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!
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!