June 2020 Wrap Up

June has ended up being an unexpectedly great month for reading!  I not only finished my monthly TBR, I snuck in an extra novella and a full book!  Many of these were sequels (more on that below), so I get to feel EXTRA accomplished.  My self-published read for the month was THE VENTIFACT COLOSSUS, a charming old-school adventure I really enjoyed.

July I’m keeping my expectations much lower, as I’m finally tackling OATHBRINGER by Brandon Sanderson, book three in THE STORMLIGHT ARCHIVES.  This clocks in at a whopping 1200+ pages, so I’m expecting it to take up a substantial amount of reading time next month.  I also have a a few ARCs on deck, plus the release of the new DRESDEN FILES book!  So it’s a small but mighty TBR for next month.

Great Series Read Project Update

This was another excellent month for sequel reading!  I managed to get ARCs for the sequels for two different YA duologies, UNRAVEL THE DUSK and THE CROW RIDER, so that’s two more series off my list!  I also snuck in two interstitial novellas, THE SUNKEN MALL (TAROT SEQUENCE 1.5) and EDGEDANCER (STORMLIGHT ARCHIVES 2.5). Last, but not least, I had enough time to finish CHARMCASTER, third book in the SPELLSLINGER series.  This series was in serious danger of falling into the pit of “Caitlin really meant to continue but kept putting other things first,” as I haven’t read a book from it since February.  Finally managed to turn that around!  Next month is a big checkmark: I’m reading OATHBRINGER by Brandon Sanderson, and I will FINALLY be caught up on THE STORMLIGHT ARCHIVES – at least until RHYTHM OF WAR releases in November.

Reviews/Books Read

THE KINGDOM OF LIARS by Nick Martell – 2.75/5 Stars
THE ANGEL OF THE CROWS by Katherine Addison – 3.5/5 Stars
THE VENTIFACT COLOSSUS by Dorian Hart – 3.75/5 Stars
THE SUNKEN MALL by K.D. Edwards – 4/5 Stars
WE RIDE THE STORM by Devin Madson – 4/5 Stars
UNRAVEL THE DUSK by Elizabeth Lim – 3.5/5 Stars – Review to Come!
EDGEDANCER by Brandon Sanderson – 3.5/5 Stars – Review to Come!
THE STORM CROW by Kalyn Josephson – 4/5 Stars – Review to Come!
CHARMCASTER by Sebastien de Castell – 4/5 Stars – Review to Come!

Notable Posts

Halfway There: How My Year in Books is Going in 2020!
The PS5 Games I’m Most Excited About

And that’s my wrap up for July!

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