Redux: June features more books than expected

A pair of burgundy boots rest on a bookshelf of fantasy novels

June saw me move to the US for 2 months, which is the sort of major upheaval that can really interfere with reading and reviewing. However, living in a strange city is quite good for spending nights with a good book (in spite of my workload) and some trans-American flights have helped keep reviews trickling in. This may be less true in July, where workload is due to hit truly epic proportions.

Reading Round-up 
Review Round-up
Stacking the shelves

Mumble cough read alongs and bargains cough, etc. And yes, I totally failed in my intention to pick up no more ARCs too (just as well ARC August is coming soon). Good books though, eh?


Conscious demographics

My annual challenge is to read diversely and to love every book. This year I’ve made things a bit more complicated with subsidiary challenges and more fun with the Game of Books.

  • 10 male (26%) / 26 female (67%) / 2 trans, non-binary or genderfluid (5%) + 1 antho
  • 8 (21%) – by authors of colour / 22 (56%) prominently featuring POC
  • 4 (10%) – by LGBTQIA authors  / 18 (46%) featuring LGBTQIA characters

Still ignoring challenges in favour of just enjoying my reading.

  • 39 / 30 books or novellas
  • 8 / 6 books by authors of colour
  • 2 / 6 non-SFF books of which non-fiction
  • 2 / 6 classic SFF books (5 incl. rereads)
  • 12 / 18 – off the shelf (it doesn’t count if I bought them to read them straight away!)
  • Game of Books score: 200 / 150
  • 20 Books of Summer score: 6 / 20 (novella don’t count)