It’s officially summer and I am reading absolutely everything! I’m going to keep this intro short for the sake of getting into what I read, but just know after completing my first full year of teaching (!!), I am so looking forward to this season of reading and summer days!
I read a total of 13 books this month and 2 novellas. 2 books were rereads, my audiobook of One Italian Summer (please read this month ASAP in general, but better yet, listen to the audiobook with Lauren Graham as the narrator!!) and Majesty before reading Rivals, the latest American Royals books.
My FAVORITES of the month – it was hard to determine because the majority of the books I read in June were so good – include Every Summer After (not a total 5 star read for me, but I ate this one up on a beach day and def see the hype), I Kissed Shara Wheeler, The Hotel Nantucket, Rivals, and The Dead Romantics.
I also really enjoyed Fake, By the Book, & Counterfeit, and after some reflection, felt medium on The No Show (it took almost three weeks to fully read this one, but the ending did surprise me – I’m finding that Beth O’Leary’s later books take a twist on the premise), Stuck with You (I’m going to read the third novella when it comes out as an ebook, but unfortunately haven’t really been loving this novella series), and True Biz (I still enjoyed and loved the ASL representation, but it didn’t wow me as much as expected from the hype).
By the Book (Meant to Be Mine #2) by Jasmine Guillory | 4/5 Stars
Every Summer After by Carley Fortune | 4.5/5
I Kissed Shara Wheeler by Casey McQuiston | 5/5
One Italian Summer by Rebecca Serle | 5/5 (reread & audio)
Inheritance (American Royals #0.5) by Katharine McGee | 4/5 (novella)
Counterfeit by Kirstin Chen (ARC) | 4/5
Stuck with You (STEMinist Novellas #2)by Ali Hazelwood | 3.5/5
The Crossover: Graphic Novel by Kwame Alexander (5/5)
Fake by Erica Katz | 4/5
Majesty (American Royals #2) by Katharine McGee | 5/5 (reread)
True Biz by Sara Nović | 4/5
Rivals (American Royals #3) by Katharine McGee | 5/5
The Hotel Nantucket by Elin Hilderbrand | 5/5
The No Show by Beth O’Leary | 3/5
The Dead Romantics by Ashley Poston (ARC) 5/5
The Summer I Turned Pretty (Amazon) – Like everyone else, I LOVED the Amazon adaptation of The Summer I Turned Pretty. Honestly, not sure what team I am on, Jeremiah or Conrad, but one thing I for sure loved was its soundtrack and ALL the Taylor Swift songs!! I’m so happy that like the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before movie adaptations, this series is bringing a new wave of readers to Jenny Han’s books. I was so excited that it was renewed for a second season before its premiere. I didn’t do a reread of the books before watching the first season, and I definitely want to do that before the next!
What did you read and watch in June? Anything that I mentioned? What are you looking forward to reading soon? Share in the comments!