My June Book Stack

I really love reading, like really, really love it.  Before I had kids I could easily finish two books over a weekend and polish off up to ten a month.  Now, however, my reading time is more limited so I have to pick and choose what I read a little more carefully.  I tend to read a lot more "easy reads" (i.e., thrillers, beach reads, etc.) these days than I used to but I am trying to change that.

I thought it would be fun to chronicle what I read each month here on the blog and also give you a chance to tell me what you're reading in the comments.  So here's what I read in June - let me know what you're reading or what you've recently read!

I used to be a fan of One Tree Hill.  I'm now a fan of The Walking Dead.  Hilarie Burton Morgan and Jeffrey Dean Morgan seem so darn cool and I was so excited to get this book in the mail and have a deeper peak into their lives.  The verdict - they are cool and their story is great.  It's a good reminder to appreciate where you are and what you've done to get there.  It's also a good reminder to really take chances to get what you want.

This was my May Book of the Month club choice and it was a fine book.  I didn't love it, I didn't hate it.  It was a really easy read and I read the whole thing in about a day and a half (and that's with a million kid interruptions).  I'm a sucker for books that take place in New York and also a sucker for books about moms and kids so I did enjoy those aspects of this book.  That said, this is not the kind of book I'll be thinking about for years (or even months) to come.

I always enjoy Jennifer Weiner books.  I've been reading her books for years so when I start a new one there's always an element of nostalgia to them.  This one was enjoyable but definitely not as great as some of her others.  It's a fun summer read though and would be great to take to the beach or the pool.  This is also a great book to read with kids around as the reading of it doesn't suffer with a million interruptions.

Oh boy, Little Women.  So last month I read Harry Potter books 5-7 and I loved rereading them so, so much.  I hadn't read those particular books in years and getting into that world again was just so magical.  Once I finished the last Harry Potter book I decided that I wanted to try rereading other old favorites of mine.  I decided to start with Little Women in part because I still haven't seen the new movie and really want to (but I want to read the book again first) and also because I haven't read this book in such a long time.  I'm about 200 pages into it right now and I'm really enjoying it.  I took it with me to the beach this past weekend and was surprised at what a lovely beach read it made.  The world Alcott creates is a fun one to visit and there are so many good reminders in this book that we can all use in our daily lives.

So that's it for me.  In July I'll be finishing Little Women and then I'm not really sure what'll be next.  I've been meaning to read The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle for awhile now (I read What I Talk About When I Talk About Running a few months ago and it got me so interested in Murakami) so I think that will probably make the cut.  We shall see.

Let me know in the comments what you're reading or what you want to read in July!


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