Hello lovely readers!
The first half of this strange period of time called 2020 is over. I can’t believe we’re halfway through the year. My mental breakdown will have to wait for another time though. I managed to read 10 books, yay! I DNF a book, too, not so yay.
I completed the Olympic Games readathon as well! I’m so proud of myself and I think I’m starting to like readathons (don’t be surprised if you see me participating in more of them from now on). I decided to be in team Hades.
Anyway, here is the list of books I read in June!
Anyone But Rich by Penelope Bloom
This was a cute second-chance/rivals-to-lovers romance. Kira and Rich were cute together but also fun. Cade and Nick were secondary characters, but I liked them a lot. This book was a fun and quick read so I recommend it if you’re looking for something like that.
Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles
A cliché romance story, but it also was cute and raw. Some trigger warnings I can think of for this book are drug consumption, death, shootings. I don’t think people nowadays will enjoy this book, but give it a try if interested.
Vicious (Villains #1) by V.E. Schwab
This was a reread. I first read this book like two years ago and I loved it. I love it now still. I was happy to realize I remembered almost everything about this book. If you haven’t read it, I highly recommend it. With this book I completed the prompt for bringing a book back from the dead (reread) in the Olympic Games readathon.
The Marriage Bargain by Jennifer Probst
A fake marriage romance. I enjoyed it. If you’re looking for a fast pace book, this is it. The author didn’t went around the bushes, she went straight to the point which was good, but I would have liked to read more about Alexa and Nick and what was going on in their lives.
Brooklynaire (Brooklynaire #1) by Sarina Bowen
I love this book and you have to read it. That’s it. This is my favorite romance book of the year. It was so good, just thinking about it I want to reread it so bad! With this book I completed the prompt for death comes randomly and without warning (pick a random book from my TBR) in the Olympic Games readathon.
We Hunt the Flame (Sands of Arawiya #1) by Hafsah Faizal
I regret not reading this book sooner. It was so good, another new favorite of the year. The story was amazing, the plot was amazing, the characters were amazing. Everything is amazing and you have to read it now! With this book I completed the prompt for the world is a dark and dreary place (dark cover) in the Olympic Games readathon.
The Beautiful (The Beautiful #1) by Renée Ahdieh
I liked this book, but it was kind of boring. Every time I picked it up, I fell asleep for a few minutes. The good stuff happens in the last chapters and just because of those I can’t wait for the sequel. Not my favorite Renée Ahdieh book. With this book I completed the prompt for the Ghost King (a book featuring the undead) in the Olympic Games readathon.
Serpent & Dove (Serpent & Dove #1) by Shelby Mahurin
Another favorite book of the year. If you like fantasy and romance, this is perfect for you. I love Lou and Reid with my heart and soul and I want more of them! Thank god the sequel comes out later this year. With this book I completed the prompt from Hermes (a snake on the cover) in the Olympic Games readathon.
The City of Brass (The Daevabad Trilogy #1) by S.A. Chakraborty
I didn’t know if I should add this since I DNF it. I tried so hard to get into the story, but I couldn’t. I didn’t connect to the characters, the world building was way too complex for me and I wasn’t interested enough to force myself to keep reading.
Prince of Mist by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
This is the first book of this author I ever read and I enjoyed it. I felt scared in certain parts but this book was easy and fast to read. This is also the first book I read in my mother tongue (Spanish) in a very long time.
Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez
I tried reading this book years ago, but I didn’t read more than five pages. I decided to give it another try and I think I like it. It was a very interesting story. I don’t recommend it to just anyone since I have the feeling not many would like it, but if you’re interested, then go ahead. Another book I read in my mother tongue.
That’s it for the books I read last month. Let’s see how well I do in July. Did you find a favorite book in June?
Until the next post!
Happy reading 💙