Happy June Everyone! I can’t believe May is over already. This month really flew by. For May I really wanted to tackle my big books for the year, and I was somewhat successful. I did finish A Queen of Air and Darkness, BUT I didn’t finish Priory of the Orange Tree. Priory is one of those books that needs your undivided attention, and I realized that very early on. So, my plan is to pick it back up this month.
Here’s what I managed to read this month
The World of Lore: Monstrous Creatures by Aaron Mahnke ★★★★
This is a book I’ve owned for a couple of years now, but soon realized I needed to listen to the audiobook. This was amazing to listen to — like a super long episode of Lore, a podcast which Mahnke hosts. Some of the stories in the book have been made into episodes on his podcast and some are new. I know some people didn’t enjoy that aspect, but I honestly didn’t mind. If you do pick up the physical copy of this, there are some amazing illustrations.
The Runaways Vol. 1 by Rainbow Rowell ★★★★
The Runaways Vol. 2 by Rainbow Rowell ★★★★★
The Runaways Vol. 3 by Rainbow Rowell ★★★★
This was my first dip into the comic book world, and some might argue that it’s not a very big dip, but I don’t care! These were amazing, heartfelt, and so funny. As someone who wasn’t familiar with the story of the Runaways before this, I didn’t feel lost or confused. I was able to follow along pretty easily. Rowell created such a great found family atmosphere that really pulls on the heartstrings. I can’t wait to read the next volume!
Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood & Scientology by Leah Remini ★★★★
WOW. This book. This is another one I listened to the audiobook version, and I HIGHLY recommend you do that too. Remini narrates it herself, and she does an amazing job. If I had read this in it’s physical form it definitely would have lost some it’s pizzazz. I devoured this book in two days because it was that good. Remini is brutally honest about her time in Scientology, her past, and Tom Cruise — which I LOVED — because I also hate Tom Cruise. (lol)
A Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare ★★★★★
At 912 pages, I believe this will be my biggest read of the year. This took me about a month to finish because I wanted to savor every last minute of it. Clare has always written spectacular bittersweet endings to her finale books, and she did not disappoint this time around. I held off on the last 4 chapters of this book because I knew I would want to read them all at once — which is what I did until 2am the other night. 😉 I’m going to give a more in depth review later this month so stay tuned.
And that’s it! I think it was a pretty good reading month considering QOAAD was so big, and took up most of my time.
What did you all read this month? Any new favorites?!