Summer is here! Yay! For some people that means a slow down in their reading due to more outdoor activities, kids being out of school etc. The season doesn’t usually affect my reading time—I’m a champion sneak reader—but I’ve still created my own reading challenge for the summer anyway. I’ve committed to catching up on some series reading. Here is what is on the agenda so far:
- Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews– DONE
- Shifter series by Rachel Vincent
- Mercy Thompson Series by Patricia Briggs
- Chicagoland Vampire Series by Chloe Neill
I think this is doable and I look forward to finally reading these. They have been on my TBR too long!
Here are the stats for my June reading round up:
- 1 – 5 heart rating
- 1 – 4.5 heart rating
- 5 – 4 heart ratings
- 2 – 3.5 heart ratings
- 5 – 3 heart ratings
Kane by Eliza Gayle – 3.5 hearts
This is the first book I’ve read by Eliza Gayle and I really enjoyed it. I’ll be reading Lucas soon and I’m looking forward to Malcolm’s story…he’s yummy!
My Avenging Angel – 3 hearts
This was a short, sexy story. Had a little problem with the heroine but overall, an enjoyable quick read.
Colters’ Woman 1 by Maya Banks – 3 hearts
A really sexy read, but not sure if this is my thing or not. (3 brothers who share) Had to read the next book to be sure.
Colters’ Lady 2 by Maya Banks – 3 hearts
Another sexy read, again, 3 brothers who share…different brothers though. I didn’t hate it but I don’t think I’ll be picking up anymore books along this line, just not for me.
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater – 3.5 hearts
I was excited to finally get the chance to read this book. It’s gotten lots of praise. I enjoyed it very much but it was a very slow start and I really have a hard time with books that don’t grab me from the beginning. I didn’t really get into this one until around page 170. I’ll be reviewing the sequel, Linger this month.
Crimson Moon by J.A. Saare – 4 hearts
This was a very sweet paranormal romance. I really do like the author’s style and will continue to read more from her.
Heart of a Huntress by Crista McHugh – 3 hearts
A quick, sexy, action packed PNR. Sexy growly werewolves…nice!
Tempting the Enemy by Dee Tenorio – 4 hearts
This was a really good paranormal romantic suspense! I was caught by surprise by this one, not your typical PNR. I loved it! I want more.
Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews – 3 hearts
I thought, “What’s all the fuss about?” I was told to keep reading so I did.
Magic Burns by Ilona Andrews – 4 hearts
Found out what all the full was about. Wow.
Magic Strikes by Ilona Andrews – 4.5 hearts
Amazing! One of the most unique, creative series ever. I am officially a fan.
Magic Bleeds by Ilona Andrews – 5 hearts
O.M.G. I don’t even have words at this point. By far the best book in the series, I don’t know how the authors will top this one. Amazing.
Shadow Bound by Erin Kellison – 4 hearts
I thought this book was YA when I first got it. It’s not, it’s a really good (adult) paranormal suspense. There was some romance but frankly, it could have done without. The world building and suspense are what stood out for me. You need to read this one.
Crazy for Love by Victoria Dahl – 4 hearts
This is my second Victoria Dahl book. This was a fairly light read, very sexy and I adored Max and his weird OCD tendencies. Review coming soon.
That’s my June in books! Looking forward to an amazing July.
Now, you’ve seen my reading challenge list. I think I have time for one more series on my summer reading agenda. Tell me, what series would you recommend?