Monthly Reading Wrap-Up: June 2019

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June was an exceptionally busy, but fun month for me. My birthday falls in early June, which means lots of shiny new books for me, and I also spent a lot of time with family and friends. Despite being super busy, I managed to read 12 books in June.

 

Books I read

Jade City by Fonda Lee (review)

This is How you Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar & Max Gladstone

Saga vol. 9 by Brian K. Vaughn & Fiona Staples

Embers of War by Gareth L. Powell

Atlas Alone by Emma Newman (review)

Magic for Liars by Sarah Gailey (review)

Gumiho/Wicked Fox by Kat Cho (review)

The Kingdom by Jess Rothenberg

Silver in the Wood by Emily Tesh

Sorcerer to the Crown  by Zen Cho

The Van Apfel Girls are Gone by Felicity McLean

Bone China by Laura Purcell

Of the 12 books I read this month, three of them were audiobooks and six were advance copies. Not bad! I really feel like I’m starting to get the ARC situation in hand (at least more in hand than it has been for years) and I’m reading ahead of publication dates. Go me!

I read a lot of great stuff this month, but I think Atlas Alone, Bone China, Gumiho, and Jade City were my favourites. Reviews for every book, with the exception of Saga because I don’t tend to review ongoing graphic novel series, will be live soon! I’m also on the blog tour for The Kingdom and This is How You Lose the Time War, so keep an eye out for those in July.

 

Books I bought

Middlegame by Seanan McGuire

The Paper and Hearts Society by Lucy Powrie

Fleet of Knives by Gareth L. Powell

Monsters:The passion and loss that created Frankenstein by Sharon Dogar

The Sharp Edge of a Snowflake by Sif Sigmarsdóttir

Across the Nightingale Floor by Lian Hearn

How to Life Safely in a Science Fiction Universe by Charles Yu

The Way of Shadows by Brent Weeks

The Last Bus to Everland by Sophie Cameron

Priest of Bones by Peter McLean

A lot of book purchasing happened this month! Some are from a wee shopping trip I did with my mum (book buying runs in the family), and a fair few were one-off purchases. I think I’m most excited to read The Sharp Edge of a Snowflake, Fleet of Knives, and Middlegame.

 

Birthday books!

Emily Eternal by M.G. Wheaton

Embers of War by Gareth L. Powell

The Furies by Kate Lowe

Other Words for Smoke by Sarah Maria Griffin

The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal

Before They are Hanged by Joe Abercrombie

The Last Argument of Kings by Joe Abercrombie

Endymion by Dan Simmons

Royal Assassin by Robin Hobb

Blood of Assassins by R. J. Barker

Malice by John Gwynne

The Modern Faerie Tales by Holly Black

Want by Cindy Pon

Velocity Weapon by Megan O’Keefe

The Tiger and the Wolf by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Hooray for birthday presents and giftcards!!  I had a very bookish birthday this year and received a bunch of bookish birthday presents. I also got a Waterstones giftcard, which went toward rebuying some beloved books I don’t own anymore — specifically the Joe Abercrombie and Robin Hobb books you see above.

 

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Crowfall by Ed McDonald

Guimo/Wicked Fox by Kat Cho

Night of Stars by Tom Lloyd

The Dragon Republic by R. F. Kuang

Days of Future Past by Alex Irvine

A Never Tilting World by Rin Chupeco

Verify by Joelle Charbonneau

The Memory Thief by Lauren Mansy

Jade War by Fonda Lee

The Last Astronaut by David Wellington

The Nightjar by Deborah Hewitt

The Bone Garden by Heather Kassner

The Hills have Spies by Mercedes Lackey

Eye Spy by Mercedes Lackey

June was an amazing month for book post! There’s a whole ton of stuff to love here, but I am most excited for The Dragon Republic (of course), Jade War (also, of course), Crowfall, and A Never Tilting World. I’m going to do my best to read everything before the publication date, although that’s pretty unrealistic. Pub dates for these books range from June to November!

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That’s it for this month’s wrap up. What did you read in June? Have you read any of these or are they in your TBR? Let me know!

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