Books Read: 11
Books Acquired: 118
Most Read Genre: Contemporary Romance = 8
I actually mixed it up a bit more than usual this month!
It’s obvious I had a very busy June by those numbers. I’m afraid to see how low my July numbers will be with the wedding looming!
There were a lot of good books read, but not too many that just blew me away. The only book I rated 5 stars was Hard to Hold by Nicole Edwards
There were quite a few 4 star books, including two by Kylie Scott. I’ve said before that I am beyond glad I discovered this author. There was one 4.5 star review, Every Little Kiss by Marina Adair. I just love how much her stories make me laugh while swooning.
Three of the books I read were paperback, all the rest were on my Kindle. As usual, the paperbacks all came from my local library.
Net Galley = 3
MCL = 2
Public Library = 3
Kindle Lending Library = 1
Amazon Purchase = 1
Amazon Free Upload = 1
The books I read in June were from 10 different authors with three new-to-me authors. Jay Asher, Mia West, and L.P. Dover were the new authors with Jay Asher being the standout for me.
I wasn’t able to get the next book in the Chicago Stars series so in June my oldest book read was The Winter Lodge by Susan Wiggs. Smart and Sexy by Jill Shalvis was released at almost the same time though.
Of course my page count was way down in June…even less than I would have thought. Not only did I not read a lot of books but the books I read, for the most part, were not very long. I read 3434 pages in June. The shortest was 108 pages. The longest, at 515 pages, was the Winter Lodge.
My average star rating was only 3.8 last month. That’s still good, but the two previous months it was over 4! Again, there was only one 5 star book and one 4.5 star book. But there were six 4 star books! There was a 2.5 star book in there, too though.
None of the books I read in June were actually acquired in June. I don’t think that’s happened before! I did purchase a book in June though, Mick by Melissa Foster for $1.99 on Amazon. I just didn’t get a chance to read it yet.
I got 95 of the 118 books in June from my Book Bub email links. My Kindle First book for June was Stillhouse Lake by Rachel Caine. I got 2 books by following links in a couple different author websites. The links through Just Add Spice netted me another 2 books, 2 from FB ad links I followed, 14 from another email newsletter I get (I know I promised to tell you more last month if this source panned out and I will…just as soon as things around here settle down.), and 2 from Net Galley.
Here’s a breakdown of June’s books by genre:
1 chick lit
1 Christian fiction
76 contemporary romance
12 historical romance
15 new adult
1 science fiction
I’d love to hear from you about what books you’re reading and loving right now.