June Rewind & Favorites


June 30, 2013 by Heidi

It’s rewind time!  As stated in my book haul, since I’m moving to vlogs for these types of posts, my book haul and rewind posts will now be separate entities.  I read some AMAZING books this month–we’re talking Top 10 of the year type goodies–check ’em out!

Books mentioned in this video:

The Daughter Star by Susan Jane Bigelow | My Review
Chu’s Day by Neil Gaiman
Retribution Clause by Ilona Andrews | My Review
Gulliver’s Travels by Johnathan Swift
The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater
Mortal Fire by Elizabeth Knox | My Review
Antigoddess by Kendare Blake
The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly
Bo at Ballard Creed by Kirkpatrick Hill | My Review
The Odyssey Graphic Novel by Gareth Hinds
Alpha and Omega by Patricia Briggs
Call the Midwife by Jennifer Worth
Yellowcake by Margo Lanagan
Dial H by China Mieville
Raven Flight by Juliet Marillier
The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey
The Floating Islands by Rachel Neumeier
Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson

Bloggers mentioned in this video:

Keertana at Ivy Book Bindings

June Top 5 Reads

June Top 5

  1. The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater
  2. The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey
  3. Antigoddess by Kendare Blake
  4. The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly
  5. The Floating Islands by Rachel Neumeier

June Top 5 Posts

June Top 5 Posts

  1. BEA Saved My (Blogging) Life
  2. You’re more than just a book to me: Authors who also review
  3. June Book Haul | Now with VLOG!
  4. With Bated Breath: Audio Sync
  5. Susanna Kearsley Event Recap
Do tell, what books or events rocked your world this June?

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  1. I’m so thrilled that you loved The Dream Thieves so much…I can’t wait to dig into it! I also desperately need to read Blake and more of Lanagan soon, so hopefully I’ll get to those authors this year. I’m waiting for an audiobook edition of The Monstrumologist to arrive in my library before starting it since I’ve heard so many good things about the audiobook, so I can’t wait to compare notes on that series, even though The 5th Wave was a disappointment for me. I’m also thrilled that Raven Flight was the stronger novel for you, though still not up to her Sevenwaters standards, and yay for road trips and contemporary! I’ve seen Second Chance Summer around a lot, though I’m not sure if I’ll enjoy it, so your review will probably sway me on that one. Great vlog and reviews, Heidi! :)

    • Heidi says:

      Yes! You are going to love TDT, Keertana. I haven’t enjoyed any of Lanagan’s books as much as Brides, but enough to keep picking them up. I’m so glad you picked up The Monstrumologist series! I really think you’ll enjoy it. I adored the first one, and just started the second today. I did NOT like Second Chance Summer in the end. Really not for me, I’m not sure you’d like it either, but I WILL have a full review up for it in August.

  2. Bonnie says:

    I’m so envious that you’ve already read The Dream Thieves! And I have GOT to make time for The Monstrumologist… I have a feeling I’m going to love it. VERY intrigued by The Floating Islands, it’s one I had never heard about… but DRAGONS? Sign me up. 😀

    • Heidi says:

      I have, and it’s SO GOOD! You DO have to make time for THe Monstrumologist. I don’t know anyone who’s read it and hasn’t loved it, and I’m certainly no exception. I really enjoyed The Floating Islands! Like I said, my favorite Neumeier I’ve read, so certainly recommended.

  3. Okay, in a span of twelve minutes, you’ve managed to convince me of the following: 1) I need to finish Raven Boys and try Dream Thieves 2) I FAIL for missing out on Anti-Goddess and 3) I need to read The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey and The Floating Islands by Rachel Neumeier or I will continue to be a fail. I’ve always had my eye on both so now I want to make it my mission!

  4. […] might have seen me go off about how much I adored this one in my June Rewind vlog, because dear lord it was good.  The narrator, Steven Boyer, instantly made his way onto my […]

  5. VeganYANerds says:

    The Daughter’s Star sounds really good, and I’ve not heard of the book or the author before, or read any space opera!

    How ridiculous am I? I was so excited from The Dream Thieves but I have not read it yet, ag! Must read, STAT!

    I’m definitely going to look up the Call the Midwife audio book!

    You have me so interested to listen to The Monstrumologist! I love a good narration 😀

    I still have not read Second Chance Summer, but it’s good that you’re enjoying it :)

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