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What did you read in JUNE?

We're halfway through the year! (WUT) What did you read this month? How was it? How many for the year so far?
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  • I had severe ADD every time I sat down with a book this month so I only got through 2...

    The First Phone Call From Heaven, Mitch Albom #14 - I posted a review of this, I wasn't a fan.
    Wild, Chery Strayed #15 - I loved this book! It opened my eyes to many things I will never experience which I really appreciate in a memoir. 

  • So, I should be finishing MAKE YOU MINE today, and that will put me at a whopping ONE book this month. I've never had such a slow months before, but the end of the school year, book release, and revising has all left me NO free time. Argh.

    This will put me at 25 for the year, so I'm behind my goal of 52, but just by a little bit. I can still get caught up.
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  • I'm at 33 for the year

    Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen: 4 stars
    The Illustrated Guide to Edible Wild Plants: 5 stars
    Project ELE by Rebecca Gober: 4 stars
    Finding ELE by Rebecca Gober: 3 stars 
    Exposing ELE by Rebecca Gober: 3 stars
    Surviving ELE by Rebecca Gober : 3 stars
    Ending ELE by Rebecca Gober - 3 stars
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    "I don't much care where –"
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    Wow, June went by fast!

    1776 by David McCullough - 5 stars

    The Manchurian Candidate by Richard Condon - 5 stars (4 stars?  I'm still kind of torn)

    Attachments by Rainbow Rowell - 4 stars

    Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo - 2 stars (seriously, I feel like I read a different book than all of you, because I just wasn't into this one.  I'm listening to the second one now, and it's slightly better, I think)

    This makes 30 for the year, which was my sort-of goal.  I'm not upping my goal or anything, I was just aiming to read more than last year, and I only read 30 last year altogether, so I'm psyched to be there already at only halfway through the year.
  • Written in My Own Heart's Blood - 5 stars, I was obsessed
    Ruin and Rising - 4 stars
    Push Girl - 5 stars, I loved it!

    I am SO ridiculously behind this year... Push Girl was #16 for the whole year.  Although my AVERAGE number of pages per book is 670, so there's that...

    52 Books in 2014??


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  • I read a lot this month and I was all over the board. 

    If I Die in a Combat Zone

    Tim O’Brien

    Confessions of a  Sociopath

    M.E. Thomas

    And Then There Were None

    Agatha Christie

    Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship Marriage

    Alice Munro

    Broken Harbor

    Tana French

    Love Wins

    Rob Bell

    Mr Mercedes

    Stephen King

    Push Girl

    Jessica Love

    The History of Love

    Nichole Krauss

    Breakfast at Tiffany’s 

    Truman Capote

    Decision Points

    George W Bush

    I'm at #56 for the year which is pretty ahead of schedule, but I always slow way down around the holidays so I like to get a good head start. 
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  • I read five books in June and 18 books total this year:

    Losing It by Cora Carmack - 4 1/2 stars
    If You Stay by Courtney Cole- 3 1/2 stars
    Misunderstandings by Tiffany King- 4 1/2 stars
    The Fault in Our Stars (reread)- 5 stars
    Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover- 5 stars

    I'm one book ahead of schedule for a goal of 35 books (I upped it from 25)
    Books Read in 2016: 4/50

  • Kicking and Dreaming: A Story of Heart, Soul, and Rock and Roll, Ann Wilson & Nancy Wilson - 3.5*
    The Fracking King, James Browning - 2*
    Wonder, R.J. Palacio - 5*
    Just Ride: A Radically Practical Guide to Riding Your Bike, Grant Petersen - 4*
    The Android's Dream, John Scalzi - 5*

    I just noticed I met my goal!  Last year I failed, and was so worried I would this year that I set my goal low at 40 books.  I've read 42 so far this year.  If it weren't for audibooks I would be desperately behind, as I've listened to all but 14 of those  I've had so little time for reading-reading, but I've been walking and now running and listening to audiobooks while I do it.  Time to up my goal -- 60 maybe.
  • Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood  - 3/5 stars
    Shine - 4/5 stars
    Bridget Jones Diary - 2/5 stars
    The Bungalow - 4/5 stars

    I'm at 29 books for the year and my goal is 50, so I'm ahead of schedule!
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  • I read a lot this month.

    August: Osage County - 3 stars
    Open Road Summer - 3 stars
    Between Shades of Gray - 5 stars
    The Scorch Trials - 3 stars
    Paper Towns - 3 stars
    We Were Liars - 2 stars
    A Shot of Sultry - 5 stars

    I am at 24 of 52. 1 book behind for the year. I'm a little concerned about meeting my goal this year because I want to read a bunch of longer books coming up.

    I listened to the following as re reads:
    The Maze Runner
    The Fault In Our Stars
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  • Falling Into You - 4 stars
    After The End - 2 stars
    The Age of Miracles - 3 stars
    The Winter People - 4.5 stars
    A Modern Witch - 3 stars
    Magic Study - 3 stars
    Into The Still Blue - 3.5 stars
    Wish You Were Italian - 3.5 stars

    8 books for the month. 57/100 for the year.

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  • 1. Ruthless by Sara Shepard   ****
    2. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor   ***
    3. Lover Mine by J.R. Ward   ****
    4. Stacey's Mistake by Ann M. Martin   ***
    5. Red Lily by Nora Roberts   ****
    6. Stunning by Sara Shepard   ****

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  • I had a pretty solid month:
    The Firebird
    The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
    Dreams of Gods and Monsters
    Push Girl
    The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

    I enjoyed them all very much but DoGaM was my favorite of all.

    I'm working on number 38 for the year now. We'll see where I end up. I think 65-75 books is my "healthiest" zone; I don't rush through like a crazy person to meet some goal, so I think my mid-year is right on track.
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  • Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders- Vincent Bugliosi   4.5 stars
    A Street Cat Named Bob- James Bowen  3 stars
    The Panic-Free Pregnancy- Michael Broder  4 stars
    The Atlantis World- A.G. Riddle  4 stars

    I'm about 60% done with Plastic Purge by Michael SanClements.  This is #40 for the year.

    My original goal was 40 books for the year but earlier in the year I realized I would definitely surpass that. So I upped it to 52. I'm still on course to surpass that, but I'm just going to see where I end up.
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  • In Paradise by Peter Matthiessen - 3 stars
    Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders by Vincent Bugliosi - 4 stars
    Midwives by Chris Bohjalian - 4 stars
    Republic of Pirates by Colin Woodard - 4 stars
    Ruin and Rising (Grisha #3) by Leigh Bardugo - 5 stars
    Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King - 3 stars
    Claude & Camille by Stephanie Cowell - 3 stars
    Born to Run by Christopher McDougall - 5 stars

    I have completed 66 books out of my goal of 100.

    90 books in 2015?
  • I read:

    This Girl - Colleen Hoover - 3 stars

    Ignite Me - Tahereh Mafi - 4 stars

    Magic Slays - Ilona Andrews - 4 stars

    Magic Bleeds - Ilona Andrews - 4 stars

    City of Heavenly Fire - Cassandra Clare - 3 stars

    Sixth Grave on the Edge - Darynda Jones - 3 stars

    Since You've Been Gone - Morgan Matson - 3 stars

    I've read 58 out of my 114 goal for the year. 

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  • Rough month, rating-wise, for me. 

    What I Thought Was True

    Huntley Fitzpatrick

    2 stars

    While Love Stirs

    Lorna Seilstad

    2 stars

    Barefoot Summer

    Denise Hunter

    2 stars

    The Supreme Macaroni Company

    Adriana Trigiani

    2 stars

    The Martian

    Andy Weir

    5 stars

    Push Girl

    Jessica Love

    4 stars

    The Bungalow

    Sarah Jio

    4 stars

    The Collector

    Nora Roberts

    2 stars

    The Cookbook Collector

    Allegra Goodmand

    1 star

    I'm at 70 for the year.
    Books read in 2009: 112
    Books read in 2010: 153
    Books read in 2011: 160
    Books read in 2012: 134
    Books read in 2013: 110
    Books read in 2014: 151
    Books read in 2015: 153
    Books read in 2016: 31

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  • And the Mountains Echoed – Khaled Hosseini ***
    The Submissive – Tara Sue Me *
    Starry Night – Debbie Macomber 6/22 **
    The Golem and the Jinni  - Helene Wecker ****
  • June was a slow month for me.  I only read 3 books and am at 36 for the year (50 is my goal).


    The Summer Queen by Elizabeth Chadwick ***

    Sisters of Treason by Elizabeth Fremantle ****

    A Triple Knot by Emma Campion ***

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  • I kicked some butt this month compared to the first part of the year! I read:
    Just One Night - Gayle Forman - 5 stars
    One More Thing:Stories and Other Stories - BJ Novak - 3 stars
    The Golem and the Jinni - Helene Wecker - 4 stars
    Reality Boy - A.S. King - 4 stars
    Cinder - Marissa Meyer - 4 stars
    Hyperbole and a Half - Allie Brosch - 4 stars
    Scarlet - Marissa Meyer - 4 stars

    I'm at 15/25 books for the year

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    “You can have your wishes, your plans, but at the end of the day, it's out of your control"
    - Gayle Forman
    "People talk about escapism as if it's a bad thing... Once you've escaped, once you come back, the world is not the same as when you left it. You come back to it with skills, weapons, knowledge you didn't have before. Then you are better equipped to deal with your current reality."
    - Neil Gaiman

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  • Good month, 13 books and I'm at 82 for the year, I need to increase my goal for this year.

    The Maze Runner, 3 stars
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, 5 stars (re-read)
    Shadow and Bone, 5 stars
    Rose Under Fire, 4 stars
    Ready Player One, 5 stars
    Midnight Crossroad, 4 stars
    A Wrinkle in Time, 3 stars
    Code Name Verity, 4 stars
    A Hidden Witch, 4 stars
    The One, 4 Stars
    A Modern Witch, 3 stars
    The Elite, 3 stars
    1984, 4 stars (re-read)
    Books read in 2011: 111

    Books read in 2012: 100
    Books read in 2013: 75
    Books read in 2014: 130
    Books read in 2015: 98
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  • A Call to Action (4)Jimmy Carter
    Writing Reviews for Readers' Advisory (4)Brad Hooper
    Noggin (5)John Corey Whaley
    Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus (3)Nabeel Qureshi
    Hark! A Vagrant (5)Kate Beaton
    The Friend Who Got Away (4)Jenny Offill
    Bibliocraft (4)Jessica Pigza
    Midsummer (3)Carole Giangrande
    Astonish Me (5)Maggie Shipstead
    If A Stranger Approaches You (4)Laura Kasischke
    Murder Is Binding (2)Lorna Barrett
    Black Orchid (4)Neil Gaiman
    Chasing the Sun (3)Natalie Sylvester
    The Truth About Alice (4)Jennifer Mathieu
    Congratulations, By the Way (4)George Saunders
    Self-Inflicted Wounds (3)Aisha Tyler
    Y: The Last Man, Volume 2 (4)Brian K. Vaughn
    March, Book One (5)John Robert Lewis
    Promise Land: My Journey Through America's Self-Help Culture (4)Jessica Lamb-Shapiro
    Love Illuminated: Exploring Life's Most Mystifying Subject (With the Help of 50,000 Strangers) (3)Daniel Jones
    Mr. Mercedes (4)Stephen King
    American Widow (3)Alissa Torres
    Black Lake (2)Johanna Lane
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  • WIMOHB by Diana Gabaldon - 5 GOLD GLITTERING STARS 
    Ruin & Rising by Leigh Bardugo - 4 stars. It was good but it didn't blow me away. 
    Push Girl by Chelsie Hill and JESSICA LOVE (!!!) - 5 stars, SUCH a great read, 
    Landline by Rainbow Rowell - 5 stars - Gush, gush, gush. SO GOOD. 
    Making Faces by Amy Harmon - 4 stars - it was cute. 

    I was not expecting Ruin and Rising to be one of my least favorites this month, that's for sure. Only 13 more books to catch up to my goal :/ 

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  • I'm doing a terrible job of keeping track of this...

    I read:
    The Bet by Rachel Van Dyken
    Losing It by Cora Carmack
    Inked Armor by Helena Hunting
    Push by Claire Wallis

    I write sexy books. I read all the books. I love dresses & macarons.

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