Last month was a really slow reading month for me. I just couldn’t get in to anything. Did things pick up this month? Yes!!! I had a lot of really good books, and one you can skip. Linking up with Steph and Jana.
The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave
This was our book club pick for June, and I was hooked instantly. It is a great mystery of figuring out what has happened with Owen. But I also loved the backstory of Owen and Hannah, as well as watching Hannah’s relationship with Bailey. This one was hard to put down, and totally lives up to all the hype it has gotten over the last month or so since it’s release. This book pulled me out of my book funk real fast and I am so happy!
Bottom Line: Read it! So good!
Hello, Summer by Mary Kay Andrews
I can usually count on Mary Kay Andrews to deliver a decent read. I did this one on audio, and it was done well. It was quite a long read, over 500 pages which equals over 16 hours of listening. The narrator was great though, and kept my attention. I really enjoyed all the aspects of this book. You get a mystery, family drama, a little romance, and characters with lots of personality. I loved everything about it.
Bottom Line: Would make a great beach read! Definitely check it out.
Imposter Syndrome by Kathy Wang
I don’t really know how to review this book. The premise was awesome, so I was really excited to dive in. The first chapter or two I was so excited. Unfortunately, it took me forever to get through the rest. The books transitions from one character POV to another. You get lots of backstory, over 100 pages of it. And you know eventually there is going to be a showdown, but it falls so flat. And then the end???? UGH! Talk to me if you read it, I wont spoil it for anyone. I couldn’t even tell you what genre this falls under after reading it? Perhaps just a waste of time and something I should have quit weeks ago.
Bottom Line: Honestly, I cant really say that I recommend this book. There were some super interesting parts in it, but overall I was bored and the ending pissed me off.
Instructions for Dancing by Nicola Yoon
Oh my, this book! YA isn’t a genre I visit often, but I make exceptions for certain authors. Nicola Yoon is one of those authors. I am trying to decide what I want to say about this book without giving much away, because I really think you should read it. It was cute, and sweet….but it also broke my heart and I found myself crying. I loved Evie and her group of friends, and X!! This book was hard to put down, it grabbed my attention from the very beginning. There is a bit of magic realism, but it totally worked in this case….which is hard to pull off. I am so glad I chose it for my BOTM.
Bottom Line: This book was so sweet, I definitely suggest checking it out.
This Time Next Year by Sophie Cousens
I thought this book was really cute. It reminded me of One Day In December in some ways. Each of our main characters has a lot of stuff they need to work through to grow, and it seemed very realistic. I loved all the side characters that worked at No Hard Feelings, and Minnie’s best friend. I also appreciated all the video game references from Ian.
Bottom Line: Cute, read it!
The Ex Talk by Rachel Lynn Solomon
I do love a good enemies to lovers trope. And I often enjoy a fake relationship trope. What happens when you put them together? Perfection. That is what this book is for me. Perfection. I could hardly put this one down. I loved that this was a rom-com, but it dealt with other issues like loss, moving on, careers, dealing with a crap boss, and both of the main characters had growth. The podcast was a fun thing to read about, and there were some short chapters of the actual podcast and tweets about the podcast from listeners that made it fun.
Bottom Line: Read it!!!
Heartbreak for Hire by Sonia Hartl
Another great romcom that I flew through in about a day! This one had me instantly hooked with the whole concept of Heartbreak for Hire and watching our main character Brinkley struggle with her past and where she wants her future to go. I loved her and Mark, it was a lot of fun seeing everything play out. I also felt like the relationship with Brinkley and her mom was realistic and it was an interesting theme to read about throughout the entire book. I laughed a few times, and there were definitely some good steamy scenes. Overall I just really enjoyed it.
Bottom Line: Love this one, add it to your list if you love romcom. This one comes out July 27th!
** I received a copy of Heartbreak for Hire from NETGALLEY in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are of my own.**