June Wrap-Up 2022

I’m finally writing a wrap-up close to the end of the previous month, which feels pretty good.

Books Read

Library books were the biggest contributors to my reading log in June, as were books from series.

  • Flirting with Fire by Kate Meader 
    • Scribd ebook
    • Steamy, but perpetuates gender stereotypes.
  • Playing with Fire by Kate Meader
    • Scribd ebook
    • Steamy and a bit more exciting, although similar gender-role content as the book above.
  • The Wolf and the Woodsman by Ava Reid
  • The Alloy of Law by Brandon Sanderson
    • As someone who loved the lengthy volumes of the original Mistborn trilogy, this installment (placed 300 years after The Hero of Ages) felt short. But I loved the mystery and new developments of the world, as well as the protagonists.
  • Forbidden by Beverly Jenkins
    • While I feel cheated out of an intimate post-marriage scene, the intimate scenes that were included—and all the anticipation leading up to them—were top notch, of course.
  • The Stone Sky by N.K. Jemisin
    • I’m avoiding looking back in my blog posts to see when I first said I was starting to read the final book in The Broken Earth trilogy, because I know it was a while ago. I expected no less than the monumental ending to this series, and I already want to reread it…

Books I Did Not Finish

  • The Secret History of the Pink Carnation by Lauren Willig

This book was recommended to me years ago after I mentioned how hard of a time I was having getting into The English Wife by Lauren Willig. This novel is far easier to get lost in and I am officially obsessed. I didn’t finish it in June, but plan to breeze through the final 130 pages in July.

  • Sparking the Fire by Kate Meader
    • Scribd ebook

This third installment in Kate Meader’s series features a celebrity character, which I knew before starting the book. I’m not typically a fan of stories that have this type of character(s), and unfortunately this was not an exception. I made it about halfway before DNFing.

Blog Posts


Apart from reading and soaking up all the sun I can get, I’m also in the home stretch of wedding-related planning for my sister. The rest of the summer will be quite busy, which I’m looking forward to. I’ve missed being busy and having dates to look forward to.

As always, I’d love to hear about what you’ve been reading, including any blog posts you’ve loved. Let’s chat in the comments.

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