Monday, June 15, 2015

What I read June

I think I am recovering from my reading slump.  Thanks for all the great suggestions. Below is what I ended up reading last month. I am linking up to Modern Mrs Darcy's "What I have Been Reading".

The Secret Place by Tana French. 

This book was a slow burn for me.  The story could of unfolded just a touch faster but the who did it factor kept me reading. You can't go wrong with a murder mystery at a boarding school. I didn't realize until later this book is part of a series. Interestingly Modern Mrs Darcy had another one of Tana French's book on her Un-Put-Down-able List -The Likeness.

A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson

I love adventure books and especially those that about people who tackle these incredible long trails. Bill and his friend set out to hike the Appalachian trail. My favorite quote was this by Bill.

"We didn't walk 2,200 miles, it's true, but here's the thing; we tried"

This was on Modern Mrs Darcy's Summer Reading Guide. This is being made into a movie as well.

Lastly another book from the Summer Reading Guide, I read Amy & Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson.

 I loved loved it.  This YA book is a great summer read.  Their adventure driving from California to Connecticut is indeed EPIC.   Amy is dealing with tragic circumstance and Roger with a break up.

My favorite quote-

"I'd found out that when you're never going to see someone again. It's not the goodbye that matters. What matters is that you're never going to be able to say anything else to them. And you're left with an eternal unfinished conversation."


  1. I've read A Walk In The Woods quite a few times, and I can't wait for the movie to come out.

  2. I'm reading A Walk in the Woods right now, too, and loving it! I had no idea a movie was being made. Great actor choices!

  3. I listened to The Secret Place. I've listened to and read some of each of the books in the series. I wish I'd read that one because the narration was killing me. Normally, I love the Irish accents, but the man doing the teenaged girls' voices was annoying and distracting. I still think The Likeness was the creepiest. I couldn't put it down because it was so creepy that I couldn't sleep!

  4. I LOVED WitW years ago -- can't wait to see a movie of it! In fact, now I'm itching to read it again ... I've read other books by Bill Bryson and have enjoyed them all, but I think WitW is his best.