Wrap Up | June 2020

Like every month after we share our bookhaul, we talk about what we read the month before. It’s always fun to share the books we’re able to read. If you want to know what we read, keep on reading for our June 2020 wrap up.

Candyce

For the past few months, I’ve read A LOT of books. June was my slowest month of 2020, but I still managed to read 17 books and I’m really happy with that. If you look at my stats I read 9 ARCs, 4 Audiobooks, 2 Hardcovers and 2 Paperbacks! I read a total of 5,764 pages and my average rating was a 4,1, so I really can’t complain. Now let’s take a look at the books I read!

House of Dragons – Jessica Cluess

I haven’t read many books with dragons, but do find them interesting. House of Dragons was a book that caught my eye because of the cover. I was a bit hesitant with so many perspectives, but this story was really good and very fast paced. I’ll definitely be keeping an eye out for the sequel.

Spin the Dawn – Elizabeth Lim

Mulan meets Project Runway sounds interesting right?!? I went in not really expecting anything, but it really blew me away. Spin the Dawn is an amazing story and I’m happy the sequel releases next week.

Rage and Ruin – Jennifer L. Armentrout

Storm and Fury was a great way to start this trilogy and I was so excited to start Rage and Ruin. My copy was a bit delayed (so I don’t have a picture yet), but this was a good book. It started off a bit slow, but there were so many twists and turns near the end. I didn’t see the ending coming at all! I’ll be anxiously awaiting the third book.

These Witches Don’t Burn – Isabel Sterling

These Witches Don’t Burn was a reread for me and I still enjoyed this book. Like before there was a bit too much relationship drama and not enough magic, but it was still fun. I’m almost done with the sequel now and think I’ve been enjoying that one just a bit more.

The Dead Queens Club – Hannah Capin

I was actually pleasantly surprise when this turned out to be a modern day retelling! This was a really fun read that had me laughing out loud. I will definitely have to get the physical book for my shelf one day.

The Black Flamingo – Dean Atta

The Black Flamingo really blew me away and made me understand all of the raving reviews. This book is told in verse and the audiobook really brings the emotions to life. The ending was emotional, but left a smile on my face.

In Her Skin – Kim Savage

I actually forgot about this book until I recently did a Down the TBR Hole post. In Her Skin was an interesting read and definitely went in many directions I didn’t see coming. This is a really unique story. At times I felt I was missing things or it didn’t flow really well, but all in all I’m happy I decided to give it a listen.

The Falling in Love Montage – Ciara Smyth

If someone is a fan of romantic comedies and love stories, it’s me! So I was so excited to read The Falling in Love Montage. I loved all of the little hints at different movies and the things the main characters did because of those movies. This was an emotional story though and one of the first ones I’ve seen talk about dementia. My full review will be online soon.

Cheesy on the Eyes – Teagan Hunter

Cheesy on the Eyes is the last book in the Slice series and she saved the best for last. I loved Sully in every book I met him in and we finally got his story. I’m a big fan of the fake relationship trope and once again it was so much fun!

Misconception – Julia Wolf

Julia Wolf is an author I know will always hit me in the feels with everything she writes. Misconception was no exception. I loved these characters and the surprise baby. I love this story, but some aspects of the story dragged on a bit long. That being said, I still couldn’t put this one down.

Taking His Shot – Kendall Ryan

Taking His Shot was the last book in the Hot Jocks series and the author ended it with amazing characters. Jordie and Harper are so much fun! Once again I got a lot of humor, romance, some steamy moments and an amazing cast of characters.

Changeling & The Unready Queen – William Ritter

I’ve really been enjoying the middle grade books I’ve been reading this year and was very excited when the publisher contacted me to participate on the blog tour for The Unready Queen. I also had the chance to read Changeling. These were really cute and it was nice to see mothers playing a big role in the children’s adventures.

Out of Play – Kayla Tirrell

Kayla Tirrell is back with the second book in her Love in the Arena series. Once again she made me love her characters in this story. Protective brothers and a kind of forbidden romance? This story was a lot of fun that really had me laughing out loud.

Betting on Sin – Maria Ann Green

Maria Ann Green is a new to me author. Betting on Sin takes place at the recordings of a reality show similar to The Bachelor and it was a lot of fun. I had my issues with a few things, but all in all, this was a really fun story.

Girl, Serpent, Thorn – Melissa Bashardoust

GIrl, Serpent, Thorn was a fast read and interesting, but I’m still not sure what my exact thoughts are. I loved the concept and the world, but a few of the twists felt weird. On top of that sometimes things went too fast and the romance felt like an afterthought at times. My full review will be posted soon!

In the Role of Brie Hutchens – Nicole Melleby

Once again, I was approached by the publisher to participate on the blog tour for this middle grade book. In the Role of Brie Hutchens was a really good and in my eyes important books. Our main character Brie is discovering her sexuality and her relationship with her mother while going to a Catholic school. This book was really good!

Isabelle

I had a pretty decent reading month considering I had a bunch of deadlines and exams. This month I ended up reading 7 books and I enjoyed them all a lot! I actually only listened to audiobooks but I can’t be mad about that. So let’s jump right in.

The Black Flamingo – Dean Atta

Candyce and I already wrote a buddy review for this one. I wasn’t expecting to enjoy it as much as I did. This is a contemporary novel in verse and the audiobook was wonderful. I especially loved the ending.

You Should See Me In a Crown – Leah Johnson

So much joy in this one! I listened to the audiobook and it went by super quickly. Apparently I was on quite the contemporary kick last month, haha, but it was all so very enjoyable. Definitely would recommend this one.

All For the Game series – Nora Sakavic

I had heard of this series before and the first book had been on my wishlist for quite a while now. For some reason I had the urge to finally pick up the first book and I went with the audiobook. Before I knew it I finished the whole series and I absolutely loved it. I still can’t believe how much I came to care about these characters in no time at all.

Foolish Hearts – Emma Mills

Another contemporary read? Yes! Haha, and another one I had been eyeing for a long time. I really enjoyed this one and I will definitely be reading more books by Emma Mills.

An Unkindness of Magicians – Kat Howard

Finally a fantasy, haha. And another one I have been wanting to read for quite a while. This was exactly what I was hoping for and I’m happy to see there will be another book in this world.

This were all the books we read this month! Have you read any of them? What did you think? And what did you read this month? We would love to hear from you!

9 thoughts on “Wrap Up | June 2020

  1. You two seem to have had a great reading month! I have to say that “a bit too much relationship drama and not enough magic” pretty much sums up how I felt about TWDB 😅

    1. It’s nice to know that I’m not the only once that felt that way!

  2. LOOK AT YOU GUYS! You have read soo many books last month – and I am intrigued by almost all of them! 😍😍

    1. Same here, I’ve added quite a few books to my TBR after your reviews <3

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