June 2020 in Books

A surprising amount of reading happened in June. Granted, many of them were smaller books, they still count!

4 out of 5 stars – I actually finished this the very last day of May but I had already done my May books post. If there is a strong female lead in an urban fantasy series, you bet your sweet honey ass I’m going to give it a go. I read the first book in this series years ago and enjoyed it, but it wasn’t something I was dying to get the next book. After book two, I feel much the same. I enjoy it, I’ll pick it up when it’s on sale, but I’m not rushing to purchase the next installment.

5 out of 5 stars – I couldn’t decide what I felt like reading so Ignited Moth kindly decided for me. This book has been sitting on my TBR shelf for roughly 6 years. I am so glad that I finally made the time to read it because it was splendid. Have you ever heard me call a book ‘splendid’? Probably means you should read it ASAP.

3 out of 5 stars – During this pandemic, I decided to bring a book for lunch reading that just stays as work to lower any chance of someone putting their filthy virus hands on it. (I’ve decided on all selections being something I’m not in a rush to read.) This is an easy, peasy read that I have described as a “cozy Southern murder mystery.”

4 out of 5 stars – Not my favorite Alpha & Omega installment but I still thoroughly enjoyed myself and the drama of Bran’s disappearance was riveting, since he’s never bailed on the pack before.

Rants From the Hill (Pictured above)

4 out of 5 stars – An educational, fun essay collection from an environmentalist who lives out in the high desert of the United States. It’s a different world out there but the author manages to make it sound magical and just as important as all other ecosystems out there that have better reputations.

4 out of 5 stars – Dina is forced (kind of) to host an intergalactic summit at her inn. The inn requires guests to thrive and so she must accept a deal that no other inn on Earth would. She’s not sure she’s powerful enough to keep the peace between three warring factions from another planet, but her little dog Beast is there to help her try.

4 out of 5 stars – The inn’s latest guests are a race of aliens who have been hunted to near extinction by another close by planet. If there is one thing Dina can’t resist, it’s helping out the underdog. Not to mention, rescuing her sister and niece from a barren planet exiled from the rest of the galaxy. Just another week at the inn.

Books Purchased:

Succubus On Top b y Rachel Mead $1.99

Imprudence by Gail Carriger $1.00

Kill the Farm Boy by Kevin Hearne & Delilah S Dawson $1.99

Total Spent: $5.04 (Only $1.06 came out of my actual pocket. The rest were still on my amazon giftcard that has lasted me forever.)

I’m currently at 25 out of 30 books for my Goodreads 2020 Challenge. I see no reason I won’t get 5 more books in by the end of the year.

How are you doing on your 2020 bookish goals??

13 thoughts on “June 2020 in Books

  1. My bookish goals… we;;, not counting reading for work or online, I started a clean-up cull of a bunch of books ot take to the op shop, found a bunch I wanted to read before getting rid of, started one, found it interesting, then the world caught fire and I got distracted.
    So… 50 pages exactly.

  2. Nice! Glad you had such a good month of books! πŸ˜€
    My reading goal for the year is going along smoothly. I’ve read 17 out of 25 so far. πŸ™‚ Looking forward to talking about the third Innkeeper Chronicles book once I finish it!

    1. Aaaaaaaand,, I’ve come to a crushing halt with reading. LOL. I think it’s because I have so much to do before my dad comes down this weekend, so my brain is like, why bother?
      I can’t wait to hear what you think of book 3. πŸ˜€

  3. So far, I’m keeping up with my goals, and I joined a new book club in 2020, so that’s fun. It’s all digital and was born out of quarantine. I finished S.M. Reine’s The Descent series, and I LOVED IT. My review is coming in July. That whole collection is on sale for 99 cents on Amazon right now.

    1. That’s funny, you join a book and my book club grinds to a halt the past couple of months. πŸ˜› I’m kind of fine with taking a break from it for a minute though. We talked about having a zoom meeting and then it just never happened. =/

      1. We use Hangouts, and it’s really fun. It’s important to have super simple etiquette, like mute your mic when you’re not talking and then turn it on to “raise your hand,” basically. One person leads the whole thing.

  4. I read Sanderson’s Mistborn series, but stopped in the midst of the second book and had some critiques. I’ve heard that his other series might be more my style so I have Warbreaker and Elantris on my list. I should bump Warbreaker up. Oooh, Patricia Briggs has another series? I still need to continue the Mercy series.

    1. Yes, so the difficult thing with the Briggs series is that you have to make sure you read the off-shoot series in the correct order WITH the Mercy series or sometimes you miss out on things until later. It’s not too horrible though since there are less Alpha & Omega novels.
      I really loved Warbreaker but I also really loved Mistborn.

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