Reading Update: June 2018

Books on bookshelf

It seems like I’ve been reading nonstop lately. For personal reading goals, I finished reading the books from season 5 of Gilmore Girls and the genre bingo reading challenge.

The breakdown for June reading – 29 physical books, 12 ebooks, and 10 audiobooks. My ratings and reviews for all 46 books listed below can be found on Goodreads.

June Books

physical books
1. Strawberry Shortcake Murder by Joanne Fluke
2. The McCullagh Inn in Maine by Jen McLaughlin
3. French Twist by James Patterson
4. Domestic Violets by Matthew Norman
5. The People vs Alex Cross by James Patterson
6. Seeders by A. J. Colucci
7. Lights Out by James Patterson
8. Blueberry Muffin Murder by Joanne Fluke
9. The Kiss by James Patterson
10. The Lost by James Patterson
11. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers
12. Sister of Mine by Laurie Petrou
13. The Loch by Steve Alten
14. Home by Nnedi Okorafor
15. The Night Masquerade by Nnedi Okorafor
16. Sunburn by Laura Lippman
17. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
18. The Chalk Man by C. J. Tudor
19. Fly Away by Kristin Hannah
20. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
21. The Hounds of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle
22. Social Origins of Democracy and Dictatorship by Barrington Moore, Jr.
23. City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
24. The Odyssey by Homer
25. Still Lives by Maria Hummel
26. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
27. The Valley of Fear by Arthur Conan Doyle
28. His Last Bow by Arthur Conan Doyle
29. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle

ebooks
1. Murder Most Fermented by Christine E. Blum
2. Cross Your Heart by Kierney Scott
3. Lies by T. M. Logan
4. Bring Me Back by B. A. Paris
5. The Neighbor by Joseph Souza
6. Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman
7. Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
8. The Revenant Road by Michael Boatman
9. The Armies of the Night by Norman Mailer
10. The Hollower by Mary SanGiovanni
11. A Smidge of Crazy by Barbara Venkataraman
12. Cupcakes and Celebrities by Leena Clover

audiobooks
1. Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough
2. Carrie by Stephen King
3. The House of Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne
4. Present Over Perfect by Shauna Niequist
5. Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance
6. Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
7. Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
8. I’m Judging You by Luvvie Ajayi
9. Eragon by Christopher Paolini
10. The Husband List by Janet Evanovich

Reading Challenges

Status as of 6/30/18 shown in italics. The listed books were read in June.

Goodreads 2018 Reading Challenge (250/250) Completed in June

Popsugar 2018 Reading Challenge (23/50)
A book with an animal in the title – The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle
A book with characters who are twins – The Neighbor by Joseph Souza
A book tied to your ancestry – The Loch by Steve Alten

A-Z Challenge (26/26) Completed in May

Color Challenge (0/15)

Genre Bingo Challenge (24/24) Completed in June
Tragedy – Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
Chick-Lit – Fly Away by Kristin Hannah
Epic/High Fantasy – Eragon by Christopher Paolini
Historical Romance – The Husband List by Janet Evanovich
Paranormal Romance – by City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare

Modern Mrs. Darcy Challenge (10/12)
A banned book – Carrie by Stephen King

Read Harder (17/24)
A book about nature – Seeders by A. J. Colucci
A book of colonial or postcolonial literature – The House of Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne
A book of social science – Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance

Gilmore Girls Reading Challenge
Season 5 books (25/25) – A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers, The Armies of the Night by Norman Mailer, Social Origins of Democracy and Dictatorship by Barrington Moore, Jr., The Odyssey by Homer, The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
Season 6 books (17/25)
Season 7 books (15/25)
A Year in the Life books (12/20)

Bookriot’s 100 Must-Read Hilarious Books (49/100)
Domestic Violets by Matthew Norman
Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
I’m Judging You by Luvvie Ajayi

Bookriot’s 100 Must-Read Books About Monsters (39/100)
Seeders by A. J. Colucci
The Loch by Steve Alten
The Revenant Road by Michael Boatman
The Hollower by Mary SanGiovanni

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