June in Review

I cannot believe that 2018 is already half over; it is both the longest year of my life where time stood still and the quickest year where life is just rushing me by. I had a pretty good month overall full of wrapping up some work projects, new friendships, movies, and travel! Let’s take a look at my bookish world for June, shall we?


It wasn’t my best month for reading – I had a couple of 5-day+ reading slumps, which resulted in an ARC heavy month for me. I read 8 books in June, all of them listed below. Click the title links to be taken to the Goodreads page, and if my review has been published here on the blog I will also provide a link to it.

  1. * The Things We Learn When We’re Dead by Charlie Laidlaw (Review)
  2. * The Fragile Ordinary by Samantha Young (Review)
  3. * Not Like Everyone Else by Jennifer Leigh (Review 7/24)
  4. * Book Simulator by Chris Yee (Review)
  5. * The Game of Hope by Sandra Gulland (Review)
  6. * The Mermaid by Christina Henry (Review 7/3)
  7. Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody (Review if I can ever form a thought)
  8. * Suicide Club by Rachel Heng (Review 7/5)

ARCs/copies from author are noted above by an asterisk *

Total Books Read in June: 8
Total Books Read in 2018: 74
Goodreads Reading Goal: 50 100

Book Haul

I have a problem with buying books. I don’t know what it is but lately I have been a MONSTER and I literally have stacks of books to read. I know my hauls are nothing compared to some other bloggers, but considering I have literal book towers for TBR piles, I really should save my money. I am going to go on a book buying ban for July… wish me luck!

Book haul

My June 2018 book haul

  • Legendary by Stephanie Garber
  • Calypso by David Sedaris
  • The Anomaly by Michael Rutger
  • Anna Undreaming by Thomas Welsh (finished copy provided by author)
  • Proof by Ted Berner (finished copy provided by author)
  • Mammoth by Jill Baguchinsky (ARC provided by Turner Publishing)
  • Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed
  • The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching by Thich Nhat Hanh

I bought a couple of books I used to own because when working on Sentranced Saturday posts I realized my copies were never returned by whomever borrowed them. Rude! I should start a library log or something, because this is ridic! 

eBooks Purchased (not yet reviewed): Timebound, The Fifth Season, The Immanent World: Cluichi: A Horror Anthology Series, Ace of ShadesUprooted

eARC approvals (not yet reviewed): Hullmetal Girls, Beneath the Citadel, Contagion


I thought that I would add a segment where I talk about the movies I saw during the month. Let me know what you think about this inclusion in the comments.

Adrift, Deadpool 2, Hotel Artemis, Ocean's 8, Hereditary

Movies I saw in June

I actually enjoyed every movie that I saw this month, and I am again glad that MoviePass has enabled me to see movies again – and take chances. Hotel Artemis and Hereditary are up there for faves this month, and for all of my thoughts for the movies & ratings, visit my movies page!

Video Games

The Steam Summer Sale has sucked me back into gaming, which came at the perfect time because I have been experiencing an intense book hangover after Ace of Shades murdered me.

  • Played and Beaten: Simulacra, West of Loathing
  • Not Yet Played: Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit, Life is Strange Before the Storm, Cthulu Saves the World, Left 4 Dead 1 & 2 (legit this was $2.98 total!)

Oh, and this happened:


I am participating in the July Comment Challenge, and am so excited to get to know Lily @ Sprinkles of Dreams over the course of the month! Sign-ups for the month are closed, but you can sign up to participate in August here!

Blog & Stats

Here’s how Reader Voracious Blog did in terms of views & visitors in June 2018… look at the comparison to previous months!!! While it is exciting to see my words and thoughts being consumed rather than going into the void, I really enjoy interacting with you all and getting to know you! That’s by far my favorite part of this blog and is what makes this hobby worthwhile. 💖

June 2018

June 2018 blog stats

Thanks so much everyone for visiting, liking, commenting, and sharing your experiences here! I created this blog because I love books so much and wanted a platform to scream about them with others, and this has been such a rewarding and fulfilling experience. I treasure each of you and am humbled that you choose to read the words I write.


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21 thoughts on “June in Review

  1. Angelica (TheBookCoverGirl) says:

    I’m glad you had a good month! I too was in a slump, except mine lasted the entire month of June! I only got to read 5 books and none was rated more than 3 stars. And great haul! I hope you enjoy them all! I totally get what you mean about piles of books. I currently have piles in my closet because they don’t fit on my shelf! And congrats on your rising stats! May they keep on rising!

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  2. Carolina @fictionologyst says:

    Wow what a great reading month you had! I’m looking forward to read The Mermaid. Aah yess steam summer sale is a steal, my fav game so far is My Time at Portia, it’s very addicting!!

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