Happy Monday! Hope you all are having a great 4th of July holiday! We have been celebrating all weekend and plan to continue celebrating tonight and tomorrow.
Today I am sharing with you my June Book Review. I was able to read four books this past month. Usually in the summer I read a lot more, but this month has been a whirlwind. I have SO many books I want to get through before I go back to school, so I am going to have to step my reading game up quite a bit for July!
Here are the four books I read:
The first book I read this month was The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. For me, this book was really difficult to get interested in at first. The beginning of the story was very slow. However, once all of the characters were introduced and you realized how the story was written, it was easier to understand. This was a great book about WWII and how France handled the Nazis taking over their country. It was so heartbreaking to read about all the hard times the people faced, especially the women. The ending was very surprising to me as well with what happened to The Nightingale! I definitely felt a little bit smarter with my WWII history after reading this book and am glad I read it.
The second book from this month was One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid. This was a book I couldn’t stop thinking about and read within two days! It was such an easy summer time read. Emma is the main character in this book and was married to her high school sweetheart, Jesse. Jesse had a helicopter crash on a work trip and was pronounced dead even though his body was never found. So now Emma is engaged to Sam who has always been a really good friend to her. In the book, Jesse comes back after being gone for almost three years. Now, Emma has the impossible decision to make: should she go back to her husband and first love, Jesse, or stay with her comfortable fiance, Sam?
The third book I read this month was Love Story by Karen Kingsbury. I am and always will be a huge Karen Kingsbury fan. I have read every book she has ever written. This book, Love Story, came out on June 6. I was able to get it from the library a few weeks later and read it in one afternoon while the girls were swimming. I literally couldn’t put it down! This is a book about John and Elizabeth Baxter’s love story. It gives you the background of how the Baxter family started with telling the story of how John and Elizabeth fell in love. Once again, Karen Kingsbury did a great job making you feel like you were part of the Baxter family while you were reading. I highly recommend any Karen Kingsbury books to anyone! She is the best!
The last book I read this month was Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Parris. I really don’t know how I feel about this book! It was CREEPY and gave me a nightmare after I finished reading it. This book was about the perfect couple, Jack and Grace. Jack was a famous lawyer and Grace was a housewife. Grace has a sister, Millie, that has Down’s Syndrome, whom they are legal guardians of. This book was written back and forth between the past and the present. Jack and Grace host very fancy dinner parties and seem like they have a perfect life and marriage. However, that is not the case AT ALL! I don’t want to give a lot away, but the abuse in this book was horrible! There wasn’t any physical abuse at all, but it was the mental abuse that made me almost sick to my stomach thinking about! Jack was SO CONTROLLING of Grace. This book definitely made me think about how many women that might have to go through this abuse. It also made me so thankful for a wonderful husband that treats me like a queen! I thought about this book a lot after I read it and Chris just laughed at me the night I had a dream about him locking me in the basement! If you like psychological novels, this would be a great book for you!
I know if you don’t like to read, this post is boring to you. I like to share what I’m reading and learn what other people are reading as well. I challenge you to try to read at least 2 books a month! Like Dr. Seuss says, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go!”