Month in Review: June 2014

Kelli's Reviews:
Plan Overboard by Heather Wardell
Before I Wake by C.L. Taylor
The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu
Second Opinion Book-to-Movie Review: Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters
Children of the Most High by Anna Scanlon
Bewitching by Alex Flinn

Madi's Reviews:
Hungry by H.A. Swain
Second Star by Alyssa B. Sheinmel
What We Hide by Marthe Jocelyn
Deception's Princess by Esther Friesner
The Summer I Saved the World...In 65 Days by Michele Weber Hurwitz 

Guest Posts/Spotlights/Interviews:
Author Interview: H.A. Swain
Blog Tour and Excerpt: Coin Heist by Elisa Ludwig
Guest Post: The Giver and The Fault in Our Stars by Spencer Blohm
Book Spotlight: The Cook's Temptation by Joyce Wayne
Guest Post: Jelsa Mepsy, author of Second Chance
Guest Post: Victoria Doughtery, author of The Bone Church
Book Spotlight and Giveaway: The Summer Queen by Elizabeth Chadwick

Notes from Nat:
Delirium Pilot on Hulu
Teaser: Bloodlines, The Original Beginning
Fairy Tale Adaptation: Maleficent

Books Read:
Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh
In the Field of Grace by Tessa Afshar
Breakable (Contours of the Heart #2) by Tammara Webber
All the Finer Things by Stephanie Connelley Worlton
The Unseemly Education of Anne Merchant (V #1) by Joanna Wiebe
Little Mercies by Heather Gudenkauf
The Captive Maiden by Melanie Dickerson
Five Ways to Fall (Ten Tiny Breaths #4) by K.A. Tucker
I was a beta reader for Heather Wardell's 16th book, code-named Mango.  So fun!

Books of the Month

I didn't read that many books this month, but the ones I read were all so good!  It was hard to pick a favorite, so much so that I can't pick just one.  My favorite reads this month were:
  • Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh.  Brosh writes a wildly popular blog, also called Hyperbole and a Half.  I've followed her blog for a while now, and I was anxiously awaiting her first novel.  This book was excellent: funny and poignant.  Brosh describes living with depression like no one else I've ever read.  Her clever illustrations made the book even more fun to read.
  • In the Field of Grace by Tessa Afshar.  I've been a fan of Afshar's since her first book, Pearl in the Sand, and her writing keeps getting better and better.  In the Field of Grace was Christian historical fiction at its absolute best.
  • Little Mercies by Heather Gudenkauf.  This book was unforgettable, with realistically flawed characters, heart-wrenching situations, and a powerful premise.  This is my first time reading Gudenkauf, but certainly not my last.
  Check back soon for reviews of these outstanding novels!
How was your June?


1 comment:

  1. Both had a good month for books! Happy July reading!


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