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! 

The Books

For Review/From Publishers:

To Break a Covenant by Alison Ames

The Splendor by Breeana Shields

Defy the Night by Brigid Kemmerer

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 VoA 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!! 

Giveaways: Click Here, or on Sidebar

Blogosphere Bulletin

Here are some of the loveliest/most entertaining/super helpful/just plain interesting posts I found this month!

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:

Have a great July, loves! Let me know how your month was!

Posted June 30, 2021 by Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight in Blog Recaps / 32 Comments

32 responses to “Monthly Minutes at Midnight: June 2021

  1. The Splendor sounds awesome, though I guess there’ll be romance in it…and it’s not something I do LOL.

    Happy belated birthday Lena! And seriously, I can’t tell mother from daughter ?.

  2. Congrats on hitting your Goodreads goal! I’ll probably hit mine next month, but I set it really low because I knew I’d be working a billion hours this summer. Happy birthday to Lena! I hope you have an awesome July.

    • Aww thank you! I hope you reach yours too! I let random.org pick mine because otherwise I make the goal too high. I still have a high goal in my head, so it is useless ? And thank you so much, I hope you have a great July too!

  3. I always set my Goodreads goal a little higher than the year before, and always to last the whole year. I am hoping for a physical copy of Our Violent Ends, but went ahead and requested it on Netgalley just in case because I need to read it! But would love to have the second to match my first. I really need to read something by Brigid Kemmerer one of these days.

    • So, I USED to do that, but then became high key obsessed with competing with myself. So now I let random.org pick the number. BUT, I also still do the thing you do in my head, so it’s mostly useless ?

      I figure I’ll probably just buy both Chloe Gong books at this point, because I probably want to own them? And I don’t see myself getting lucky enough to get a physical bwhaha. And SAME I have only read ONE of Brigid’s books, and I really liked it, so Idk why I haven’t read more- hopefully this one will be great too!

  4. Happy birthday, Lena! Gosh, they’re growing so quickly!

    Also, I am floored that you hit your GR goal and it isn’t even halfway through the year. I just adjusted mine downward, because I hate seeing that I’m “x books behind schedule” (I don’t need more stress in my life) and I don’t seem capable of the focus required to read more than a chapter a day of anything.

    You found more great books- I can’t wait to see your reviews of them all!

    • Aw thanks! And RIGHT!? They need to slow down, it’s getting rude!

      So, random.org picks my Goodreads goal, because I get wayyy too obsessed with it. To be fair, I am STILL obsessed in my own brain, but it’s somehow better not seeing it every day ? So I feel you, and have kind of done the same, in a sense. (Oh and a tip, if you let random choose- I only go up to the highest number I have ever read, so statistically, t5he chances are it will be much lower heh)

  5. Happy Birthday to Lena! Looks like a fun day (and there was cake; I would be happy). I saw the cover reveal for All the Right Reasons and I knew I had to have it. Not a pub get lucky with, but a girl can hope. Congratulations on finishing your GR challenge. I mean, you have six more months, show-off.

  6. It looks like you have some great reading ahead of you. I am looking forward to reading All of Us Villains. Congratulations on reaching your Goodreads goal! Happy Birthday to Lena! I hope you have a great July and enjoy many good books.

  7. Oooh, The Woods Are Always Watching looks really good! Congrats on finishing your Goodreads goal! I hit my first goal, too, so I’m working on my stretch goal now. 😀 Looks like Lena had a good birthday! Sure hope she did, anyway. Spending it poolside is definitely the way to go, with this heat lol. Thanks so much for sharing my post, too!

  8. Danielle Hammelef

    I see Defy the Night on your ARC list. I can’t wait to read this one and I hope it lives up to the hype. Heartbreak for Hire is high on my must read list because I adore this author’s books too. Up All Night sounds excellent also. So many books, I just wish I could read faster or by osmosis. It looks like Lena had an awesome birthday!

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