Books – June 2021

I hit a book lull this month. I flew through Malibu Rising in just a few days right before the linkup in May, and then it took me two weeks to get through one little romcom book. I don’t get it?? I just chose scrolling my phone over actual reading for awhile, it wasn’t really the books fault. And now I am three weeks on Imposter Syndrome and only 1/3 of the way through. They are still setting up character back stories and stuff 100+ pages in and I am bored. I really liked the premise of the book, and I am determined to finish it. I just don’t know when. I started Hello, Summer on audiobook this past week and I am further along in it than something I had been reading for three weeks….so there is that. I will hopefully have it ready for the next link up. Do you have ups and downs in reading? Linking up with Steph and Jana.

Too Good to Be Real by Melonie Johnson

Too Good to Be Real

ARC Copy – This comes out July 6, 2021

I have mixed feelings about this book. I liked the concept, and I liked the friendships between Julia, Andi and Kat. I really loved the side characters like Patrick and David, Harry and Sally. But if I am being completely honest, Luke and Julia fell a little flat for me? I am not sure what it was, maybe they were no developed enough? Or their relationship blooming wasn’t all that relatable or real?

Bottom Line: This passed the time just fine, and I definitely had a few LOL moments. It was a cute read, but nothing I would rush to get to.

**I received a copy of Too Good to Be Real from Netgalley in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are of my own.**

#IMOMSOHARD by Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley


If you are a mom, there is a good chance you have watched…or a friend has sent you one of the MOMSOHARD Youtube videos. Kristin and Jen crack me up!!!! I love the friendship they have together, and how open and honest they are about not having it together all the time…and their daily struggles. This book was like connecting with old friends. I enjoyed it, and it was one I picked up and put back whenever I felt the urge. I read it over several months and finally finished it up this past week.

Bottom Line: If you follow them on YouTube, chances are you will like this book. This one would probably be really fun to do on audio!

Currently Reading

Hello, Summer by Mary Kay Andrews

Hello, Summer

Imposter Syndrome by Kathy Wang

Impostor Syndrome

Tell me that Imposter Syndrome picks up!

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  • Reply Lindsay Latimer June 8, 2021 at 7:41 am

    Slow month for me, too. I just couldn’t get into anything, but I did like Hello, Summer!

  • Reply laura June 8, 2021 at 8:36 am

    Yay for finishing Mom So Hard – I definitely have slow reading months. Sometimes, I’m just not in the mood to pick up a book.

  • Reply ShootingStarsMag June 8, 2021 at 8:43 am

    Sorry your reading has been a bit slow lately. It happens!
    That’s tough that Imposter Syndrome is taking so long to really pick up though – I’d have a hard time with that too.

  • Reply Rebecca Jo Vincent June 8, 2021 at 10:38 am

    Oh no – Imposter Syndrome is lagging? I hate that.
    I do that sometimes – I read read read & then just stop – no reason.

  • Reply SMD June 8, 2021 at 11:12 am

    Whenever I’m in a lull it’s because I am on my phone too much, have recently over-read for a period of three to four weeks, or have stuck with a book I should have put down. All three scenarios annoy me and I usually turn to a series book I enjoy to kick me back in.

  • Reply kristen June 8, 2021 at 12:20 pm

    my reading has been a lot like that too – binge read and then don’t touch a book for 2 weeks. so weird.
    never head of imposter syndrome, sucks that it’s not clicking yet. life is too short for bad books 😉

  • Reply Ashley June 8, 2021 at 2:29 pm

    Did you like Malibu Rising? I assume you did! I have it sitting in my to-read pile.

  • Reply Joanne June 8, 2021 at 3:56 pm

    Hello, Summer was so cute!

  • Reply Biana June 9, 2021 at 8:19 am

    I had a reading slump too for a couple weeks – just needed a break I guess !Im reading the people we meet on vacation right now and it’s very different from anything I’ve read in a while! xo, Biana BlovedBoston

  • Reply Jana @Jana Says June 9, 2021 at 7:40 pm

    Everything feels like it’s taking longer right now, especially reading. Even books I love are taking me twice as long to read.

  • Reply Kimberly June 9, 2021 at 9:48 pm

    I wonder how long it’s going to be for me to regain my reading clip, and I think it’s going to be when I start taking the train to the office again. Until then, I’m having 3 or 4 book months. And that is FINE. Don’t beat yourself up.

  • Reply Audrey June 10, 2021 at 1:50 pm

    Same with the book lagging thing. Mom So Hard sounds cute and entertaining. I feel like I’ve read more nonfiction this year than I normally do.

  • Reply Danielle Butler June 14, 2021 at 11:20 am

    I always love the Momsohard videos. I definitely will check out the book now.

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