June Reading Wrap Up
Welcome to my June reading wrap-up:
Total of Books Read in June was: 14
Of these: 2 were a Library Books, 7 were E-books and 5 were from my physical TBR pile
Then: I discovered 6 ‘new for me’ authors (i.e. the first time I have read their work).
And: 6 of the books read were written by Australian authors.
Best Book of the month:
Sadly this month I had no ‘A’ reads –but had lots of really good reads! I had so many that it is hard to pin down just one, so I am not going to have a book of the month – any one of my ‘B’ reads are worthy of being read and are highly recommended.
Least Favourite Book(s):
I say ‘least favourite’ because my lowest ‘score’ still means it is very readable, but for one reason or another I found it a bit of struggle to stay focused and finish. I don’t have one of these every month – but this month I really struggled with THE WORD GHOST by Christine Paice.
Being an eclectic reader I read many different genres. This month the genre covered were Young Adult, Dystopian, Romance, paranormal, Contemporary Fiction, Historical and a Family Saga. Some of the books were a blend of two or more genre.
My Australian authors for June were 4 of the new-for-me authors Christine Paice, Téa Cooper, Kristina Olsson and J.H. Fletcher, as well as Kate Forsyth and Felicity Pulman. Just to clarify an Australian author is defined by me as either an Australian born author no matter where they live and write in the world now, or an author who currently lives and writes in Australia even though they June have been born elsewhere.
Finally, the 6 ‘new-for-me’ authors this month were my Aussie authors Christine Paice, Téa Cooper, Kristina Olsson and J.H. Fletcher, along with H.L. Stephens, Gillian Murray Kendall and Pia Padukone. I would happily read all of these authors again.
Interesting book related links that I’ve come across this month:
Jamie from Perpetual Page Turner talks about the pressure of borrowing (and lending) books:
For those of you who are in the northern hemisphere and looking for beach reads – this is what you would have been recommended to read in 1914. Those of us in the southern hemisphere who are shivering through winter – maybe make a note for when summer arrives:
So let’s get onto what this post is about – here is the list of books that I read during June:
A = Excellent Stuff – a real page turner and hard to put down
None this month
B = Really Good Read
The Case of Jack the Nipper by H.L. Stephens – Mystery
Heartless by Gail Carriger – Paranormal
Dancing on knives by Kate Forsyth – Mystery
Boy, Lost by Kristina Olsson – Non-Fiction
The Garden of Darkness by Gillian Murray Kendall – YA Dystopian
A Ring through Time by Felicity Pulman – YA Historical
Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger – YA Mystery
The Ghoul Next door by Victoria Laurie – Paranormal Mystery
The Hero by Robyn Carr – Romance
C = Above Average – very readable and enjoyable
An Unlikely Witch by Debora Geary – Paranormal
Dust of the Land by J.H. Fletcher – Family Saga
Where Earth Meets Water by Pia Padukone – Contemporary
Lily’s Leap by Téa Cooper – Historical Romance
D = Average – it was OK, a bit of a struggle to finish
The Word Ghost by Christine Paice – YA Paranormal
So onward to July – A month of travelling the South Island of New Zealand – think red wine, open fires and lots of reading. Woo Hoo! I wonder what book goodies I will discover this in July?