Wednesday, July 1, 2020

June 2020 Wrap-Up

Hello everyone! Today I'm here to wrap up the month of June. I can't believe we're already halfway through the year, though I can't say that I'm not grateful for it. I think I'll be even more grateful when it's next year and the next six months are over. That being said, in June I took a remote summer class that I'm actually finishing up later today. Because of my class, I didn't get to read as many books as I'd hoped. I did get through 7 books this month and 3 of those were for my class specifically. Hopefully July will be filled with more reading!  


Title: New Moon
Author: Stephenie Meyer
Rating: 5 // 5 stars
New Moon (Twilight, #2)

Title: Eclipse
Author: Stephenie Meyer
Rating: 4.5 // 5 stars
Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer

Title: The Girls
Author: Emma Cline
Rating: n/a--read for class
The Girls by Emma Cline

Title: The Storm Crow 
Author: Kalyn Josephson
Rating: 4.5 // 5 stars
The Storm Crow (The Storm Crow, #1)

Title: Dear Martin
Author: Nic Stone
Rating: 4.5 // 5 stars
Review TK
Dear Martin (Dear Martin, #1)
I've been wanting to read this for a while now and when it went on sale I figured that I would pick it up finally. It's a really short read but with a complete, in-depth story. I thought that this book did a really good job of addressing police brutality and racism in a way that will be accessible to younger readers. Additionally, I really liked how it addressed racism in school because a lot of people my age and younger only think of racism as something old white people do but that's not the case. While this book does cover these tough issues, the author doesn't sacrifice the plot, characters, or relationships for it. Overall, I really liked Justyce and thought that this was a powerful and well-rounded read. I look forward to the sequel coming later this year and to reading some of Nic Stone's other works while I wait. 

Title: Girl, Interrupted
Author: Susanna Kaysen
Rating: n/a--read for school
Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen
This was an interesting memoir that followed a teenage girl in a mental hospital back in the late 1960's. I thought it was an interesting read told in a unique way. I don't think I'll read it again since I feel that I learned what I could from it already but I am interested in seeing the movie (starring Winona Ryder and Angelina Jolie) to see how they adapted it.

Title: The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
Author: Ann Brashares
Rating: n/a--read for class
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares
This is a book that a lot of people my age read when they were a lot younger. It's also one that I struggled a bit with reading. I think I would have absolutely adored this in late-elementary into middle school. However, I did have a lot of moments while reading it where I was shaking my head or groaning at the characters and their actions. Maybe it's a signal that I'm a semi-adult now since I'm not approving of what the characters are doing half the time.  I'm somewhat interested in seeing what happens in the next book, so I might see if I can borrow it from my library. 


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