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Sarah's Library

I read pretty much anything, from fantasy (City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett) to romance (Bared to You by Sylvia Day) to classics (Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad).  The only genres I don't read are self-help and comic books/graphic novels.

Currently reading

The Last Honeytrap
Louise Lee
Progress: 100/346 pages
Complete Works of William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare

My June Reading

This post will be bit shorter than most of my previous monthly wrap-ups due to the amount that I wrote last night for my May wrap-up.  I also went over why this (and that one) are late and I won't bother going into that again, if you're curious it's all detailed in my 'My May Reading' post, which I posted on the 5th of July.

 

It wasn't till about the middle of the month that I realised June had unofficially (and accidentally, without my knowledge) become Romance Month.  I read a staggering (for me) 16 books in June, only two of them fell outside the genre of romance.  I don't have a problem with having a romance month, it's just that it's all a strange coincidence that the appropriate books became available right when necessary to fit into my month of romance.  Serendipity.  Isn't that a notion common to the romance novel?  Now it's helped me to spend a month in 'romancelandia'.  You can find links to the books I read in June below.

 

1. The Shape of My Heart (2B Trilogy, #3) by Ann Aguire, you can read my review here

 

2. Kulti by Mariana Zapata, you can read my review here

 

3. HEX by Thomas Olde Heuvelt, you can read my review here

 

4. Shadow's Stand  (Hell's Eight, #5) by Sarah McCarty, you can read my review here

 

5. Suddenly in Love (Lake Haven, #1) by Julia London, you can read my review here

 

6. Big Bad Beast (Pride, #6) by Shelly Laurenston, you can read my review here

 

7. Love thy Neighbour (Friend-Zoned, #2) by Belle Aurora, you can read my review here

 

8. Tempting the Bodyguard, (Gamble Brothers, #3) by Jennifer Armentrout, you can read my review here

 

9. Schindler's Ark by Thomas Keneally, you can read my review here

 

10. True (True Believers, #1) by Erin McCarthy, you can read my review here

 

11. Tempting the Best Man (Gamble Brothers, #1) by Jennifer Armentrout, you can read my review here

 

12. Beautiful Sacrifice by Elizabeth Lowell, you can read my review here

 

13. Shatter (True Believers, #4) by Erin McCarthy, you can read my review here

 

14. The Look of Love (The Sullivans, #1) by Bella Andre, you can read my review here

 

15. Out on Good Behaviour (Radleigh University, #1) by Dahlia Adler, you can read my review here

 

16. Ruined by Rumour by Alyssa Everett, you can read my review here

 

My Reading Stats for June

 

16 books in 30 days, that's an average of 0.53 books per day

  • 5137 pages (despite reading three more books than in May, that's only two more pages) in 30 days, that's an average of 171.23 pages per day (I was a busy reader last month, but I was lucky with my book choices, half of these books were read in well under 24 hours) and 321 per book
  • 16 books with an average rating of 3.37 stars
  • My fastest read was either Love thy Neighbour or The Look of Love.  I started both of thrm around breakfast and had them finished before dinner in both cases (on different days, of course), but as I didn’t time myself it's not clear exactly which took me the least time to read.
  • My best, my only five star read of the month, was The Look of Love.  I just loved that book!  I can't really explain it as it had many flaws and it's not like I was blind to them, I just didn't care while I was reading.
  • My worst was a very disappointing Elizabeth Lowell title, Beautiful Sacrifice.  I was more disappointed because of how well-loved Lowell is (by me, as well as others).  If this had been written by an unknown-to-me author, I could possibly have seen myself giving it two stars, but Lowell is too experienced an author to write that crap.

 

Still not done wjth these major posts, next up is my half yearly report.  Talk to you all later and have a great day, Sarah.