A lot of four stars this month. sounds like success!
Total Number of Books: 13
Total Number of Pages: 4,500
Favorite (New) Reads of the Month: Every Summer After by Carley Fortune AND The Storyteller by Dave Grohl
It’s All in How You Fall by Sarah Henning – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
We’ll Always Have Summer by Jenny Han – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Every Summer After by Carley Fortune – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Counselors by Jessica Goodman – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.5
Bad Things Happen Here by Rebecca Barrow – ⭐️⭐️⭐️.5
I really made a conscious effort to read more physical books this month—something I’m going to work harder to do in the coming months. I’m always excited when Jessica Goodman releases a new book, but a setting of an affluent summer camp? Sign me up. Another summer book that I loved this month was Carley Fortune’s debut, Every Summer After. One part second chance romance plus another part friends-to-lovers equals me, with a big ol’ smile on my face. It was very reminiscent to the underrated Christina Lauren book, Love and Other Words. If I hadn’t heard such incredible things about it, I probably would have DNFed Where the Crawdads Sing after the first 100 pages. It was extremely slow and I was slogging my way through it. All in all, I am glad I stuck with it and think it was beautifully written book by Delia Owens.
From the Jump by Lacie Waldon – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Seoulmates by Susan Lee – ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Booked on a Feeling by Jayci Lee – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Any Other Family by Eleanor Brown – ⭐️⭐️⭐️.5
Do you guys have any idea how much I love the trope of friends-to-lovers? Then have it take in a bookshop? I’m such a sucker, and Jayci Lee did such a wonderful job with Booked on a Feeling. Susan Lee’s Seoulmates was a fine debut, but the story was a little repetitive—it didn’t help that I read practically the same story two months ago in Fireworks by Alice Lin.
Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Storyteller by Dave Grohl – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Name She Gave Me by Betty Culley – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The great thing about Dave Grohl is that not only is he an incredible musician, he’s such a fan of music. He’s a true fanboy and the stories he tells in this book are so much fun as we follow him teaching himself how to play the drums on pillows in his bedroom to touring the world in one of the biggest rock bands.