I read four books in June. Not quite as many as I was hoping for, but hey, I am doing so much better than many previous years, so I won’t be hard on myself, but continue to read whenever I can.
I very much enjoyed all four books that I read, so it was quality over quantity this month!
The Wednesday Sisters by Meg Waite Clayton (★★★★☆)
This was a great book. It took me a while to get into it, but at the end, I was really invested in these ladies and their friendship of a lifetime! It’s a true testament to the importance of having a good group of girlfriends. Too damn bad most of mine live so far away.
With love from the inside by Angela Pisel (★★★★☆)
This was a very thought-provoking and emotional book to read. It centers around the relationship between a daughter and her mother who is imprisoned for allegedly killing her infant son and is written from alternating perspectives of the two main characters. Are you a proponent or opponent of the death penalty? This book will undoubtedly make you revisit your conviction!
A world without you by Beth Revis (★★★★☆)
Lots of people LOVED this book… I liked it and am glad that I read it, but it was long-winded for me at times and since ‘mental illness’ is such a sensitive topic, I am also very critical when people attempt to build a story around it. Parts of this book were great, parts of this book were fantastical, parts fed into the common stereotypes of mental illness, some parts downright confused me. So, my feelings about the book are a bit of a mixed bag, but overall I’d recommend it.
The signature of all things by Elizabeth Gilbert (★★★★☆)
I am pretty confident when I say that this book isn’t for everyone. Some may find it too long, others may find parts too graphic, too detailed, or unnecessary. Some might find it downright boring. But personally, I loved this book and Elizabeth Gilbert is a very talented writer. I love books that combine a fictional life story (with a female heroine!) with historical context and events, scientific theories, relationships, and life struggles and this book has it all! The book speaks to the parts of us that desire order, reason, and evidence and those parts that want to embrace the opposite; faith, belief and unwavering optimism and hope. Especially the second half of the book kept me turning the pages and reading well into the night.
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