June Wrap-Up: Reviews, Reading Challenges, etc.

June was a decent reading month for me as I started my Smashing Series Round 2. I focused mostly on catching up on or finishing series that I had already started. I’ll be continuing that Smashing Series through this month, so expect to see more series reviews!

I did start listening to audiobooks for the first time ever in June and can now say that I actually love them. I listen to them all day while I’m at work so if it seems like I speed through them faster than normal, that’s why. Also, if you know of any good ones then please let me know!

Books Read

  • The Lost Letter by Jillian Cantor – 4/5 stars, audiobook
  • Glass Sword (Red Queen, #2) by Victoria Aveyard – 3/5 stars, REVIEW
  • Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan – 3/5 stars, audiobook
  • Ten Thousand Skies Above You (Firebird, #2) by Claudia Gray – 5/5 stars, REVIEW
  • A Million Worlds with You (Firebird, #3) by Claudia Gray – 4/5 stars, REVIEW
  • Aftermath: Life Debt (Star Wars: Aftermath, #2) by Chuck Wendig – 4/5 stars
  • Aftermath: Empire’s End (Star Wars: Aftermath, #3) by Chuck Wendig – 4/5 stars
  • Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee – 2/5 stars
  • The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman – 4/5 stars, audiobook
  • Pure (Pure, #1) by Julianna Baggott – 4/5 stars, audiobook
  • The Crown’s Game (The Crown’s Game, #1) by Evelyn Skye – 4/5 stars, REVIEW

I think that’s a pretty damn good reading month, but that’s just my own personal opinion of course haha! However, I do freely admit that my reviews are lacking a bit. I’ve decided not review my audiobooks but if there is one that you’d like me to review, then let me know!

Total Books Read: 11

Overall in 2017: 36

Reading Challenge Updates


  • First book in a series you haven’t read before – The Crown’s Game (The Crown’s Game, #1)
  • A book set in two different time periods – The Lost Letter
  • A book with a title that’s a character’s name – Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore
  • A book involving travel – Ten Thousand Skies Above You (Firebird, #2)
  • An audiobook – The Graveyard Book


  • A Book of Letters – We Are Still Tornadoes
  • A Book by a Person of Color – A Torch Against the Night (An Ember in the Ashes, #2)
  • A Bestseller from a Genre You Don’t Normally Read – Big Little Lies
  • A Book Published in 2017 – Caraval (Caraval, #1)
  • The First Book in a Series You Haven’t Read Before – Truthwitch (The Witchlands, #1)
  • A book by or about a person who has a disability – The Architect of Song
  • A book that’s been on your TBR list for way too longRed Queen (Red Queen, #1)
  • A Book by an Author Who Uses a Pseudonym – A Conjuring of Light (Shades of Magic, #3)
  • A Book Involving a Mythical Creature – Heartstone

Beat the Backlist

  • The Graveyard Book
  • Glass Sword (Red Queen, #2)
  • Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore
  • Ten Thousand Skies Above You (Firebird, #2)
  • A Million Worlds with You (Firebird, #3)
  • Aftermath: Life Debt (Star Wars: Aftermath, #2)
  • Aftermath: Empire’s End (Star Wars: Aftermath, #3)

Goodreads Challenge

  • Total: 36/100
  • Previous Total: 25/100

Blog Posts

Teaser Tuesday

WWW Wednesday

Hype or Like Friday


How did your reading/blogging go during June? Did you read any good books? How are you doing on your own reading challenges?