June is just about over and I feel like I haven’t accomplished very much reading this month. Not only did I not set a very high reading goal this month, I also ended up DNF-ing a book! This is quite rare for me, but I’ll explain my reasons for doing so later in the post. For now, let’s check out what I did manage to accomplish:
Book Rating/Page Count:
- Total Pages: 1,862 pages (since I read an eARC and there’s no record of it on Goodreads, I can’t record how many pages 100 Days of Sunlight has)
- Total Books: 7
- Total Read Harder Challenge Books: 2 (Like Water For Chocolate and How I Became a Ghost)
- Total Reading Women Challenge Books: 1 (H is for Hawk)
- Total Our Shared Shelf Books: 0
I know it’s a super low page count from last month, but I went a little light on the reading this month. Still, I think I accomplished most of what I wanted, despite having to DNF Mina, which would have been my third Book Riot challenge book.
The reason I didn’t finish Mina is because it was killing me to keep reading it. Not only did I despise all the main characters, it was a dreadfully boring book, full of long narrative rants about the state of society and why a certain character is the way she is. I hated it. Hardly anything was happening and then, at around 38%, the main character abuses then kills a cat. I don’t care if this is spoiler material – people should know this going in, it was horrendous and I simply couldn’t keep reading anymore. So you’ll forgive me for not continuing and I have since decided on a different book to read for this prompt.
Anyway, I’d much rather move on to what I liked the most this month and what I liked least:
Favorite Book This Month:
My favorite read this month was definitely A Curse So Dark and Lonely. Not only did this book completely knock my socks off, it was just a surprisingly well done YA fantasy novel. I wasn’t expecting it to be so fantastic, nor for me to gobble it up so quickly. I highly recommend it. If you need more convincing, check out my review for it here.
Least Favorite Book This Month:
My real least favorite is Mina, but since I didn’t finish it, I won’t count it. Instead, my least favorite is 100 Days of Sunlight, which I received an ARC for from NetGalley. I was surprised by how much I did not jive with this book. Not only did I find the depiction of a person being blind to be highly inaccurate/almost insensitive, I also felt like the author had zero idea of what she was writing about. Almost all elements, to me, felt weakly researched and came across as just inauthentic. I’ll be writing up a review for this book shortly, so definitely check back for my no-holds-barred review!
How about you?
How was your month of reading? Did you meet any of your goals? What was your favorite book you read this month? Least favorite? Let me know in the comments!