Sunday, June 30, 2013

June Confessions

What a month! It's been such a whirlwind of a month for me.  We went on vacation for a little over two weeks at the Jersey Shore and it was Baby D's first time taking a real vacation. We were so busy going to the beach, the pool, taking walks, going to the boardwalk, etc, that I didn't have much time to read.  By the time my head hit the pillow, I was out.  10 month olds are exhausting, but so much fun!  Here's what I read this busy month:

Books Read in June:
1.  The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls by Anton DiSclafani - 4 out of 5 stars
2.  Tarnish by Katherine Longshore - 4.5 out of 5 stars
3.  Venom by Fiona Paul - 4 out of 5 stars (Review to come!)
4.  The Elite (The Selection #2) by Keira Cass - 4 out of 5 stars (Review to come)
5.  The Lake House by Marci Nault - 4 out of 5 stars (Review to come)
6.  Spies and Prejudice by Talia Vance - 3 out of 5 stars (Review to come)
Did Not Finish:
The Rose Throne by Mette Ivie Harrison - Check out my giveaway for this ARC if you are interested in reading this book.

June Top Five:

1.  Favorite Book: Tarnish by Katherine Longshore- I am such a sucker for a captivating historical read and Tarnish focuses on Anne Boleyn when she first arrives to court. I was hooked!

2.  Biggest Surprise: Venom by Fiona Paul- The first third of this book, I wasn't too sure about it, especially because I wasn't the biggest fan of the protagonist.  Much to my surprise, somewhere in the middle of the book, I got sucked in and can't wait to read book two of the series.  

3. Biggest Disappointment: The Rose Throne by Mette Ivie Harrison - It takes a lot for me to not finish a book I received for review, but in this case, it just didn't work for me. Nope. Not at all, which is a shame as I LOVED the premise.

5.  Favorite Part of June: My vacation to the shore with my family. It wasn't the most relaxing since I've got a really active ten month old tagging along, but it was one that I'll remember forever. :)

So, what do you guys think of the books I read month?  I hope everyone had a great month. I'm happy to be back blogging. Thanks for sticking with me while I was on my family vacation.


  1. Oh, sounds like I need to read Tarnish. I have the first two books in that series but haven't checked out either of them yet.

    1. I think you would really like them! You should definitely check them out when you get a chance. Thanks for stopping by, Leanna!

  2. Glad to see you gave Tarnish such a high rating! I do have to be in a specific mood for historical, but I know I'll love this one when I finally get to it!

    1. I highly recommend it, especially if you like the Tudors. Thanks for visiting, Becky!

  3. I can't wait to read Tarnish. I look forward to your review of Spies and Prejudice. I am still not sure about that one. I am kind of interested in reading The Selection but I may wait till the entire series is published.

    This month went by too quickly! I am not ready for it be July yet mostly because I am not looking forward to August and the end of summer. :)

    1. I wasn't too impressed with Spies and Prejudice. It was fun, but wasn't a "WOW" kind of book by any means. I think my students would like it. I feel the SAME exact way as you regarding the summer. It needs to slow down! Thanks for dropping by, Christina!

  4. I feel ya. I've been so busy too. We're on vacay in two weeks ourselves.

    1. That's awesome! Have a great vacation! :) Thanks for visiting, Juju!

  5. BTW, loved all the vacay pics on Twitter.


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