I typically do not plan monthly TBR’s because they never work out. June was no different really so let’s just jump into what I actually ended up reading (ignoring the books I have listed as currently reading on Goodreads). There are some contenders for best books of the year in this month’s reading wrap up. Below I will have links to the Goodreads page & a link to purchase each book. Believe me if you don’t have copies of Under the Rose-Tainted Sky, We Should All be Feminists or you haven’t pre-ordered Obsessed you need to get on it.
Under Rose-Tainted Sky
quick thoughts: #ownvoices, mental illness story (OCD) where the love interest does not “fix” the girl
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
rating: not rated
quick thoughts: not sure what I read. The beginning was interesting enough but then the story got weird. I considered DNFing it several times. I pushed through until it got good again though. My favorite parts were at the parts with Lettie at the Hempstock farm. The Hempstock women – Gran, Ginnie, & Lettie were my favs!
quick thoughts: Jest is a sweet cinnamon roll who deserves his own story.
quick thoughts: #ownvoices mental illness (OCD) memoir that reads like a novel. Changed the definition of OCD.
Down Among the Sticks and Bones
quick thoughts: more character focused than plot focused.
One of Us is Lying
quick thoughts: did not remind me of The Breakfast Club. Loved the evolution of the characters. Did not like the “coming out” story line.
We Should All Be Feminists
quick thoughts: quick fast read that is worth your time. Excellent take aways.
quick thoughts: once you relax into the style you enjoy it a bit more.
quick thoughts: this is a must read for parents and people who want to be parents.
quick thoughts: no thank you. is this poetry? also, why does the style change so much?