Tuesday, June 30, 2020

DNF&Y [30]

DNF&Y is used to explain why I gave up on certain books, and what about them just didn't work for me. What I disliked about a book might be something you love, so it helps to share your thoughts even when they're negative! If you would like additional information, please click on the DNF&Y tab at the top. If you want to join, you can link up at the bottom!

I didn't have any DNFs during June (yay!), so here are some of my favorites instead! 

  • The Mountains Wild (Maggie D'arcy, #1) by Sarah Stewart Taylor was excellent. I don't read a lot of mysteries, but this one blew me away. I'm really looking forward to reading more books by this author. Click here to read my review.
  • What Unbreakable Looks Like was an emotional read that I couldn't put down. Human trafficking is an issue that more people need to be aware of and talking about, and I thought the author did an amazing job of addressing those issues while telling a story. Click here to read my review.
  • Changeling (The Oddmire, #1) by William Ritter is a book I really enjoyed reading with my son. There were a lot of laugh-out-loud moments for him (fart and pee jokes aren't my thing), and he always wanted me to read just one more chapter. We've recently started the second book, so he's happy. Click here to read my review.
  • Love Songs & Other Lies by Jessica Pennington was one I listened to and enjoyed! I usually had it playing in the background while working out, and Vee and Cam's story kept my mind off my muscles (and their extreme discomfort). I really liked watching them fall in love (with flashbacks to the past), and seeing how they interacted with each other after being thrown together unexpectedly months later (the present). It was a lovely love story! Click here to read my review. 
  • Ruthless Magic (Conspiracy of Magic, #1) by Megan Crewe was another audiobook, and it was wonderful! I loved how unexpectedly dark it was, and would often lose myself in the story (completely forgetting what I was doing)! Click here to read my review. 
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  1. Whoo hoo! This is an amazing post, and I am very happy to see there were no DNFs. Yeah, June! Love Songs is my favorite of Pennington's books. It was a 5-star read for me. It had everything I love to see in a book.

    1. At first I thought it was because I hadn't read very many books, but my June numbers were surprising! I just didn't have any DNFs. :) LS&OL was wonderful! <3

  2. I loved Love Songs and Other Lies! :)

  3. "I usually had it playing in the background while working out, and Vee and Cam's story kept my mind off my muscles (and their extreme discomfort)."

    Glad you had a great reading month!

    1. I have to distract myself while working out, and I've had really good luck with audiobooks! I can't listen to the instructor tell me "You're doing great!" while they're not even breaking a sweat. It just makes me mad, haha. Music is good, but not when the kiddos are napping, so audiobooks it is! :)

  4. I haven't DNFed anything recently but I'm only reading Paddington and Enid Blyton so I'm not expecting much in the way of DNFs!

    1. It's always good when you consistently pick up books you like! :)


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