Whew! After reading six books in May, I really wasn’t sure if I would be reading quite as much in June, but somehow it happened! The books this past month were a bit different from May as they were less young adult reads and more just general fiction. I also got a few non-fiction books in, one being the first Summer Reads book (Leave Your Mark)! I’m excited for next month as I have a few edge-of-your seat books and a few young adult books checked out, and we’ll be starting the next TSR book, How To Style Your Brand.
Anyway – here’s the wrap up of last month’s books:
Get Rich Lucky Bitch
I used to be subscribed to Denise’s newsletter, and eventually let it go when I was trying to clean out my inbox a while back. However, I’ve been interested in the idea of manifesting for several years, so when I realized I could borrow this for free with my Amazon Prime account I grabbed it. For the most part this was a really great book. I didn’t walk through the steps that she outlines, but I can see how focusing 110% of your attention on manifesting money would work. On the other hand, I felt that she was pretty repetitive about certain things, and this book definitely needs an extra round of edits. I won’t be reading her other book, but if you’re interested in a book about manifesting more money – I’d happily recommend this one!
Leave Your Mark
The book club is in the final week of this book, which I wrapped up on Sunday this past weekend. Here’s my one biggest gripe: the title and tagline are absolutely misleading. I purchased the hardback of this book the week before we started it, and I nearly immediately told my husband if I realized the main focus of the book was just transitioning from college to career I wouldn’t have spent the money on it. Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s a really great book for those in high school or college looking to get serious about their future, but I don’t think it’s the book for people on the less traditional path of entrepreneurship. I, like the majority of the book club, was looking forward to the social media section the most, and I think it was almost the shortest section of the book, featuring more her story on how she grew the DKNY Twitter following. I totally respect Aliza’s experience, her ideas on how to get where she did (many things that younger generations would never do), though.
Wow! I think I discovered this book one night when I was checking out the recent additions to the Tennessee Overdrive library. The cover intrigued me, so I read a little bit about it. It sounded interesting, but I was in the process of reading two other books, and wasn’t sure I wanted to add another. That is – until Friday afternoon when I decided to go to the actual library and checkout physical books (!!!). (D is still calling me Matilda for that trip – even though I only got three books.) I saw this book on the “new” shelf and decided to grab it figuring it would be a quick read, and well… it was. I had no idea what to expect, but this book is crazy! As I said in my Goodreads review, I’ve never read a “scary story” style book, so reading this book was an adventure. The storyline is nuts, and I ended up finishing the book in about two days. If you’re looking for a scary story to read, I’d definitely recommend this one!
Other books I read last month:
Wanted (Pretty Little Liars #8) by Sara Shepard (I’m done with this series after this book!)
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
Where’d You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple
As always, if you’d like to read my reviews or ratings of the books I’ve read or just see what I’m currently reading, feel free to check out my Goodreads account!