The Best Books I Read in June 2022

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We have somehow arrived at July, which means it’s time to fully admit that I didn’t get very much reading done in the month of June.

My worklife has been busy and I’ve spent the last two weeks in a chronic pain flare haze. Not to mention being reminded that the Sims exists thanks to an artist I follow on Instgram releasing absolutely stunning Sims-themed mugs (which sold out basically immediately, but you can still stare at them longingly on their grid, here).

Light reading months happen and, desite Goodreads shaming me for now being nine books behind on my lofty goal of 100 books for the year, I’m okay with it. The books I did get through this month have been great, so let’s dig in to the best books from the month of June!

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The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow

Excuse me while I got pick up Harrow’s entire back catalog because HOLY HECK this book was amazing! I couldn’t even find the words to write a review of it because it’s just a masterful weaving together of folklore and feminism and women’s suffrage and the witch trials and… it may be a perfect book, as far as I’m concerned.

It’s been a while since I’ve read something over 500 pages long, but I breezed right through The Once and Future Witches. Highly, highly recommend.

Nora Goes Off Script by Annabel Monaghan

I’ve read so many romance novels over the last year or so that I’ve become a bit difficult to please. Nora Goes Off Script, however, did not disappoint. I adored Nora’s voice and the small town vibes of this one, not to mention it’s a single POV. I wrote a full review earlier this month, which you can check out here:

I Couldn’t Sleep Until I Finished “Nora Goes Off Script”
Staying up past bedtime on a worknight to see how it

Honorable Mentions

Just one book fits the honorable mention category this month, since I finished exactly three books in June. I am this close to being done with Book Lovers but, since I haven’t actually finished, it will not be included for June’s best of list.

In the Honorable Mention category, Spells for Good Times was an interesting read and has some useful practices, but I wouldn’t say it’s one of the best books I’ve read in recent memory. I wrote a full review that you can check out if you’d like to know more:

Invite Light into Your Life with “Spells for Good Times”
This book says it will boost your confidence & positivity. Here’s what I

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