Hello, book lovers! 💕
I can’t believe another month has gone by, and we’re literally more than halfway through this year already. And I’d definitely say this has been a pretty good reading month. I was able to get through 6 books (technically 7 since I started one in May but I finished it in June), even if half of those were comics and less than 100 pages. But they still technically count as books, at least they do on Goodreads. So I count them as books too.
And most of the books I read I really enjoyed. I think there was only one book that I didn’t enjoyed, but it still was a 3 star rating for me.
The first book I finished was One Piece volume 25. I’ve been meaning to continue on in this manga series, but recently I’ve been trying to catch up in the anime to be where I am in the manga. So I’m putting this on the back burner for now considering I have to watch at least 100 episodes to be caught up to where I am in the manga series.
After reading that, I decided to pick up the comics that continue Avatar: The Last Airbender. This month I was able get through three of them, though that’s not saying much considering they’re less than 100 pages each.
I love seeing what kind of shenanigans the characters in the TV show get into after the show is over. Especially because I had grown so attached to them throughout the show.
In between reading the comics, I also read The Boyfriend Project by Farrah Rochon. I did a whole review on it if you want to know my more in-depth thoughts. But just know that I absolutely loved it. I loved how hardworking and successful the main character is. I loved how she didn’t take any crap from anyone, especially in the beginning of the story. The first scene was enough to keep me reading the entire time.
After finishing The Boyfriend Project, I decided to continue with contemporary/romance books, and I picked up Moment of Truth by Kasie West. And I think this was the only book this month that I was truly disappointed in. But that was probably my own fault considering this book was a YA romance, and I think I’m starting to outgrow that genre as I get older. Granted I am nowhere near the age of the main character in this book (and haven’t been in a long time), but the characters just felt a little juvenile to me. Again, I have a review on this book as well if you’re interested in knowing my thoughts.
By the time I finished Moment of Truth, I was kind of burnt out on romance, so I decided to pick up a fantasy book. And that one was Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. And I don’t know what took me so long to pick it in the first place. Well, I think I was originally thinking that I’d read the Shadow and Bone trilogy that takes place in the same world and was published before Six of Crows. I was under the impression that you need to read the trilogy before reading this book, and while it probably would have helped a bit with the world, I was able to read it just fine. Yeah, it took me a while to get used to the world, but that would have happened in any fantasy book that I’d pick up. I also have a review on this book if you want to know more of my thoughts.
So there you have it. Those are the books I read in June. I’d say that it was a pretty good reading month, even if some of the books that I read were less than 100 pages.
What were some books that you read in June? I’d love to discuss them in the comments below!