June Wrap Up!

Another month has come and gone…


I feel like I snoozed through a whole month. Like I blinked and it was gone!

I must have had my nose in a book and it just passed right on by! Not a bad way to spend a month… and here’s how it ended up!

June 2019 Reads:

(also… I’m quitting the star ratings game… I feel like it’s ineffective and does a disservice to books – so I’ll just give my thoughts!)

Audiobooks 0  |  EBooks 4  |  Print 12


Summer of ’69 by Elin Hilderbrand

Hilderbrand dives into historical fiction and I am NOT mad about it! I actually love this one the most of all the books of hers I’ve read. I think HF is where she needs to stay. This one follows a family of women – as they navigate the pressures of life, race, sexism and just being family – all while summering in … where else would Elin have them summer but on Nantucket Island of course!

3083348._SX98_Layover by David Bell

A whirlwind of a ride that follows a man who meets a mysterious woman in the airport on a layover – and ends up quickly falling for her. But she’s running from something? And decides to follow…. a quick light thriller. I read this one in 2 hours!

41150385._SX98_Keeping Lucy by T. Greenwood

This one had ALL THE FEELS. A woman wakes up after giving birth to find her baby gone. Whisked away to a home for babies with Down Syndrome. Because sadly… that’s what a lot of people did at that time. This is her story of getting Lucy back. So many feels!

40535998._SX98_The Unbreakables by Lisa Barr

LOVED this one! Between the art and the travel… I adored every minute. Check out my review!


42368604._SX98_Lock Every Door by Riley Sager

Another wild thriller from Sager. Not my favorite of his – but still pretty solid! Check out my review!


44069134._SX98_Ashes in a Coconut by Bo Kearns

A really cool mystery/thriller. A gorgeous setting with a tale full of conspiracy, death and finding yourself! Read my review here!


42036534._SX98_A Nearly Normal Family by M.T. Edvardsson

LOVED this courtroom thriller. I don’t normally love legal stories but this one is not heavy on the technical but more about the mystery of what happened the night a man was murdered. it it told uniquely in three points of view – the 18 year old girl who is accused of the murder, her father – a pastor, and her mother – an attorney. Fascinating and thrilling!

45754150._SX98_Good Buddy by Dori Ann Dupre

A heartwarming tale of the life of a boy named Buddy, and the people he meets in his life. it’s an endearing tale of fatherhood – and what it takes to be a good father. And sometimes – it has nothing to do with blood or DNA. I loved Buddy – his family – this heartwarming AND heartbreaking tale is definitely worth a read!

41571722._SX98_Another Side of Paradise by Sally Koslow

The seldom heard story of the fascinating woman who was F. Scott Fitzgeralds’ mistress. Check out my review.


MontaukMontauk by Nicola Harrison

The sleepy fishing town is on the verge of becoming the exclusive resort town it is as we know it today. A really fun story! Check my review here!



41150483._SX98_The First Mistake by Sandie Jones

I LOVED The Other Woman and was so thrilled when I found out Sandie was already writing another thriller! My review is here!



41824546._SX98_The Islanders by Meg Mitchell Moore

A really complicated but relatable story of three strangers who all become connected one summer on Block Island. Check out my review!


43409205._SX98_Scenes From the Heartland by Donna Baer Stein

The art lover in me adored this book. Imagine someone telling you the story of your favorite works of art! Check out my review.


38636043._SX98_Call Your Daughter Home by Deb Spera

OMG THIS BOOK. This one’s going to stay with me for a long time. It follows 3 women all of different races and classes who are connected in the most heartbreaking and loving ways. It’s definitely one that makes you cringe at the atrocities of the world – both then and now – but also the strength and determination of the human spirit and the power of being a woman. Plus… a little bit of magic!

40969415._SX98_Waiting for Tom Hanks by Kerry Winfrey

LOVED THIS BOOK! So, so fun. The best Rom-Com references and truly a fun light adorable story! Read my review here!



Do you see any of your favorites here?

I’d love to know your thoughts!

Happy JULY Book Friends!


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