Between my birthday (July 6th) and all the other random things I have to deal with in my life, blogging tends to get relegated to the figurative backburner. Therefore, this month in review is a little bit on the late side, but still worth writing (for the sake of my own sanity- I am having trouble recalling which books I read in June already).
Total Posts: 10
Total Critiques: 4
Urban Fantasy: 1
Part of a Series: 1
Most Popular Posts of June:
Early Critique: "Age of Myth (The Legends of the First Empire #1)" by Michael J. Sullivan
SFF: The 5 Books You Recommend to Recent High School Grads
"Corelli's Mandolin" by Louis de Bernières
Early Critique: "Spells of Blood and Kin" by Claire Humphrey
I'm Joining the Sci-Fi Summer Reading Challenge- Fashionably Late!
Month in Review for May 2016: Four Flowers
Flashback Post (From June of a Previous Year):
"The Lazy Vacationer" by Litha Nelle
Pageviews for the Month: 980
Reading Challenges Updates:
"Corelli's Mandolin" by Louis de Bernières (Set in Greece)
"The Vagrants" by Yiyun Li (Set in China)
Total for 2016 So Far: 10 of 15 Books, 6 of 5 Countries
Sci-Fi Summer Reading Challenge
Wild Seed (Patternmaster #1) by Octavia E. Butler (Alternate History Sci-fi)
Goal: 6+ science fiction books
Total Read So Far: 1 book
Books read this Month: 5
Has a Diverse Main Character: 3
Doesn't Have a Diverse MC: 2
Female Main Character: 3
Male Main Character: 0
Pair and/or Group of Female/Male Main Characters: 2
Historical Fiction: 2
Sci-fi/Alt. History: 1
Published in 2016: 2
Published in 2000-2015: 1
Published in 1990s: 1
Published in 1980s: 1
Self-Published, Small Press, or Other: 1
Traditionally Published: 4
Series Books: 3
Ebook Version: 3
Paper Version: 2
Favorite of the Month: Tie between Memories of Ash and Age of Myth (there were other 4 star ratings, but something about those was just a cut above).
Least Favorite of the Month: I didn't like Corelli's Mandolin as much as the others, but it was still a great read.
Most Interesting of the Month (or Book I Learned the Most From): Wild Seed by Octavia E. Butler- I think all her books are just fascinating.
From the-pile: 2
From the-invisible-pile: 1
Recently acquired: 2
Added to the-invisible-pile: 4
Books bought: 3
Pages Read in 2016 Thus Far (according to Goodreads): 16,766 pages
5 Stars: 0
4-4.5 Stars: 4
3-3.5 Stars: 1
2-2.5 Stars: 0
Author Stats (1 = 1 book read by x author):
Male/Female Team: 0
Planning to Read in July:
I will be attempting to read more sci-fi for Rachelle's challenge, but I also have some other books coming in (another Better World Books box for me) that I want to read soon. So far this month I've been in a few fits of pain (as in I can't do as much, which is depressing), but I did manage to read a fluffy historical romance novella, so perhaps there's hope for me after all. If you're wondering which sci-fi books I plan on reading during the challenge, check out my "I'm Joining the Sci-Fi Summer Reading Challenge- Fashionably Late!" post.
Critiques:I have possible reviews for Memories of Ash and Wild Seed in the works, though with my meandering mind, who knows if I'll get them done.
7/17: Sunday Fun Five #58: The 5 Literary Villains You'd Like to Read an Entire Book About
I have a few villains in mind, though it will be a challenge to come up with the rest. There may be some unexpected additions in this one.