Welcome to June’s Monthly Minutes at Midnight!
Here’s the deal: I’ll share the books I’ve obtained, posts of interest from others, giveaways I have happening, and just general random shenanigans. You know I love a shenanigan. Also, covers all link to Goodreads, because I am awesome. I link up with the Wrap-Up-Round-Up, because of course I do.
For Review/From Publishers:
Hugest of thanks to Algonquin, I really enjoyed this one!!
Huge thanks to the publishers, so many most-anticipated books here!
Just some Kindle deals and Funkos of my faves!
Huge thanks to Penguin!
Shenanigans Since Last Time:
I read 12 books this month. Not too shabby!
And loads of winners in here!
Giveaways: Click Here, or on Sidebar
Some wonderful posts/bookish resources about Black Lives Matter:
- Amber @ Du Livre on the Book Community’s bias
- Olivia @ Olivia’s Catastrophe
- LL McKinney’s Thread of Black Booktubers/Bookstagrammers/Bloggers
- Compelling Books by Black Authors
- Black-Owned Bookstores to Support
Some of the loveliest/most entertaining/super helpful/just plain interesting posts I found this month!
- Cait @ Paper Fury discusses how to support diverse books
- Sam @ We Live and Breathe Books asks if infidelity in books can be forgivable
- Marie @ Drizzle & Hurricane Books asks if bloggers’ work is valued
- Geraldine @ Corralling Books explains why she cannot do book tags
- Chana @ Paper Procrastinators asks if you can separate the art from the artist
- Lauren @ Shooting Stars Mag shares LGBTQ+ Books she wants to read
- Sammie @ The Bookwyrm’s Den shares things she looks for in reviews
- Nyx @ Drizzle & Hurricane Books talks what attracts her to book titles
- Malka @ Paper Procrastinators discusses reviewing physical ARCs versus eARCs
- Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction explains what draws her to a book cover
Fancy & New Since Last I Saw You!
I love looking at pretty covers! So here are some new ones that I have fallen in love with since our last update!
So much pretty my eyes are aflame!
Things we need to talk about at this juncture:
- The 100 Season 7 is such a trip! Literally and figuratively, as it were. My recap of the latest episode, Nakara, is up!
- Speaking of The 100, I’m heading (hopefully) to Conageddon! It’s in Boston in October, and I could not be more thrilled! Of course, this all depends on COVID-related developments, but my fingers and toes are crossed! One last hurrah with The 100 fans and cast? Yes please!
- BYOC Bookish Games ended, and guess who won? (Spoiler, it’s ME!) This made me so happy, of course! I was your friendly neighborhood savior/destroyer of worlds, Becca Franco!
- Speaking of Bookish Games, The 100 edition is next, co-modded by Yours Truly! I’d be beyond excited of you all played, so… please do! Frankly, I have so many amazing characters and roles in my head that I need all the pals I can gather to join in! Also, it’s great fun and a wonderful life distraction and you get to meet the most wonderful people and only SOME of them are trying to kill you!
I read the kinder poison this month and loved it! I love this book haul
Oh yay, so glad you loved it, that makes me more excited to read it! Thanks!!
I am excited about Saving Steve. I thought that duo’s last book was hilarious, and you know I like books that make me laugh. Thanks for sharing my post. XOXO
I agree, I really enjoyed the last one, so I am excited for this one too!
I HOPE YOU HAVE BEEN WELL SHANNON!
Is Crown Chasers adult? It looks like something I would read.
Here’s hoping COVID doesn’t ruin your travels!
Aw thank you so much! I hope you have been well too ♥♥ And I think Crown Chasers is YA Sci-Fi, I am excited for it! And thanks so much, my fingers are crossed!
Crown Chasers looks awesome. And I should probably get time War at some point, that looks like a me read. How did you like Ballad?
Why don’t I have the Harper Funko? That seems like an oversight on my part. And Murphy too!! Nice…
Congrats on Conageddon!
Those both look like “you” books tbh. I will keep you posted! Time War was on sale, Idk if it still is! Also why DON’T you have a Harper? Well probably because they’re like $60 a pop which is an absurd amount to pay but hey, I’m absurd. And thanks- now I just need it to still happen! Between the fandom drama and the plague… it’s iffy haha.
So many pretty covers. I need to read Burn Our Bodies Down and the new Hunger Games book. I actually own the Hunger Games book, so I don’t have any excuses. I hope you have a good July!
ALL THE BOOKS! Seriously, so much pretty covers. And well-chosen blogs and resources! And congrats on Conmageddon! I can’t wait to see your review on so many of these. 😀
so many goodies here, enjoy! My recap is here: https://wordsandpeace.com/2020/07/01/2020-june-wrap-up/
I do a separate post for the books I’m going to read in July: https://wordsandpeace.com/2020/07/02/the-top-9-books-to-read-in-july-2020/
Thank you so much for sharing my and Nyx’s post, so happy you enjoyed them <3 I'm so curious about These Vengeful Hearts, will be looking forward to your review! 😀
I’m hearing such mixed reviews about The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes…..still waiting on my library hold to come in so I can decide for myself! I also need to apparently check out The 100 – you are not the only one who has been raving about it lately! Happy July!
Ah, I love your new pop toys! Thank you for sharing my post, I’m so happy you liked it! I also can’t wait to see what you think of This is How You Lose the Time War, I’ve been seeing a lot about it around the blogosphere, and it looks really interesting!
12 books is a great number! I read more than usual too in June, mostly because I’ve been watching more movies and prefer reading graphic novels, which cause the high number of books 😀 I’m not complaining though! 😀
My daughter and I are on season 2 of The 100 now, so eventually I’ll be able to read your recap posts from this season. LOL! I can’t wait to see how it all ends, but it’s also been really fun to go back to the beginning. (I know you’ve already done that multiple times, so you know what I mean.) 🙂
12 books is great!! I’m still waffling about Songbirds. I’m sure I’ll end up picking it up eventually. 🙂
I received an ARC of What Girls Are Made Of back when it came out, but couldn’t get into it, so traded it away. You got a lot of great books there! I always love your updates for The 100. I really liked the first season but then got bored and quit. Hope you have a good July!
Lisa Loves Literature
I hope you’re able to attend Conageddon. 🙂 Congrats on winning!!! =D The cover of The Theft of Sunlight is so pretty.
I’m reading The Kinder Poison currently and really enjoying it. The cover is my favorite color of all. Even though I had to wait months to get my copy, I was more than pleased my patience was rewarded with a final copy. You had a great book month and I hope your July is going well.
Looks lovely and hopefully some more books read. I seem to be reading a bit more but not much and watching youtube more. I hope all is well and you stay safe and healthy.