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June Reading

Super late on this but better late than never. 😉


The Lost Book of the Grail by Charlie Lovett

This was a tough one for me.  It wasn’t bad.  It just didn’t wow me.  It had such a great premise – historical mystery, romance, libraries, and even coding (which my little mathematical heart just loved).  But it didn’t come together for me in a terribly exciting way.  I also thought that the main character, Arthur, was a little too curmudgeonly.  I liked that he loved old things and hated technology but it caused the romance to seem a little like an old man dating a young lady, so I kept picturing Arthur around 30 years old instead of 40.


When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

SO cute!  Indian teenagers whose parents want an arranged married for them.  I’ve heard some critiques that Dimple is really unlikeable and to a certain extent, I would agree, but I think that Rishi was just so over-the-top adorable and wonderful that it made her seem a little harsh.  Overall, I really liked this.


Hatching Twitter by Nick Bilton

Incredibly interesting.  But it mostly left me with a huge sense of happiness that I was not involved in Twitter.  Those people were cutthroat.  It was basically Game of Thrones without all of the actual murder.  I don’t know if it’s worth being a billionaire to screw over other people all of the time.  Worth reading.


Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

The second book in the Lunar Chronicles.  I thought it was much better than the first.  Instead of focusing just on Scarlet and Wolf, the story would switch back and forth between all of the characters, including those in Cinder.  The best part was the introduction of a lovable, charismatic thief named Thorne (who becomes the love interest in the third and best book).


Every Wild Heart by Meg Donohue

Blah.  Definitely my least favorite of the month.  I thought it was going to be a cute little romantic beach read.  Instead it was a bizarre stalker/girl loves horses book.  I’d pass on this one.