Hi guys, I hope you are all well. I feel like it’s been ages since I wrote a blog post, but it’s only been a week. So I only read one more book than I did last month but I’m so happy because I’m not in a reading slump anymore. I had DNF’ed a couple of books at the end of last month and wasn’t feeling very motivated to read but now I am thankfully back into it! And I have discovered what helps me in slumps – YA THRILLERS! They are so fast paced and easy to read and really got me back into reading this month. Anyway, enough rambling, here are the books I read in June:
I read 3 books and 1 graphic novel this month, so all in all a good reading month ( for me anyway 🙂 )
1 – The Cheerleaders – Kara Thomas | Goodreads |
I’m so happy that I read this because it really got me out of my slump and I had a good time reading it. It’s just a classic YA thriller – there’s drama, there’s murder, there’s mystery. Everything I love about YA thrillers. I didn’t see the ending coming, which doesn’t say a lot because I never know who the killer is in any thriller. I’d definitely recommend this and I do want to pick up Little Monsters at some point.
2 – Seven Ways We Lie – Riley Redgate | Goodreads|
I mentioned this book and The Cheerleaders in my last WWW Wednesday and you can find that here to read more of my thoughts. I had a good time reading this and after The Cheerleaders I still wanted something set in a high school. This doesn’t involve murder but there are rumours of a teacher student romance and it follows seven characters and how they deal with the ‘scandal’ as well as their own struggles. I’d say this book is very character driven, which isn’t normally something I enjoy but this was done really well. Each character represents a different deadly sin and like I mentioned in my WWW Wednesday, it isn’t done in an obvious way. Some of them I couldn’t even tell which sin they were supposed to be – which could be seen as good or bad I suppose. I think if you are interested in this book just because of the seven deadly sins aspect you might be disappointed because it is done in a subtle way.
3 – Can You Keep A Secret? – Sophie Kinsella | Goodreads |
Sophie Kinsella is quickly becoming one of my favourite authors. I can’t believe I didn’t want to read her books for so long! So Audible had another 2 for 1 sale and this was in the selection so I just had to get it (It was technically free, how could i not!?). I preferred this one a little bit more than I’ve Got Your Number – they are just so cute and so easy to get through. Plus her books are so entertaining, I found myself laughing a lot at moments in this book. It reminded me a lot of Bridget Jones, the narrator was quite posh and every time she swore it sounded exactly like Bridget Jones – I loved it! I also think the narrator did a really good job with accents and you could always tell who was speaking. Yeah I’ll stop rambling, I just really enjoyed this audiobook!
4 – Moonstruck |Goodreads |
I mentioned this in my graphic novels post which you can find here but after thinking about it for a while, I’ve decided I didn’t really love this. It is a fun story and I can appreciate the artwork but the plot is quite confusing and I don’t think it continues in the second volume, I think it’s a separate plot with maybe the same characters? I’ve read reviews for the second one and they are very mixed so I’m going to give it a miss!
What did you read this month? Any new favourites?
Thanks for reading 🙂