This Month in Books: June 2017 #TMIB #BookoftheMonth

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June. Hmm…June actually felt like a lonnnng old month for once. We had the hottest June on record, although the heatwave only really lasted about 5 days. It did me in. I’m not made for hot climates and once again declared that I need to move to Iceland, as I do every year when it gets hot. LOL.

At the beginning of the month I went to visit my friend in Germany for her 30th, which was short but sweet. And I also finally went to Shakespeare’s Globe after over 15 years in London (shocking, I know) to see Tristan & Yseult which is one of my favourite stories ever. They certainly made it their own but I really enjoyed it.

June 2017 Stats

Total Posts: 9 (-4 from previous month)

Books Read: 4 (-2)
The Winter King ~ Bernard Cronwell
One of Us is Lying ~ Karen M. McManus
Broken Branches ~ M. Jonathan Lee
Fear ~ Dirk Kurbjuweit

The Breakdown:
Genres: YA (1/4); Historical Fiction (1/4); Crime/Thriller (3/4)

Formats/Sources: Advance Copy (3/4); Digital (2/4); Hardback (0/4); Paperback (2/4) // Owned (0/4); Borrowed (1/4); For Review/proofs (3/4)

Most Surprising: Broken Branches
Most Disappointing: The Winter King
Most Exciting: Broken Branches
Most Swoon-worthy: One of Us is Lying
Most Beautifully Written: The Winter King

Reviews

Most Viewed Posts

  1. This Week in Books 14.06.17
  2. This Month in Books: May
  3. Review: Broken Branches

Promos, Guest Posts and other Highlights

Awards

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TBR Shelf Update

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Earlier this year I decided I HAD to do something about my physical TBR shelves. Each month I’ll be doing a quick update to see how I’ve done. See my original post here, and my updated TBR list here. 

Previous TBR Count: 85

Books Added: 0!!! 🙂 

Books Read: 1

Remaining: 84

That was my month, how was yours?

Author: lipsyy

Creative Writing graduate. A Northerner in London. I probably love books a bit too much. Also enjoy vampires, unicorns, man love, tennis & can't get enough of trashy teen novels. I find myself thinking 'What Would Buffy Do?' way too frequently. HIYA!

6 thoughts on “This Month in Books: June 2017 #TMIB #BookoftheMonth”

  1. Oh, I adore Tristan & Yseult! I would love to see the play. I think their story is so often overlooked in favor of Arthur, Guinevere, and Lancelot that people miss out! My degree concentration is in Britsh Literature, so I wrote my thesis dissertation for my Master’s degree on the Love and Death in the Arthurian Legend and covered the Tristan & Yseult legend and love triangle with King Mark. It was interesting research and fun to write….well as fun as it could be for 120 pages!

    I hate to hear The Winter King was a disappointment for you! I do love Bernard Cornwell and have read all of his Last Kingdom books so was hoping I’d enjoy his Arthur series. Oh well.

    I definitely need to read Broken Branches; I’m seeing excellent reviews everywhere!

    One of Us is Lying surprised me too! It was so good! Great post! Have a wonderful day 😊

  2. I hear you when it comes to the physical TBR. I used to be able to keep my TBR on my shelf under 30 books, but now it seems to have doubled (or tripled, I haven’t counted lately because I’m afraid). I tend to check out a lot of books from my library and end up neglecting the ones on my shelf,. Hope you pick up many of your own books in July!

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