Half the year has gone by, and it has been a good reading experience for me (it always is, tbh). For starters, I think this is the first time I have been consistently ahead of my reading challenge progresses this far in the game.
First off, Goodreads Reading Challenge:
14 full-length books, 1 novella and 1 graphic novel, bringing the tally to 16 books this month and a total of 152 books (including those in July). I am a quarter away from my goal, ya’ll!
Books I loved
Books I liked
Books that were good but could have been better
Progress: 28/26 !!
I’m counting only full-length novels for this challenge, so my shelf numbers and this here differs. For June:
Historical fantasy/Alternate history
Fantasy in different worlds
Progress: 25/52 (right on track!)
Canon gay main character in And I Darken
The Rose Society (#2 of The Young Elites) – 2pts
Voice of Gods (prequel novella of Legacy of Kings) – 1pt
Progress: 115/51 points
A post-apocalyptic novel about a deadly virus outbreak that regresses every living thing to a pre-evolved state. Fun times!
Only 12 galleys read this month.
have a POC heroine, as well as a bi/pan-sexual secondary character with a POV has a main character that is gay, and the setting is in Turkey has a trans character
Progress: 25/26 (so close!)
The Young Elites series (read till the latest book)
Progress: 6/12 series (right on track!)
No series enders this month either
Progress: 14/7 (Expert series reader)
No progress on this front, either
Progress: 9/15 audiobooks
Top Ten Tuesdays
Book Blogger Hop
In May, I made some rules for myself, which included a restraint on book-buying, but since I ended up with 12 new books this month anyway, I have instated a book buying ban from July. In the spirit of reading more and traveling more, I took my copy of The Young Elites to see the sights around Tokyo. It may also be a new feature that I am working, so I guess you’ll have to see how that turns out.
Also, I am getting a bit more serious about my book photography; instead of just, you know, snapping pics as I get them, I am hoping to create something beautiful for these works of art (the book covers, I mean).
And this gorgeous book came in today! Since I'll be reading The Wrath and the Dawn in a few days for #TGTRAT I thought I'll get the other #retelling of A Thousand and One Nights too....A Thousand Nights by @ek_johnston . . . . . . . . #bookmail #bookhaul #booklr #bookstagram #fantasy #julyTBR #coverlove #athousandnights