Monthly Reads: June 2019

Posted July 2, 2019 by Holly in Features, Giveaways | 11 Comments

Casee: I ended up finishing June stronger than I thought I would. I started the month out so slow, I didn’t have much hope that it would get better. Then it turned around. I read 9 books in June.

Easy Melody by Kristen Proby (audio) | 3.5 out of 5
Alpha’s Promise by Rebecca Zanetti | 4 out of 5
Easy Kisses by Kristen Proby (audio) | 4 out of 5
Law Man by Kristen Ashley | 3.5 out of 5
Motorcycle Man by Kristen Ashley | 4 out of 5
Waiting for Tom Hanks by Kerry Winfrey | 2 out of 5
Getting Played by Emma Chase (audio) | 4.25 out of 5
Hot Asset by Lauren Layne (audio) | 3.75 out of 5
Archangel’s War by Nalini Singh | 4.75 out of 5

My favorite book of the month was Archangel’s War. I freaking loved that book. Raphael and Elena forever. My least favorite book was Waiting for Tom Hanks by Kerry Winfrey. The heroine was insufferable.

Holly: I had a wonderful reading month. I really fell into a reading groove and knocked a lot of books out. I’m happy to report I managed to read 26 books in June.

Hot Asset by Lauren Layne | 3.75 out of 5
Hard Sell by Lauren Layne | 4.25 out of 5
The Knocked Up Plan by Lauren Blakely (audio) | 4 out of 5
Come As You Are by Lauren Blakely (audio) | 4.25 out of 5
Getting Played by Emma Chase (audio) | 4.25 out of 5
Waiting for Tom Hanks by Kerry Winfrey | 1.5 out of 5
Archangel’s War by Nalini Singh | 4.25 out of 5
Even Tree Nymphs Get the Blues by Molly Harper (audio) | 4 out of 5
Superfan by Sarina Bowen | 3.75 out of 5
If It Makes You Happen by Claire Kann | DNF
Night Broken by Patricia Briggs (reread) | 3.75 out of 5
Fire Touched by Patricia Briggs (reread) | 4.25 out of 5
Silence Fallen by Patricia Briggs (reread) | 4.0 out of 5
Storm Cursed by Patricia Briggs (reread) | 4 out of 5
Repeat by Kylie Scott (reread) | 5 out of 5
Sin & Chocolate by K.F. Breene (reread) | 3.5 out of 5
Sin & Magic by K.F. Breene | 3.75 out of 5
Sin & Salvation by K.F. Breene | 4 out of 5
The Friend Zone by Abby Jimenez | 1 out of 5
Sustained by Emma Chase (audio) (reread) | 4.5 out of 5
Sidebarred by Emma Chase (reread) | 4.5 out of 5
The Will by Kristen Ashley (reread) | 4 out of 5
Soaring by Kristen Ashley (reread) | 4 out of 5
The Time in Between by Kristen Ashley (reread) | 3.75 out of 5
The Golden Dynasty by Kristen Ashley (reread) | 3.5 out of 5
Rock Chick Reawakening by Kristen Ashley (reread) | 4.5 out of 5

My favorite read of the month was a toss up between Getting Played by Emma Chase and Archangel’s War by Nalini Singh. They were both great, though in different ways. My least favorite read was The Friend Zone by Abby Jimenez. That book gets a whole lot of nope from me.

Rowena: My reading wasn’t as strong as Holly’s was but it was pretty good for me. Things really picked up toward the end of the month for me so I’m super excited for the summer reading challenge that we’re participating in on the blog. I’m so ready to tackle my Summer Reading Challenge pile.

If It Makes You Happy by Claire Kann (eARC) | DNF, 2 out of 5 of what I did read
The Rest of the Story by Sarah Dessen (eARC) | 4 out of 5
Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck and Fortune by Roselle Lim (eARC) | 3 out of 5
The Perfect Date by Evelyn Lozada (eARC) | DNF, 2 out of 5 of what I did read
Superfan (Brooklyn Bruisers #6) by Sarina Bowen (eARC) | 4.25 out of 5
Waiting for Tom Hanks by Kerry Winfree (eARC) | 2 out of 5
Highland Deception by Meggan Connors (Kindle Unlimited) | 3 out of 5
The Friend Zone by Abby Jimenez (eBook) | 1 out of 5
Call it What You Want by Brigid Kemmerer (eARC) | 3.75 out of 5
Night Broken (Mercy Thompson #8) by Patricia Briggs (eBook) | 3.75 out of 5
Fire Touched (Mercy Thompson #9) by Patricia Briggs (eBook) | 4 out of 5
Silence Fallen (Mercy Thompson #10) by Patricia Briggs (eBook) | 4 out of 5

My favorite read of the month was probably Superfan (Brooklyn Bruisers #6) by Sarina Bowen. I heart Silas hard and Delilah grew on me. In the beginning, she frustrated me some with how much power she let her ex have over her life but she learns her lesson and grows as a person so that made me happy.

My least favorite reads were plenty but of the ones that I didn’t like over the course of the month, the one I hated the most was The Friend Zone by Abby Jimenez. So much of that book pissed me off that it’s a week later and I’m still pissed off about everything. Grrr.

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Monthly Reads: June 2019

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11 responses to “Monthly Reads: June 2019

  1. Christine

    June was a good reading month for me! Fave: Playing House (ARC) by Ruby Lang, so sweet and cute. Least fave: Million Dollar Marriage (ARC) by Katy Evans – never gonna read a reality tv romance ever again

  2. erinf1

    My reading in June was dismal 🙁 Fav read was Wolf Rain by Nalini Singh. Can’t wait for Archangel’s War !! thanks for sharing!

  3. Glenda M

    My favorite was Say No to the Duke by Eloisa James – I just finished it a couple days ago. I didn’t read anything that was bad this month. (Surprising)

  4. DiscoDollyDeb

    My favorite book of the month of June was Rachel Reid’s HEATED RIVALRY, an m/m romance covering ten years in the secret relationship between two professional hockey players. So, so good! (Reid’s first book, GAME CHANGER, is also very good.)

    I didn’t read anything I absolutely hated in June, but Tess Oliver’s CAPTIVE (a freebie download about a female police detective working undercover) annoyed me for its negative portrayal of women (other than the heroine)—especially the fiancée of the heroine’s partner, who is presented as negative and complaining for wanting her husband-to-be to look at wedding venues and sample wedding cakes with her. The book ends on a cliffhanger, but I doubt I’ll continue with the series.

  5. JenM

    The best book I read this month (and this year) was A Gentleman In Moscow by Amor Towles. I want everyone to read this book, it was that good. There’s no romance, but it’s a gentle, hopeful, feel good kind of read. I also loved In a Badger Way by Shelly Laurenston and Hot Asset by Lauren Layne. Least favorite was You and Only You by Sharon Sala which I DNF’ed. Nothing wrong with the book, it’s just that my tastes have changed and I couldn’t get into it.

    • Kareni

      JenM, I read A Gentleman in Moscow last year. I agree with you; it’s an excellent book.

  6. Kareni

    My least favorite in June (that I can remember) was Solipsism by Noel Luis Nuñez; admittedly, I did not finish a goodly number of other books.

    A few favorites were The Bride Test by Helen Hoang, Blood of the Earth by Faith Hunter, and Magic for Liars by Sarah Gailey.

  7. Anita H.

    My favorite book of the month was Completely Yours by Erin Nicholas. I absolutely loved the geeky heroine and the hero was very swoon worthy! Didn’t have a worst book of the month since I didn’t get a chance to read too many books in June.

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