Monthly Roundup: June
Taking a quick look at the numbers for June. . .
- Books bought – 1
- Books downloaded – 15
- ARCs received for review (physical) – 0
- ARCs received for review (digital) – 11
- Books read – 13
- Average rating: 3.75
Last month’s reviews included:
- Afterland by Lauren Beukes
- Docile by K.M. Szpara
- Heap of Trouble by Gail Z. Martin
- The Saga of Recluce (Beltur’s Arc) by L.E. Modesitt Jr.
- The Grand Tour by E. Catherine Tobler
- My Girlfriends are Pirate Elves! by Eden Redd
- In the Dark by Richard Laymon
- A Little Light Mischief by Cat Sebastian
- Trapped in Chastity by a Pretty Goth By Giles English
- We Ride the Storm by Devin Madson
- Love in an Undead Age by A. M. Geever
I always find what reviews are best received across different mediums to be fascinating, as it points to different audience segments being engaged. A good mix this week, but Eden Redd came out on top:
- Most read on the blog – My Girlfriends are Pirate Elves! by Eden Redd
- Most liked on Goodreads – We Ride the Storm by Devin Madson
- Most reach on Facebook – My Girlfriends are Pirate Elves! by Eden Redd
- Most liked on Twitter – The Grand Tour by E. Catherine Tobler
Features and guests this month included a guestpost from Gail Z. Martin, a spotlight post with B C Locke, a tour blitz with Mary Eicher, a Feisty Heroines book tour, and an A-Z of Horror press release.
Look Ahead: July
I always hesitate to look too far ahead, since my reading is dictated as much by my whims and desires of the moment as by release dates. Case in point, I only managed to read half of last month’s anticipated reads.
Reviews I’m (reasonably) confident you can expect to see this month include:
- First Warning: Be My Bully Bundle by Regina Watts (I’m nearly finished this)
- The Dark Wood by Zadie Black (I’m reading this now)
- Every Sky a Grave by Jay Posey (releases July 7th)
- Nightmare Asylum and other Deadly Delights by Sonia Kilvington (I have a tour stop on July 13th)
- Forbidden Desire by Robin Lovett (releases July 13th)
- The Sin in the Steel by Ryan Van Loan (releases July 21st)
- Strands of Sollus: Rewoven by Cheryl Suchacek (I’m long overdue for a review of this)
- The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics by Olivia Waite (I really want to read this before my preorder of The Care and Feeding of Waspish Widows arrives in July 28th)
- The First Sister by Linden A. Lewis (releases August 4th)
As for features and guests, July has schedules tour stops for Facets of the Nether (Dissolution Cycle Book 2) by William C. Tracy, Power Inversion by Sara Codair, The Stark Divide by J. Scott Coatsworth, and Nightmare Asylum and other Deadly Delights by Sonia Kilvington, and Striking Balance by Jeanne G’Fellers.