There was a definite decrease in the amount of books I read in June – part reading slump, part doing other things.
Amazon: added 65 ; read/DNF’d 29
Audible: added 5 ; read/DNF’d 7
Audiobooks Fiction (8) / Nonfiction (4)
The four nonfiction books were alright, none of them really standing out. Girt stood out a bit from the rest, but that was mainly because the humor was too off-color at times, bordering something your uncouth drunk uncle would loudly say in public. Dungeon Born was fun, written from the dual perspective of Cal (the sentient dungeon) and Dale (mountain owner and adventurer). I wanted to smoosh Cal’s granite cheeks because he was just so darn cute. His excitement in successfully creating monsters and killing adventurers. Rebel Belle was an interesting take on demon hunting, but from the reviews I’ve read of the remaining two books, the focus on that aspect leaves a lot to be desired. Jagannath is one of the best short story collections I have read. It is speculative fiction done right, and I am still squigged out from the story “Rebekah.”
Novels (5) / Novella (1)
Love a la Mode was a cute, fluffy read. Bayou Born took a while to get rolling, but I enjoyed it enough to read the sequel. Could have done without the romance.
None of these were really interesting. Shibuya Goldfish was an interesting idea, but the story didn’t flow fell. Satan’s Secretary was on the annoying side, and while Sleepy Princess in a Demon Castle had multiple funny moments, it didn’t feel like there was a lot happening other than her hijinks.