Month in Review: June 2013

The Book Vixen's Month in Review

June went by in a blink of an eye, no? I’m a year older/wiser. Summer is here and it’s freakin’ hot than hell up in here. (Is it Fall yet?) I read 10 books this month. That’s the most I’ve read in a month this year with the exception of February, where I read 11 books that month. (And being that February is the shortest month of the year, how’d that happen?) I’ve been on a little break with my annual Birthday Extravaganza going on but I’m back in blogging mode now. I’m ready to tackle my never-ending to-do list.

TOP PICKS for June: J9’s top pick is The Mad Earl’s Bride by Loretta Chase, which she gave 4 ½ frogs. My top pick is Dare You To by Katie McGarry, which I gave 5 frogs.

J9 is running on E, meaning she has NO BOOKS in her TBR pile (how does that happen?!!). If you have a MM Romance you highly recommend, let her know in the comments.

And lastly, Google Reader has died. May it rest in peace. But never fear! You can follow The Book Vixen via Feedly, Bloglovin,  and email. We’re also on Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, LibraryThing, Pinterest, and Instagram.

Okay, on to the month’s recap.

Books Reviewed on TBV:

  1. Until Forever Comes by Cardeno C. – 3 ½ frogs
  2. Tiger Magic by Jennifer Ashley – 4 frogs
  3. The Mad Earl’s Bride by Loretta Chase – 4 ½ frogs
  4. The Summer He Came Home by Juliana Stone – 4 frogs
  5. Thrill Ride by Julie Ann Walker – 4 frogs
  6. Fear, Hope, and Bread Pudding by Marie Sexton – 4 frogs
  7. Torque by Chacelyn Pierce – 3 frogs
  8. All He Ever Dreamed by Shannon Stacey – 5 frogs
  9. Nature’s Bounty by J. Rose Allister – 4 frogs
  10. Halfway There by Susan Mallery – 4 frogs
  11. Prelude by Shira Anthony & Venona Keyes – 3 frogs
  12. Just One Kiss by Susan Mallery – 3 frogs
  13. The Fight for Identity by Andrew Grey – 3 frogs
  14. Dare You To by Katie McGarry – 5 frogs
  15. Her Warriors’ Three Wishes by Carrie Ann Ryan – 4 frogs
  16. Easy by Tammara Webber – 5 frogs
  17. A Casual Weekend Thing by A.J. Thomas – 4 frogs
  18. His Risk to Take by Tessa Bailey – 4 frogs
  19. Misunderstandings by Angel Rothamel – 1 frog
  20. Hooked for Life by J.L. Taft – 1 frog


Current Giveaways:

  • All Birthday Extravaganza giveaways are open until 7/7/2013. Most are open internationally. There are too many to list but if you click on that link you see them all or you can see the detailed list in the sidebar.

2013 Reading Challenges/Goals Status Report:


How was your June? What are you reading this summer?

About Brianna: Supermom by day, naughty reader by night. Addicted to chocolate, Twitter, her iPad, her Kindle, and 99¢ Kindle deals. You can follow Brianna on Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, and Instagram.


  1. I have been reading Susan Mallery's new series and I LOVE it!! Also read Eloisa James new one Once Upon a Tower, Julie Anne Long, Sabrina Jeffries,Lynsay Sands, all had new ones I enjoyed. Also readin some older ones from TBR box

  2. M/M, you say? Some of these are a little older, but definitely read 'em if you haven't: Damon Suede's HOT HEAD, DIVERSION and COLLUSION by Eden Winters, Clare London's SAY A LITTLE PRAYER, KA Mitchell's COLLISION COURSE, Tara Lain's Genetic Attraction series (technically m/m/f, but wonderful), Isa K's HOW TO QUIT PLAYING HOCKEY, LA Witt's THE CLOSER YOU GET, Josephine Myles' SCREWING THE SYSTEM and THE HOT FLOOR, Kay Berrisford's CATCHING KIT, Evangeline Anderson's STR8TE BOYS, Edmond Manning's KING PERRY...


    1. Eek, forgot ZA Maxfield's CROSSING BORDERS and Lynn Lorenz's THE BEST VACATION THAT NEVER WAS, plus Anne Brooke's Delaneys series!

    2. Holy Awesomeness!! Thanks so much! I've read some of your recs but going to look up the rest. Thanks a ton!

  3. Happy to be of service! Oh yeah, Ethan Stone's BARTENDER, P.I. is pretty fun, too: not steamy at all, but Linc is just adorable!