My Monthly Reads

June 2019 Wrap-Up

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!

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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!

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