What I Read In June 2021.
What a month!! This was the month that some of my favorite authors always release books (amazing beach reads!), so I had some great reading planned. And I did get in some good books early on in the month, until I had the baby! That was totally unexpected. Granted, I haven’t read a ton in these last two weeks, but I have been reading a lot at night while I’m nursing, which is nice. I can’t wait to hear what you think of some of these reads. And remember, I have my huge summer reading list here, and usually talk about what I’m reading in summer fridays each week.
While I’m keeping my reviews here on the blog, remember that you can follow the goodreads account with what I’m reading, so you can see what I read in real time. I’ve been bad at updating this the last month so I need to go in a update on all the books I’ve read. Promise I’ll do this soon!
WHAT I READ IN JUNE 2021
Ahh, I think Elin just gets better and better with everyone book! I can’t even handle how much I loved this. It is one of the best for me (if you’re new here, my all-time fave is The Blue Bistro!) and I’ve read every book she’s ever done. The story follows a woman on Nantucket who killed by a hit and run, then is essentially stuck between heaven and earth. She can see everything that is happening and has a final book released. GAH. It was just so good.
I loved these mini epilogues (if you can call them that!) that Elin has occasionally done, I think they are such a fun way to revisit some of the characters! I’m one of the ones who loved 28 summers so while I was excited to get to be with these characters again, I didn’t necessarily love this ending! I did really enjoy the story in general.
Taylor Jenkins Reid is probably tied with Elin as my favorite writer of all time. I’ve been reading her for years, and then she wrote my favorite book EVER – The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. She has such an incredible way with words. Malibu Rising follows a family in Malibu in the 80s. The story is just SO good – and like many of TJR’s other books, I got so invested in the characters. SO SO good. Highly highly recommend.
This was another one I was sooo looking foward too! I really liked this one too… the plot twist took a surprising turn. The story follows Nella who is the only Black employee at her work – until she isn’t. When another Black girl is hired, she is instantly accepted by the other employees and weird things start happening to Nella. The writing is amazing and there are so many parts where I LOLed, I was instantly hooked. There are so many important themes in this book as well. The story is great but the plot twist was not my favorite… I’m just not into sci fi or fantasy or what this twist would be classified as. Would love to hear your thoughts if you read this one?!
Also enjoyed this book! I love Kristy Woodson Harvey’s books – they are so feel good and the perfect summer read in my mind. This story follows a girl who reconnects with a childhood friend who has recently lost his wife. This whole story is one of my favorite tropes – I loved it! Definitely recommend Kristy’s other books too if you’re in the market for a light beach read.
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