Is it just me, or is this year flying by a little too fast?
I think the problem is, there are just too many books to read and not enough time. Especially since I now have a closer deadline to read some of the books I want to read because I’ll be in grad school this coming fall. It doesn’t help that I continuously add more books to my TBR pile each week. Darn you Goodreads!
If you remember from my Recents Reads post in May, I said that I had just started rereading the fourth Harry Potter book. Seeing as I read most of it in June, I’m counting it as a June read. And my final book of the month, that I just finished rereading yesterday, was Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Only more more HP books to go before September 1st! (19 years later)
In between my beloved Harry Potter reads I read Orbiting Jupiter, Eliza and Her Monsters, and The Trouble with Flying. The first two were excellent reads and I was glad to have chosen them on a whim, and I liked The Trouble With Flying for the most part, but it wasn’t as good as I was hoping.
Orbiting Jupiter had just come into work as a YA Nutmeg 2018 nominee, so I figured, ‘hey, as a librarian, I should read some of these books so I can recommend them to patrons.’ And that’s what I did. It’s under 200 pages so naturally, I read it in one day and my gosh… you definitely get hit with the feels at the end. But that’s all I’m saying about that.
The Trouble With Flying was definitely a cute read if you’re looking for a book to whiz right through. My problem with it was that it was very predictable, however that didn’t stop me from enjoying the cute moments between Sarah and Aiden. I should also mention that there were a few laugh-out-loud moments. Overall, not bad, but not one of my better reads.
If you really want to know what I think about Eliza and her Monsters, you can check out my review of it here. I can tell you though, that it was a really good book and so relatable. As I mentioned, I decided to read it on a whim because although it was on my TBR list, I had no idea it was already out. I thought it wasn’t going to be out until July! You can imagine how excited I was when I saw it in the bookstore. Again, I’m glad I ended up buying it and this is another book I highly recommend to those who love Young Adult fiction.
Over the next two months I’m going to try to fit in as many books as I can read since I’ll be starting school at the end of August. Since it’s graduate school, I’m sure that my reading time is going to dwindle down significantly, but I’m excited to be pursuing my Master’s over the next two years. And anyway, there’s always my winter and summer breaks to catch up on reading. I’m also going to try to catch up on some book reviews, since I’ve been terrible with keeping up on those the past two months. My bad.
What did you read this past month?