Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Books Read July 2015


I'm not sure how I got this much reading in between our vacation to D.C. and doing everything to close on the house. Most of these titles are teeny tiny books that could be read in a day, so that's probably why. Alright, let's get to reviewin'! 

The Truth About Forever was a book suggested by a reader on Instagram. I think I told y'all last time that I'm playing catch up on Sarah Dessen's books. I loved this book. Macy tries to figure out what to do while her boyfriend is away at Brain Camp. Their relationship was all mapped out for her, but she decides she wants a different life for herself, who can't support a main character like that?! She worked for a library and a catering company, of course I just looooved that! 

Unveiling Grace: The Story of How We Found Our Way Out of the Mormon Church, a book written by Lynn Wilder a former BYU professor and former devout member of the church. Her family members were in the church for 30 years, all their sons served missions. There is more to their story, if you are interested then check out the book. 

Beach Town was not my favorite Mary Kay Andrews book. LOVE you dearly, MKA, but this one was not your best. Greer, the main character, got on my nerves a lot and I think that's where most of my disappointment came from in this book. I typically adore MKA's protagonists, but not Greer. Still love you Mary Kay! 

The Summer I Turned Pretty is a series by Jenny Han that I've passed by several times on the shelves. It was surprisingly good and gave me all the mushy feelings. The series is about three friends, two guys and one girl, who grow up visiting each other in a summer home their families share. Reading these books reminded me of the summers I spent at the beach and how each year I was a little older, a little more mature. The romance is great too, check this one out before summer is gone! 

Killer Instinct, if you follow me on Instagram then you already know I wasn't a fan that this was considered a young adult series. There were some adults themes throughout including several sex scenes. It was described on goodreads as like Dexter and that's a lot of what it is, I'm still intrigued and have already read the 2nd book. I'm only putting it out there that parents need to read this one first if their middle schooler comes home with it. 

Keeping the Moon, another Sarah Dessen book that I enjoyed. Colie's mom is a fitness guru and while she is away on tour, she sends her to live with a quirky aunt in North Carolina. I'd be lying if I said I didn't cry at the end of this book, it had me feeling alllll the feels. 

These Boots are Made for Butt-Kickin' was sent to me by the fabulous Kalan Chapman Lloyd. For those of you who adore Mary Kay Andrews and Janet Evanovich, you will love this author. Her main character, Lily is a fiesty, sassy, but also Christian Southern girl. This is the second book in the series and after a couple of chapters I was wanting the first book. There's humor, sas, mystery, and action. I have an interview coming up with the author next week so be sure and come by! If you'd like me to send you the copy I read comment below and I will ship my copy to you. 


What did you read in the month of July?  




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