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From left to right: On The Fence by Kasie West – Nowhere But Here by Katy McGarry – All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven – The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West – Breaking the Rules by Katy McGarry – Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour – The Queen by Kiera Cass – Eyes on You by Kate White – The Heir by Kiera Cass – A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas *all book cover photos from Goodreads*
June was full of a variety of books. I picked up Katy Mcgarry’s two newest books. Breaking All the Rules was a continuation of Noah and Echo’s story (from Pushing The Limits) – I felt lukewarm about this one. It lacked a newness for me but it was still good. Nowhere But Here is the first book in her new series (I’ll admit, I pre-ordered this so I could get a copy of Chasing Impossible) – it was pretty good but I al hopeful that this new series will be full of great stories.
I also read the final novella in the Selection Series by Kiera Cass and her new novel The Heir. The series was supposed to be a trilogy but she ended up adding a couple more books. I like how whimsical and easy to read all the books are so I thought The Heir was a good continuation of the series.
I typically love Kasie West’s books, so both On the Fence and The Fill-In Boyfriend didn’t disappoint. Everything Leads to You was a random pick from the library and I ended up really liking it. I loved that it was set in Hollywood and in the movie business, and it was my first lesbian YA love story. All the Bright Places was our book club pick from a couple months ago – I didn’t get to read it since it was right around my due date, but I am really glad I picked it up and read it – it was a beautiful, yet sad story.
I use Overdrive to borrow books from the local library and they had Eyes On You by Kate White on the main page as the “Big Library Read” for June. It makes the book available for everyone to borrow at once – which means you don’t have to wait to borrow it! It was kind of cool to read it along with so many other people. It ended up being pretty good
Our Reading Between the Wines Book Club pick for June was A Court of Thorns and Roses. I’m not normally a fantasy person but I actually got into this book and enjoyed it. The story kept me going and wanting to know what happened next – I guess I’ll be reading the rest of the series as they come out!
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
Pages to Popcorn
- YOU GUYS!! Word on the street is that Eleanor and Park is being made into a movie!
- Last year when I first found out they were making Gone Girl into a movie, I also saw that they were also making Dark Places into a movie too. I was excited since that is my favorite of Gillian Flynn’s novels. Well I sorta lost track of it and went to look it up the other day. it turns out that it was already released. As in we can watch it now. Crazy, right?! That was some seriously crappy marketing efforts from the studio – it has an awesome cast so I don’t know what went wrong. I plan to watch it and report back..
- All The Bright Places is also headed to the big screen – they’ve already cast Elle Fanning as Violet Markey
Bookish Links & Things:
- This hilarious BuzzFeed article explaining why books and summer don’t mix. Plus its full of pictures of books being read in all sorts of places
- Symptoms of a book hangover: I really love this video about book hangovers. If you’ve ever experienced one, then you’ll know just how spot on this is.
- Speaking of book hangovers..this is a great list of books to read after you’ve finished the Hunger Games (and loved it). I’ve read a shocking number of the series listed so I think the list is pretty spot on!
- This book tote – It goes along perfectly with the name of our book club “Reading Between the Wines”