Emily’s June Reads

Is it even summer if you don’t read a book or two? Emily’s favorite thing to do is read or listen to books while she does the daily home to do’s. Laundry, workout, carpooling, or even unwinding at bedtime, she loves to read!

Check out her reads for the month of June. If you are interested in more of her favorites, check them out here! So take it away Emily! Let’s hear your favorites from June.

The Women by Kristin Hannah

I finished Kristin Hannah’s “The Women” on the first day of June. If you’ve read anything from Kristin Hannah than you know they are good! She is the queen of historical fiction with fearless female characters. This book is no different, in fact I would dare say it is my favorite of her books. This book takes place during the Vietnam War and walks you through the complexities of serving and also returning from war. You will laugh and cry and cheer as you read this book.

The Last Letter by Rebecca Yarros

Do you find that you read books in themes? I do, and it is usually unplanned but delightful to watch unfold. This one goes along with the women. A single mom takes in a penpal with her brother’s favorite battle brother. He is committed to the army and has been for as long as he can remember. Watch what happens as he opens his heart up through their communication. It will make you cry and bring you so much hope for people. 

The Handmaids Tale by Margaret Atwood

This book took a while to get into. It came as a suggestion from my book club friends and was wild to read. It had me questioning my history knowledge and blew me away when I finally figured out when it took place. I’d give it a three out of five.

The Housemaid by Freida McFadden

When Millie finally lands a housemaid job, she is thrilled to have live in work so that she can move out of her car. Nina Winchester’s home and life seem absolutely too good to be true and it is. Millie watches her carefully and does everything she asks. Just when you think you have the storyline all figured out there is a twist. The ending will leave you wanting more, which is a good thing, because there are two other books in this series.

The Happy Life of Isadora Bentley by Courtney Walsh

I love this book! This was a total reread for me! I think I’ve read it five times already and love it every single time! It is a book every person should read. When Isadora hits her milestone 30th birthday she wonders if life is what should be. She decides to do an experiment and see if certain things actually do make a person happy. Watch how her life transforms as she opens herself up and applies these ten simple things. It will be a book you come back to again and again!

One for the Money by Jane Evanovich

When Stephanie Plum finds herself desperate for a job she will literally take anything she can find. Read about the dangerous and unexacting job she finds and the adventures that come along with it.