June Wrap Up

June Wrap Up

Welcome to my June Wrap Up 🙂

I can’t believe it is July already! Where does the time go? I feel like every year it just goes by quicker than the previous one. Anybody else feel that way? I am so ready for July mostly because Game of Thrones finally comes out. I am a huge fan of that show and need to know what going to happen. Any ways lets get on with it, in June I read 8 books and I have to say I did a good job with sticking to the books I wanted to read.

A Case Against Sugar by Gary Taubes and

Pure, White and Deadly by John Yudkin          

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I have been slowly making my way through these two books for what seems like forever and I can proudly say that I have finished them! I did really like theses books but I’m not going to lie they are a bit dense and would only pick them up here and there when I was in the mood. However, I found them to be quite enlightening and I have since made some lifestyle changes. I do highly recommend everyone reading.

Both 4.5 Stars

Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare                   

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I have finally finished the Infernal Devices Trilogy and it only took several years. I thought it was a great end to the series. I do have to say that I think Cassandra Clare kind of copped out on the love triangle but I’m okay with that. Oh, and I mostly listened to this on audiobook and occasionally read the physical copy.

4 Stars

Heartless by Marissa Meyer                                           

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This wasn’t quite what I was expecting and left feeling bored and disappointed by this one. I feel like this is an unpopular opinion but just had a hard time feeling anything for Catherine and nothing was keeping my interest. I did do a review which you can check out to know more of my thoughts. Heartless Book Review

2.75 Stars

Circling the Sun by Paula McLain                                

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I listened to this on audiobook while I was cleaning my place up and pretty much finished it that day. This book is based on Beryl Markham who was a British-Born Kenyan Aviator and was the first women to fly solo across the Atlantic from East to West. I had never heard of Beryl Markham before and she lived such an interesting life. She grew up in Kenya on a horse farm and later became a horse trainer and aviator.  She was quite the free spirit and am really glad that I read this book. I would recommend reading if you like historical fiction.

4.5 Stars

Glow by Jessica Maria Tuccelli                                

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What a unique and beautiful story Jessica Maria Tuccelli has told. The characters in this book really came to life and I felt everything they were going through. I really enjoyed this book and thought she did a great job of dealing with race, slavery, and sexuality. I will say the ending left me a bit unsatisfied but didn’t ruin my overall enjoyment of the book. I recommend picking up Glow if you want to read a diverse book, historical fiction or southern fiction.

4.75 Stars

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen                       

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I was expecting so much more from this book than what I read/listened to. I don’t know what to say except that it fell flat for me. Actually, I will say that I thought there would be more of bond between Jacob and Rosie (the Elephant). This was a rare case of I liked the movie more than the book. I know, I know blasphemy! Maybe because I did watch the movie first before reading. I still liked it just didn’t love it.

Side Note: I didn’t realize that Sara was Canadian, I discovered that while reading her bio on the back of the book. It also mentioned that she lived in London, Ontario which is where I currently live. I thought that was kind of cool.

3 Stars

Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter                                

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I devoured this book and ended up loving it. I will say it was difficult to read and  was quite descriptive in some graphic details that left me feeling nauseous but I still did not want to put down this book.

5 Stars

That’s it for my June Wrap Up and thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed. Let me know how your reading month was in June.

Bookish Matters

Mysti

 

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