Jesse has been out of town for the past six weeks so I have had more time to myself in the evenings. I promised myself that I would make reading a priority this year, and I guess June was a good month to work on that (nevermind the fact that I made the promise in January).
I read five books this month, and I am completely in shock . . . seriously, I'm usually a one-book-a-month kind of gal. I guess I wasn't reading the right books because I just couldn't put these five down. Or maybe I'm just getting my money's worth out of that free library card (the Central Rappahannock Regional Library is AWESOME)!
So here's what I read:
This book would definitely fall into the same category as The Fault in Our Stars (which is why I chose it). I loved the characters, and I found myself laughing and crying along with them. The plot took a while to really unfold, but I persevered. Ultimately, the ending was hopeful and pretty perfect.
This was probably my FAVORITE book this month! It's actually written for kids . . . I found this book in the same section as Callum's, but I'm not ashamed. Each scene or event was neatly written into a short chapter and later told from another character's perspective. It was easy to put down and then pick back up (which is usually the case with a toddler running around), and the story was heartwarming!
This was another one from the kids' section of the library, but the reviews were all fantastic! It's the story of a gorilla trapped in a shopping mall circus and his effort to get a baby elephant to the zoo. It was super cute and easy to read . . . and, as you can tell, that's my favorite kind of book!
I have read at least four of Giffin's books, and I loved them all. I totally and completely identified with Tessa, one of the main characters, and that made it really difficult for me to keep reading after her husband began having an affair. Like, I put the book down and didn't pick it back up for a few days because I was so angry and hurt. I decided to finish reading, and it turned out to be a really good story about what's most important in life.
I finished this book last night, and I'm planning to watch the movie tonight . . . I really hope it doesn't disappoint. It's the story of a 50-year-old woman diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's disease. I have known people diagnosed with Alzheimer's, but I've never really known about their experiences and struggles. A good book overall, but the ending wasn't quite what I had hoped for : (
There you have it . . . my reads for the month. I've already got a few titles lined up for July, but I would love to hear some of your recommendations!!!