I cannot believe June has come and gone. Does this year feel like it is flying by for anyone else, or is it just me?
Since we just passed the midpoint of the year, I thought I’d start with a quick check in on how I’m tracking against my reading goal for the year. This year, my goal is to read 100 books. So far, it looks like I’m track to meet that as I closed out June with my 54th book of the year. According to Goodreads (if we’re not friends, come add me!), that puts me about 5 books ahead.
Now let’s dive into the June recap!
June 2021 Reads
June was a solid month for me as I managed to finish 8 books. I also did a great job stick to my TBR this month – possibly a first! I read 7 out of the 8 books on my TBR, and have just started the 8th book on it (which was a stretch for June since it came out on the 29th).
A Lady of Persuasion by Tessa Dare
First up this month was the final book in The Wanton Dairymaid Series – A Lady of Persuasion. I read this as part of the #ButDoTheyBang readalong of all of Tessa Dare’s novels. This was my first time reading this book and series, and I’ve got to say…it was not my favorite. I love Tessa Dare, particularly her newer stuff. But this series just didn’t do it for me.
Check out my full review of A Lady of Persuasion by Tessa Dare to find out why this wasn’t my favorite.
Stud Club Series by Tessa Dare
I haven’t gotten around to typing up my reviews for these yet, but keep an eye on the blog in July for my full thoughts! I do think One Dance With A Duke is my favorite of the bunch.
Fable by Adrienne Young
I’ll admit, I picked up Fable as I kept seeing it all over my bookstagram feed (come follow me if you don’t @overflowingshelf). I had only a vague inkling of what the story would be going into it, but was hoping it would be good.
And I’ve got to be honest…I didn’t really get the hype? Maybe I need to finish the duology and read Namesake to get why everyone has been raving about this series since I wasn’t that impressed by Fable. I’ll have my full review up on it in July that goes into more details, but this book was just okay for me.
My Kind of Earl by Vivienne Lorret and The Wrong Marquess by Vivienne Lorret
Next up, we have book two and three in The Mating Habits of Scoundrels. I had read book one before I got back into blogging, so no review of that, but I have to say, I loved My Kind of Earl and The Wrong Marquess so much more than that first book. These two books were so much fun. I devoured both of them so quickly! I cannot wait for the next book in the series.
The Shadows Between Us by Tricia Levenseller
The last book that I finished yesterday was not on my TBR, but got thrown on there since it was a library book that came in way sooner than expected. I had wanted to check out Tricia Levenseller’s The Shadows Between Us as I loved her Daughter of the Pirate King duology. I also feel like I had only seen good things about this book and was so excited to dive in.
I’ll have my full review up for this book in July, but here’s a spoiler – I did not like this book. This was such a big disappointment. I’ll go into my why in the review, but this was a big no from me, which was such a bummer as I love some of Levenseller’s other books.
June 2021 Reviews
This month ended up being a great one for reviews! I managed to get up 10 reviews including:
- Goddess of the Hunt (The Wanton Dairymaid #1) by Tessa Dare
- To Catch a Rogue (London Steampunk: The Blue Blood Conspiracy #4) by Bec McMaster
- Fake by Kylie Scott
- Dukes Are Forever (London Steampunk: The Blue Blood Conspiracy #5) by Bec McMaster
- Surrender of a Siren (The Wanton Dairymaid #2) by Tessa Dare
- From London, With Love (London Steampunk: The Blue Blood Conspiracy #5.5) by Bec McMaster
- A Lady of Persuasion (The Wanton Dairymaid #3) by Tessa Dare
- A Scot to the Heart (Desperately Seeking Duke #2) by Caroline Linden
- My Kind of Earl (The Mating Habits of Scoundrels #2) by Vivienne Lorret
- The Wrong Marquess (The Mating Habits of Scoundrels #3) by Vivienne Lorret
If you haven’t check out any of these reviews yet, please do!
What did you read in June? How are you tracking against your reading goal for the year?