Sum it up Sunday: June 2019


Sum it up Sunday is a feature post we are going to trial for the closing Sundays of each month. In these posts we’ll detail various things that have excited or upset us over that month.
If you’d like to join us in our summing up, please feel free! Just please, provide a link back to our blog. Thank you.

Stats for the month:


Books Read: 6 technically, though one I started in May
Avg Rating: 3.75
Pages Read: 3,090
Books Bought / Received: 17


Books Read
Avg Rating
Pages Read
Books Bought / Received

What are you reading right now?

Still Bloodwitch by Susan Dennard… but also, Caraval by Stephanie Garber

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What was your favourite book this month?

Always Never Yours by Emily Wibberley & Austin Siegemund-Broka 



What was your least favourite book this month?

A Curse so Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

a curse so dark and lonely


What do you want to read next?

I…don’t know! I haven’t got far with Bloodwitch and read something totally different. I also can’t complete Caraval….possibly because I don’t have the next audio book?
I think I’m hitting a slump, which isn’t good.


What books did you collect this month?

Stalking Jack The Ripper (Mass Market Paperback with extra chapters) by Kerri Maniscalco
Becoming The Dark Prince (preorder) by Kerri Maniscalco
Heart of Iron by Ashley Poston
Ink, Iron and Glass by Gwendolyn Clare
Honour Among Thieves by Rachel Caine
Shadow & Flame by Mindee Arnett
By a Charm and a Curse by Jamie Questell
The Queens Rising by Rebecca Ross
The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper by Hallie Rubenhold
Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men by Caroline Criado Perez,

Owlflight by Mercedes Lackey, Larry Dixon
Owlsight by Mercedes Lackey, Larry Dixon
Owlknight by Mercedes Lackey, Larry Dixon

Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson

Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson
We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal
The Return of Kind Lillian by Suzie Plakson


What books are you hoping to collect next month?

I think there’s something, but I can’t remember what!
Oops, that’s bad book blogging.


How are your challenges going?

The Unread Shelf Challenge: nope
Book Box Challenge: oh, yes! My Netgalley book I also got in a book box.
Netgalley Challenge: YES!! I read one! haha!
Reviews: Two pending…one I still have to write…

The Unread Shelf Challenge:

Any rants or raves?
Anything to boast or even just chat about?

I was disappointed with my Owl Mage series ‘re-read’, I always thought I liked these books best! But, I think it was the potential I liked. All the best bits happened off the page, while what we actually got to deal with was long, seemingly irreverent details about things. This has saddened me and I now worry about re-reading the rest of the series.
Also, I’d forgotten who most of the people talked about were, as this is set at the end of a long timeline, but I didn’t factor that in as that was my own fault.
And the editing was really bad, pauses were left where they weren’t meant to be and there was no pause between scene changes. What?

I also want to rant about Amazons new plastic envelopes, that are terrible for the environment, way to go Amazon, introducing them as the world (kind of) goes into a plastic panic. Also, STOP SENDING ME BOOKS IN THEM!!! THEY GET DAMAGED!!!!!!!!!!

EXCITING NEWS!!! On the 30th of June Book Roast dropped the N.E.W.T.s reading list prompts! (see her MAGICAL READATHON video) I need to read a minimum of 12 books in August!! Ahhh!
But now to spend July planning my TBR….


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