RTW: Best Read of June


This Week’s Topic: 

What’s the best book you read in June?

I read so many amazing books in June! Here’s a list of my favourites:

Coda by Emma Trevayne

Nightmare Affair by Mindee Arnett

Arrow of the Mist by Christina Mercer

My Chemical Mountain by Corina Vacco

Infinite Sky by CJ Flood

but the best read of the month has to be the new novel by my all time favourite author, Neil Gaiman.


THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE is a fable that reshapes modern fantasy: moving, terrifying and elegiac – as pure as a dream, as delicate as a butterfly’s wing, as dangerous as a knife in the dark, from storytelling genius Neil Gaiman. 

It began for our narrator forty years ago when the family lodger stole their car and committed suicide in it, stirring up ancient powers best left undisturbed. Dark creatures from beyond the world are on the loose, and it will take everything our narrator has just to stay alive: there is primal horror here, and menace unleashed – within his family and from the forces that have gathered to destroy it. 

His only defense is three women, on a farm at the end of the lane. The youngest of them claims that her duckpond is ocean. The oldest can remember the Big Bang.

I’m totally biased when it comes to Gaiman. I love his prose but even more than that, I love his ability to layer stories and weave them together with myth and whimsy. The Ocean at the End of the Lane wasn’t quite what I was expecting. I loved this book none the less and will definitely be reading it again.

What was your favourite read of June?

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