What I’ve been reading: June 2021

I read 9 books in June, which isn’t bad considering that I had a huge workload this month.

I’ve had a break from my own writing this month, so I’ve read some middle-grade books instead: ‘The Secret Detectives’, ‘A Glasshouse of Stars’ and ‘Between Sea and Sky’. I enjoyed all of them!

I’ve read a couple of ARCs from Netgalley. ‘Outbreak’ – a near-future novel set just after the covid pandemic – and ‘The Ash Museum’, which is a wonderful multi-generational YA novel set in three continents.

I’ve been wanting to read more by Daphne du Maurier ever since reading ‘Rebecca’, and finally listened to an audiobook of ‘Jamaica Inn’ this month which very much reminded me of the works of Thomas Hardy. I also read ‘Holy Island’ by LJ Ross (but wasn’t very keen on that one!) and a detective thriller set in Tokyo: ‘Unknown Male’.

Have a great month of reading, everyone! 📚

I’ve put links to my reviews under the relevant covers. If you click on the covers, you’ll get a link to Amazon if you wish to buy your own copy – I get a small commission if you use my link, at no extra cost to yourself 😉

Front cover of ‘The Secret Detectives’ by Ella Risbridger
My review of ‘The Secret Detectives’ by Ella Risbridger is here.
Front cover of Holy Island by L J Ross
‘Holy Island’ by LJ Ross
Front cover of ‘The First Day of Spring’ by Nancy Tucker
My review of ‘The First Day of Spring’ by Nancy Tucker is here.
Front cover of Outbreak by Frank Gardner
My review of ‘Outbreak’ by Frank Gardner is here.
Front cover of Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier
‘Jamaica Inn’ by Daphne du Maurier
The image is the front cover of ‘Unknown Male’ by Nicolas Obregon
My review of ‘Unknown Male’ by Nicolas Obregon is here.
Front cover of ‘The Ash Museum’ by Rebecca Smith
My review of ‘The Ash Museum’ by Rebecca Smith is here.
Front cover of ‘A Glasshouse of Stars’ by Shirley Marr
My review of ‘A Glasshouse of Stars’ by Shirley Marr is here.
‘Between Sea and Sky’ by Nicola Penfold. Review to follow!

One thought on “What I’ve been reading: June 2021

  1. Yes, Jamaica Inn does have Hardyesque elements, doesn’t it – although I think far more violent and frightening than any of Hardy’s works. But the landscape and the use of landscape is very familiar. And well done for reading that many books in a busy month, too!

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