Okay, sooooo, my hiatus for stress-management with the whole End-of-School rush was a bit longer than I was originally anticipating. As such, my poor blog became a bit of a second thought as I rushed to get everything settled this month. As can be seen by how my May wrap up is at the end of June! Oh well. It also didn’t help that I went on vacation for a week, traveling through the mountains with no internet…
So here are the stats for this month:
- Review Posts: 7
- Other Posts: 4
- Books Read: 9 out of 15 (including 1 DNF)
- Bookstagram: 3ish
- Goodreads Challenge Progress: 8 new (39/100 total)
- A to Z Reading Challenge Progress: 4 new (16/26 total)
- Popsugar Challenge Progress: 1 new (22/50 total)
I do not include books that I DNF or couldn’t rate 3+ stars
5 Stars. Crazy, mind-boggling sci-fi that takes us on a ride not so distant from our present world. Terrifyingly realistic, phenomenal character building, and an eloquent writing style make this an actual must-read–for Sci-Fi buffs or otherwise! Does contain some triggers (adult language, sexual content/violence)
3 Stars. Unpredictable Sci-Fi that dives into a philosophical and thought-provoking time-travel story. Not too realistic or emotionally stimulating, but a great read for someone looking for a bit of sci-fi and mind-blowing while on vacation or just before bed.
3 Stars. Mysterious fiction novel with some sci-fi elements; does contain some triggers (adult language, drug abuse, and sexual content). Very unpredictable, yet also very passive. Also very Canadian. I loved the writing style itself with very eloquent language, but I became somewhat bored with the plot and characters.
5 Stars. My favorite read this month! Amazingly written collection of epic fantasy short stories, following the journeys of 4 brothers; three warriors and one sorcerer. Fantastic world- and character-building. Definitely a great prequel to the Adventures in Amarant trilogy!
4 Stars. In this short epic fantasy novel, magic and technology intertwine as an orphaned boy with a mysterious past begins his journey towards taking the test to become a sorcerer. A bit choppy, and too short in my mind, I was left wanting more! I want to know more about Ren, the world, everything! Great start to the Chronicles of the Seventh Realm series.
3.5 Stars. This is a short fantasy novel with a lot of politics and interestingly devious characters. It was a bit hard to get used to at first as each character’s POV is in the first person. But the world-building and intricate plot build this epic fantasy into a quick and engaging introduction to the beginning of the Wrathborne series.
Duchess of the Shallows by Neil McGarry and Daniel Ravipinto
Stars. Review coming soon!
Khargaroth: A Tale of the Great Onion Knighthood by Mark B. Frost and Andrew Bunny
4.5 Stars. Review coming soon!
So I did (kinda) 3 bookstagrams! Though none of them actually show the cover of the books… I was so focused on reading this month that I didn’t really take any true bookstagram pictures. But never fear! I will make sure to take tons of pictures in June for both the June books AND the May books 🙂
Books to Read in June:
MY LIST IS BELOW 10 BOOKS FOR THE MONTH WOOOO!!! Finally! I’ve caught up to an amount of reading per month that I may actually accomplish! Yay! AND I’m already halfway done with the first two! Guys. I think this is going to be a good month! 😀
- Finish The Fire He Started by Sarah Connor
- Finish The Unknown Hero by Isaac Phillips
- Heroes of the Siege by Tony Johnson
- He Wrote in Red by Mary Stein Myers
- The Coordinate by Marc Jacobs
- The Blade Witch by Nygel Oglesby
- Resurrection Men by David Craig
- Legend of the Stone Keepers by J.L. Trepanier
- The Many Adventures of Peter and Fi by Kelvyn Fernandes