June Reading Wrap Up

June 2018 Reading Wrap UpAh, June. It finally started warming up this month to feel like spring around here. Along with that, the craziness of May wound down and I was able to take time for myself and for reading. All in all, a great month!

Although every book I’ve reviewed this month was a review copy, I really enjoyed most of them, giving the majority a four out of five mugs. I also listened to two audiobooks this month just for fun and those reviews will be coming soon, so stay tuned!

Ready to see the books?


Books I read and reviewed:

Social Creature, by Tara Isabella Burton

Social Creature made me uncomfortable but I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough.
dotted line separatorGood Trouble, by Joseph O'NeillThe short stories in Good Trouble were a mixed bag for me.

dotted line separatorBaby Teeth, by Zoje StageBaby Teeth won’t be for everyone, but if you’re a fan of creepy reads following dysfunctional families it might be right up your alley.
dotted line separatorBring Me Back, by B.A. ParisBring Me Back wasn’t the best psychological thriller I’ve ever read but the writing was so gripping I couldn’t put this down.
dotted line separatorThe Burning, by S.O. EspositoThe Burning was a compelling suspense story that dealt with some dark themes.



dotted line separatorShelved Under Murder, by Victoria Gilbert Shelved Under Murder wasn’t quite as good as the first book in this series but it was still a fun and entertaining cozy mystery.


dotted line separatorThe Last Time I Lied, by Riley SagerThe Last Time I Lied was an intense, suspenseful thriller that kept me gripped from start to finish.dotted line separatorSmoke and Iron, by Rachel CaineSmoke and Iron was the best book in The Great Library series to date!


Books I read but haven’t reviewed:

Behind Her Eyes, by Sarah Pinborough

The audiobook for Behind Her Eyes was incredibly entertaining and I personally loved the twist Pinborough took on a prototypical thriller formula!

dotted line separatorAnnihilation, by Jeff VanderMeer I listened to Annihilation on audio and then watched the movie and found the two to complement each other, coming at the story from slightly different persepectives.

separatorOther posts this month:

5 hot books to read this summer

My list of 5 Hot Books to Read This Summer contained a variety of styles and genres to choose from, most of which have been previously published to make it easier for library lovers to get their hands on a copy. Click on over to see the range from young adult and contemporary to mystery and thriller HERE.


On the stack for next month:

July 2018 TBR

The first week in July, I’ll be taking an internet and social media break. I have a couple posts scheduled to go up that week but won’t be around to chat. But I’ll be back after July 8th to respond to any comments left and catch up with everyone! During that week, I’m looking forward to relaxing and spending plenty of time reading – and getting back into a more happy balance of review copies and just for me reads. Not sure how the red and blue covers theme happened here, but it is rather fortuitous given the red, white, and blue color scheme you always see around Fourth of July!

What are you reading or planning on reading next?

8 thoughts on “June Reading Wrap Up

  1. A great reading month! I’m looking forward to reading The Last Time I Lied in July. Also, will be keeping an eye out for your review of The Perfect Nanny, it got really mixed reviews when it first came out but I really enjoyed it.


  2. I’m so glad you like Behind Her Eyes! I definitely thought audio was the way to go with that one. If you like books like the fairy tale retelling Winter, have you checked out Betsy Cornwell yet? She does some great work. I was in an MFA program with her.

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