June is over and we are now at the midway point that is the trash fire of 2020. I mean, lets be real, this whole year so far is just one shit storm after another for the most of us. For June we really started going into the Summer temperatures (with a heat wave to boot).
In June I read a total of 18 books which makes the total of 2020 89 books read.
Of the 18 books 12 books were fantasy, 3 books were contemporary, 2 books were sci-fi and 1 book was non-fiction.
Out of the 30 days of June I read 18 days which amounted to a total of 5281 pages. My best reading day was June 19th with 539 pages.
The rating average of this month was 3,88.
- A Touch of Death (The Outlands 1) by Rebecca Crunden | 4 Stars | ARC
- Late Eclipses (October Daye 4) by Seanan McGuire | 4 stars
- Angel of Crows by Katherine Addison | 3 stars | ARC
- Soulless (Parasol Protectorate 1) by Gail Carragher | Reread
- One Salt Sea (October Daye 5) by Seanan McGuire | 4 stars
- Nothing is Strange by Mike Russel | 2 stars | ARC
- Going Postal (Discworld 33, Moist von Lipwig 1) by Terry Pratchett | 5 stars
- The Wysman by Dorothy A. Winsor | 4 stars | ARC
- Miranda in Milan by Katharine Duckett | 3 stars | Novella
- Changeless (Parasol Protectorate 2) by Gail Garagher | 4 stars
- Blameless (Parasol Protectorate 3) by Gail Caragher | 3 stars
- The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo | 5 stars
- The Governess Affair (Brothers Sinister 0.5) by Courtney Milan | 4 stars | Novella
- Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo | 4 stars
- Ever After by Olivia Vieweg | 2 stars | ARC | Graphic Novel
- The Tea Dragon Tapestry (Tea Dragons 3) by Katie O’Neill | 5 stars | ARC | Graphic Novel
- Ashes of Honor (October Daye 6) by Seanan McGuire | 4 Stars
- Shaking Hands with Death by Terry Pratchett | 5 stars
I am skipping the reading challenges for this month since I just did an update on them in the midway challenge updates.
|The Ghost King||Read a Book Featuring the Undead||Changeless|
|Bring Back from the Dead||Read Something You Already Read Before||Soulless|
|The Underworld||Read a Book with a Dark Cover||A Touch of Death|
|Death Comes||Choose a Book from your TBR Randomly||One Salt Sea|
|Hermes Free: God of Thieves||Steal a Book From Someone Else’s TBR||The Poet X|
|Advised Advanced Challenges|
|Sword and Shield||Read a book featuring a character you would not get along with||Late Eclipses|
|Monster Fighting||Read a book featuring Magical Creatures||The Angel of Crows|
|Other Advanced Challeges|
|Archery||Read a Book shorter than 200 pages||Nothing is Strange|
|Pegasus Riding||Read a Book Published in the last 5 years||Clap When You Land|
|Canoeing||Read a Book with a Blue Cover||Miranda in Milan|
|Climing Wall||Read a Next Book in a Series||Blameless|
|Capture the Flag||Read One of your Most Anticipated Books
⌘ I don’t even recall that much from June to be honest. I feel like it went by in a blur.
⌘ Father in Law finally got the surgery he needed after having the brain hemorrhage. It was brain surgery. He was let home after 3 days but that ended up being way too quickly, and he had to return to the hospital because he wasn’t doing well. Those were some stressful times. But he is out of the hospital and doing well now.
⌘ I’ve had a lot of hayfever problems. Even through the meds I can loose my voice and still an itchy nose and eyes. It doesn’t help that there was a change of meds becase they couldn’t got the ones I got first and was really tired because of that change (well most likely).
Announcements and the Like
⌘ Cover Reveal | The Theft of Sunlight by Intisar Khanani
⌘ Nowhere on Earth by Nick Lake | ARC
⌘ A Touch of Death (The Outlands 1) by Rebecca Crunden | ARC
⌘ Date Me, Bryson Keller by Kevin van Whye | ARC
⌘ Nothing Is Strange by Mike Russell | ARC
⌘ The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water by Zen Cho | ARC
⌘ The Angel of the crows by Katherine Addison | ARC
⌘ The Wysman by Dorothy A. Winsor | ARC
⌘ Going Postal (Discworld) by Terry Pratchett
⌘ Mexican Gothic by Sylvia Moreno-Garcia | ARC
Top Ten Tuesday
⌘ 6 SFF Books with Asexual Characters I Still Want to Read
⌘ Some of My Favorite SFF LGBTQ+ Books
⌘ Books on My Summer 2020 TBR
⌘ Happy 10 Years to #TopTenTuesday | Looking Back at an Old Prompt
⌘ 24 Anticipated Releases for the Second Half of 2020
Discussions, Topics and the Like
⌘ Book Haul #54 – All the Books All the Time
⌘ Questioning My Way Through the Awesome Blogger Award
⌘ Books by Black Authors to Read This Summer
⌘ Mid-Year! Time to Freak Out! | Mid-Year Book Freak Out 2020
⌘ Six Month Update on Some Other Reading Challenges
⌘ The Somerdahl Murders | Season 1 | Ep 3-8 | Finished
And with this the season has ended. I liked it for the most part but I’m not a fan of the love triangle. And the wife is a bitch, justifying her cheating. #sorrynotsorry
⌘ Miraculous | Season 3 | Ep 2-6
I quite enjoy this cartoon ❤
⌘ The Bookshop | Movie
This was just a cute movie to see.
⌘ Aliens vs Predators | Movie
We couldn’t sleep one night when it was really hot so we watched this. It was okay. I liked that the MC was a black strong woman who was the only one who survived.
A duo sings alternative lyrics on (mostly) well known songs about things that have been on the news in the last year. They make harsh but true jokes often.
⌘ Days of Future Past | Movie
I wasn’t sure if we’d watched this X-Men movie because we’ve been bit out of touch with the franchise in recent years, but I remembered a few bits and pieces of it so I think we at least watched parts of it before. Wolverine is always good ❤
⌘ Apocalypse | Movie
Finally got to see this one. I am pissed at what they did with Storm.
⌘ Siren | Season 1 | Ep 1
I’m a little on the fence still with this one. I might continue.
⌘ Lila from Hardcover Haven shares 5 fantasies that deal with mental health disorders.
⌘ Hester from Books with Ben shares Webcomics they have loved.
⌘ Ely from Of Wonderland shared A Day in the Life of My Cat.
⌘ Caitlin from The Scientist and Her Books shares some statistics on her readings.
⌘ La La in the Libary shares various lists of black owned shops in this post.
⌘ Lindsey from Lindsey Reads shares books by trans or non-binary authors you need to check-out.
⌘ Jackie B. from Death by Tsondoku shares her anti-racist reading list.
⌘ Kal from Reader Voracios shared lots of resources and reading recommendations for Black Lives Matter.
⌘ Jenna from Falling Letters shares 18 Middle Grade Speculative Fiction Books by Black Authors.
⌘ Cait from Paper Fury talks about how you can keep supporting diverse books all the time.
⌘ Sammie from The Bookworm’s Den talks about how working at the library has changed how she talks about books.
This monthly wrap up will be linked up with the monthly one by Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction. This so we can blog hop to each others wrap ups easier.