Looking Back: June 2014 Books

June wasn't as big of a reading month for me as I had hoped for the start of my funemployent period, but that didn't mean there weren't a few gems in the stack:


The Girl with All the Gifts, by M.R. Carey: The more time goes by, the more I really think this is one of the freshest post-apocalyptic novels out there. Perfect for anyone wasting away waiting for the third book in The Passage trilogy. Read my full review.

Someone Else's Skin, by Sarah Hilary: The first in a new detective series, this one is smart and clever and never quite what you expect from a police procedural. Read my full review.

Saga, Vol 3, by Brian Vaughan: I'm sort of head over heels in love with this series, and that's just about all I can come up with for that.

Dare Me, by Megan Abbott: Hot damn, Abbott knows the insides of teenage brains perhaps better than even a teenager might. I'm listening to this one on audio and it's incredibly well done; I have Abbott's newest, The Fever, packed to go with me on vacation and I'm looking forward to that one too.

What were the best books you read in June?


6 comments

  1. I'm dying to read The Girl with All the Gifts, and my husband actually suggested I go on and download the third volume of Saga for something quick to read. Woooo!

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  2. I've only read the first Saga, but I'm in love with it also.

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  3. guiltlessreadingJune 30, 2014 at 7:31 PM

    Really REALLY want to read The Girl with All the Gifts. Fresh is best ;)

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  4. I NEED to read Megan Abbot! I might have to treat myself to one of her books this week, despite my towering TBR.

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  5. Aw, yay to Saga. New issue just came out and I'm saving it for the weekend as a special treat to myself!

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  6. Emma @ Words And PeaceJuly 3, 2014 at 7:43 PM

    I also managed to read only 4 books, but blogging wise, that was a busy month. here is my wrap-up: http://wordsandpeace.com/2014/07/03/2014-june-wrap-up/

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