Reading Queue is a monthly meme hosted by Books: A True Story and Book Tasty where we can get together and talk about the books we hope to read in the coming month and the books we read last month. So write up your own Reading Queue post and then go check them out!
June was a pretty successful reading month for me though I did veer a bit from my Reading Queue. Mostly it was messed up because I was surprised by a couple of tour books that I needed to read before sending off again. But I’m not complaining. I’m happy with my reading and excited to move on July! Especially because I don’t have that many to move forward from June. As you’ll see, I did read all contemporaries this month. Something about summer and warm weather and sunshine just makes me want to read those kinds of books.
Second Star by Alyssa B. Sheinmel and What I Thought Was True by Huntley Fitzpatrick: I was not much of a fan of Second Star and only gave it two stars. What I Thought Was True was much better for me but still not my favorite of the month.
Guy in Real Life by Steve Brezenoff and The Things You Kiss Goodbye by Leslie Connor: I was disappointed by both of these and actually ended up DNFing both. GiRL had some characters I just couldn’t deal with and lots of gaming scenes. TTYKG dealt with abuse and situations/characters I just didn’t really want to read about at the time.
On the Fence by Kasie West and Landline by Rainbow Rowell: I loved On the Fence so much. It’s my fourth Kasie West book and I’m happy to say I haven’t been let down by her once. Same with Landline and Rainbow Rowell. I’m so happy both of these authors continue to write amazing books and publishers continue to publish them. I highly recommend both of these books and authors.
I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson and Breathe, Annie, Breathe by Miranda Kenneally: These are two more books that I definitely recommend. I’ll Give You the Sun doesn’t come out until September but it will definitely be worth the wait. Breathe, Annie, Breathe comes out in just two weeks! It was my favorite Hundred Oaks book so far.
Let’s Get Lost by Adi Alsaid and Just One Night by Gayle Forman: Let’s Get Lost is a perfect finding-yourself-on-the-road book. I loved it and all of the characters and adventures along the way. Just One Night is the story fans of Just One Day/Just One Year have been waiting for. GET IT and read it if you want the conclusion you were looking for in Just One Year.
Dark Metropolis by Jaclyn Dolamore and Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern: These are the two books from June that I didn’t get to. It turns out that One Man Guy expired before I could download it and The Cabinet of Curiosities was just a sneak peek. It was a good sneak peak, but just a short bit of the book. I’m really hoping to get to these two this month.
Boomerang by Noelle August and Take Me On by Katie McGarry: These are two books I’ve purchased and are just waiting to finally arrive so that I can jump right into them! Contemporaries plus my favorite authors equals a win for me!
Falling Into Place by Amy Zhang and Stitching Snow by R.C. Lewis: These are both ARCs that I’m borrowing and need to read and return this week. I’m excited for both of them!
The Walled City by Ryan Graudin and My Best Friend, Maybe by Caela Carter: The Walled City is another ARC I’m borrowing and will need to send on this month. My Best Friend, Maybe is a review book I finally hope to read.
A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall and Mortal Danger by Ann Aguirre: I’ve barely been able to keep myself from reading A Little Something Different, I’m so excited for it! And I haven’t read any Ann Aguirre books yet so I’m really looking forward to Mortal Danger. I hope it’s good.
Okay, that’s ten books. I better stop there. I’m pretty excited for my July reads and am hoping I can get through them all. I’ll be happy to make a good dent in my Book Blogger Summer Reading Challenge! Now you tell me, what books are you excited to read in July?