I read four books this month and I am happy with that. I started reading the Illiad and the Odyssey and decided to put it on hold. I will eventually finish it, it just might take a while. Here are the books that I read in June:
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews- ⭐️⭐️⭐️Did I enjoy this book? Yes, but I didn’t love it. It was a quick and easy read. I liked how there was some humor, and loved how some of it was written like a script. I found Greg’s mother to be extremely annoying, I really didn’t like her as a character at all. I felt like There should have been more to Greg and Rachel’s friendship than there was. I also thought that Rachel was boring, I was expecting more out of her character. My favorite character was definitely Greg, he was funny, didn’t take things to0 seriously. I also loved how he narrated the book. Even though I didn’t love this book, I did enjoy the author’s writing and will definitely be reading more from Jesse Andrews.
Ithaca by Patrick Dillon- ⭐️⭐️⭐️ I received an eArc of this book from NetGalley.
I gave this three stars for one reason and one reason only, for me there wasn’t enough. I really wanted more, especially from the relationship between Telemachus and Odysseus. I felt that there wasn’t enough development in their relationship. I loved how Telemachus, on his journey to find his father, really grew up and developed as a character. I also loved how Telemachus, in a sense was able to get to know his father from the stories that he was told from those who knew his father. Despite the three star rating, I did enjoy this book.
The Crown by Kiera Cass- ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️I loved Eadlyn’s growth as a character and how she followed her heart. I also loved how she took it upon herself to hold more responsibilities. What I didn’t like was the ending, it was too much of a cliffhanger for me.
Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige- ⭐️⭐️⭐️I loved the world building, the concept and how creative this book is. However, I thought that some of the characters could have been more interesting, especially Amy. This book is a unique and different twist on The Wizard of Oz. I will continue with the series as I’m curious to see how it ends.
I had a lot of the same feelings you did about Me, Earl, and the Dying Girl. I liked it, but didn’t love it.
I felt the same about Dorothy Most Die, it was a really enjoyable story and concept but the characters were all a bit flat. I’m going to continue the series though too. Hopefully it’ll get better!!
I’m reading mine on Serial Reads on my Nook!!
I’ve never heard about this books, so I looked on goodreads and I really like them!! Thanks for this sort of recommendation XD!
Thank you, however it isn’t a recommendation. It is a wrap up of the books that I have read.
I know!!! I think you misunderstood what I was trying to say… When I see wrap up posts I check the books that people liked, so at the end it’s a sort of recommendation!
I also read four books in June! 🙂 Dorothy must die is on my TBR, it’s a shame that the characters were not that great.
I loved the story, so that does make up for it. I’m thinking there will be some progress is the other books.
I enjoyed reading the Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews. Do try to watch the movie adaptation of the book. It’s so good! 🙂
I’ve been turned off of book to movie adaptations after I watched Insurgent and how horribly adapted it was.
Do give it a try. 🙂 It was screened at Sundance Film Festival last year and it received the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award. 🙂
I’m not gonna watch a movie because it won an award, I’ll watch a movie because I have interest in watching it.
I actually learned that after watching the movie. 🙂 I am not forcing you to watch the movie. I just thought that you might enjoy it more than the book. 🙂 Have a great day! 🙂
The Illiad & Odyssey are a favorite of mine, may have to re-read since it’s been years 🙂
I love what I have read so far. I’m definitely going to finish it, maybe I’ll pick it up after the Biannual Bibliothon.
I’m a mood reader, more likely to finish a Classic during the cooler months lol. Hope you enjoy it when you get to it 🙂