Welcome back to Reading, Reading, Reading!
Believe it or not, this is actually the start of daily posts for the entire summer (July and August)! While I may miss a couple of days here and there, I have big plans for my blog for the summer, and I can’t wait to share them with you over the next two months!
The month of June is always a busy one for me, as I have final exams and projects to hand-in, as well as a full week of training for my summer job. I still managed to read a nice amount of books, and really enjoyed most of them!
The first book I read this month was SAVE THE DATE by Morgan Matson. I read the first quarter of this one at the end of May, but read the majority of it this month. I wanted to love this one, but so many unrealistic things happened in it that just ended up making the book drag on. I also didn’t really love any of the characters, which was really unfortunate. Overall, I gave this book 2/5 stars.
The next book I read was UNWRITTEN by Danny Knobler. This was the June book selection for my MLB Book Club, and I LOVED this one! I tend to always enjoy baseball non-fiction, but this one blew me out of the park (aren’t I so punny?!)! Thanks to IBG Books for sponsoring MLBBC this month!
I then read and finished SCREEN QUEENS by Lori Goldstein. This was my most anticipated release of 2019, and I was so thankful to have received an ARC from Penguin Teen Canada! However, this one didn’t live up to my high expectations. You can read my full review here.
After reading quite a few contemporaries, I decided to pick up THE STARTER WIFE by Nina Laurin. Thanks to HBG Canada for sending me an ARC! I didn’t know much going into this book, and I had never read anything from this author before. Nonetheless, I absolutely loved this book, and plan on reading Nina’s previous books in the near future! To read my full review, click here.
By this point of the month, I was deep in studying for my exams, so I didn’t want to start a new full-length novel. On a whim, I decided to pick up THE GROWNUP by Gillian Flynn on Libby. This short story didn’t even take my a full hour, but I still really enjoyed it! The characters were great and developed so much throughout this under 80 page story. However, the ending killed it for me. Overall, I rated it 3.5/5 stars.
Throughout the majority of the month, I listened to the audiobook of THIS TEAM IS RUINING MY LIFE by Steve “Dangle” Glynn. I received a finished copy of this book from ECW Press a while ago, but I ended up listening to and loving the audiobook! Steve narrates this one himself, and you can easily here his passion and emotions when listening to the audiobook. I loved this autobiography, and rated it 5/5 stars!
The last book I read was LOCK EVERY DOOR by Riley Sager. At the time of writing this post (June 28), I have yet to finish this one, but I plan on posting my full review for it on June 2, so keep your eyes open for it! Thanks to Penguin Random House Canada for the advanced finished copy!
And those are all of the books I read this June! How many books did you read this month and which one was your favourite?
Good Night Book Owls!
4 thoughts on “June 2019 Wrap-Up”
Looks to me like you had a great June. Hope July is just as good.
Impressive selections and reviewing Alyssa. I challenge you to read 8 books in July.
Looks like a really good month!
Loved seeing a baseball book, I am going to have to look into that one.