Monthly Roundup

Monthly Roundup: June 2016


Every first Wednesday of the month, I’ll be posting a roundup of the month just gone, and writing about what’s to come in the next few weeks.

girl in the road going postal Six of Crows The Novice rosie project Allegiant Queen of Shadows


Last month I read a total of seven books: The Girl in the Road by Monica Byrne, Going Postal (Discworld #33) by Terry Pratchett, Six of Crows (Six of Crows #1) by Leigh Bardugo, The Novice (Summoner #1) by Taran Matharu, The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion, Allegiant (Divergent #3) by Veronica Roth and Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass #4) by Sarah J. Maas.

I didn’t get quite as much reading done as I’d hoped during June: I no longer have the time to read on my lunch breaks at work, plus I bought some games in the Steam sale which just completely distracted me from doing anything else. I managed two Netgalley copies and FINALLY GOT MY RATIO UP TO 80%! It’s only taken me almost four years! Now I just have to work at making sure it doesn’t drop… I’ve been pretty good at not requesting stuff from there lately, in fact throughout 2016 I think I’ve requested less than 10 books. Progress 🙂 I re-read Going Postal (Discworld #33) by Terry Pratchett, which I first read before 2009 (before I had Goodreads). Most books I read before then have a 3-star rating, because I can’t always remember how much I enjoyed them. This one was bumped up to 5 stars after a re-read, so definitely worth it. However, my ultimate standout book this month was definitely Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass #4) by Sarah J. Maas, which just broke me. I love that series so, SO much and I cannot wait for book five. GIMME GIMME GIMME.


Challenge progress:

  • I read six books towards the DC vs Marvel Challenge. I’m making really good progress with the villains and have defeated every one so far, but Brainiac, July’s villain, looks super tricky.
  • I have currently read 63 books towards my Goodreads goal, which puts me 13 books ahead of schedule.


Currently reading:

hundred thousand kingdoms
How was June for you?


8 thoughts on “Monthly Roundup: June 2016”

  1. Have you seen the TV version of Going Postal? I keep hoping Sky will adapt more of Terry Pratchett’s books, but I’ll have to keep rewatching the ones they’ve already done until then 😉

  2. How did you find The Rosie Project? I rather unexpectedly really enjoyed it when i read it!

    The Martian and Leviathan Wakes were highlights of my June!

  3. Ah Six of Crows I still need to get to! I loved Queen of Shadows too – it’s always so hard to wait for the new Maas book! 😀 And again excited to read your thoughts on Jane Steele. It was such an interesting take on Jane Eyre!

  4. I have read and really enjoyed a few Discworld books, but have yet to read Going Postal. I’ll definitely check it out, though, since you liked it enough to re-read it. The Novice also looks good, and I hadn’t heard of that one.

    1. Which ones have you read? Mort is still my favourite. 🙂

      The Novice… yeah, not so sure about it. If you’ve read a lot of fantasy, it’s probably not worth your time.

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