June Mini-Review Recap!

Good morning peoples!

It’s that time again, to look back at what I read in June and do a teeny tiny review for each! I read 10 books in June, so this won’t be TOO long.

jen kirkman

I Can Barely Take Care of Myself by Jen Kirkman – Short, HILARIOUS memoir by funny-lady Jen Kirkman that focuses on how no matter what she’s doing, people seem unable to accept the fact that she doesn’t want kids.

Recorded Attacks (The Zombie Survival Guide) by Max Brooks – This is a graphic novel I read that goes along with Brooks’ other books, The Zombie Survival Guide and World War Z. I haven’t read those yet, but I read the graphic novel real quick one day cause the honeyman wanted me to, and it was good. Fantastic illustrations, good creep factor.

cassandra rose clarke

The Mad Scientist’s Daughter by Cassandra Rose Clarke – Surprisingly wonderful story about a girl and her android. Totally sucked me in and I ignored household chores to sit down and finish it in one day.

Daphne duMaurier

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier – Read this off of my Classics Club list and fell in love with the gloom and eerie mystery surround the estate of Manderley and the first Mrs. de Winter. Flew through it, and I highly recommend it.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling – We finished the 6-month long Harry Potter readalong! And it was magical.

Peter Clines

Ex-Patriots by Peter Clines – The exciting and plot-twist-packed sequels to Ex-Heroes, in which the superheroes protecting civilians at the Mount from zombies now have a new problem to deal with – a surviving base of the U.S. Army. I’m SO looking forward to the next book, Ex-Communication, that comes out in July.

wesley chu

The Lives of Tao by Wesley Chu – This was probably my favorite book to talk about in June. There’s a cool race of ancient aliens, a lovable underdog character by the name of Roen to cheer for, lots of spy thriller fights and action scenes, history, humor… seriously, there’s something for everybody to love about this book. It was awesome. Absolutely CANNOT WAIT for the sequel in October, The Deaths of Tao.

The Doomsday Vault by Steven Harper (DNF) – I was really excited to try this steampunk novel, but by halfway through the book I still didn’t really care about the characters and the plot seemed to be getting a bit ridiculous, so I quit it. Too bad.

thursday next, jasper fforde

First Among Sequels by Jasper Fforde – The fifth Thursday Next book, and it was a wonky, weird, wonderful ride. I love escaping into these books and pretending that I can jump into BookWorld. I will always love how perfect these books are for book lovers and people passionate about reading. Waiting for the sixth to be available on my Paperbackswap wishlist.

Jim Al-Khalili

Paradox: The Nine Greatest Enigmas in Physics by Jim Al-Khalili – A fun little romp through some of the most interesting mysteries in physics – they seem like paradoxes but they’re really not, once you know and understand the science involved. Really enjoyable.

East of Eden by John Steinbeck – I started this for the Classics Club sync read, which technically doesn’t end until the end of August. Thought I’d have to struggle with it, but I actually enjoyed it a lot! SO much better than The Grapes of Wrath. I’m going to be thinking about this one for a while.

 

 

Lots of good books in June! Have you read any of these? Any of them on your TBR pile? Tell me what you’re thinkin!

~Sarah

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5 comments

  1. You are so good about reviewing the many books you read. Wish I were better at it! Aw, don’t you miss the HP readalong? I got a stab of mistiness when I listed the HP in my monthly wrap-up yesterday!

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    1. Seriously, sometimes my brain won’t let me start another book until I at least write down thoughts and start the review for the book I just finished. It brings a sense of closure for me I think… well and also I’m worried I’ll forget things, lol.

      I SO miss the HP readalong! It’s so weird without it now, lol.

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