Ha! Only July 20 - I'm catching up on reviews & getting better (a bit!) on my monthly summaries.
June was a good reading month for me with a nice variety:
- The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater (VA), teen/YA novel
- Magnificent Mya Tibbs by Crystal Allen (TX), middle-grade audiobook
- The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka (Hungary), classic novella
- Bera the One-Headed Troll by Eric Orchard, middle-grade graphic novel
- Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs (FL, UK), teen/YA novel
- Pax by Sara Pennypacker, middle-grade audiobook
So, six books total in June, all fiction, and almost all of them were YA and middle-grade, which is unusual for me (I normally read a mix). I read my first Big Book of the summer and my first classic of the year (finally!) - see details below. My favorite? Ooh...that's a tough one. These were all good. I think I liked Pax the best - it was a really powerful, unique story about hope, love, and war.
Progress on 2016 Reading Challenges:
This is my favorite part of my monthly summary - updating my Reading Challenges! I (finally) read 2 more TBR books in June for my Read Your Own Damn Books Challenge - that's a total of 8 so far this year, which is not very good! For the Monthly Motif Reading Challenge, June was A Book Recommended by Girlxoxo month - um, yeah. Since I didn't look at the monthly topic until just now, that's not so good...BUT she did recommend The Raven Boys, book 1 in the series I finished last month, so that counts, right? No nonfiction last month for my 2016 Nonfiction Reading Challenge, but (drumroll) I finally read a classic for the 2016 Classics Challenge! Woohoo! For my Travel the World in Books Reading Challenge, I read books set in Hungary and UK (Wales). I am also tracking the states my books are set in, even though there is no Where Are You Reading challenge this year - I added 3 new states this month!
Finally, I did my best ever on the monthly Bookish Bingo hosted by Chapter Break (you can join the fun any month without officially joining a challenge). Here's my Bingo card for June - I filled a record 20 spaces!
Books Read & Bingo Spaces:
The Raven King: murder, witch, in a series, grad, waiter/waitress, more than 400 pages
Magnificent Mya Tibbs: accent, empowered female
The Metamorphosis: shelf-love book, father, foreign setting
Bera the One-Headed Troll: garden
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children: debut author/novel, super special powers, travel in book, library book, teacher, flowers
Pax: one word title
Believe it or not, this is one of THREE book bingo games I am playing this summer - it's getting confusing!
What was your favorite book read in June?