I’m not going to lie, I’m struggling at the moment. Reading wise, blogging wise and just in general really. I really want July to be the month I get back into the swing of things and I really think I’m on my way to doing that.
In terms of June, I really didn’t enjoy anything I read and it’s hard for me to know the real reason why. Has my mood effected my experience with these books or did I just not like them. Honestly I’m leaning more towards the second option.
Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes – ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Probably the only book this month I somewhat enjoyed. There’s a lot I don’t like about this. There’s so much insta love and very sudden character deaths that make you wonder what the point of that character even was. But I was willing to overlook it and was excited to continue the series…
Rebel Spring by Morgan Rhodes – ⭐ ⭐
…But then it continued to happen in the second book…
Gathering Darkness by Morgan Rhodes – ⭐
…And by the time I got to the third one I was done caring. I gave the series one last shot with the forth book Frozen Tides but, for me, it just kept on getting worse. I literally only cared about two characters and all the others I was either ‘ugh’ or ‘who?’
The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants by Ann Brashares ⭐ ⭐
Honestly this wasn’t as bad as I thought it might be but I still didn’t like it. Even though the characters clearly had different interests they all felt like the same voice and in the end I found the story incredibly dull.
Everything Leads To You by Nina Lacour – ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
So, I gave this 3 stars but if I’m honest, the entire second half is completely lost on me. No clue what happened. This is about an 18 year old who somehow has a job that many college graduates would kill for. It has a lesbian romance and it’s set in Hollwood, but ultimately I found it quite boring.
The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth – ⭐ ⭐
So, here’s the thing. I really appreciate this book and what it does. It’s about a teenage girl (Cameron) who’s caught kissing another girl and is put into a religious conversion therapy camp. I hate to say this but I preferred the movie. For me this book dragged and the movie got to the point and told what was, to me, the most important part of Cameron Post’s life.
Autoboyography by Christina Lauren – ⭐ ⭐
Another YA gay contemporary that just didn’t hit the mark for me. In this one it was the writing but also some of the things that happened felt odd to me and needed to be resolved but just weren’t.
Hopefully I read some better books in July.
Thanks for reading,