Taking a look back at what happened in the month of June.
Victoria’s Life Happenings
Overall June was a pretty chill month for me. I was way busier than I thought I would be with summer classes, so I didn’t blog or post on Insta as much as I thought I would. I drove A LOT this month. I went home for my cousin’s baby shower (I can’t wait to buy books for the baby), and I helped my boyfriend move into his new house and get ready for school to start.
Books Victoria Read
Final Draft (2.5 stars) – I posted my review for this one last month. It was a letdown for me, and didn’t live up to the greatness of Redgate’s other novels.
Save the Date (4.5 stars) – SO CUTE. I love Morgan Matson, and I her newest release. I have a review that goes more in depth about this novel, but overall it was a cute story about family.
The Kiss Quotient (5 stars) – My second time reading it this year, and I enjoyed it just as much as I did the first time! It’s super swoony, and so great!
The Girl Who Smiled Beads (5 stars) – I’ve been doing really well with memoirs this year! I picked this one up because of the hype surrounding it, and was not disappointed. This memoir is about Wamariya’s life as a refugee after leaving Rwanda.
Carrie (4 stars) – I’ve been super into Stephen King lately, and decided to pick up Carrie. I was surprised at the writing style and set up of this book, and I really enjoyed it!
Order of Protection (4 stars) – SO GOOD. I wasn’t sure what to think about a romantic suspense novel, but I loved this one. I thought the characters felt very realistic, and there was a great balance between the romance and the suspense.
It Takes Two (4 stars) – I devoured this book in like a day. It’s so angsty, and I enjoyed this more than the first one in the series (which I already loved). I’ll have a review for this one posted soon with more of my thoughts on it!
The Real Deal (3.5 stars) – This was an okay novel. I flew through the first half and really loved it, but the second half was kind of a disappointment.
Switch & Bait (3 stars) – The premise of this one intrigued me. It’s a woman who does all the hard work before a date by messaging the guy and seeing if he’s worth it. It’s also set in D.C. and somewhat political.
Our Kind of Cruelty (4 stars) – Every time I picked this book up I did not want to put it down! It sucked me in, and I didn’t know what to expect.
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up (4 stars) – A reread for me. I love going through my belongings and clearing things out every once in a while. Overall I find this book very helpful in helping you decide what to keep and what to get rid of, but there are some things I rolled my eyes at a lil while reading.
- [5 Jun] THE KISS QUOTIENT REVIEW | A 2018 FAVE ★★★★★
- [7 Jun] SAVE THE DATE BLOG TOUR | REVIEW + FAVORITE QUOTES ★★★★½
- [10 Jun] FINAL DRAFT REVIEW | MY LEAST FAVORITE REDGATE NOVEL ★★½
- [21 Jun] THE GIRL WHO SMILED BEADS REVIEW | ANOTHER FANTASTIC MEMOIR ★★★★★
- [30 Jun] ORDER OF PROTECTION REVIEW | A ROMANTIC SUSPENSE ★★★★
Victoria’s Fave Book
I read SO MANY good books this month, but I have to say my favorite was It Takes Two. This romance was so angsty, and the chemistry between the characters was fantastic. I could not put this book down, it was that good!
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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
July Reading Challenge
My goal this month is to read backlist books. I have so many books on my shelves that I’ve bought and want to read, but I always prioritize the newer books and books I get for review. This challenge goes really well with #theunreadshelfproject2018 because the July goal is to finish a series on your unread shelf. Most of the series on my shelves are backlist, so this will tie in nicely. Since I don’t like sticking to tbrs, I’m not making a list of books I want to read, but I have a lot to choose from so I’m not worried about reading backlist books. I’m also participating in Tome Topple and all the books I’m currently reading/planning to read are backlist and fit this challenge as well!