Jun 29, 2015

June Book Review

Hey y'all! It's time for June's book recap/review. One of my summer goals has been to catch up on all the reading that I simply don't have time for during the school year. May started off great! I read some of my favorite so far this year like The Girl on the Train, Luckiest Girl Alive, and The Good Girl. Apparently in order for me to REALLY like a book, they have to put the word "girl" in the title haha!

June has seen some not so great books that just didn't click with me, but let's start with the two that I really did love!

                                                                  The Husband's Secret
I LOVED this book! I actually purchased this back in October and it has been sitting on my coffee table for the longest because the cover is so pretty! I finally picked it up after reading What Alice Forgot (which is great too!). This book follows 3 different women and I normally hate that, but Liane Moriarty has made me rethink this. I LOVED how she made the characters connect in a way that I completely didn't see coming. This one was my favorite of June!

                                                                       Big Little Lies
If The Husband's Secret was June's winner for Best Book, then Big Little Lies was the runner up. I'm completely sold on anything Liane Moriarty writes. I'm about to start The Last Anniversary which I've heard great things about. This book also followed the lives of 3 different women that all have kids in the same kindergarten class. I loved this because it dealt with their experiences of starting school. It was also funny to see how the teacher attempted to handle the out of control problems. Loved this one!

                                                    The Status of All Things: A Novel
I picked this one up after seeing it on several summer must reads lists. It had the potential to be really good. The main character gets the opportunity to rewrite her past through Facebook posts. The writing just wasn't there for me. The characters weren't developed and I didn't find myself thinking about the book whenever I wasn't reading it (I SO did this with Big Little Lies and The Husband's Secret). The love story felt forced to me and seemed rushed at the end. This book was just ok for me. I didn't hate it, but I didn't love it either.

                                                               The Moon and More
I haven't read a Sarah Dessen book since college, but they were always quick, fun reads. So when a friend told me she was reading this, I decided to try it. I HATED this book! It looked to be a light summer YA read, but I read until about p.150 and nothing happened! It was not at all how I remember books by this author. I don't know if this one was just a fluke or if my taste in books has changed, but I just wasn't a fan of this one.

                                                                       Beach Town
I LOVE Mary Kay Andrews. There's nothing better than a good chick lit novel set in the south, and MKA always delivers....until now. Her last book, Save the Date, was my favorite book of last summer so I had high hopes for this one and it was sadly a disappointment. The book focused WAY too much on the process of making a movie and not enough of the interactions between the characters. There were seriously two entire pages dedicated to how the main character set up the movie set for the day. I just didn't like this. This was the first Mary Kay Andrews book that I didn't like though!

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I feel like a grump as I look back through the book failures this month. May was such a great reading month that I should have started monthly book reviews then! Here's to hoping July brings better reads! :)





2 comments:

  1. I'd recommend Sarah Dessen's new book "Saint Anything" I love all of her books but I know some people haven't been happy with her lately.

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  2. Thanks for the recommendation! I use to love her books, so I'm hoping The Moon and More was just a miss for me. I'm adding the new one to my list :)

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