Well, we’re halfway through the year already, and summer does now seem to have kicked off in earnest.
June was a good month for reading, although I did take a little unplanned break from blogging over the last week – work was a little hectic! 😦 But, going forward, I’ll be reducing my working hours a little, and only working four days a week. “Work / life balance” is one of those corporate phrases that had me rolling my eyes until mine became adversely affected – I’ve a much better appreciation of what it means now!
Anyhoo, I only reviewed 7 books in June. I read more than this, but I’m a little behind in getting all of my reviews written up! Of the books I did manage to review in June, these were my favourites:
- Dignity by Alys Conran takes the reader from colonial India to present day Wales, and explores the lives of three very different women
- VOX by Christina Dalcher is a look at an all too plausible future where women are once more relegated to the home, with their duties and rights, even the ability to speak, severely limited
- Changeling by Matt Wesolowski is the latest instalment in the Six Stories series, which takes the form of a podcast. It’s a brilliant and original series that I highly recommend
I also reviewed:
- While You Sleep by Stephanie Merritt
- The Tropic of Serpents by Marie Brennan
- Frankissstein by Jeanette Winterson
- Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager
I also took part in Shelf Control (on the 5th and the 19th) and Six Degrees of Separation, and I signed up 20 Books of Summer. I’ve already made a few swaps to those listed, but I’ve so far read six books for this challenge, a couple of which I still need to write up my reviews for. That works out to being on target, although I’d like to get a little ahead over the next month!
My TBR is looking a little healthier now, and I’m pleased that my backlist (books acquired prior to 2019) is coming down nicely!