Throughout June I have read a total of 15 books! I had an amazing 16 days away in Lanzarote this month which mean I got to read a lot more books than I normally would do. I do feel like I’m in a little bit of a reading slump now but still it has been an incredible reading month. So, I am back with another what I’ve read this month post. Here is a bunch of mini reviews for the books I read in June!
One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid
In her twenties, Emma Blair marries her high school sweetheart, Jesse. They build a life for themselves, far away from the expectations of their parents and the people of their hometown in Massachusetts. They travel the world together, living life to the fullest and seizing every opportunity for adventure.
On their first wedding anniversary, Jesse is on a helicopter over the Pacific when it goes missing. Just like that, Jesse is gone forever.
Emma quits her job and moves home in an effort to put her life back together. Years later, now in her thirties, Emma runs into an old friend, Sam, and finds herself falling in love again. When Emma and Sam get engaged, it feels like Emma’s second chance at happiness.
That is, until Jesse is found. He’s alive, and he’s been trying all these years to come home to her. With a husband and a fiancé, Emma has to now figure out who she is and what she wants, while trying to protect the ones she loves.
I knew I could trust Taylor Jenkins Reid to give me another amazing book to read. This is now one of my favourites that I have read by her because it was so easy to read and brought up so many emotions. I feel like this one is the perfect book to read in the summer and would definitely give you a good taste of Taylor’s writing.
Her Dark Wings by Melinda Salisbury
The great love of Corey’s life has always been her best friend, Bree: closer than sisters, their bond is unbreakable.
Or so Corey believes, until Bree betrays her, and Corey’s world is shattered.
Corey finds herself heartbroken, furious and alone…
Only to discover that the Underworld – and Hades, Lord of the Dead – is closer than she thinks…
I have been so excited about reading this book since it was announced but I wanted to save it specifically for my holiday. I was so right to be excited about this one! It is such a unique, intriguing and thrilling Hades and Persephone retelling with Melinda Salisbury’s signature writing. I cannot wait to see this one get a lot of love and I will be sharing a full review of it very soon.
The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han
Every year Isabel spends a perfect summer at her family friends’ house. There’s the swimming pool at night, the private stretch of sandy beach… and the two boys.
Unavailable, aloof Conrad – who she’s been in love with forever – and friendly Jeremiah, the only one who’s ever really paid her any attention. But this year something is different.
I cannot believe I waited so long to read this one. It has been on my TBR for years and it was the release of the TV adaptation that made me push it to the top of the pile. I love Jenny Han’s writing and I loved this one. It has the perfect vibes for a summer read and I cannot wait to read the rest of the series now.
Here is a little snapshot of 9 of the books that I’ve read this month along with the rating I gave them. I enjoyed all of these ones!
- Tokyo Dreaming by Emiko Jean – ★★★★
- If You Still Recognise Me by Cynthia So – ★★★★
- An Arrow to the Moon by Emily X. R. Pan – ★★★
- Scenes of a Graphic Nature by Caroline O’Donoghue – ★★★★
- Everything I Know About Love by Dolly Alderton – ★★★★
- Ellie Pillai is Brown by Christine Pillainaygam – ★★★★
- Weather Girl by Rachel Lynn Solomon – ★★★★
- Confessions of an Alleged Good Girl by Joya Goffney – ★★★★
- My Nonidentical Twin by Evie Meg – ★★★★
Book Lovers by Emily Henry
Nora is a cut-throat literary agent at the top of her game. Her whole life is books.
Charlie is an editor with a gift for creating bestsellers. And he’s Nora’s work nemesis.
Nora has been through enough break-ups to know she’s the woman men date before they find their happy-ever-after. That’s why Nora’s sister has persuaded her to swap her desk in the city for a month’s holiday in Sunshine Falls, North Carolina. It’s a small town straight out of a romance novel, but instead of meeting sexy lumberjacks, handsome doctors or cute bartenders, Nora keeps bumping into…Charlie.
I don’t think that Emily Henry can do wrong. This one was such a fun read and I could not put it down. Nora and Charlie are now some of my favourite characters ever. Their story was adorable and they have my heart. This is definitely a book for book lovers just like the title says.
Something Wilder by Christina Lauren
Growing up the daughter of notorious treasure hunter and absentee father Duke Wilder left Lily without much patience for the profession… or much money in the bank. But Lily is nothing if not resourceful, and now uses Duke’s coveted hand-drawn maps to guide tourists on fake treasure hunts through the red rock canyons of Utah. It pays the bills but doesn’t leave enough to fulfill her dream of buying back the beloved ranch her father sold years ago, and definitely not enough to deal with the sight of the man she once loved walking back into her life with a motley crew of friends ready to hit the trails. Frankly, Lily would like to take him out into the wilderness—and leave him there.
I thought I knew what to expect going into this book but I was so wrong! I adored this book and how it is something completely different for Christina Lauren. I won’t say much about the plot but I would highly recommend giving this a read because it is fun, exciting and still has some classic Christian Lauren book moments.
Forever, Interrupted by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Elsie Porter is an average twenty-something and yet what happens to her is anything but ordinary. On a rainy New Year’s Day, she heads out to pick up a pizza for one. She isn’t expecting to see anyone else in the shop, much less the adorable and charming Ben Ross. Their chemistry is instant and electric. Ben cannot even wait twenty-four hours before asking to see her again. Within weeks, the two are head over heels in love. By May, they’ve eloped.
Only nine days later, Ben is out riding his bike when he is hit by a truck and killed on impact. Elsie hears the sirens outside her apartment, but by the time she gets downstairs, he has already been whisked off to the emergency room. At the hospital, she must face Susan, the mother-in-law she has never met—and who doesn’t even know Elsie exists.
Two Taylor Jenkins Reid’s books in a month! I was treating myself. This is her debut novel and it is spectacular. I read this in a matter of hours and at one point it made me sob. I’ve now read all of Taylor Jenkins Reid’s book ahead of the release of her new book and I cannot wait!
Books read this month: 15
Pages read this month: 5,356
Books read this year: 67
Pages read this year: 23,260
There you have it, that is everything I read in June! What have you read in June and what are you looking forward to reading in July? Let me know in the comments!