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June Wrap Up

Well, can you believe it? Another month has come and gone. Time flies when you’re reading some fantastic books.

As I’m sure you know, this month has been Pride Month. So, as my own personal little challenge, this month I’ve only been reading books that feature main characters that are LGBT+.

Also, I’m here to tell you some very exciting news… I’ve broken my personal best! I’ve managed to read 8 books this month. That’s right! 8! I’m honestly shocked. Let’s hope I can keep it up next month.

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So here are the LGBT+ plus books I’ve read this month:

First up was ‘They Both Die At The End’ by Adam Silvera. What a brilliant book. Quite possibly my favourite YA read of the year so far. Genius premise, genius execution. I loved it.

Second up was ‘Jack of Hearts (and other parts) by L. C. Rosen. I enjoyed this book. It felt very real. The teenage characters felt real. It had a mystery that kept me guessing till the end, although it was a little disappointing. Worth a read though.

Thirdly was ‘What If It’s Us’ by Adam Silvera and Becky Albertalli. I’ve been waiting to read this one for a while, I’ve been looking forward to it. I was a little disappointed. Maybe my expectations were to high? I don’t know. But I didn’t like that ending.

Fourth up was ‘Days without End’ by Sebastian Barry. Loved it! So beautifully written. So descriptive yet lyrical. A masterpiece of a novel. So glad I picked it up in my local Waterstones pride section.

Fifth this month was ‘the dangerous art of Blending In’ by Angelo Surmelis. I’ve had this book on my kindle for a while. I enjoyed it. It was a sweet romance with another layer that was hard to read, but in the right way.

Sixth up was ‘Less’ by Andrew Sean Greer. I’d heard mixed reviews on this one, but I loved it. Absolutely loved it. It worked it was into my soul. A beautiful twist at the end. I can’t recommend this one enough.

Seventh was ‘Top Secret’ by Sarina Bowen and Ellie Kennedy. Did I enjoy this? Yes. Will I remember it? Probably not. There’s wasn’t much plot. But it was romance, with some graphic sexual scenes. Not what I’m used to reading but it was a quick read.

Eight was ‘Spellbound’ Allie Therin. I was given this book from Netgalley. It has an interesting magic twist which is enjoyable. Not my favourite read of the month. But certainly not the worst. Comes out 29th July.

Until the next review

JTH

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