Book Haul – June 2022

After the buying sprees last month, I really wanted to have more self control in June, and I succeeded, for the most part. I only received five eARCs, which is so much less than last month. I also only “bought” one ebook because it was part of a free promotion on Amazon. The most shocking thing, however, is that I only bought five physical copies this month, which is quite low compared to recent months. I did use the library a lot, though. I checked out five digital books and three physical ones. Overall, I’m glad I was able to give my shelves a break for a bit, and I hope to continue this trend in July because August is an absolute smorgasbord of new releases I’ve had my eye on for a while.

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Top 5 Tuesday – Top 5 Books of 2022… So Far

Hello everyone! It has been a while since I participated in Top 5 Tuesday. So, I thought I’d give this week’s prompt a go. The prompt for today is my top 5 books of 2022… so far. Of course, it had to be a hard topic. lol. I’ve read 90 books so far this year, and I don’t really know how I’m going to narrow it down to five. I’m gonna give it my best shot, though. I’m also going to restrict this to books I’ve read in 2022 that were also published this year to try to make it a little easier. Here we go! Top 5 Tuesday was created by Shanah @ Bionic Book Worm, and is now being hosted at Meeghan Reads!

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Most Anticipated July 2022 Book Releases

It’s almost a new month, which means it is time to look forward to new books being released! July is much quieter than usual for me. There are only three books I’m really looking forward to this month, which is probably for the best because August is going to be WILD with all the new releases coming out. Without further ado, here are the top three books that I am looking forward to the most next month!

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My Favorite LGBT+ Books Since Last Year’s Pride

I really enjoy reading, reviewing, and spotlighting mostly queer books during Pride. However, I also read a ton of LGBT+ books throughout the year. In today’s post, I wanted to highlight my favorite books with LGBT+ characters that I’ve read this past year since the last Pride month. These were all five star books for me, and I loved each and every one of them. There’s a wide range of genres represented here with the intention that the list will hopefully have something for everyone. Initially, this was going to be a list of five, but I couldn’t narrow it down even close to that number. So, instead you get my 15 favorite LGBT+ books/series that I’ve read since last year’s Pride.

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Mid-Month NetGalley Check-In – June 2022

I’ve once again made some progress in the last month. I read and reviewed eight books, and I’ve been approved for nine new books in the last month. You can see where I was last month in my most recent check-in post. My feedback ratio thankfully managed to climb another two percent to 72%. I’ve completed 62 ARC reviews out of the total 86 for which I have been approved. I’m excited that I am still managing to keep my percentage at 70% or above, and I’m going to do my best to keep it there while I work to reach the coveted 80% threshold. I now have 24 books available to review on my shelf, which is a slight increase from where I was this time last month. Many of the books I’ve recently gotten have been sequels of books I haven’t read. So, I’ll be starting a lot of new series/duologies in the near future, which I’m pretty excited about while also finding the shear number of books I need to read a bit daunting.

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