Go June, you rock! I read 8 books and 52 issues of comics. Woot! So I have some bite-sized blurbs about what I read:
The Fireman by Joe Hill – Probably my least favorite Joe Hill so far. It had some good elements but I was glad to finish it.
Heroine Complex by Sarah Kuhn – SO fun and feisty and superhero-y and I’m already looking forward to a re-read. (Released today!)
Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake by Sarah MacLean – Fun and fluffy romance, likable main character, but I will forever remember this as the “he ate her face” book.
Being Mortal by Atul Gawande – This was actually a quite fantastic read about growing old, quality of life, and dying. I didn’t review because it hit a little close to home on some stuff and I couldn’t separate that when I tried writing about it.
In the Country We Love by Diane Guerrero – Awesome on audio, memoir about how when she was 14 this actress’s parents were deported and how that shook up her life.
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi – SO SO GREAT. Sad and infuriating and hopeful and will probably end up on my top ten of the year list.
Learning to Swear in America by Katie Kennedy – A little juvenile, which makes sense it’s a YA title. If you like the manic pixie dream girl thing, this is for you. (Also out today!)
The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks About Race by Jesmyn Ward – A wonderful collection of essays about race in America by a wide range of authors including Daniel Jose Older, Claudia Rankine, Kiese Laymon, Garnette Cadogan, and many more.
STATS – BOOKS
Books read: 8
#Readmyowndamnbooks: 1 (13%)
Female authors: 6 (75%)
Non-white authors: 5 (63%)
Format breakdown: 1 audiobook, 5 e-book, 2 print.
STATS – COMICS
Issues read: 57
Female authors/illustrators: 5
Non-white author/illustrators: 3
Format breakdown: All print.
So June was a pretty great month! I need to catch up on some review-writing – apparently my ability to stay on top of reviews gets a little worse the more books I read in a month? I’ll try to get better at that, but I’m a busy lady.
How was your June?