Well, June went fast didn’t it!? I can’t believe we are in summer already. The sun is shining, people seem happier and I only have just over 3 weeks left at work before enjoying 6 weeks off for the summer holidays. It’s going to be perfect.
Anyway, June was a good month for reading. I read eight books, which is pretty good going if I do say so myself and my blog seems to be getting more views than ever, so thank you to all my readers!
How has your June been? What books have you been reading?
Books I Read in June
1. Bride Squad Runaway by Caroline Grace-Cassidy and Lisa C. Carey
This was a funny, uplifting read all about the friendship of three women in their early forties and their misadventures on a road trip through Ireland. Despite the slow start and the predictable storyline I found it to be a good read that is perfect for summer.
2. The Girl in Red by Christina Henry
I love fairytale retellings so I was excited to read The Girl in Red. It did however, let me down. I felt there was a lack of character development, the ending was rushed and I had a lot of unanswered questions come the end of it.
3. The Umbrella Mouse by Anna Fargher
This was such a cute middle grade book that was a pleasure to read! It’s a story all about finding courage and doing what you think is best to save your friends. It touched my heart and it will touch yours too!
4. The Sharp Edge of a Snowflake by Sif Sigmarsdòttir
This YA thriller was captivating for the most part and featured a range of important topics such as social media, sexual assault and mental health. The social media aspect of the book is what kept me reading, and I loved the idea that not everything you see on social media is real. Mind you, I found the plot to be slightly lacklustre and the ending, I felt, didn’t wrap everything up.
5. Lost for Words by Aoife Walsh
This was a real heartwarming read about a young girl trying to save her local library from closing. As someone who work as a librarian and visits my local library often I felt a connection to this story. It was uplifting and put a huge smile on my face.
6. The Paper and Hearts Society by Lucy Powrie
I ADORED this book! It’s filled to the brim with bookish feels and I just relished in it. It was cute, heartening and just a pure joy to read. I laughed and I cried and I just want to read it all over again. Bring on book 2!
7. The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman
At first I wasn’t so sure about this one as it started off really slow. It wasn’t until just past the middle of the book when the action and plot started to kick in. Once it did though, I was hooked and couldn’t put it down. It felt really original to me and I am hoping for a sequel.
8. The World’s Worst Teachers by David Walliams
I love David Walliams work. His writing is really captivating with a Roald Dahl-esque humour. His latest book – The World’s Worst Teachers had me laughing non stop. As someone who works in a school I found the descriptions of the ten teachers to be comical and utterly insane. David is surely the Roald Dahl of this generation.
Books I want to read in July
1. The Storm Crow by Kalyn Josephson
2. All The Things We Never Said by Yasmin Rahman
3. The Kingdom by Jess Rothenberg
4. The Bone Garden by Heather Kassner
5. Rose, Interrupted by Patrice Lawrence
6. Almost Adults by Ali Pantony
7. We Hunt The Flame by Hafsah Faizal
8. The Shamer’s Daughter by Lene Kaaberbøl