Happy Canada Day to my fellow Canadians! I can’t believe how quickly June flew by – it seems like it only lasted for a few days. Since Toronto’s firework shows are all virtual this year, I’m hoping to spend my Canada Day reading in the park so I can get a head start on my July TBR.
This month I managed to read 8 books! One of those was a re-read, and 5 were backlist titles. This puts me at 29/50 books for the year, which is already more than I read in 2019.
BOOK PURCHASES/FROM PUBLISHERS
I finally caved and broke my self-imposed book buying ban to pre-order The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue which is easily my most anticipated read of 2020.
After finally hitting that elusive 100% review rate for NetGalley, my finger slipped and requested a few titles (funny how that happens). I was lucky enough to be approved for Mayhem by Estelle Laure and A Golden Fury by Samantha Cohoe – thanks to Wednesday Books for both!
- The Queen of Nothing | 3.5 stars | This just didn’t live up to the high expectations that the previous books set. It was softer, had lower stakes, and wrapped up too easily.
- The Upside of Falling | 2.5 stars | I love the fake dating trope, but I just couldn’t buy how the relationship started.
- Get a Life, Chloe Brown | 4 stars | Easily one of the most inclusive romances I’ve ever read. I loved the banter and the writing style so much.
- Red, White & Royal Blue | 4 stars | A sweet, fluffy read that lived up to the hype. I can’t believe I waited so long to read it!
- I shared an update on my reading challenge progress – I’m on track for almost all of them!
- I shared my Summer TBR – hopefully I’ll get around to reading all of these this year!
- I showed my support for Black Lives Matter, and listed some resources to support Black authors and BLM
FAVOURITES FROM AROUND THE BLOGOSPHERE
- Skye at The Quiet Pond shared a list of new Black-authored book releases
- United by Pop shared a list of upcoming YA books by Black authors
- Marie at Drizzle and Hurricane Books asked if book bloggers’ work is really valued
What were some of your favourite books/posts/moments from June? And what do you have planned for July? Let me know in the comments below.