Monthly Rundown: June 2015

Posted July 1, 2015 by Bonnie in Monthly Rundown / 4 Comments

This month marked the start of a new (Summer!) Bingo card and I made excellent progress on it if I do say so myself. I contemplated continuing to work on the Spring card but figured my brain would probably explode trying to keep up with two cards at once. I read a total of 13 books and had a record 3 DNFs. I had no tolerance for crap books this month apparently. Here are the following reviews that did get posted for the month of June:

Best of the MonthSwerve by Vicki Pettersson
This one an insane thrill-ride. Be prepared to not be able to stop until read to completion.

Least Favorite: Lock & Mori (Lock & Mori #1) by Heather W. Petty
I had extremely high hopes for this one but boy did this one make me severely unhappy. Far too much angst and unnecessary drama.

Biggest SurpriseAsking for It (Asking for It #1) by Lilah Pace (not reviewed)
Erotica is not a genre I commonly read (and never review) but this one is well worth mentioning.

Biggest DisappointmentLion Heart (Scarlet #3) by A.C. Gaughen
While I haven’t been the biggest fan of this series, I still managed to have pretty high expectations about the ending. Unfortunately, they fell flat.

Reading Plans for June

Here’s how my Bingo card is coming along so far:

Fire in Title or On CoverFire Above, Fire Below by Garth Nix
TearjerkerEverything, Everything by Nicola Yoon (Review to come)
Out of Your Comfort Zone: The Wolf Border by Sarah Hall
Award WinnerOn Writing by Stephen King
Multi POVFinders Keepers (Bill Hodges Trilogy #2) by Stephen King (Review to come)
2015 DebutI Take You by Eliza Kennedy
TravelSwerve by Vicki Pettersson
Finish a SeriesLion Heart (Scarlet #3) by A.C. Gaughen
Title is More Than Three WordsThe Boy Who Drew Monsters by Keith Donohue (Review to come)
Retelling: The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes (Review to come)
Short StoryThe Turn of the Screw by Henry James

11 squares done! Here are my current plans for the remaining squares that I hope to get a lot knocked out in July:

Published 1+ Year AgoGame (Jasper Dent #2) by Barry Lyga
June/July/August ReleaseShades of Treason (Anomaly #1) by Sandy Williams
POC WriterTrollhunters (Trollhunters #1) by Guillermo del Toro & Daniel Kraus
Blue CoverBull Mountain by Brian Panowic
Face on CoverDamage Done by Amanda Panitch
“Beach Read”The Coincidence of Coconut Cake by Amy E. Reichert
White CoverViolent Ends by Shaun Hutchinson
Purple CoverThe Girl at Midnight (The Girl at Midnight #1) by Melissa Grey
Time TravelReplay by Ken Grimwood
Young AdultThe Devil You Know by Trish Doller
MC w/ Physical Disability: Marrow by Tarryn Fisher
Cover Has Been ChangedCuckoo Song by Frances Hardinge
MagicSerafina and the Black Cloak by Robert Beatty



4 responses to “Monthly Rundown: June 2015

    • It was insane. Super violent thriller but really shocking. I was most impressed considering I don’t think this author has written anything of the like before.

      Thanks! You too, Tammy! 🙂
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