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What did you read in JUNE?

What did you read this month? How was it?

We're halfway through the year...are you halfway to your yearly goal?

 

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  • I had a good month.  

    Romeo & Juliet - Shakespeare
    One Moment - Kristina McBride
    Second Chance Summer - Morgan Matson
    The List - Siobhan Vivian
    Burn for Burn - Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian
    Stealing Parker - Miranda Kenneally
    I Am (Not) The Walrus - Ed Briant 

    I'm at 33 for the year. My goal is 52, so I am ahead, which makes me happy. Smile 

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  • Almina, Countess of Carnarvon.  It's the true story of Downton Abbey.  I loved it. 

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  • Dancing with Max by Colson     2 stars

    The Mama's Boy Myth by Lombardi    5 stars

    The Journal of Best Practices by Finch     5 stars

    The Graveyard Book by Gaiman     4 stars

    Nocturnal by Sigler     4 stars

    Beyond Motherhood by Safer     3 stars

    Look Me in the Eye by Robison     3 stars

    Death's Acre by Bass     4 stars

    If I Stay by Forman     4 stars

    A Primate's Memoir     5 stars (best of the month!!)

    The Emperor of All Maladies by Mukherjee     4 stars

     

    I'm 54/75 for the year, so definitely ahead! I probably won't increase my goal but keep reading at my leisure:)

  • Cross My Heart - Katie Klein 4*
    The Mosts - Melissa Senate 3*
    7th Heaven - James Patterson 2*
    Insurgent - Veronica Roth 3*
    Stay - Deb Caletti 3*
    Playing Hurt - Holly Schindler 4*
    The Day Before - Lisa Schroeder 5*
    After the Kiss - Terra Elan McVoy 1*
    Love is the Higher Law - David Levithan 3*
    Forget You - Jennifer Echols 2*
    Love You, Hate You, Miss You - Elizabeth Scott 2*
    The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight - Jennifer Smith 3*

    Still working on:
    The Au Pairs - Melissa de la Cruz
    Beautiful Disaster - Jamie McGuire

    I've read 53 books, slightly over halfway to my goal of 100. I'm in good shape!

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    Books read in 2012: 61
    Books read in 2011: 77
    Books read in 2010: 42
    Books read in 2009: 52
  • Blackout by Mira Grant ****

    Brothers to the Death by Darren Shan ****

    Kiss the Dead by Laurell K. Hamilton ***

    Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea by Barbara Demick *****

    According to GR, I'm 3 books behind my goal right now. Hopefully I'll be catching up soon.

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  • Dragonfly in Amber ****

    Jellicoe Road *****

    Flyboys ***

    In the Bag ****

    Choke **

    Blue Dahlia ****

    Black Rose ****

    Red Lily ****

    Lord of the Flies ***

    Closed For the Season ***

    The Last Boyfriend ****

    Gone ***

    Wow, 12 books for the month.  Can you tell school ended this month?  I have read 51/75 for the year and am 14 books (18%) ahead. 

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  • I finally read The Stand - and that's it for June!  But I really liked it. Now H and I are watching the miniseries this weekend.

    I'm at 48/65 for my goal.  I'm thinking of bumping it up to 75, especially because I'm participating in SuBC.

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  • The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Steig Larrson 

    Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistlestop Cafe by Fannie Flagg

    Insurgent by Veronica Roth

    Dear John by Nicholas Sparks

     Voyager by Diana Gabaldon 

     

    I liked all of them. 

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  • The LIttle Giant of Aberdeen County

    Tiffany Baker

    The Future Homemakers of America

    Laurie Graham

    The River

    Tricia Wastvedt

    Gone Girl

    Gillian Flynn

    The Virgin of Small Plains

    Nancy Pickard

    Salem Falls

    Jodi Picoult

    Grant

    Jean Edward Smith

     

    I've read 52, which isn't too shabby- puts me a couple ahead of my 100 goal.

     

     

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  • The Story of Beautiful Girl

    Pandemonium

    Jeneration X

    I liked them all, though Story of Beautiful Girl took me a while to get through for some reason.

    I've read 24 so far this year, so according to GR I'm 1 book behind on my goal of 52.

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  • Slow month for me, my mom came to visit : )

    Fair is the Rose -Liz Curtis Higgs

    Sword-Sworn -Jennifer Roberson

    Thorn in my Heart -Higgs

    One Hundred and One Nights -Benjamin Bucholz

    Invisible Lives -Anjali Banergee

    I enjoyed them all, the Higgs books were frustrating because I read them out of order. I'm at 41 new books for the year (goal 100). I'm a little behind but have no more vacations planned and should catch up by the end of July.

  • Lover Revealed (BDB #4) - my favorite so far

    Real Vampires Have Curves - okay

    The Chocolate Touch - read to my girls, cute

    The Warrior Heir - eh, okay I guess

    Withered - liked it

    Daughter of Smoke and Bone - finally finished and ended up loving it!

    Taya 9.20.05 * Marlena 10.4.07 * Armando 11.3.93
  • June was a good month for me! 9!! 

    Last Sacrifice - Richelle Mead

    Plain Truth - Jodi Picoult

    Is Everyone Hanging out without Me - Mindy Kaling 

    Heist Society - Ally Carter

    Insurgent - Veronica Roth

    Eat, Pray, Love - Elizabeth Gilbert

    Coraline - Neil Gaiman

    If I Stay - Gayle Forman

    Saving CeeCee Honeycutt - Beth Hoffman 

    I've read 41 so far this year, and my goal is/was 65. Goodreads says I'm 9 books ahead. This has been a good reading year so far, so I'm hoping to reach at least 87 this year.

  • 11/22/63

    Lone Wolf

    Confessions of a Shopaholic

    Deadline

     

    64/100 for my goal :) 

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  • Busy month for me! 

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    Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver

    Summer Rental by Mary Kay Andrews

    My Horizontal Life by Chelsea Handler

    High Fidelity by Nick Hornby

    A Wedding in December by Anita Shreve

    If I Stay by Gayle Forman

    Before I Go to Sleep by SJ Watson

    Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

    The Carrie Diaries by Candace Bushnell

    Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

    Re-reads of City of Bones and City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare 

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  • Daughter of Smoke and Bone -Laini Taylor -4 stars

     The Future of Us -Jay Asher -3 stars

     Harry Potter and The Goblet Of Fire & Order of the Phoenix -5 stars

     Slave to Sensation - Naili Singh -3stars

     The Unbecoming if Mara Dyer -Michelle Hodkin -4stars

    I have read 40 of my 75 goal for the year and according to GR that means I am  4% or 3books ahead!

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    - Neil Gaiman

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  • 1. Shelter - Harlan Coben

    2. Princess in Love - Meg Cabot

    3. Never Let Me Go - Kazuo Ishiguro

    4. Born in Shame - Nora Roberts

    5. Lemon Meringue Pie Murder - Joanne Fluke

    6. Never Have I Ever - Sara Shepard

    7. Are You There Vodka, It's Me Chelsea - Chelsea Handler

    8. Princess in Waiting - Meg Cabot

    9. Mary Ann Saves the Day - Ann M. Martin

    10. Princess in Pink - Meg Cabot

    11. Overbite - Meg Cabot

    12. Fudge Cupcake Murder - Joanne Fluke

    I'm at 71/112 for the year and according to GR I'm 14 books ahead of schedule! 

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  • Storm Front

    Insurgent

    A Clash of Kings

    And probably Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter today

    No goals, just fun.

    My favorite place on earth: The Amargosa Valley.
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  • Fatal Charade by Lee Moylan - 3stars

    Off Season by Jack Ketchum - 3 stars

    Dark Lover by JR Ward - 3 stars

    Nightwoods by Charles Frazier - 3 stars

    Lover Eternal by JR Ward - 4 stars

    Lover Awakened by JRWard - 5 stars

    Lover Revealed by JR Ward - 4 stars

    Lover Unbound by JR Ward - 3 stars

    Lover Enshrined by JR Ward - 4 stars

    And I am just about to finish Gentleman Boss (finally)

    I think I am in the low 40s for my number of books read for the year which puts me ahead of my goal of 75. 

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  • I have read 66 books so far this year, 9 of which I read in June

    Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok ****

    The Wolves of Andover by Kathleen Kent ****

    The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne ***

    The White Russian by Tom Bradby ***

    Her Highness, the Traitor by Susan Higginbotham ****

    The Tea Rose by Jennifer Donnelly ****

    The Queen's Vow by C.W. Gortner ****

     Ada, or Ardor by Vladimir Nabokov **

    Hugh and Bess by Susan Higginbotham ***

    I should finish the book I am reading tonight so I guess that will put me at 67 for the year and 10 for the month.

     

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  • June was a slow reading month for me, mostly due to work, end of school year activities and monster migraines.  I did love everything I read this month, though.

    • Girl Unmoored, Jennifer Gooch Hummer (5*)
    • The Last Unicorn, Peter S. Beagle (4*)
    • The Homeless Bishop, Joseph F. Girzone (4*)
    • This Book is Overdue!  How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us All, Marilyn Johnson (4*)
    • Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, Benjamin Alire Saenz (5*)
    • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Mark Haddon (4*)

    Plus I started a reread of A Wrinkle in Time last night and plan to finish tonight.

    Not including A Wrinkle in Time, I'm at 52 out of 75 books for the year and 15 books/20% ahead of my goal.

  • The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood *****

    The Shoemaker's Wife by Adriana Trigiani  ****

    Blue Smoke by Nora Roberts (my first NR!) ***

    Two-Way Street by Lauren Barnholdt  ***

    Sweethearts by Sara Zarr ***

    Blackout by Mira Grant ****

    It was a slower month for me but I'm still ahead of my yearly goal by 10 books (13%) according to Goodreads!

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    The Mama's Boy Myth by Lombardi    5 stars

    I put several of your books on my list, but this suggestion is my favorite. I have been looking for a book on mother-son relationships because I've been hearing a lot of "distance yourself" crap from "experts". Thanks for posting this! 

    Good! The book actually could have been better, but it got 5 stars from me because of the topic and its relevance to me, and overall it was a good read. I also got a lot of that "distance yourself" ridiculousness, and never believed it!

  • These are all just for fun, I'm not doing any challenges or anything. I should have set a year goal but I never did. I've read about 70 books since I set up my Goodreads at the end of February. I finished 19 books in June, and am in the middle of 4 more.

    Slave to Sensation and Visions of Heat (Psy-Changeling #1 & #2) by Nalini Singh - The first wasn't my favorite, but I liked the second much better and will continue reading the rest

    All 6 Vampire Academy books by Richelle Mead - LOVED these!

    The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood - This book was disturbing but it was a good read

    Bloodlines and The Golden Lily (Bloodlines #1 & #2) by Richelle Mead - LOVED these as well! Especially the second book. Cannot wait for the other books to come out

    Unearthly and Hallowed (Unearthly #1 & #2) by Cynthia Hand - These were pretty good, looking forward to the third book

    Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith - I was not expecting to like this, I just read it because my friends were making me go to the movie, but I really liked it! (The movie, however, was awful)

    Halfway to the Grave and One Foot in the Grave (Night Huntress #1 & #2) by Jeaniene Frost - LOVED these! I'm currently reading the third book

    Kiss of Midnight, Kiss of Crimson, and Midnight Awakening (Midnight Breed #1, #2, & #3) by Lara Adrian - I'm enjoying these, I started them because I love BDB so much and heard they were similar. They aren't quite as good as the BDB books, but I still like them a lot

    Books I've started but haven't finished yet:

    Rapture (Fallen #4) by Lauren Kate - having a really hard time getting into this one, especially since I've heard on here that it isn't that great. I just want to finish it to finish up the series

    We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver - I have about 100 pages left. It started out a little slow but now I am finding it very interesting

    At Grave's End (Night Huntress #3) by Jeaniene Frost - I'm only on chapter 12 but so far I'm not liking this one as much as I liked the first two. Hoping it picks up soon!

    Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse #1) by Charlaine Harris - I'm about 1/3 of the way done, but I cannot get into it. I think because I just had a massive True Blood marathon to watch all the shows before the new season. I might hold off on this one until the show is over for the season

     

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  • I read 6 books this month, which almost doubled my total for the year.  I usually read a lot more, but for the first six months of DS's life, I hardly read a thing.

    In June, I read:

    Summer by the Sea - Susan Wiggs

    Ghosts of Williamsburg - L.B. Taylor, Jr.

    Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets - David Simon

    The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins

    Divine Justice - David Baldacci

    Hell's Corner - David Baldacci

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  • Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear (3 stars)

    Mansfield Park by Jane Austen (2 stars)

    The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown (2 stars)

    Faithful Place by Tana French (3 stars)

    I'm way behind on my yearly goal; I've only read 45 books out of a goal of 112.  




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  • 11 for me this month though I basically lost the past week since Audrey has been born.  

     

    Where Wildflowers Bloom by Ann Shorey ? 4 stars

    A Distant Melody by Sarah Sundin ? 3 stars

    A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty by Joshilyn Jackson ? 1 star

    Barefoot Season by Susan Mallery ? 4 stars

    The House of Velvet and Glass by Katherine Howe ? 2 stars

    A Train in Winter by Caroline Moorehead ? 3 stars

    Spring Fever by Mary Kay Andrews ? 3 stars

    Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King ? 2 stars

    Welcome to Temptation by Jennifer Crusie ? 1 star

    Prize of My Heart by Lisa Norato ? 2 stars

    Stay Tuned by Lauren Clark ? 3 stars
    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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  • Unfinished Business - Nora Roberts ***
    The Great Gatsby- F. Scott Fitzgerald ****
    The Return of Rafe MacKade - Nora Roberts *****
    The Giver - Lois Lowry ****
    Luring a Lady - Nora Roberts ****
    The Pride of Jared MacKade- Nora Roberts *****
    The Heart of Devin MacKade- Nora Roberts *****
    The Fall of Shane MacKade- Nora Roberts *****
    Where We Belong - Emily Giffen ****
    Return to You - Kate Perry ***
    Five Love Languages - Gary Chapman ****

    I had a pretty great reading month! Only 2 3* books! That makes 74/100 for the year. I think I'm going to up my goal again.

  • Hollowmen ****

    Plain Truth ****

    Paper Towns ***

    IT *****

    The Great Gatsby ****

    The London Eye Mystery ***

    Crocodile on the Sandbank **** 

    The Ice Queen **

    The Amber Spyglass ****

    The Curse of the Pharaohs ****

    The Exiled Queen ****

    Let's Pretend This Never Happened ***

    12 For this month, not my best but not bad. I'm 76/150, so pretty much on track. 

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    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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  • Five Stars
    Blindness, by Jos? Saramago
    Nineteen Minutes, by Jodi Picoult

    Four Stars
    An Abundance of Katherines, by John Green
    Boy Meets Boy, by David Levithan
    Cut, by Patricia McCormick
    House Rules, by Jodi Picoult
    Unraveling, by Elizabeth Norris
    A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L'Engle

    Three Stars
    Going Bovine, by Libba Bray

    Could Not Finish
    The Maze Runner, by James Dashner
    Shine, by Lauren Myracle
    Slave to Sensation, by Nalini Singh

    I've read 81/100 books.  I need to up my goal!

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