June 2021 reading wrap-up

With the arrival of July, it’s time to take a moment to look back at all the reading I did in June. Reading is my go-to hobby. I read when I’m bored, when I want to escape, to learn something, or just because. Like many readers, my TBR had gotten a bit out of control. But I made a vow to tackle it. And over the first year, I was able to reduce it quite a bit. After another year of focused reading, my TBR shrunk once again. Now it is becoming a more manageable size. As with every month, I like to share what I read and how I felt about those books. In this June 2021 reading wrap-up, you will find just that. I hope it inspires you to read more and perhaps even pick up a genre you wouldn’t normally read.

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June 2021 reading wrap-up

Star Wars: Knight Errant by John Jackson Miller

Set 1000 years before A New Hope, this story dives into a galaxy that is plagued by Sith lords. We follow Kerra Holt, a Jedi marooned on a Sith-controlled planet. Her quest is simple yet many obstacles stand in her way. The story does drag on at points, especially leading up to the first battle. I will admit, I am not a fan of Miller’s writing – I have read some of his other Star Wars books and I am always left with an underwhelming feeling. However, the last few chapters were quite entertaining and for that alone, I am glad that I stuck with this book.

Warriors: Greystripe’s Trilogy by Erin Hunter

This graphic novel trilogy is set during the Power of Three series. The illustrations are well-done and help to show exactly what the cats and their world look like. Plus what better way to show off Greystripe’s journey than to do so in a graphic novel. These three books are very quick to read yet cover quite a bit. There are a lot of unusual settings that the characters must navigate and it’s a refreshing change from the normal Warriors books. Overall, this was a nice little trilogy that helped to answer some questions about what had happened to Greystripe.

I highly recommend that you read the first book in the Power of Three series, The Sight, before diving into this trilogy.

Komi Can’t Communicate Vol. 13 by Tomohito Oda

Ah, what can I say about this volume? Like all the others, I enjoyed the heck out of it. I love seeing Komi go from an overly shy and socially awkward person to becoming more comfortable around others. She still encounters some setbacks along the way, especially when her nerves get the better of her. But as a fellow socially awkward person, I appreciate that we have a series like this that lets us see ourselves as the main character and not some side character. This particular novel really showcases how good she is at helping others, especially Rei, who is similar to Komi in many ways. I truly look forward to seeing what happens in the next volume.

Maison Ikkoku: Collector’s Edition Vol. 1-3 by Rumiko Takahashi

As a fan of Rumiko Takahashi, I knew I had to read this series. I have read, watched, and enjoyed some of her other series, like Ranma 1/2 and InuYasha, so I was eager to see how this one compares. The setting of this book is very different from what I am used to, as there is no fantasy element to it. The pace of these volumes is also slow when comparing them to her other series, however, I can see the elements of the story coming together. It will be interesting to see how the story progresses in the upcoming volumes.

June 2021 reading wrap-up stats

  • Books read: 8
  • Books purchased: 0
  • Books gifted: 10
  • Books purged: 0
  • Books DNF’d: 0

I hope you enjoyed my June 2021 reading wrap-up. What books did you read in June?


6 Comments

  1. As always, you book roundup posts are very interesting. I think I’ll have to get the Warriors graphic novel trilogy for my school libraries. Tanks for posting your July reading wrap up!

    1. Author

      I’m sure the kids would love them. In fact, there are a number of Warriors graphic novels.

  2. Thank you for these suggestions! My ten year old will love them I’m sure. He’s been obsessed with graphic novels lately.

    1. Author

      I’m glad I could help you out. I bet your son will love the Warriors graphic novels.

  3. Wow 8 books in one month. That’s more than I get to in a year. I should read more when I’m traveling but I watch the inflight movies instead.

    1. Author

      I do tend to read a lot more than most people do. I can understand that, in-flight movies are pretty entertaining. Maybe bring a book with you anyway and that way if the movie selection isn’t great you can read instead.

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