t plan on continuing (Divine Blood). I also finished a few series’ and they had an epic conclusion. There were a few standalones I enjoyed by CJ Tudor and surprisingly I did not cry at Jodi Piccoult’s book. 

The most disappointing thing was that Deal with an Elf King I didn’t like as much. I really wanted to love the book, but I just thought it was okay. Kova has other works that are far superior to this one. I guess I was also disappointed in To Love and to Loathe because I didn’t enjoy it as much as the other book.  

I realized that I read a few novellas this month. Both for very popular series. I didn’t like The Assassin’s Blade as much as I wanted to. But it was nice to get backstory. The Lives of Saints was ridiculously gorgeous. The illustrations were beautiful and I enjoyed learning about the saints that make up that world. 

Looking to February…I don’t have a lot of books on my TBR. Mostly because my budget is shot due to medical issues. I don’t own a lot of TBR books at this point. (Only one; Wicked.) But I have a few books I own that I’m rereading that I didn’t like for some reason or another that are getting second chances before being sold or given away.  

Wicked, The Family Upstairs, Red Rising, Crier’s War, and There Will Come a Darkness are books I aim to read this month.

How was your January? What are you thinking of reading this month?  

Wow! It has been a few months since I’ve done any sort of wrap-up, but here we are. I had an excellent month, and I couldn’t ask for more! So…onto the monthly wrap up!

Overall Stats

Books Read: 38
Books Hauled: 6 +2 free ones
Book Reviews on Blog: 0
Other Posts: 1
ARCS Received: 1 (only because I’ve quit requesting)


What I Read


Favorite Books


Last Thoughts

I had an amazing month, and I did really well in terms of reading. I also found a new favorite genre: Regency Romance! I have really been enjoying my foray into it. It has one of my favorite tropes in about 80% of them: enemies to friends to lovers.

I love it.

How did you all do? What are you excited for next month?

Seriously, WHAT HAPPENED TO APRIL? I feel like we were just in March and *poof* it’s May. I keep saying “it’s April”. It isn’t. It’s May. A LOT has happened in the past month. Some good…some not so good. At this point the only reason I know what I had for breakfast is because I’ve pretty much had the same thing for breakfast the past month. Toast. And some variety of cream cheese. I don’t even know what is going on anymore. I do know what I read, however, so woo!

Books Read: 27
Books Hauled: whose counting anyways??! (It was 12.)
Book Reviews on Blog: 8
Other Posts: 12
ARCS Recieved: 7

I got back into doing some weekly memes, Goodreads Monday and WWW Wednesday specifically! I have enjoyed them. I reviewed 8 books this month. Some were older reviews, some were newer. I think I had a pretty good posting month, and I am happy with what I did!

Onto what I read! I had another great month of reading!

I had four five stars reads this month! Super exciting!

Not only did I have a great month in terms of reading, I started a Booktube Channel! You can find me here.

Keeping my fingers crossed for an awesome May!