Summer is going by way too fast!!! I don't want it to be July arleady because that's too close to August, which is too close to having to go back to school! I've only read 9 books so far and haven't even come to close to cutting down by TBR pile.
I did manage to read 6 books during June, which isn't too shabby (especially considering I started my summer job and joined a writing intensive).
Here are my June books:
SCARLET by A. C. Gaughen
This is a retelling of Robin Hood where Will Scarlet is a girl! This was my favorite read this month. It's swoony and action packed and I just loved it. I also was lucky enough to meet the author at my local bookshop, she was so sweet! I can't wait to read the next two books in the series.
SOMETHING LIKE NORMAL by Trish Doller
Another really great book about Travis who has just returned from Afghanistan and is trying to adjust back to "normal" life. It's a sweet quickread that yanks at your heartstrings. I also got to meet Trish Doller along with A.C. Gaughen.
HOLD ME LIKE A BREATH by Tiffany Schmidt
I got to meet Tiffany Schmidt at the book event as well. She is hilarious! I loved the first half of HOLD ME LIKE A BREATH. It tells the story of Penelope whose family deals in black market organs. She has autoimmune disease which prevents her from getting to live a real life. The second half of this book does a bit of a 180 and feels almost like a different book. Overall I enjoyed it though and plan on reading the sequel when it comes out.
PARALLEL by Lauren Miller
The concept of this book was really unique. The main character Abby is stuck between two alternate universes. She trying to navigate her freshman year of college while an alternate her makes choices that effect her present. Like I said the concept was very original, however the characters were rather bland and unrelatable.
VENDETTA by Catherine Doyle
This is the second book about a crime family I read this month. I really enjoyed this one as well. When 5 new boys move into her neighborhood, Sophie's life gets turned upside down. A lot of secrets about her family and theirs are revealed. It was fast paced and suspensful. There was some insta love however between Sophie and one brother, but there is hints of another slow-burn relationship between her and another brother, which I can't wait to see play out.
KALAHARI by Jessica Khoury
This is the third and last book in the CORPUS trilogy. This one follows Sarah and 5 other teenagers who are stranded in the desert (technically semidesert) and being tracked by mercenaries trying to cover up a science experiment gone horribly wrong. It was fast paced and hard to put down. I really felt like I was stuck in the Kalahari alongside them. It was a great book to end a trilogy.
While I am a lot closer to hitting my Summer Reading Goal of at least 15 books I did not read any books that fulfill any of my other goals. Luckily there are still 2 months of summer left!