June was a pretty good reading and blogging month for me, as you’ll see below, so I’m going to take a moment to talk about some life updates. My parents’ dissolution was completed this month. It’s been a very stressful several months and there has been a lot of changes in our family and I’m glad we can all finally move on. My mother has been staying with me, in my one bedroom apartment, for over 7 months. (I’m not sure what the qualifications are for sainthood, but I’m pretty sure I meet them haha.) She is finally going to get back to her condo soon and I think we’re both pretty pleased about that. Maybe one day I will do a whole post about the events that led up to all of this. I think it could be kind of cathartic. It’s felt like a poorly written Lifetime movie. Anyways, on to the books!
Books Read: 14
Favorite Book I Read This Month:
The Promise (DI Imogen Grey #4) by Katerina Diamond
Books Reviewed: 9
The Book of Me by Peng Shepherd – 3/5 Stars
Tell Me Lies by Carola Lovering – 4/5 Stars
The Paris Wedding by Charlotte Nash – 4/5 Stars
Providence by Caroline Kepnes – 2.5/5 Stars
Find You in the Dark by Nathan Ripley – 2.5/5 Stars
One Small Thing by Erin Watt – 4/5 Stars
The Date by Louise Jensen – 2/5 Stars
Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage – 3/5 Stars
Our Kind of Cruelty by Araminta Hall – 3.5/5 Stars
Books Read in 2018 Overall: 82
May 2018 Recap
Top Ten Tuesday: My Summer TBR
Top Ten Tuesday: Series I’ve Given up on / Don’t Plan to Finish
Reviewing the Unreviewed: June 2018
I’ve never been a huge fan of the show The 100, but I’ve watched it – mostly as background noise – since it’s been on. I’ve always shipped Clarke with Bellamy and that has basically been the only reason I’ve stuck with the show for so long. However, I’ve really been enjoying this season so far and decided to go back to the beginning because I don’t remember who a lot of these characters are or how they got there. Between the current season and the first couple of seasons I’ve re-watched now I’ve become, like, a #Bellarke super fan. I spent so much time on Pinterest lately looking at Bellarke pins. It’s a problem, but I can’t help myself. I ship them so hard!
Looking forward to July
There are 2 author events I’m really excited about in July. As part of my favorite Summer tradition, Linda Castillo will be in the area for her book tour. (Look for my review of her latest book on July 2nd). She is also holding a writing seminar while she’s here that I’ve signed up for. I am also going with book buddy Amanda to see one of my favorite authors, Linwood Barclay!