June has been a successful reading month for me, compared to May where I only read 2 books the entire month. Not only was I able to get out of my book hangover through my discovery of new and very interesting books, but June has also been the month where I bought A LOT OF BOOKS! So I’ll be featuring both my June Wrap-Up and Book Haul, together with my July TBR.
I read a total of 6 books, comprised of 4 novels, 1 reread book, and 1 novella. I’m going to post the book reviews of those I haven’t written yet sometime soon.
JUNE BOOK HAUL
My June Book Haul is probably my biggest book haul so far in 2017. I got a total of 9 books, and I’m actually still waiting until now for my Book Depository orders and this other book I’ve just ordered yesterday from a local seller. I’ll just include those in the next month. My wallet is literally crying right now because of all the hoarding I’ve done this month. I bought most of these books from secondhand bookstores and local sellers, but the others are brand new and I got from bookstores – most of them were on SALE! I would never pass on the opportunity when books are on sale.
I have both City of Lost souls and City of Heavenly Fire on my list even though I’ve read them already. They’re the two books that I’ve been looking for years since I couldn’t find any of the old covers in bookstores.
- City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare (I got this on sale for only P245! and it’s hardbound!)
- Seeker by (I also got this together with CoLS and it was only P199!)
- An Illustrated History of Notable Shadowhunters and Denizens of Downworld by Cassandra Clare and Cassandra Jean (The hardbound copies were on sale!)
- A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir
- Assassin’s Heart by Sarah Ahiers
- City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare
- The Bronze Horseman and Tatiana & Alexander by Paullina Simons
- Claire de Lune by Christine Johnson
While I still have a lot of unread books in my bookshelves and my massive June Haul, I only bumped up 3 books for my TBR list on July! These stories are the ones I’ve been dying to read for a long time, so they are my top priority. So these are:
As of today, I’m also currently reading:
- The Untouchables by J.J. McAvoy
- Her Kind of Boss by Kayla White
- Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves
Tell me about your favorite June reads and hauls!
April has been a tough month for me to read, knowing that May is coming and two of my most anticipated books of 2017 are coming out on my birthday month *coughs* ACOWAR and Lord of Shadows *cough* But nevertheless, I’ve manage to squeeze in a few books!
- Frost like Night by Sara Raasch – 5/5
Now let’s move on to my May TBR! Like I said in a previous post, I don’t do TBRs, but since May is a very special month to me, I have a specific TBR list in my mind and which I promise to do before the month ends.
- A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas
This is my #1 anticipated book of 2017, and with good reason! If you are following my Tumblr blog, I’m sure you all know that I’m a huge huge fan of the series, especially ACOMAF. With the way how ACOMAF ended, it was a very torturous wait until ACOWAR. I need to know what happens next to my babies, especially Rhysand and Feyre and the other members of the Inner Circle! I’m just freaking excited that it’s coming out on May 2nd, and I don’t have to wait too long to grab a copy.
2. Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare
This beauty comes out on my birthday, May 23rd! This is the second book of The Dark Artifices by Cassandra Clare, and I’m a huge fan of the Shadowhunter Chronicles since I was in high school. I’ve loved the first book a lot, especially the very witty and diverse characters, and I want to know immediately what happens next after Lady Midnight finished off. I am also in love with all the Blackthorns, and they’re the best Shadowhunter family (apart from the Herondales).
Other books that I want to read next month would be:
- Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han
- Flame in the Mist by Renee Adhieh
- The Winner’s Crime by Marie Ruthoski
- Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
- Caraval by Stephanie Garber
- The Beauty of Darkness by Mary E. Pearson
How about you guys? What’s your best read book in April? What’s your anticipated reads for May?
First of all, you should all know I don’t usually stick to a TBR list every month because I love to read or reread books whenever I feel like it. But for the sake of everyone who’s been asking me about the books I’m currently reading and plan to read this month, I’ll be posting them all here!
Yes, yes, yes! I have a very busy reading month, and with good reason because I just finished all my school work and my body and mind are already in vacation mode – thus my very hefty pile of books stacked next to my bed.
Let’s start first with what I’m currently reading and reading now.
- Inferno by Catherine Doyle – This is the second book of the Blood for Blood Trilogy, which is a Young Adult mafia story that sort-of followed Romeo and Juliet (especially in the first book). I only have the physical copy of the first book, and until now, the bookstores here haven’t stocked yet on Inferno and Mafiosa. So much to my utter dismay, I had to get the ebook copies in the meantime while I wait. But so far, this one is really good! It’s actually better than the first book.
- Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch – This is a reread. I actually read this book around a year ago, and I just bought the third and final book last month. So I’m now rereading the first two books to get myself refreshed from what happened so far.
- The Diviners by Libba Bray – This is another reread. I read the first book a couple of years ago, and I only picked up the second book last week because it was 50% off in the bookstore. Yes, I am cheap. I remembering loving the first book, but also being too scared to finish it.
Now going to the two New Adult books that I definitely want to read this month.
- Confess by Colleen Hoover – I love Colleen Hoover’s writings! I think the last one I read was “It Ends with Us”, and that was months ago. But then I saw news that Confess was made into a TV show, so I wanted to read first the book before deciding to watch the show and see how it compared to the book. I’m just scared because some TV adaptations of books are either in the thumbs-up or thumbs-down category. Never something in between.
- The Hating Game by Sally Thorne – I heard a lot of great things about this book on Tumblr, but have never had the chance to start with it. Tasha from Tashapolis also recommended it in her Steamy Romances Recommendation video, and she loved it a lot. All I know so far is that the two characters work in a publishing house and do hating games with each other – thus it’s called by its title.
Have you guys read any of these books? Let me know what you think about them!