What I Read in June
After a very long hiatus from reading, or any free time for that matter, I'm happy to say that I've read more this past month than I have all year. Life has slowed down a lot, leaving me with more free time to find and read books that I'm excited about.
So for now, I'll take a break from reading and write something for you to read:
Outlawed by Anna North
I picked this book up in Half-Priced Books a day after my sister and I had a conversation about wishing for some type of media about cool outlaws. That, along with the stunning cover, was enough for me to see what North had to say.
The book was terrific, honestly I don't think online reviews are doing it justice. It is a little hard to get into at first, but about halfway through I didn't want to put it down. It's very sad, gripping and inspiring all at once.
The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer
This book has been hanging out on my bookshelf for probably over a year now. The title was enticing enough to buy but it took me awhile to want to pick it up and read.
The story caught my attention fairly quickly. Pissing me off, making me happy, filling me with anxiety. Basically, I got reader's whiplash from everything that was happening. It's a great story showcasing many levels of feminism, and the inevitable flaws in it all.
I'm Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy
The second I saw that this book had came out, I knew I needed to read it. I've been a fan of Jennette for a long time, from iCarly to her podcast, the woman truly fascinates me. My friend Sam was kind enough to lend me her copy and her passion as to why I absolutely needed to read it.
It was a really quick read, I finished it in just two days. It was sad and encouraging to hear her story and get a play-by-play of her life and growth through the book.
Wise Blood by Flannery O'Connor
I started this book a few days before the end of the month and I'm about halfway through. I don't want to reveal my thoughts until I finish it, but just know that they are coming.