June is over and we are already advancing into July. So, this month I was able to complete 5 books. I am a little disappointed since I was aiming for more because this was a holiday month. But I was able to get my hands on some awesome books and I am pretty happy about that.
Six of Crows ( Six of Crows #1) by Leigh Bardugo
Yes, I finally picked up Six of Crows! This book was the highlight of the month. I am four years late on this one and I won’t forgive myself for that. YA fantasy had failed to make its mark on my 2019 reading challenge, but then this book came through and saved the entire genre.
Leigh Bardugo spun an excellent plot with fabulous characters. How can you not fall in love with Kaz Brekker?! Every Kaz Brekker dialogue is fit to be engraved on my tombstone. A little overview of the plot; Kaz and Co. have to pull off an impossible heist. It involves riches and dangers beyond imagination. If you want to know anything more than this read the book now!
Recursion by Blake Crouch
This is the only book I could complete from June 2019 New Releases and I have already reviewed this. Click here if you want to read the review.
This was my first Blake Crouch book (I have been living under a rock). It was a good read and I loved the plot. The idea behind this book was pretty good and I have never come across anything like this. A New York City cop is investigating the infamous FMS (False Memory Syndrome) while Scientist, Helena Smith is creating a machine that can help people relive their memories. The machine falls into wrong hands and chaos is unleashed upon the world. If you are looking for some dark sci-fi thriller look no further!
The Witches by Roald Dahl
The shortest, sweetest book of my June 2019 wrap up. I loved Dahl as a kid and of course, I still do. So, reading this book reminded me of those days when I used to hunt for Roald Dahl books in my school library.
This is the story of an English boy and his Norwegian grandmother who is a witch-expert. The pair are spending their vacation in a hotel when they run into a group of witches. It was a short read, barely lasting 3 hours and I just couldn’t get over it. Mr. Dahl’s writing is so fresh and the nostalgia was hitting me left and right.
The Picture Of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
It’s been a long time since I read a classic. So, I decided to pick up this Oscar Wilde masterpiece. This is the best classic I have read until now. The plot was thought-provoking and the writing is beautiful. The phrases flow like a cool and clean spring. I marked several lines in the book and read them over and over again. I am thinking of going for a full-fledged review on this one.
Basil Hallward’s love for Dorian is second to none and when he is not painting Dorian’s pictures, he spends his time thinking about him. The witty talk of Lord Henry, a friend of Basil, has an influence on Dorian and everything changes for the worse when Basil gifts him THAT painting.
Final Girls by Riley Sager
Riley Sager’s Final Girls was a buzz back in 2017 and I was craving for a thriller book. I had to give it a chance. Also, I thought the cover was pretty. I was a little disappointed by this book. Apparently, it was another one of those generic thriller novels. The plot was dry and I was waiting for something to happen. The book was starving me even though I was more than halfway through and then at the very end gave me way too much to process. But it was a short read and the ending was satisfying so it’s not much of a loss.
Quincy Carpenter is a survivor of a massacre in which all her friends die. Her being the only survivor makes her life harder because the police, media, and the public want answers. What exactly happened that night and why was she the only survivor?
So, that pretty much sums up what I read this June 2019. I failed to catch up on any manga this month, but I will surely in July.