So, it’s been a minute since I’ve published a post here.
Before I share with you all what I read in June and plan to read in July, I wanted to make a few short announcements.
- I’m going to be posting more about my reading/writing journey on this blog.
- Speaking of my reading/writing journey, I did a thing. (Hint: It’s a YouTube channel.)
- If you want to see what I’ve been writing this summer (and for the past few months), you can check out my Odyssey page!
I think that’s it.
Finally, let’s get into the books I read in June and the books I
plan hope to read in July!
What I read in June:
- Me Before You by Jojo Moyes | Goodreads rating: 2/5 stars
I’m sure everyone knows what this book is about by now. Based on the reviews I have read/watched, it seems like people either love this book or hate it. I lean more towards the “hate it” side for two main reasons. Firstly, it was slow. There are a lot of details Moyes gives that I just did not care about. Secondly, I wasn’t a fan of how Moyes portrayed Will’s struggle with being a quadriplegic. The book focuses more on his caretaker, Louisa, and I wish it had been focused on Will instead.
2. The Vacationers by Emma Straub | Goodreads rating: 3/5 stars
This was a “feel good” read. It’s about a family and their journey to becoming “whole” again after lots of controversy and conflict emerge. Like its title suggests, the novel takes place while the family is on vacation. I enjoyed the latter half of the book much more than the first.
3. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling | 5/5 stars
Someone please tell me why I never read this series as a child! (Oh, right. It’s because I was adamant about not reading fantasy.) I absolutely fell in love with this book (and the first one in the series, which I read in May). Rowling is a genius.
What I hope to read in July:
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
I’m about 100 pages in right now, so I’ll definitely be finished in July.
2. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
3. Night Film by Marisha Pessl
I’ve heard great things about this novel. All I know is that it’s about a detective who becomes emotionally invested in a case involving a filmmaker.
4. Dear John by Nicholas Sparks
This is a very hard maybe for me. I’ll read this if I’m lounging by the pool, wishing I had a summer romance.
5. The Flood Girls by Richard Fifield
This is about small-town life. It seems like a “feel good” read. I picked up the Advance Readers Copy at Goodwill (pretty sure it wasn’t supposed to be on sale there) and I’m looking forward to reading it.
I can’t wait to start reading these next books in July, so stay tuned for updates about those reads!