Hello friends! I seriously cannot believe that June is over and we are halfway through 2020. This is crazy!! Someone pinch me, am I dreaming? Well, I closed out the mid year with a bang and my biggest reading month yet in 2020. I am mighty proud of myself and had such a blast! I hope you were able to read a few books as well. ☺️
What constitutes as my biggest reading month, you ask? I’ll tell ya! I read 18 books in June! Yes, that’s right… you heard me. 18 BOOKS!! *gasp* *round of applause* I really have no idea how I managed that, but I’m quite pleased. To say the least, I’ve shed my slump and found my reading mojo again and am chomping at the bit for more books. I need my books more than ever right now, what with no end in sight with coronavirus. We are seeing many states spike drastically right now, so I’ll be continuing to stay home as much as possible and live vicariously through books. They truly are the best adventures!
I’m sure you’re all dying to know which books I’ve read, so please enjoy these shoddy graphics I created. LOL! You’ll have to forgive me, as I’m still learning the art of graphics and I promise I’ll get better. So, in no particular order here are the 18 books I read in June 2020!
- Most surprising read – The Alice Network by Kate Quinn
- Most disappointing read – The Mermaid by Christina Henry
- Most enjoyable read – She’s Faking It by Kristin Rockaway & My Favorite Half-Night Stand by Christina Lauren
Let me expound on the above statements a little.
The Alice Network was my most surprising read of June because I’m not big into the Historical Fiction genre. I truly loved this book! I listened to it on audio (Thanks Greece Public Library for having it available through Hoopla!!) and the narrator was fantastic. The characters were so vibrant, realistic and complex that I found myself quickly becoming attached. The dual storylines were very easy to follow, yet captivating and I just couldn’t get enough. I have already recommended this book to some friends and I highly recommend it to all.
As for my most disappointing read, The Mermaid by Christina Henry was a good story and I don’t really have any faults with it other than I was just expecting more from it. What that more is I’m not entirely sure, but the writing was beautiful and the characters were fun. Amelia was the perfect mermaid, and I loved that she wasn’t portrayed as some Disney perfect mermaid. I would definitely suggest this book to anyone who is looking for a fairytale type retelling, as this is very much a retelling of The Little Mermaid.
I equally enjoyed two books the most, and I’m rating them that way because they made me laugh and were really fun to read. Both of them are contemporary romance books, or rom-com as I like to call them, but with substance and relatable situations. She’s Faking It and My Favorite Half-Night Stand both make great summer reads or if you need a feel good pick me up.
What’s coming up?! Well, I have another great lineup of ARCs for the month of July and an overly ambitious TBR! You really wouldn’t expect anything less from me, right? If you’re on Instagram head over and check out my corresponding account, lots of great content goes up there almost daily. My handle is @booksnbites13. If you could give me a follow and like some of my posts, in return I’ll give you a shoutout in my story. 🙂 My July TBR post will be going up in the next couple days, so stay tuned and if you’ve subscribed to follow my blog you’ll get the notification as soon as it’s live. I’ve got some coffee to drink and a book to read, so until next time friends!
Positive Vibes & Happy Reading!