Sunday, 30 June 2019

A Month In Books - June 2019

Welcome to June's Month In Books roundup! I will link this post up with Nicole's Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up at Feed Your Fiction Addiction.

I've not been much in the mood for blogging this month for some unknown reason so apologies that my weekly roundup posts have gone by the wayside. I've kept up with most of my other regular posts though, and Literary Flits is now a month into its 4th year of A Book A Day.

Regular blog series:
In June I blogged Bookish Bingo and State of the ARC updates as well as a Cover Characteristics collection featuring Barbed Wire. My 5 Books, 1 Theme quintet are all books for Pride Month. WorldReads featured books from Pakistan and I will be 'visiting' Syria for July's WorldReads on the 5th. And I'm still (just about) up to date with actually Reading my Books From The Backlog.
Phew! I think that's everything?

Now, on with this Reading Roundup!
(Clicking each cover image will take you directly to my Literary Flits review or Spotlight page)

My Reviews



My Book Of The Month for June is the brilliantly bizarre Sea Of Glass by Rebecca Gransden, one of my favourite indie authors. I nearly missed out on this new book of hers. Thank goodness I spotted another reader's review on Goodreads!

I hope you have found some books to tempt you in this selection! You can keep up with my daily book posts on Literary Flits and don't forget all the Giveaways are listed in my Giveaway Linkup.

Friday, 28 June 2019

State Of The ARC - June 2019

I saw this State of the ARC meme over at Avalinah's Books blog in January 2018 and thought it would be fun to join in.

The idea is to keep track of all the ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) books I've got awaiting reading and reviewing, and to make headway through the overdue pile. For my State of the ARC, I am including all books sent to me for review whether they are pre-publication copies (as ARCs should be) or simply review copies of books already available publicly. I don't include books that I have purchased myself, book exchange swaps, or free downloads.

In June I blogged my reviews of these ARCs:
(Click the cover images to visit their reviews)

Here's my State of the ARC numbers as of today:

Awaiting Reading

Read / Reviewed / Blogged






From Authors




Blog Tours




From Publishers


1R / 1RRB


RRB (Read, Reviewed and Blogged) essentially means those book reviews are completed and I'm just waiting for their scheduled blog post date.

No State Of The ARC would be complete without checking out the additions to my ARC stash. I did get a bit carried away this month, oops! Hopefully I can keep up with all the due dates?

Here are June's new arrivals

If you want to join this State of the ARC meme check out This Page at Avalinah's Books.