June Reads and July Book Goals

I must admit I’ve been too tired to read at the end of the day. I’m worn out from playing in the sun all day. I read six books this month, but my actual to read list has not changed much.

What I would like to read this month.

Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid. I have no idea how Taylor Jenkins Reid writes fiction that reads like an oral history, but she does. This book is a riveting novel about a band that has several hits in the 1970s. I kept having to remind myself that this was a novel and I could not listen to the songs on Spotify. I recommend checking this book out. I give this book four out of five stars.

In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom by Yenomi Park. This is a harrowing tail of a woman’s escape from North Korea to South Korea. Along the journey she was trafficked in China. This was a hard book to read, and I was left worrying about the lives of those stuck in North Korea. I give this book three out of five stars.

Valencia and Valentine by Suzy Krause. This is a book about a young woman with OCD and an elderly woman. This book is unremarkable. I give it two out of five stars.

Rock Needs River by Vanessa McGrady. This is a memoir about an open adoption. It is not well written or terribly interesting. I give this book one out of five stars.

Cold Hearted Boss by R.S. Grey. After reading two duds in a row I wanted a mindless romance novel. That is what this is. If you don’t want to think and you want a cute book this fits the bill. I give this book two out of five stars.

Comedy Sex God by Pete Holmes. Oh, how I wanted to like this book. I really really wanted to enjoy it. It was good, until he started talking about religion and drugs and becoming one with God. It was really annoying as someone who majored in comparative religions to listen to someone gush about their guru. I give this book two out of five stars.

This month I decided not to pick up any books that come in for me at the library. I need to focus on reading the books on my nightstand first.

What are you reading?

8 thoughts on “June Reads and July Book Goals

  1. Ooh you’ve got the new Katherine Center AND the new Elin Hilderbrand—I’m so jealous! You’ve got some good ones this month! I’m reading Edith Wharton and pretty much hating it.

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