June Reading Wrap Up

June 30, 2019

June Reading Wrap Up

June Reading Wrap Up

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June was a productive reading month and I am especially excited to report one five star reads and four four-star reads. Find all my June reads listed below in order of Star Rating. Keep in mind that I normally recommend five- and four-star reads on the blog; three-star reads receive mixed reviews from me for various reasons; and two-star reads are books that were not for me. One star reads are usually shelved as DNF.

My favorite read of the month is Resistance Women.

Did we read any of the same books?

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One More Day by Mitch Albom

5 Stars. Poignant, reflective, and heartfelt contemporary fiction. I love Mitch Albom! Not yet reviewed.

Resistance Women by Jennifer Chiaverini

4.5 Stars. (wavered between 4 and 5 stars on this one) Ordinary women choose to risk their lives in support of the resistance (WW11). Full review here.

The Cactus by Sarah Haywood

4 Stars. This was a slow start for me….after 60% I settled in and started enjoying the read.  Full review here.

Looking For Me by Beth Hoffman

4 Stars. A lovely story from the author of Saving CeeCee Honeycutt. Goodreads review here.

The Secret of Clouds by Alyson Richman

4 Stars For the love of teaching, middle-grade literature, and poignant stories. (By the author of The Lost Wife) Full review here.

Hope and Other Punch Lines by Julie Buxbaum

3.5  Stars (rounded to 4 on Goodreads). (YA) The imagined story of how Hope, who became famous for surviving the 9-11 tragedy, is coping as a teenager. Author of Tell Me Three Things. Goodreads review here.

Ayesha at Last by Uzma Jalaluddin

3 Stars. This is a modern P & P retelling featuring a Muslim family and set in Canada. Not yet reviewed.

Field Notes on Love by Jennifer E. Smith

3 Stars. (YA) Two sweet and innocent teenagers find first love during a cross country train adventure. Goodreads review here.

Waiting For Tom Hanks by Kerry Winfrey

2.5 Stars. Rom-Com, Chick Lit. Very brief Goodreads review here.

Our Stop by Laura Jane Williams

2.5 Stars. (ARC) Chick Lit. Cute premise but too crass for my taste. Goodreads review here.

Let’s Discuss!

What did you read in June?
Did we read any of the same books?
Which of these books is on your TBR?

Happy Reading Book Buddies!

“Ah, how good it is to be among people who are reading.”
~Rainer Maria Rilke

“I love the world of words, where life and literature connect.”
~Denise J Hughes

“Reading good books ruins you for enjoying bad ones.”
~Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

“I read because books are a form of transportation, of teaching, and of connection! Books take us to places we’ve never been, they teach us about our world, and they help us to understand human experience.”
~Madeleine Riley, Top Shelf Text

Looking Ahead:

I’m working on a post which will highlight my favorite reads for the first half of 2019.

Coming soon! A special collaboration post with twelve other bloggers as we each give our recommendation for ONE great summer book!

One Great Summer Read

In Case You Missed It: My Summer TBR

Summer TBR 2019

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  1. Gosh you had a busy reading month! I’m glad you read so many books you enjoyed as well. I’ll look forward to your review of Ayesha At Last – I love P&P retellings, so I’ll be interested to see why this one didn’t quite win you over. 🙂

    • Thanks for commenting Claire! Ayesha is a solid read……enjoyable and engaging…….it just didn’t wow me. I think you’ll enjoy it! 👍

    • Thanks for commenting Jaymi!
      Lots of readers love the Tom Hanks…….I just have a difficult time with rom-coms in general…..and the MC in this one is not very likable. 😩
      Saving CeeCee Honeycutt is my fav Beth Hoffman but Looking For Me was enjoyable!
      Happy Sunday!

  2. I am eagerly awaiting Resistance Women to come up on my Overdrive audiobook hold! It looks great! I just finished The Huntress, another WWII novel and it was intriguing!

    • FYI ….RW is more character driven and not a fast paced page turner…. I loved it…..I hope you do too! I have The Huntress on my Libby hold list….I’m several weeks out ….it will be a Fall read at this rate! Thanks for commenting Elena!

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