I am late… oops. I HAD AN AWESOME JUNE THOUGH I just suck and have been unmotivated at blogging this past week, plus EOFY killed me I am so glad that mess of a work month is done.
Now to what I read and how far I strayed from my TBR. I read a total of 12 books and 5 of them were on my set TBR! I ended up ditching a few books so I could binge read the Every Series by Ellie Marney, which is an awesome aussie Sherlock retelling.
Books I read and loved!
The Long way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
I adored this book, the space, the alien races, all the different cultures, the use of pronouns, and the pacing. The plot isn’t epic or edge of your seat but it just flowed so well + Artificial intelligence *heart eyes* I haven’t met a robot I don’t like, yes even the evil ones.
Red Rising by Pierce Brown
THIS BOOK, man I’ve had this book on my TBR for years and I finally picked it up! I adored Darrow as a main and the world, the mixture of gods and colour systems, the intense war training, and of course SPACE THINGS. Have I mentioned my pure unconditional love I have with powered armor?
Assassins Apprentice by Robin Hobb
Better late then never hey? I really liked this book, the world building, the magic system, the characters. I did read it quite slowly because it’s not very fast paced but I can’t wait to pick up the next book and see where this story takes me.
These three went straight to my faves, Sci fi, Fantasy, stabby characters, caring characters, just all the awesomeness and I’d rec them to everyone.
Begin End Begin, A loveozya Anthology
Amazing ozya babies! I finished the Anthology and loved nearly every story! Look out for a post of mini reviews on each short.
A mixture of sci fi, fantasy, contemporary, magical realism, time travel? All the stories are so fifferent and fantastic, I loved the diversity and of course how Aussie the entire thing is.
The Every trilogy by Ellie Marney
Now for the trilogy that derailed my planned tbr. The anthology actually included a story of Watts and Mycroft meeting and I was over the moon to know there was a completely trilogy staring these amazing characters. The only thing I dislike about shorts is when they’re good I don’t want them to end and luckily this story was just the beginning.
The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid
We all have to have some 3 star books in our diet right? I mean how else would we be able to know just how amazing a 5 star book is without them. I have to admit after reading all the above mentioned awesome sci-fi The Diabolic just didn’t do it for me 😦 See my full thought here
Geekerella by Ashley Poston
This was super cute but really plain jane. I liked the characters, the love interest, the cosplaying but it didn’t sweep me off my feet and give me that happy buzz that contemporaries leave me with.
Under the Spectrum by Jennifer Gold
This was an e-arc and I didn’t love it but it does pick up towards the middle. I have very mixed feelings but this book does deal with eating disorders and the main characters half-brother is autistic, although I didn’t really like her and felt some of the things that moved the plot forward was predictable and circumstantial I did like that it had some heavier themes. Full thoughts on that soon.
Horns by Joe Hill
I really enjoy Joe Hill’s work and this book really turned him into an auto buy author. The humans being evil and revenge plot had me hooked from the start. I also watched the movie and really liked the movie adaptation! Yes changes were made but I felt it all help translate it really well.
The Color Project by Sierra Abrams
I was lucky enough to receive an earc to this book and OH MAN I LOVED IT. I sobbed, I laughed, I wanted to be part of the main characters family and had sever Donut cravings. Well worth staying up to the am’s on a work day xD
In Case You Missed it: Some June posts
I’ve been doing okay-ish with my book spending and really trying to tame my hauls, compared to last year I’m doing fantastically BUT my TBR still feels like it’s a mountain I’ll never be able to fully conquer.
I purchased 5 of these, I’m tempted to not include the Every series as they’re on ebook but that’s cheating so oops, it was worth it though.
As I’m doing project 5 (read 5 books buy 1) I am starting to fall behind 0.0 I am up to 18 purchased books this year and I’ve read 64 so I’m 26 books behind what I should be.
At this point I’m probably not going to bother trying to catch up and “win” project 5 because there is no hope, but I’ll continue count how many books I do buy because it helps me kerb my impulse buys.