Wednesday, 4 July 2018

June Reading Wrap-Up//July TBR

June saw a slow-down when it came to reading. But, to be fair, I am currently 29 books ahead of schedule when it comes to my GoodReads Reading Challenge. So I think I can be forgiven for not reading quite so voraciously this past month. Here's a quick summary of the books I did read in June, and a look at what's on my TBR pile for July!

 I've been obsessed with modern poetry at the moment. Starting with Rupi Kaur's two books, followed up by Amanda Lovelace's. The Witch Doesn't Burn In This One (***), like The Sun and Her Flowers, wasn't as good as it's predecessor. But I still enjoyed the poetry in this collection. I really enjoyed Roald Dahl's Book Of Ghost Stories (***), some were better than others but, on the whole, a creepy, chilling collection. 

I wasn't sure that Zodiac (****), by Sam Wilson, would be my sort of book. Turns out, I was wrong. A gripping, futuristic/dystopian crime novel that was wholly original in it's concept. The Craftsman (*****), also, was a fantastic piece of crime fiction. Gripping from start to finish, and with a shock ending that I did not see coming, I loved every page of it.

I didn't enjoy Fiona Cummin's debut novel, Rattle, all that much. But when I learnt that the story was being continued in her new novel, The Collector (****), I knew I had to read it. Thankfully, The Collector turned out to be a big improvement on Fiona's first novel, and I loved it! The House Swap (****) was another fantastic, gripping, psychological thriller with a very unpredictable ending!

There are a lot of books on my July TBR pile that I'm super excited to read. Horrorstor, by Hendrix, is a book I've had on my shelf for ages. A book I hunted for for so long. And I'm finally getting around to reading it this month! The Tall Man, by Locke, and I'll Be Gone In The Dark, by McNamara, were eagerly awaited. As were Thirteen, by Cavanagh, and Mine, by Fox. I can't wait to dive into these books and share my thoughts on them with you next month.

What have you read recently? 

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