This month’s OwlCrate theme for June is ‘Libraries of Wonder’. I couldn’t wait to see what this box reveals for me, and I absolutely love my items:
It’s amazing that 2019 is halfway through! I’ve been seeing this tag circulate throughout June, and I’m glad that I’m finally taking part in it. I see this as a way to relieve wedding planning stress lol!
I came across this book tag through Adventures of a Bibliophile‘s page.
Best Book You’ve Read So Far in 2019
I really enjoyed Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid. I read the audiobook version of this story, and it was absolutely amazing. It felt like I was listening to an actual band’s rise and fall in history. The Oyster Thief by Sonia Faraqi was a close second in favorite reads thus far.
Best Sequel You’ve Read So Far in 2019
I haven’t really read through a sequel yet! I’m currently in progress of reading Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo. So far I’m enjoying it!
Most Anticipated Release For The Second Half of the Year
I can’t wait to read A Dream So Dark by L.L. McKinney. I really love reading Alice in Wonderland reboots, and A Blade So Black was a lovely modern take on a classic story. The book features a strong, African-American character as Alice, which is very empowering.
I wasn’t particularly into Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo. As much as it was refreshing to discover Nikolai, I found the story as mostly filler.
Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan. I was pleasantly surprised in discovering how good this story was! The message of female empowerment in the face of a patriarchal society came through clearly.
Newest Fictional Crush
I would say that Joe Reynolds from Time After Time was very intriguing to learn about! He was hard-working and passionate at the same time, and that always wins me over.
Newest Favorite Character
Addison Hatta in A Blade So Black. He was a super cool individual!
Book That Made You Cry
Daisy Jones and the Six. The last hour of the story was heartbreaking!
Book That Made You Happy
Wish by Barbara O’Connor. It was so endearing, and the dog/child bond was adorable!
Favorite Book to Film Adaptation
Honestly, I haven’t watched too many book to film programs this year. I heard that Good Omens is amazing to watch on Amazon Prime, so I should catch an episode of that series.
Favorite Post You Have Done This Year
I would say that the post about ‘The First Book Series I Read’ was one that I really liked writing about. I love all the posts I’ve worked on, but I enjoyed looking back on what I read when I was younger!
Most Beautiful Book You’ve Bought This Year
Crown of Feathers by Nicki Pau-Preto. I received it through OwlCrate a couple months ago.
What Books Do You Need To Read By the End of the Year
Definitely A Dream So Dark by L.L. McKinney, and Girls of Storm and Shadow by Natasha Ngan. I’m looking forward to reading The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See as well.
Time After Time by Lisa Grunwald Length: 416 pages Genre: Historical Fiction/Romance Source: Acquired from NetGalley Publisher: Random House Publishing Group Series or Standalone: Standalone **I received Time After Time … Continue reading Time After Time by Lisa Grunwald/A Review
After work on Friday, Andy and I traveled to Frenchtown, NJ so I can take part of First Friday Poetry. I attended this poetry event last month when it at … Continue reading New Poetry Group, and Good Stories/June 9 Reading Blog
I discovered ‘Wish’ while searching for another story at a local department store. When I walk into this location, the first stop I always head to is the large table … Continue reading My Thoughts on ‘Wish’ by Barbara O’ Connor
The first weekend of June brought some unexpected stress, some cuteness, and some welcomed reading! The stressful part was due to wedding planning. I’m getting married in August, and communicating … Continue reading Two Engaging Reads, and Baby Goats! / June Reading Blog #1
I read ‘The Gilded Wolves’ as part of May’s Asian Readathon. After completing this book, I sat with it for quite a bit. There was so much thought-provoking content with … Continue reading ‘The Gilded Wolves’ by Roshani Chokshi/A Review