Show us your books – June/July Reads

I had a long day today (its Monday night as I write this) but I needed to draft this post before lights out. I’ve been meaning to join this link up for some time now and just always miss the date – clearly I’m not the most organised blogger these days. But I love books and reading and I wasn’t about to miss another one. Joining Steph and Jana for “Show us your books”.

Now these aren’t all the books I’ve read in June and thus far in July. Far from it actually – remember the literary ladies summer reading challenge? Well I’ve read all but one book from my list (and changed a couple of my choices – but thats a post for another day) so I’ve definitely read a lot in the last few weeks and since I don’t want to spill it all just ye, I just chose some books that I’ve read that stood out good or bad. Here goes!

I sometimes always walk into Book Stores just because. So a couple weekends ago I went shopping for work clothes at the mall and walked into a book store and saw this. I’ve read both The Husbands Secret and Big Little Lies so I though why not. I’m glad I did. I’m not sure what I would do if I forgot years of my life or didn’t remember those people close to me – but I thought she did a good job of portraying the concept. Its gotten mixed reviews but I’d give this one a thumbs up and 4/5 stars. I recommend.

I get the hype, I really do. I get it … I just don’t get it. If that makes sense. I have to sink into a book and while it was good … there was no sinking. P.S. I feel genuinely bad for not loving it – I didn’t dislike it – I liked it – I just was waiting for the feeling of love that everyone seems to have 🙁 

Here’s a little secret – I’m a sucker for a celeb tell all. I’ve said it before but I read everything. And celeb tell-alls (not just comedians) are a guilty pleasure. Ive probably read every book a Real Housewife has ever written so why not read one by Holly – after all, I used to watch Girls Next Door all the time. Anyway this was a good read if you’re looking for a bird’s eye view into the Playboy Mansion. I also read Kendra’s book some years ago. Both interesting. Was it mind blowing? No … but it was ok.

Who doesn’t love a good comedian read. Another guilty pleasure when I want an easy read. I’ve been wanting to read this for a while now. I actually had it sitting in my Kindle books for some time. I put it down for the summer challenge and finally read it. Worth the wait. I recommend.

I really really enjoyed this book. I don’t want to say too much because I’d actually like to review this all on its own at some point. I mean, some books take you into them and envelop you. I love Jodi’s style. Its not for everyone. But I loved it!!

Shameless plug with this one. I haven’t finished it yet. But so far so good – its the book club book of the month and we review it on August 4th (and you should too)! 😀

Yay for books! – I couldn’t live without them.

Have a great Tuesday!!!


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