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Recapping Reads: June in Review

Unfortunately I didn’t get around do writing many posts in June, but I did manage to get a lot of reading done. In fact, I even managed to stick to my summer reading goal for the month, which was pretty surprising even to me since I started the month without about 2 or 3 other books that I needed to finish before I even started on my summer reading. (Also, I rarely ever stick to a reading list this closely, so this is probably already the most successful I’ve ever been with a summer reading list).

June just seemed to fly by. I have several books I intended to review here, but somehow it’s now almost July and I still haven’t posted those reviews. I’m hoping next month I can balance my time more between reading and posting.

Books Read in June:


  • The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson – This was the May selection for Our Shared Shelf, though I didn’t finish it until June.
  • Wool by Hugh Howey– This was the June selection for Watch the Skies.
  • Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison – One that had been on my TBR for a long time, then my boyfriend insisted I finally read it. I’m glad he did.
  • Britt-Marie Was Here by Frederik Backman– Review to Come. I requested this on a whim, not having read any of his other books and thoroughly enjoyed it.
  • The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware– I loved last summer’s In a Dark, Dark Wood and while this year’s follow up didn’t quite meet my expectations, it was still a pretty good read.
  • Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah– I loved this novel more than I expected and it had a lot more feels than I was expecting.
  • The Last Letter from Your Lover by JoJo Moyes– I love her style of writing and this novel sucked me in almost immediately.
  • Spring Fever by Mary Kay Andrews– Not my typical type of book, and it took me a while to really get into it, but it was a lot of fun once I did.

Currently Reading:


  • Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty– I’ve been curious about her books for a long time.
  • The Forgetting Time by Sharon Guskin– The synopsis of this book intrigued me and it’s been sitting in my TBR for months.
  • The Sudden Appearance of Hope by Claire North – I feel like I’ve been reading this for months. I enjoy it, it’s just that I keep focusing on other books instead of finishing this one.

Reading List for July:

  • Summer Reading-JulyThe Map of True Places by Brunonia Barry – I loved The Lace Reader and I also have an ARC for her next book, but wanted to read this first.
  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte – Surprisingly, I have never read this classic.
  • Save the Date by Mary Kay Andrews – I picked this up because it sounded fun and went with my Summer Reading theme of lighter, fun books.
  • The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown – I’ve been wanting to read this book for years. Hopefully it doesn’t let me down.
  • The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood – Another classic that I’ve never read but am looking forward to finally getting to it.
  • Beach Music by Pat Conroy – I read a random comment in another review, article or comment (I can’t even remember now) about how good this book was and have been curious about it ever since.

Hopefully I’m as successful with my July reading list as I was with June! I’ve also picked up a couple ARCs in the last few weeks that I’d love to get to if I have time to squeeze them into my reading schedule.

What’s your favorite summer read so far?


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