After reading 11 books in the past two months (Whoa, that’s a lot, even for me!) I’ve decided to make Recent Reads a monthly feature on the blog. Of the five books I read in the month of June, only one was on my Summer Reading List. I don’t know about you, but most of the books I read are checked out from the library or passed down from friends. I still [and always will] prefer actual paper books to digital, although I do enjoy audio books from time to time and have read several on my Kindle. All this to say that the library doesn’t always have the books I want when I want them. I like to log in online from time to time and place holds on a bunch of books from my “wanting to read” list on Goodreads. Then, when they become available to me, the library alerts me via email. If I’m lucky, I can pick up several books at a time. This is my preference since we usually only have our one family car around once a week. [My husband uses it the rest of the time to get to and from work.]
All the Bright Places
by Jennifer Niven
The Husband’s Secret
by Liane Moriarty
so much, I ran right out to get another Liane Moriarty book as recommended. I enjoyed this book, I really did… but I didn’t looooooove it and that’s because of the ending. Never one to give spoilers, I won’t tell you too much about it, but I just didn’t love one of the main characters and the decisions she made. That makes it pretty hard to love a book! It was entertaining and so I give it a 3.
A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty
by Joshilyn Jackson
This was a book from my “friend stash” (thank you!!). I had read one of Jackson’s books years ago — Between, Georgia
— and enjoyed it, so I was happy to read another from this author. I wasn’t disappointed! “A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty is a powerful saga of three generations of women, plagued by hardships and torn by a devastating secret, yet inextricably joined by the bonds of family.”
The Fixer Upper
by Mary Kay Andrews
Landline by Rainbow Rowell
and Eleanor & Park! Landline didn’t measure up to either of those epic young adult books IMO but it was still a good read! It was both easy and entertaining — perfect for summer! I checked it out in hardback but you can currently preorder this book on paperback, here. It’s set to release in just a couple of weeks.