Books, Reviews

What I read in … June 2018

We are currently in the midst of a heatwave over here in the UK so this month I have been able to do a lot of reading in the garden, which is always a good thing. Here are the books I read this month:

I didn’t read any non-fiction this month but went for a pretty eclectic mix of novels.

Vox is a dystopian novel about America being taken over by the Pure movement. Women have been sent back to the kitchens and are only allowed to speak 10 words a day.

The Summer Of Impossible Things is about a woman who discovers she can travel through time, and sets out to save her mother from taking her own life.

Sunshine and Sweet Peas is about a woman who moves to Nightingale Square after her divorce and discovers a community and a handsome newcomer to heal her.

The Witchfinder’s Daughter is a historical novel about witch hunts in Essex told from the point of view of the sister of the man in charge of it all.

My favourite read this month though was The Hate You Give:

This story gripped me right from the start. It’s about a sixteen year old girl called Starr who is the only witness when a white police officer shoots her unarmed friend.

It’s such a topical book, the voice of Start is spot on, and I loved how unflinching and compelling the story is. Its hard hitting but also hopeful and uplifting at the same time, and I would definitely recommend picking it up.

What did you enjoy reading in June?



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