It’s the end of another month, and it’s been a great reading month if I do say so myself!

I’ve been in a contemporary mood and so I’ve definitely been reading a lot of those this month, and I think it’s probably going to continue into July.

Even though I’m reading a fantasy at the moment, I don’t feel as though I’ve been in the best mood for fantasy. That said, I am really enjoying An Ember in the Ashes, so that could totally change – who knows!

Let’s take a look at the books I’ve read this month and my ratings for each one!

Scythe by Neal Shusterman

Publisher: Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers | Pages: 435

While I didn’t enjoy this book as much as I was anticipating, it will still a really good read. I’m looking forward to continuing this series, especially following the ending of this first book! Neal Shusterman is definitely a fantastic writing, and I’m looking forward to reading more of his books!

Rating: ★★★★☆

Blood Will Out by Jo Treggiari

Publisher: Penguin Teen | Pages: 256

I got to expand into the genre of thrillers this month because of a blog tour I did with Penguin Random House Canada and Penguin Teen! Blood Will Out was a suspenseful, spine-chilling and eerie read! I thoroughly enjoyed it and will definitely be on the lookout for more YA thrillers in the future.

Rating: ★★★★☆ | Review + Author Q&A

Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson

Publisher: Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers | Pages: 344

Since Morgan Matson recently came to Toronto for a book signing and to promote her new book, Save the Date, I decided to do a re-read of her books. Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour did not disappoint and it’s the perfect debut novel! Matson is an incredible writer, I only wish I could be as great of a writer as she is. I can’t wait to post my review of this one!

Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.5)

Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson

Publisher: Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers | Pages: 468

This book you guys! I think it’s shaping up to be one of my favourites by Morgan Matson. Maybe my second, after The Unexpected Everything. It was heartfelt and tugged at all my heart strings. It was just amazing and I totally cried!

Rating: ★★★★★

Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson

Publisher: Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers | Pages: 464

Another amazing book by Matson. This one had a bit of a different vibe but I loved the characters! Overall, a fantastic read and I can’t wait to post my review of it!

Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.5)

Love and Luck by Jenna Evans Welch

Publisher: Simon Pulse | Pages: 320

I LOVED Love and Gelato when it was released and when I found out about this book, I couldn’t wait. I have to say, I was a little disappointed in it, as I was expecting to love it as much as Love and Gelato, but I didn’t. It was a cute story and I enjoyed the characters, but it wasn’t as good as the hype I created in my head.

Rating: ★★★☆☆

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

Publisher: Razorbill | Pages: 457

I’m totally late to the game (again) with this one! But my goodness, did I love this book. It was everything I had heard it to be and I’m so glad that this book lived up to all of my expectations. I cannot wait to pick up A Torch Against the Night … and then A Reaper at the Gates to see what happens next! Although, I have a feeling Tahir will not be so kind to my lovely, lovely, characters!

Rating: ★★★★★

The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

Publisher: Berkley | Pages: 328

I’m just going to come right out and say it … I freaking LOVED this book! It was oh so steamy, and just all around adorable. I absolutely adore Stella and Michael – they were everything I wanted and more. This book is definitely a fave of the year! And I can totally see myself re-reading it in the future! Is it time for the release of The Bride Test yet? This book deserves all the stars!

Rating: ★★★★★


Overall, I read eight books this month and I’m pretty proud of myself! In total, I read 3072 pages this month!! I think this is something new I’m going to do every month – counting the number of pages I read per month is something really cool! When I see that I read that many pages I’m amazed at the progress I’ve had this month!

How many books have you read this month? Have you read any of these books as well?

Victoria @ The Contented Reader

Victoria @ The Contented Reader

Avid reader and tea drinker. I read and review young adult books on my blog, The Contented Reader!

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