June TBR Final

I feel like I cheated y’all on the June TBR. I went on vacation and didn’t take any of the books I planned on reading. Instead I went to the library and checked out every cozy I could find set in Texas. Bonus points for those set in San Antonio.  When I returned I tried to pick up a few of these to read. Let’s see how I did.


June TBR List


  • Of Love and Other Demons by Gabriel Garcia Marquez– Nope to heavy for summer. DNF.
  • A Highly Unlikely Scenario or, A Neetsa Pizza Employee’s Guide to Saving the World by Rachel Cantor- do I need to give a reason. The title is awesome. DNF
  • Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier-  Great read. Read it in 3 days and loved it.


  • The Girl Who Could Fly by Victoria Forester- This was a cute read. Great for comic book readers.
  • A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd- This was recommended to me by my oldest daughter. She also says I will love it.
  • Pushing Up Bluebonnets by Leann Sweeney
  • Curiosity Killed the Cat Sitter by Blaize Clement- This is book 1 in the Dixie Hemingway series. I loved the last one.


  • Short & Tall Tales in Goose Pimple Junction by Amy Metz
  • Changing Habits by Alice Loweecey
  • Whiskey Sour by J.A.Konrath
  • The Housewife Assassin’s Handbook by Josie Brown
  • Murder in the Library by Steve Demaree
    Nice cozy read. New take on a locked room mystery.

Others I read:

  • Black Cat Crossing ( A Bad Luck Cat Mystery #1) by Kay Finch- I loved it. For many reasons. One, I have a black cat who is plotting to take over the world. No bad luck with her.  The protagonist is an aspiring mystery writer, so I could really identify. Book 2 isn’t out yet, but I plan on reading it when it is published.
  • Revenge of the Chili Queens by Kylie Logan- I grew up hearing stories about the chili queens of San Antonio. The cover has a lovely picture of the Alamo. Yes, that’s why I check it out. It was good. I did get turned around a few times over characters but it was entertaining.
  • Murder with a Twist by Tracy Kiely- This book was witty and fun. I loved it.
  • 179 Ways to Save a Novel by Peter Selgin- This book was okay there were a few things inside I found helpful. It leaned heavy on literary fiction.

Wow. Don’t you love it when you surprise yourself? I do. I didn’t think I had read that many books.  7 books in June. That brings the grand total for 2016 to 38/52. For those of you with terrible math skills I have completed 73% of my reading goal for this year.

I think I enjoyed Ruby Red the most or Murder with a Twist. Both of those were great.

What’s your favorite book so far this summer?


One thought on “June TBR Final

  1. I’m ashamed to say that I haven’t read anything this month. I’m in the middle of a short story anthology, but can’t find that book. There’s another book I haven’t started. And I’m taking my daughter to the library sometime next week. I hope to find something interesting that I can read within two weeks. And I want to find something outside mainstream/literary fiction. I haven’t decided what genre to pursue. Wish me luck.


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