Whatcha Reading? June 2019 Edition, Part One

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Illustration of magic opened book covered with grass trees and waterfall surround by ocean. Fantasy world, imaginary view. Book, tree of life concept. Original beautiful screen saverHow in the world is it the second Saturday in June already? Is summer in full swing for you yet? New England is still figuring things out.

We hope you all have been reading some great things and we want to hear about ALL THE BOOKS!

Elyse: I started watching Chernobyl on HBO so I’m reading Midnight in Chernobyl by Adam Higginbotham ( A | BN | K | G | AB ). It’s really fascinating.

I’m also reading Rebel Hard for our book club!

Carrie: I’m almost done with Always Never Yours by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka ( A | BN | K | G | AB ).

Amanda: At BLC, I got some great tips on increasing my audiobook listening since I don’t really have a commute. Now, when I’m winding down in bed at night and playing phone games, I’ll pop in my headphones and play an audiobook. I’ve been listening and enjoying Dragon Bound by Thea Harrison ( A | BN | K | G | AB | Au ), which is part of the Audible Romance Package.

Sarah: I really liked that one!

Where did you get these tips? That’s a great one.

Amanda: Nita from Hachette Audio! I had a meeting with her about audiobooks and she was awesome.

I’m also reading The Friend Zone by Abby Jimenez ( A | BN | K | G | AB ). I have high hopes for this one and I’m curious to see how the heroine’s situation regarding fertility will shake out.

Also…it looks like they might be redesigning the Elder Races covers.

Sarah: Nita is brilliant.

Alas…I’m not reading anything at the moment. I’m listening to some things, though!


Sarah: I just finished listening to My Year of Rest and Relaxation (review to come) which was powerful and weird and terribly absorbing, but definitely something I need to listen to and not read.

Amanda: That’s Ottessa right?

Sarah: Yes. WOW is it weird and transfixing.

Amanda: She writes some weird stuff. I read Eileen by her.

Sarah: You’re on first name basis?

Amanda: HAHA! Yeah, Ottessa and I are BFFs.

Sarah: I just landed off the hold list for Stress Less, Accomplish More: Meditations for Extraordinary Performance ( A | BN | K | G | AB ), which, I’m not sure where I learned about it but Past Sarah makes neat choices for Future Sarah’s hold requests!

What books have kicked off your reading month? Any winners?

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