Monthly Shelf Recap

Monthly Shelf Recap – June, 2016

July 1, 2016



I set my goals low last month for my TBR as I had a lot on – but actually, I got a lot of reading done! I’m so proud with my progress. I conquered my TBR as well as managed to finish a series that’s been on my shelves for a long time, and begin my (re)read of Jennifer Donnelly’s Waterfire Saga!

I actually featured A Court of Mist & Fury on last month’s recap – woops – so ignoring that, my favourite read this month was With Malice by Eileen Cook. It was such a surprise and not at all what I was expecting. I’m also super enjoying the Waterfire Saga.

Biggest disappointment this month was And I Darken by Kiersten White. I was so let down by this one and just thinking about it now makes me tremble with rage!


My main goal this month is to finish Jennifer Donnelly’s Waterfire Saga. I’ve only ever read Deep Blue (which I loved, even on my re-read!) so I’m super eager to finish this series. I just love anything by Jennifer Donnelly it seems. I’m also going to dive into Wicked by Jennifer L. Armentrout, and the sequel that comes out this month. I wasn’t that impressed with her Dark Elements series, so we’ll see if this New Adult series is any better.

And… I’m finally going to re-read and finish Holly Black’s Curseworkers series. I’ve only got Black Heart to go, but as I read the first two back in 2011, a re-read is in order. My shiny new copies arrived this week so I am stoked, stoked, STOKED to get into them again. These books are my favourite of Holly Black’s.

New Additions

I’m still on my book-buying ban, but I did get some new books this month… I haven’t made pretty images for them, so I’m just going to list them…

  • White Cat by Holly Black
  • Red Glove by Holly Black
  • Black Heart by Holly Black
  • With Malice by Eileen Cook (I won this on Allen & Unwin’s Facebook competition!)


What’s on your TBR pile for this month?
Did you read any of the books I read last month? What did you think?


  • Reply Kyra Morris July 5, 2016 at 12:59 am

    I really want to read A Court of Mist and Fury and The Last Star as I loved the predecessors! I read White Cat this year and I loved it, I really want to read the rest of the trilogy *_*
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  • Reply Tasya July 4, 2016 at 11:37 pm

    Waterfire saga and Wicked series sounds amazing! And I’m sorry And I Darken dissapoints you, I hope your next read would be better!
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  • Reply Kelly July 4, 2016 at 6:17 am

    I have book one in the Waterfire Saga too Britt, but never really felt motivated to pick it up until now. Really excited to crack it open now. JLA seems to be a massive hit or miss for me. I loved her original Lux series, but her NA ones have been dodgy at best for me. I hope you have much more luck with that one. I’m sorry to hear about And I Darken. I’ve had it on my list to purchase, but now will probably just wait and grab a Kindle copy if it’s ever on sale. It sounds super disappointing. Thanks for sharing Britt and good luck with your TBR this month <3
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    • Reply Brittany @ Nice Girls Read Books July 5, 2016 at 1:37 pm

      YES, CRACK IT OPEN, KELLY. They really are amazing and so luscious!!! And the following three are better than the first!!

      I totally agree about JLA. I keep hearing rave reviews about her books but then I read them and I’m like MEH. I’m hoping that WICKED will finally be the one I fall in love with!

      AND I DARKEN is probably going to be one of the biggest disappointments for me of this year. I hope you feel differently, though! <3
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