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. As always, I link up with the Wrap Up Round Up, too!
For Review/From Publishers:
Hugest of thanks to the publishers for these lovelies!
Huge thanks to the publishers for these lovelies! (SO many most-anticipated books here! And also, maybe I have a problem? ?)
The Chosen and the Beautiful by Nghi Vo♦ A Season of Sinister Dreams by Tracy Banghart ♦ Girls at the Edge of the World by Laura Brooke Robson ♦ Daughter of Sparta by Claire M. Andrews ♦ Levitt Funko by Sonya Collections
Nothing this month!
Shenanigans Since Last Time:
I read 13 books this month. Less than usual, but there were some really long ones in here. Most of them were quite good though!
And a miss that I will snark about soon enough.
I also finished my Goodreads goal, yay!!
Here are some of the loveliest/most entertaining/super helpful/just plain interesting posts I found this month!
- Ahaana @ Windows to Worlds is starting a feature about diverse readers feeling seen (reach out to her to join in!)
- Beth @ Bethwyrm asks if you can separate the artist from the work (tbh I cannot, generally)
- Camillea @ Camillea Reads shares a Pride Month reading list
- Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction explains how to make book page art
- Nyx @ Drizzle & Hurricane Books shares YA road trip books to feed your wanderlust
- Tracy @ Cornerfolds talks about reading and writing with aphantasia
- Chana @ Paper Procrastinators discusses the flaws of Goodreads and provides alternatives
- Liliana @ Lili Lost in a Book looks at how good (or not) she is at finishing series
- Sammie @ The Bookwyrm’s Den asks why people lie about reading (good question, tbh!)
- Louise @ Monstrumology shares her least favorite tropes
- Laura @ Daydreaming Dragons discusses six magic systems she loves
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!
Pretty covers are pretty.
Things we need to talk about at this juncture:
- On July 2, there is a The 100 Quiz event to raise money for Eliza’s (and Bob’s) Little Hearts Learning foundation. Zach McGowan, Chelsey Reist, Lee Majdoub, and Michael Beach are all joining the fun, and it’s for a good cause, so you know I’ll be tuning in!
- Was June any more exciting than May? Idk. I feel like… maybe a wee bit? Lena’s birthday is tomorrow, so there was a small gathering for her last weekend. Here, have some pictures!