Boy, this has been one crazy month! I felt really productive, yet I still didn’t reach all of my goals. But that’s ok! I accept that life gets in the way of reading, and that sometimes that’s a good thing! I’m just glad I read a lot of good books this month! Now to the wrap-up!
What I read…
Ghost Boys – Jewell Parker Rhodes
Pages: 214 | My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐
The Downstairs Girl – Stacey Lee
Pages: 304 | My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ | My Review
The Kingdom – Jess Rothenberg
Pages: 352 | My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ | My Review
Butterfly: From Refugee to Olympian – Yusra Mardini
Pages: 288 | My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
This book counted as my book about an athlete for the Reading Women Challenge as well as being the chosen book for Our Shared Shelf for this month.
Parental Guidance – Avery Flynn
Pages: 221 | My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie – Alan Bradley
Pages: 386 | My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
This book counted as my cozy mystery for the Book Riot Read Harder Challenge.
The Memoirs of Lady Hyegyong – Translated by JaHyun Kim Haboush
Pages: 400 | Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
There Will Come a Darkness – Katy Rose Pool
Pages: 496 | Rating: ⭐⭐⭐
Total Pages: 2,661
Total Books: 8
Favorite Book of the Month:
I absolutely loved this book!!! It was so amazing! I enjoyed seeing history from Jo’s eyes. She was spunky and loyal and wanted to make real change in her community. I think Lee’s writing was superb and she crafted a really strong, powerful story. Check out the link above for my full review of this one!
Least Favorite Book of the Month:
Even though I didn’t have any books that I absolutely disliked, I still have a least favorite of a month. So I’m going with Parental Guidance, since I thought it was just okay. I wasn’t blown away, but I didn’t think it was terrible. I’ve only read a handful of romance books, but I tried this one out because I love hockey. I thought I’d give it a shot. And it was just okay. I wanted more from the characters and especially more from the story. Even as far as romance genre standards go, it still missed a lot of marks.
How about you?
How was your month of reading? Did you meet any of your goals? What was your favorite book you read this month? Least favorite? Let me know in the comments!