I love this part in Emily Henry‘s acknowledgments.
“Thanks also to Hermione Granger, without whom probably none of us would be alive.”
“We may just be moments, June, but to love a handful of people very well, that‘s a good life.”
Finally finished this book. I wanted to make sure I had time & wasn‘t distracted because this book is so great. Love the characters, especially Saul, and the themes of grief, life, and death are thought-provoking and heart-wrenching. This is a YA and magical realism book but hits the feels for anyone who‘s experienced loss/grief. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I‘ve started A Million Junes twice in the last few weeks but have been too tired or busy to make much progress this week. Hoping for reading time today. It‘s really good so far, & I met the author back in February.
Wanted something funny on audio so downloaded Jim Gaffigan again.
D‘oh! You‘d think I was living #underground or something, but no, I just plain forgot to post my June recap. So... better late than never:
-Inheritance (Shapiro) ❤️
-Summer at the Garden Cafe (Hayes-McCoy) 🇮🇪
-The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Bradley) 🥧
-The Mystery of Three Quarters (Hannah) 🔎
-The Most Dangerous Thing (Lippman) 😕
-The Tenth Muse (Chung) 🤷🏻♀️
Here are my #JuneReads!
20 books read, 104/165 complete for my 2019 reading goals
Favorite reads: Red, White & Royal Blue - Beauty - The Me I Used to Be - Teach Me
Least favorite: The Highwayman - This Scott of Mine
A great reading month!
I would say that if you're looking for something semi-thrilling/dangerous in a romantic aspect, this is for you. I liked it, but I didn't love it. Some parts of the book were hard to push myself through because I was just bored with it. However, I did end up liking the book, especially the sweet ending!
The Curse of Magical Realism continues. I was totally in love with June and Saul's relationship and their fantastic sparkling dialogue, but as soon as the magical realism elements crept into the story, my brain shut off. It's like a light switch. I want it to have either more magic or none at all.
I picked this book up at a store near me that always always always ‼️‼️ has books at a super discounted price. (Lucky me, right?!) At first, I was a little *iffy* because it‘s not my usual genre. Very glad I took the chance because I‘m about half way in and it‘s giving me Romeo and Juliet/Hatfield and McCoy‘s vibes. 🤩 Has anyone else read this? What are your opinions? Any other feuding families you can relate this book to? 🤔
Part 6/9 of the home-library tour continues. ☺️
Do you own any of these? Have you read any?
Reviews of this book seem to be either love or hate. I love Latin American lit because of the magic realism, so I'm looking forward to reading a YA novel incorporating the style (also Children of Blood and Bone, which is on my pile). A bit apprehensive because lately, all the 'trending' works have been rather disappointing. 😕
I‘ll be honest: I‘m not entirely clear on just what the fuck happened in this book - the explanation in the last 20 or so pages just left me going “Ok ... but ... and ... ok.” I think I get it like 90% of the way, but the writing and the overall story are so lovely and enchanting that I‘m alright with that. June in particular is an interesting character and I appreciated that she was a mess but in a realistic and not “quirky YA girl” way. 4/5 ⭐️
This was my second time reading this book, and I loved it just as much as the first time. The mystery of the curse is intriguing and very well written. The romance is great, I loved every interaction between June and Saul. And the father-daughter relationship is so touching. This book makes you appreciate the people who are still here and still love you.
A lot of the Goodreads reviews of this say something like “It‘s definitely not for everyone” which is usually a good sign for me 👌🏻 #nowreading
The beginning was just ok, but I was really drawn into the second half. I loved the magical realism and the idea of memory connections to past loved ones. That being said, the idea of the book was better than the execution for me. I‘m between a pick and so-so, but I‘ll go with pick. #botm
I was into it at first and then things slowly went downhill. By the 75% mark I was just ready to be done and skimmed a bit to finish. The magical elements were too heavy handed, and the "current day" storyline felt more like an afterthought compared to the backstory (which didn't interest me as much). Not a total bust, just not for me. I think if you're a YA Fantasy fan wanting to try something contemporary, this might be more up your alley ? #YA
This weekend was exactly what I needed! Got into a groove that put me in a pleasant "high school nostalgia" bubble. Basically I read YA, binge watched One Tree Hill, and rocked out to a throwback playlist that consisted mostly of Dashboard Confessional, Jimmy Eat World, Fall Out Boy, AFI, and the like (hey, don't judge! ?). I had all food delivered and left the house exactly once (to get a manicure). Now I'm sinking into this #BOTM YA pick??
#BookNDinner! #PizzaNight Edition! Mushroom pizza, mozzarella sticks, mild and garlic-parmesan wings, Cesar salad, and Vanilla Coke. MMMmmm 😋! This has been another presentation of: #MrBookBookBabeKitchen. Happy reads & happy eats! 🍕
Whoa! So this happened today!! 😳🤩
I love the chemistry between June and Saul...funnier than I expected too.
We‘ve all felt guilty, shameful and vengeful over past events. A Million Junes is a heart wrenching but beautiful story about how these feelings can be detrimental to everyone around us. How they can even be passed down to future generations. We can all become haunted by these emotions. We all need to let go of these feelings so they don‘t destroy us.
Finished this right before Christmas, but was too busy and stressed out to leave my thoughts. I loved this book! It was beautiful in both story and feel. It was magical without being too out there. Plus it features love and curses. It speaks on grief and forgiveness and leaves you feeling fuzzy by the end. I will definitely buy this book.