Where the hell did June go?! I mean seriously. It’s just gone (okay technically we have 3 days left.. but still).
On the plus side, I did sort of complete this month’s reading goals. Sort of being that I had one DNF after 3 solid and failed attempts. Sorry, Fawkes, it’s not you, it’s me (or maybe it is you). I completed 14 books total. Not too bad, eh?
Proposed TBR for July
Continuing to tackle more ARCs this month.
The Forest Queen
By Betsy Cornwell
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
When sixteen-year-old Sylvie’s brother takes over management of their family’s vast estates, Sylvie feels powerless to stop his abuse of the local commoners. Her dearest friend asks her to run away to the woods with him, and soon a host of other villagers join them. Together, they form their own community and fight to right the wrongs perpetrated by the king and his noblemen.
The Wild Dead (The Coast Road #2)
By Carrie Vaughn
Publisher: Mariner Books
A century after environmental and economic collapse, the people of the Coast Road have rebuilt their own sort of civilization, striving not to make the mistakes their ancestors did. They strictly ration and manage resources, including the ability to have children. Enid of Haven is an investigator, who with her new partner, Teeg, is called on to mediate a dispute over an old building in a far-flung settlement at the edge of Coast Road territory. The investigators’ decision seems straightforward — and then the body of a young woman turns up in the nearby marshland. Almost more shocking than that, she’s not from the Coast Road, but from one of the outsider camps belonging to the nomads and wild folk who live outside the Coast Road communities. Now one of them is dead, and Enid wants to find out who killed her, even as Teeg argues that the murder isn’t their problem. In a dystopian future of isolated communities, can our moral sense survive the worst hard times?
Nyxia Unleashed (The Nyxia Triad #2)
By Scott Reintgen
Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers
Emmett Atwater thought Babel’s game sounded easy. Get points. Get paid. Go home. But it didn’t take long for him to learn that Babel’s competition was full of broken promises, none darker or more damaging than the last one.
Now Emmett and the rest of the Genesis survivors must rally and forge their own path through a new world. Their mission from Babel is simple: extract nyxia, the most valuable material in the universe, and play nice with the indigenous Adamite population.
But Emmett and the others quickly realize they are caught between two powerful forces—Babel and the Adamites—with clashing desires. Will the Genesis team make it out alive before it’s too late?
2018 Popsugar Reading Challenge Updates
The short version goes something like this:
Slightly longer version:
Total Completed: 31
In Progress: 1
Remaining (If I go for Advanced): 18
Again, I made next to little progress this past month and expect to really pick back up on this challenge come this Fall after I clear out some review copies.
Read my full review here.
Thanks to my current activity restrictions, I think June was one of my best reading months so far. What have you read lately? Have you read any of the above books?