June saw me really get back into reading. I don’t know what happened to make me read less but for most of this year, I struggled to finish a couple of books a month. Strangely, this all changed, for real reason, last month. So, I thought I would update you guys with the books I’ve read in June!
Let’s start off with a comic book and a manga. I finally got around to reading Moon Knight, Vol. 1: From The Dead. Moon Knight is a marvel character I’ve been wanting to read more of for some time. Originally a mercenary, Marc Spector is resurrected by the Egyptian god Khonsu to become the vigilant Moon Knight, tasked with protecting New York at night. Each of the stories within this volume are self contained stories, making this collection more of an anthology, which works really well. I’ll definitely be reading more Moon Knight comics soon!
The manga I’ve started to read is Final Fantasy: Lost Stranger, Vol. 1. It was the premise that convinced me to pick up this book: its about a Square Enix employee who finds themselves transported into the world of Final Fantasy. However, after reading the volume, I can say this was much darker and unique than I initially thought. I’ve already picked up the second volume in the series, so you’ll probably see that in my July post!
Also in June, I managed to finish my re-read of the A Song of Ice and Fire series, completing both parts of A Dance of Dragons. Overall, I enjoyed re-reading the entire series, but what surprised me was how my opinions of certain characters have changed. I found myself being far more sympathetic towards Sansa, whilst being bored with Daenerys’ story, especially in the later books. Now, I guess I have to wait for The Winds of Winter to be published…
I (finally) managed to finish Crossfire by Matthew Farrer, a novel set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe. The books follows Shira Calpunia, an Arbites officer, tasked with uncovering a conspiracy and an assassination plot. Initially, this was a good read but the huge amount of exposition, just slowed this book down and caused me to struggle to finish it. I think I’ll stick to the more action focused Warhammer 40,000 novels.
The final book I read in June was Zone One by Colson Whitehead. Its a book that follows one survivor during the zombie apocalypse as humanity tries to take back New York. While this was a well written book, with a different take on the zombie story, I struggled to connect with any of the characters or be concerned for their fate. I don’t regret reading Zone One, but it certainly isn’t one of my favourite zombie books.
And that was all the reading I did in June. In July, I’ll be taking part in the IronTomeAThon, which you can read all about here, so there will probably be a lot of fantasy books in next month’s post. Now its over to you guys, what have you been reading last month? Let me know in the comments below!