Monday, July 01, 2024

June: What I Read

 The only complaint I have about vacation was that I barely had any time to read. I read one Kindle book on the way there and another on the way home. AND THAT WAS IT. No audiobooks. And! I was running low ANYWAY because graduation was a lot, and I barely had time to come up for air. Bah humbug. 


Here’s my (really fun) June lists in order from worst to best, like usual.

Gigi Listening by Chantel Guertin: I adored Instamom, but this one was not awesome for me. You can skip it.

The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynne Barnes: It took me far too long to realize this was YA, and I liked it a lot— it’sthe first in a series, so I will for sure be black for more. **Audio

Crown of Midnight by Sarah J Maas: This is solid as a second book in a series, and I am definitely in for more. **Audio

Bride by Ali Hazelwood: I really love her, but I definitely like her academic romances better than this vampire/werewolf romp. **Audio **2024

Darling Girls by Sally Hepworth: This is excellent! I really like all of her books, so I was expecting a winner, and she delivered. **2024

Kill for Me, Kill for You by Steve Cavenaugh: This wears so twist and engaging. I loved it. **audio **2024

My Murder by Katie Williams: THIS IS SO GOOD. **audio

This Summer Will Be Different by Carly Fortune: YES THIS IS DARLING. Believe the buzz.**Audio **2024

Jackpot Summer by Elyssa Friedland: I love her, and this sibs-win-the-lotto story is a delight. **2024

Murder Road by Simone St. James: She is a favorite writer of mine, and this book was SCARY. **2024 **audio

Invisible Woman by Katia Lief: I looooooved this one, didn’t see it on any lists, and just randomly grabbed it at the library because it has a pretty jacket (shut up). **2024


This month: 11 books

Audio books: 7

Real books: 4

2024 books: 7

This year: 82

Audio: 42

With my eyes: 40

Books published in 2024: 39


  1. I did not care for My Murder but I seem to be the outlier as most people I know loved it. I read 9 books last month and nearly all were excellent. River East, River West was my least favorite. I did not like the coming of age story, nor did I like the mother of that character and that really impacted my reading experience.

    1. I like her because she bends the rules kind of like Stephen King-- like it is mostly just thriller scary and then OMG GHOSTS

  2. The only one of these I've read was My Murder, and I LOVED it. Mashup of sci-fi and murder mystery? YES PLEASE.

    I am adding so many of these to my list. Including the Simone St. James. I have only read one of her books and I wasn't a huge fan, but the premises of her books always sound so intriguing... I really want to love her.

  3. Invisible Woman sounds so intriguing...
    (And Grrrrl! I didn't realize how much I'd gotten used to your helpful links via A Room of One's Own!!)

    1. sorry! i thought I DID link them and was kind of bummed when this post went live