It’s the end of June already gah!!! I’m probably not the only one developing crazy murder hate feelings towards time right? Yeah, you can’t tell me you haven’t been fantasizing about carefully stalking time, tackling it to the ground and the tying it up in a chair in the basement and yelling, “WHERE’S THE MONEY KAREN. WHERE’S THE MONEY!” (And yes I know what you’re probably all thinking… coo-coo (pun-intended) and yes exams are next week, you get it now?)
I just got out of the most traumatizing reading slump of my life you guys! Six whole months! 6 months of me being unable to pick up any book… I get the shivers even thinking about it…
It’s absolutely a testament to my sheer will and strength that I was able to drag myself out of that. To be honest, I’ve never felt more betrayed by my own mind, refusing to hold interest in anything fun and fiction. For one horrifying second I asked myself… “Is this the end?” “Do I…” gulp, “Do I not…” shiver, “Do I not like books anymore??” The possibility was to horrid to face so I got to work.
First thing I did, I picked up A Court of Frost and Starlight because I’ve always loved S.J. Maas and if anyone was going to save me it was dear old Fayre and Rhysand… Not even 20 pages in I felt my interest waning… then disappear. Reading about how sex starved Rhysand and Fayre were just didn’t seem to cut it anymore.
That’s when I knew I had to pull out the big guns, if I was to have any hope of getting out of this! The Last Namsara practically jumped into my hands. Dragons. Ok. Yes. This was the one, I just knew it.
It wasn’t the one. The one turned out to be small but also big, funny and heartbreaking. Yep, Save the Date by Morgan Matson got me out of my slump. It’s always the contemporaries that get you. Fantasy rarely pulls people out of slumps.
Okay okay, The Tale of the Slump is over I promise! In the month of June I finished a total of 3 books and went partway through 2.
The Completed Books
Love and Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch (★★★★☆)
You know those books you pick up, the ones that you immediately know you’re going to love just by reading the first few lines. This was one of them for me. I literally flew through the pages. It was such a quick read but at the same time also being heartachy. Plus ITALY!!!! And let’s not forget the gelato.
Love and Luck by Jenna Evans Welch (★★★★☆)
Companion/Sequel to Love and Gelato. As soon as I was done with the first one I immediately started reading Love and Luck so it was one continuous story for me. I love how these books aren’t about mushy gushy romantic love but focused more on the self-love/family love side of things. Oh and IRELAND!!
Save the Date by Morgan Matson (★★★★☆)
Ah dear sweat reliable Morgan Matson… Reliable because you can always count on her to write something amazing. No arguments. No complains. Amazing. I wrote a whole word vomity review here.
Hmm I just realized I gave all three books 4 stars but if I was being really honest I’d probably give Love and Gelato and Love and Luck 4.5 stars each but I’ve got no idea how to input the half star thing so what the heck.
The Uncompleted Books
- The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli
- A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas
- Dumplin by Julie Murphy
- Iron Gold by Pierce Brown
That last heading should’ve probably been called, Books I Hope to Actually Finish Reading Next Month Because The Darkest Legacy Releases Next Month and I Am Freaking Out.