Reading Recap | June 2019

Is there a badge or sash somewhere that says Reading Queen? Cause I need that shit.

I beat my reading number last month by one book and I'm hoping to get to 11 books this month. Baby steps.

Here's what I read in June:

Recursion by Blake Crouch (BOTM)

I had only read Dark Matter by Blake and LOVED it so when I saw Recursion as an option for one of my BOTM picks, I was sure to scoop it up. This one did not disappoint. I flew through this book and finished it in one day (reading on the train, my break and my lunch.) If you are a fan of Dark Matter, be sure to give this one a try.

A Nearly Normal Family by M.T. Edvardsson (BOTM)

This book kept me guessing right up to the very end. Did she? Didn't she? Another super quick read for me. Adding Edvardsson to my list of authors to read.

Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane (BOTM)

A slow build but SO good. The characters were relatable (family drama, addiction, mental health issues.) I'll definitely be reading more from Keane. 

The Lie: A Memoir of Two Marriages, Catfishing & Coming Out by William Dameron (Amazon First Reads)

Loved this book! (And I'm not usually one for memoirs.) The amount of courage it took for Will do to what he did (and write about it) it astonishing. Basically I just wanna give him a great big hug. Perfect for Pride Month. 

Killman Creek by Rachel Caine (Stillhouse Lake Book Two)

This was a perfect follow up from the first in the series, Stillhouse Lake. I actually wish there was more to the series. Really enjoyed reading this. A definite thriller that kept me turning pages right up until the end.

The Dark Bones by Loreth Anne White (Amazon Prime Reads)

Apparently this is the second book in the Dark Lure series so now I have to go back and read the first. This was such a great book. I could not put it down. A bit of thrill, some suspense, mystery and romance wrapped up together.

What She Doesn't Know by Andrew E. Kaufman (Amazon Prime Reads)

Super twisty, super good. A little fragmented and there was a few sentences at the very end that left me wondering. It's pretty amazing to think the author survived an almost fatal accident, find out he has cancer AND suffered a stroke before writing this novel. Definitely recommended.

The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider (Amazon Prime Reads)

I seriously need to start reading more YA. It's funny reading stories like these and thinking if I only had those problems now (instead of grown-up problems.) This was a quick read and brought me back to hanging out drinking coffee at Waffle House in high school. 

Wolfhunter River by Rachel Caine (Stillhouse Lake Book Three)

I had no idea there was a THIRD book in the series. Love surprises like that. This picked up right where Killman Creek ended. I breeze through these books. Suspenseful & thought provoking.

Pretty Girls Dancing by Kylie Brant (Amazon Prime Reads)

Another page turner. It took me right up until the very end and the killer still turned out be a complete surprise for me.

I chose two picks for my BOTM selections. Three Women by Lisa Taddeo and The Gifted School by Bruce Holsinger. I keep trying to get away from my usual thriller/crime novels so these two are a welcome distraction.

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What are you reading this month?

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