June 2018: #WrapUp

The first 10 days of June were pleasant, calm and peaceful, and then the 11th of June hit, my clinical placement started, and it’s been manic ever since. I’ve been clocking up as many placement hours as I can, working some 45 hour weeks, which has left me with very little time to read and blog, so apologies for my haphazard interaction last month. And, it’s set to be much of the same for July. I read a total of 10 books in June, which, all things considered, I’m happy with, and one of them was a King book so it equates to like 3 books, haha! I’m way behind with writing reviews for the books I did read, but bare with me, they’re all forthcoming. So let’s take a look at all my June bookish activity…

The standout books of the month were:

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

Us Against You by Fredrik Backman

Vox by Christina Dalcher

Also read this month:

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen

Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

The Woolgrower’s Companion by Joy Rhoades

The Water Cure by Sophie Mackintosh

11.22.63 by Stephen King

Beware the Past by Joy Ellis

Other bookish posts this month:

Blog Tour | Book Extract: The Captives by Debra Jo Immergut

Book Haul

Criminally Good Book Club:

Looking for an online book club? Come and read some criminally good books with us over on Instagram – @criminallygoodbookclub. Our July book is an Amazon Charts Bestseller:

Silent Child by Sarah A. Denzil


In the summer of 2006, Emma Price watched helplessly as her six-year-old son’s red coat was fished out of the River Ouse. It was the tragic story of the year – a little boy, Aiden, wandered away from school during a terrible flood, fell into the river, and drowned.

His body was never recovered.

Ten years later, Emma has finally rediscovered the joy in life. She’s married, pregnant, and in control again…

…until Aiden returns.

Too traumatized to speak, he raises endless questions and answers none, only his body tells the story of his decade-long disappearance. The historic broken bones and injuries cast a mere glimpse into the horror Aiden has experienced. Aiden never drowned. Aiden was taken.

A Emma attempts to reconnect with her now teenage son, she must unmask the monster who took him away from her. but who in their tiny village could be capable of such a crime?

It’s Aiden who has the answers, but he cannot tell the unspeakable.

This dark and disturbing psychological novel is a page-turner you will not be able to put down.

And there we have it, twas a quiet June.

What were your reading highlights of the month?

21 thoughts on “June 2018: #WrapUp

      1. Glad you loved Flynn and Ng. I haven’t read their books. But I’ve watched Gone Girl and is hearing a lot about Ng. Also… I have an on-going giveaway game on my blog if you wanna join.

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  1. I know what you mean about Stephen King books! My main reading goal has become to read It by the end of the year. I adored the movie last year and want to be able to say I read it before the next one where the kids are all adults!

    Awesome list of reads. I’m not that familiar with criminal fiction so I like getting exposed to snippets from your posts ^_^

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    1. I’m slowly working my way through all King’s works. I read IT in March and really enjoyed it – I need to watch the films now. 11/22/63 wasn’t my favourite King to date but I’ve still got plenty more of his books to discover 🙂

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