Hello loves ! Can you believe June is over, that we’re halfway through the year already. June was a really good reading month, I participated in two readathons. This didn’t complete all the challenges for either but it was still a lot of fun. I think June has been one of the best reading months I’ve had all year.
I know I’ve been slacking on the blogging, I have so many reviews to write and a few other posts to finish up. I promise there is going to be a lot of content from me coming up. I’ve also been toying with the idea of YouTube. I tried starting a channel before I ever made my blog but I let my anxiety get the better of me. However recently I’ve been thinking about it again.
Book’s Read In June
> Vicious by LJ Shen
This was the first book I read for #Smutathon, I’ve been really interested in this book ever since Melanie first mentioned that it reminded her of Cardan. Oh boy was she right! I loved every minute of this book. This is very much an enemies to lovers story, Vicious is an even bigger bully than Cardan, so fair warning if that’s not your thing than you probably wont enjoy this book.This book is told between flashbacks of when Emilia is in high school and present day. I cannot wait to read the rest of the series !
> Hate Notes by Vi Keelan and Penelope Ward
My second read for #Smutathon, this book surprised me. This was a fun book, it starts when Charlotte goes into a shop to return her un-worn wedding dress. S. While in the shop she spots a beautiful dress and finds a blue handwritten note. he decides she needs to now who has written the note, but soon she finds herself working for that same man. This was a cute hate to love office romance.However near the middle of the book, things took a turn and it became more serious than I expected.
>The King of Bourbon Street by Thea De Salle
My third and final book I finished for #Smutathon. The writing is amazing, and it has has such amazing representation. The MC is fat and doesn’t shy away from her body. Rain is a heiress, and used to being in the spotlight. After a sex tape scandal that she orchestrated to upset her mother, she fly’s to New Orleans with her brother, and Corgi. Where she immediately meets Sol, the hotel owner, who is also bi. Sol and Rain were such a great characters! There is very explicit sex scenes, so if that’s not your thing you may not enjoy this book. I’m really looking forward to reading the companion novel.
> Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
This was a re-read and now that I’ve finished it the rest of Cassie Clares books are new to me! I love this book so much more than all the Mortal Instrument books. I love Tessa so much more than Clary. Jem remain my favorite character. I have somehow managed to avoid all spoilers for this series, thank God. I’m extremely excited to continue on with this series but first I need to go back to the Mortal Instruments.
>Tithe by Holly Black
I re-read Tithe as part of #faerieathon and this was my first time coming back to this book after almost 10 years. I first read this book way back in the early 2000’s when it was first released and I fell in love with Holly Blacks writing and Fae world. I’m currently working on writing a full review, as i have many thoughts and cannot begin to write them all in this short paragraph. Basically, I really enjoyed being back in the world of fae but had some issues I will discuss in my review.
>A Stranger on the Beach by Michele Campbell
This book will make a great Beach read. It is suspenseful and has a lot of twist that will draw you in and keep you turning the pages to find out more. I read this book in a day, I needed to know what was going to happen next. A Stranger on the Beach was my first of Campbell’s books, but it wasn’t my last!
>Fix Her Up by Tessa Bailey
What first drew me to this book was because I loved the cover. Just look at it, it’s adorable, I am loving all the illustrated romance covers!This is the first book I’ve ever read by Tessa Bailey and I thoroughly very much enjoyed myself. I expected Fix Her Up by Tessa Bailey to be light, fluffy but oh boy was I wrong! There was some really cute sweet moments but this book was so steamy!I ! I CANNOT BELIEVE HOW MUCH I LOVED THIS BOOK!.
>City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare
This book was a hot mess, I’ve always heard this book wasn’t the greatest and that’s what put me off with continuing with the series.I’m glad I did read it because now I can move on. Jace is literally the worst, in each new book he seems to annoy me more. Simon had some bad choices in this book as well, and I love Simon but i was really disappointed in him. I don’t want to reveal any spoilers so I’ll just finish off by saying that I’m so happy the next book is Clockwork Prince!
> Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by JK Rowling
I cannot honestly tell you how many times I’ve read this book, when it was first released I read it over and over. I am loving this re read with the audiobooks, its such a different experience. This book introduces us to so many amazing characters, Lupin, Sirius, Crookshanks (I know hes a cat but I Love him) and the Dementors. One of my favourite things about this series is Harry and Hermione’s friendship. Hermione has so much character development in this book,which makes me love her so much more. The movie really left a lot of things out, which makes me so sad because this book is just so good!
>Summer of Salt by Katrina Leno
I can’t express in words how much I love this book. I want to scream from rooftops about how amazing and stunning this novel is. What drew me to this book was the promise of a witchy F/F relationship.This book was so much more than I was expecting.SUMMER OF SALT is an incredible atmospheric and magical novel that follows Georgina and her family who live on a strange island called By-the-Sea.I really loved this book, I can see myself reading it again. It’s whimsical, atmospheric and queer, and so much more! It is the perfect combination of sweet and dark.
>Well Met by Jen Deluca
THIS IS MY NEW FAVORITE ROMANCE BOOK! I loved everything about this book. This is Renaissance Faire-inspired contemporary romance, and a debut novel. This book follows Emily, who has moved in with her sister and niece after her sister was in a car accident. Her Niece wants to participate in the Faire and Emily is told in order for Cait to be able to that Emily must also volunteer. This is where she meets Simon, a grumpy English teacher who is a stickler for the rules. This is a slow burn romance and it is so cute! Everyone needs to add this to there list of book to be on the lookout for in September.
Well there you have iot, all the books i read in the month of June. Let me know down below if you’ve read any of these or if there on your TBR. Also what was your favorite book you read this month? I love hearing your guys thoughts. Have a Happy Canada day tomorrow !
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