A little late on the post for my June books, but rest assured I’ve been reading a ton! I enjoyed quite the variety of books this month – a little heavy on the fiction as a good summer should be! I’m heading to Las Vegas for our “Annual Grown-Up” trip in July, so there will be lots more fiction reviews later this month! As always, everything I read is located HERE.
One of a few good thrillers I enjoyed this month – seemed that lots of them popped up as available from my hold list this month. Did you like The Good Girl? If so, pick this one up – same author, same intense writing. Quinn’s roommate has gone missing and simultaneously a mysterious new girl has shown up in Alex’s small town. The book goes back and forth between the two stories. I did end up guessing the mystery, but there were still some surprises at the end. My rating 4 out of 5.
CeeCee, a 12-year old girl starts the book trying to deal with her mother’s rapidly progressing mental illness and absent father. When her mother is suddenly killed, CeeCee’s Aunt comes to collect her and takes her back to Savannah. There, CeeCee meets an amazing cast of strong, independent women – all unique and sometimes a bit wacky. She learns to trust again and realizes her past doesn’t have to predict her future. My rating 4 out of 5.
Pretty typical teen lit – girl’s life turns upside down, girl meets boy, they have some conflict, etc. The characters were well developed and fun to get to know. Regardless of the standard formula, still an enjoyable book to read while lounging by the pool – which is exactly what I did! My rating 4 out of 5.
I LOVED Hands Free Mama: A Guide to Putting Down the Phone, Burning the To-Do List, and Letting Go of Perfection to Grasp What Really Matters!, so I was super excited to read this latest book. It was good. I liked it. There were many good tips and suggestions. However I didn’t love it as much as I did the first book. Worth reading – yes. Did I run out and buy my own copy like I did for Hands Free Mama? Nope. My rating 4 out of 5.
What have you been reading lately? I need to load up my Kindle for airplane reading, so need some new suggestions!
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