wrap up

June Wrap up

It’s that a time of the month again when we all show each other what we read and I am happy to say that I read 6 things. 6 seems to be a happy consistent number for me at the moment. I have this desire to read everything at the moment but just don’t have the time.   I hope everyone is enjoying their summer.. for a change England has been very hot and sunny and in true Brit fashion I am going to moan…..it’s too hot! I can’t handle the heat very well and  constantly melting. I also have been ill this month and on antibiotics for TWO WEEKS!  Anyway enough about me, let’s get on with the books.

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Mine

  • Mine by Susi Fox was my first read of the month. This is a Mystery/Thriller set in Australia. A woman is taken in for an emergency caesarean but when she comes round she has the feeling that her baby is not actually hers. This was an OK read but I found it slow and repetitive. If you enjoy family/domestic thrillers than you will enjoy this. Overall I rated 3 stars and will be writing a full review soon.

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

  • Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine by Gail Honeyman. This has been on my radar for so long and I finally got round to reading it and I am so glad I did. I can see why this is hyped. Eleanor is a social misfit, has her set routines and is bumbling along just fine – until she gets stuck with Raymond the IT guy at work. This is such a good book about character growth and just endearing. I rated this 4.75 out of 5 stars.

Tokyo Ghoul, tome 1 (Tokyo Ghoul, #1)

  • Tokyo Ghoul by Sui Ishida. Every month I ask my partner to pick a book of my shelves for me to read. This was his pick for June. This is the second or third manga that I have ever read and whilst I liked the story, I find the black and white artwork hard to decipher. This probably sounds strange but I just can’t see what is supposed to be happening in an action scene. I rated this 3 out 5 stars..I am not sure if I will be continuing on with the series.

Milk and Honey

  • Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur. As I don’t read too much Poetry I loaned this from my local library rather than buy it. I really didn’t like this book, the poems made me feel uncomfortable especially the abuse. I also didn’t like the sexual section. I am no means a prude but I just felt it unnecessary. The poems felt more like statements. Maybe I read this wrong but I don’t understand the hype. I rated this 2 stars as some of the poems about ‘love’ I did like.

Burial Rites

  • Burial Rites by Hannah Kent. I picked this book up from the library on a whim. This a book set in early 1800’s Iceland and based on true events. Agnes is to be executed for the murder of her former master. This story is her move to a different part of Iceland and to speak with Toti an assistant reverend that Agnes chose to be her spiritual guardian whilst she awaits her death. The story is very slow and one that slowly feeds you details of how Agnes come to be a convicted murderess. This was a dark and bleak story but due to the slow pace I gave it 3.75 stars.

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales

  • The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat by Oliver Sacks. Every month I tried to read a non-fiction book and this one caught my eye. Not only has it thousands of reviews on Goodreads but it has a high rating of 4.05. Neurology is something that interests me but also daunts me too, there is so much that could happen to a person, with some still unable to be explained. This took me the whole month to read.I dipped in and out of it whenever I got the chance. This is by no means a large book at 243 pages, it’s just the way it was written. I found the case studies extremely enjoyable but Sacks writing was not for me. It was not engaging, he constantly referenced other Neurologists like I knew them and had already read their work. It was not easy to read it was heavy in jargon. This is a good book if you already have some knowledge about the subject but if you know near to nothing like myself and wanted a bit more of an understanding of neurology then don’t pick this up. I am sure there are better books out there. Another book I don’t understand the high ratings for. I rated this 2 stars and that was just for the case studies.

Currently reading

 

The Unfortunate Decisions of Dahlia Mos…The Kiss Quotient (The Kiss Quotient, #…

I hope to read another 6 books for July, I have currently read 40 books this year which means I am 3 books ahead of my target.

What books did you read in June? Have you read any the same as me, what’s your thoughts?

Thanks for reading