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June 2023 Reading Wrap Up

Hello Gemmies! Can you believe we are already seven months into the new year? Time is really flying by. I have been loving fantasy romance and have been going through different series like crazy! All of the books I read this month were very enjoyable with the exception of one. I actually had a DNF! Even with that one disappointment, I was able to read a total of 15 books/graphic novels in June.

For my overall reading experience, I had a pretty great time. Every title was at least 4 gems and up. I also started my reread (yes again) of the Dark in You Series by Suzanne Wright, which I absolutely love! This is in anticipation of the release of Hunted, the ninth book in the series which is coming in July. I also finally stated the Blood and Ash series and I absolutely LOVE it! Here is the full listing of all the books and manga that I read.

As I mentioned I did have one DNF and that is the Fevre Dream graphic novel by George RR Martin. Normally I try to push myself to finish books even if I'm not loving them, but I just couldn't do it with this one. And honestly, I need to get better about putting down books that I am not loving. Time is too short to read bad books. Now what put me off with Fevre Dream was all of the slavery and slave/master depictions. This is a vampire novel adaptation set in the South in 1857 so I can understand it being there, but I prefer not to read and see it on page. I'm here for a good time, and frankly I found it distasteful. The art style was good, but the overall story was pretty boring. So I decided to not finish this title.


1. Fevre Dream by George R.R. Martin

Manga/ Graphic Novels:

1. Dark Hunger by Christine Feehan

2. Vampironica by Greg Smallwood and Meg Smallwood


1. Burn by Suzanne Wright

2. Blaze by Suzanne Wright

3. Ashes by Suzanne Wright

4. Embers by Suzanne Wright

5. The Scepter by J Bree

6. From Blood and Ash by Jennfer L. Armentrout

7. A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire by Jennifer L. Armentrout

8. The Crown of Gilded Bones by Jennifer L. Armentrout

9. The War of Two Queens by Jennifer L. Armentrout

10. Shadows by Suzanne Wright

11. Omens by Suzanne Wright

12. Fallen by Suzanne Wright

13. Reaper by Suzanne Wright

Here are some basic stats for my reading month. I'm not going to get super complicated here, but it is nice to take a look back and see what I was able to accomplish in 30 days! My overall book number is lower this month, but a lot of the books I did read were chunky with over 600 pages each!


Books: 13

Manga/Graphic Novels: 2




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That's my reading wrap up for the month of June 2023. I'm so looking forward to reading more paranormal/fantasy stories next month. Do you have any favorites to recommend? Let me know by leaving a comment below. Have a great day and happy reading!


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