June Wrap-Up and Book Haul

June has been another good reading month for me with some fantastic books. I also received a number of wonderful proofs from lovely publishers so my TBR list is quite set for next month.


Books Read: 16
ARCs Read: 2
Favourite Books: The Stone Sky / There There / The Last Magician
Least Favourite Book: Innocent Blood


Books Read in June

Legendary by Stephanie Garber ⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Obelisk Gate by N.K. Jemisin ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Stone Sky by N.K. Jemisin ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Sky Song by Abi Elphinstone ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte [Serial Reader] ⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Dead House by Harry Bingham ⭐⭐⭐⭐
There There by Tommy Orange [ARC] ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Metamorphoses by Ovid ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Floored by Various [ARC] ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Innocent Blood by P.D. James (Litsy Whodunnit) ⭐⭐⭐
The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Almost Midnight by Rainbow Rowell ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling [Serial Reader] ⭐⭐⭐


June Book Haul
New-to-Me Books I Bought:

Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan
How Do You Like Me Now? by Holly Bourne (Signed)
War Storm by Victoria Aveyard (Signed)
Sweet Black Waves by Kristina Perez (Signed)
Grace & Fury by Tracy Banghart (Fairyloot Exclusive)
Dear Mrs Bird by A.J. Pearce
The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton
The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson 

Winterspell by Claire Legrand
All Of This Is True by Lygia Day Penaflor
Based On A True Story by Delphine de Vigan
Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough 
The Alexander Trilogy by Mary Renault (Folio Society)
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas by Jules Verne (Folio Society)
The Wendy by Erin Michelle Sky & Steven Brown
The Mirror King by Jodi Meadows

Bought / Traded Books I’ve Already Read:

The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden
Club Dead by Charlaine Harris
Furyborn by Claire Legrand (Signed)
How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff (Signed)
Witchsign by Den Patrick (Numbered & Signed)

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (US First Edition)
Legendary by Stephanie Garber (Goldsboro)
From Twinkle, With Love by Sandhya Menon (Owlcrate)
Almost Midnight by Rainbow Rowell
The Story of a New Name by Elena Ferrante

ARCs/Review Copies:

Floored by Sara Barnard, Holly Bourne, Tanya Byrne, Non Pratt, Melinda Salisbury, Lisa Williamson and Eleanor Wood (Pan Macmillan)
The Boneless Mercies by April Genevieve Tucholke (Simon & Schuster)
Mirage by Somaiya Daud (Hodder & Stoughton)
Retribution Road by Antonin Varenne (MacLehose Press)
The Year of Living Awkwardly by Emma Chastain (Simon & Schuster)
The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton (Mantle, Pan Macmillan)
That’s Not What Happened by Kody Keplinger (Hodder Children’s)
Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik (Pan Macmillan)
Wrecker by Noel O’Reilly (HQ)
The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden (US ARC – Trade)
What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera (US ARC – Trade)
Wildcard by Marie Lu (US ARC – Trade)

Books Received as Gifts:

Cross Her Heart by Sarah Pinborough (Signed)
The Devil’s Garden by Richard Montanari
The Italian Secretary by Caleb Carr
In Our Mad and Furious City by Guy Gunaratne
The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer


My aim for next month is the usual – to buy fewer books. I’m on holiday for two weeks so hopefully I’ll order fewer books during that time.

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