Well, I read almost nothing from my June TBR! Well, not nothing, but only two books from my intended pile. Still, what are TBRs if not a thing to be defied, right!?
I did manage to read eleven books… just not the books I’d intended! In my defence, I had forgotten The Empire of Gold was coming out.
My Lady Jane: The Not Entirely True Story by Jodi Meadows, Cynthia Hand and Brodi Ashton
Foundryside (Founders #1) by Robert Jackson Bennett
Steel Crow Saga by Paul Krueger
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins
The Empire of Gold (Daevabad series #3) by S.A. Chakraborty (review here)
Look, I read one! Admittedly it’s likely I only read My Lady Jane because it was the book that Katy had picked out for me to read that month. But read is read.
And yes, I forgot that The Empire of Gold had come out, so had to immediately buy and readit, obviously.
Books I’ve had for a while
Kingdom of Ash (Throne of Glass #7) by Sarah J. Maas
The Toll (Arc of a Scythe #3) by Neal Shusterman
Doing Time (Time Police #1) by Jodi Taylor
The Guinevere Deception by Kiersten White
The Last Tudor by Philippa Gregory
Okay, so not only did I love Doing Time, it prompted a whole reread of the Chronicles of St Mary’s books (it starts with Just One Damned Thing After Another). I’ve only reread the first two, so far, but I’m going to through them all. Who doesn’t love time travelling historians!?
This one is a spin-off that follows the Time Police, as opposed to the historians themselves… although our favourite characters from the original series do pop up! It can be read on its own, although it probably doesn’t have as much impact if you don’t have that background knowledge.
Playing to the Gallery by Grayson Perry
So Many Books: Reading and Publishing in an Age of Abundance by Gabriel Zaid
I only read one non-fiction in July; it wasn’t the one I had picked out and I actually didn’t like it very much. Whilst usually I like nothing better than a book of bookish essays, this one not so much. It was very prosaic and pretentious. Not so much about a love of reading; more about the meaning of reading, in a very academic way.
The Novice (Black Magician #2) by Trudi Canavan
The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle
Predators Gold (Infernal Devices #2) by Philip Reeve
Just One Damned Thing After Another (Chronicles of St Mary’s #1) by Jodi Taylor (review here)
A Symphony of Echoes (Chronicles of St Mary’s #2) by Jodi Taylor
Nope. Whilst I clearly remain in my happy rereading phase… clearly I still cannot be trusted to pick them out in advance.
The Very First Damned Thing (Chronicles of St Mary’s #0.5) by Jodi Taylor
This is a short story prequel that comes before the first book in this series. I hadn’t read any of the short stories before, so I’m going to add them in as I go through rereading the series.
I need to read more e-books in general really, considering the rate at which I buy them…