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Monthly Reading Wrap Ups > June 2018 Monthly Reading Wrap Up

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Jessica Holbrook (jessicalh08) | 290 comments Mod
Hi All! Summer reading is still in full swing, be sure you're checking our events tabs to see all the cool stuff we have going on this summer. Also check out the links below for info on how to enter our summer reading programs for Adults and Teens here on Goodreads. Entries are due by August 25th!
bit.ly/2018GastonAdultSummerReading
bit.ly/2018GastonTeenSummerReading

We are officially half way through the year, and I'm officially at half way to meeting my yearly reading goal at 15/30 books, 2 of which I read this month. How are you doing with your reading goal for the year?

This month I read...

The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick- This was the Last Chapter Book Club book of the month, and it was a hit. The book club rated it a 4.6/5 stars overall. It was sweet and heartwarming story with some great comedic moments thrown in there as well.

Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch- This is the best YA romance I've read in a long time. I absolutely loved it. If you are looking for a YA romance to read, I highly recommend this. It is a great quick and light read as well.

What did you read this month? Be sure to share down below!

Happy Reading!


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Cadi | 32 comments Hi Jessica!

I'm actually ahead of schedule this year which I haven't accomplished in the last few years. I've read 17 of 26 books so far.

The Death of Democracy: Hitler's Rise to Power and the Downfall of the Weimar Republic by Benjamin Carter Hett. This is a really good, concise history of the Weimer Republic and the rise of Hitler. I enjoy reading about this time period and this is one of the better books I've read on the subject.

New York by Edward Rutherfurd. This is a fantastic piece of historical fiction. It tells the story of New York City using two families. From the Dutch beginnings through the Revolutionary War was particularly interesting.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith. This was better than I thought it would be. Pride & Prejudice is one of my favorite novels so I was unsure about this one but I think he pulled it off well.


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Jessica Holbrook (jessicalh08) | 290 comments Mod
Hi Cadi!

That's awesome you're ahead of schedule! All of these book sound really interesting, especially New York. I love historical fiction!

Don't forget that these count towards your summer reading challenge! When you've finished a fourth head on over to that discussion board to post all the titles. You also get an extra entry for commenting on this discussion, so I'll throw that one in the box for you! =)


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Kendall | 58 comments Mod
I just finished All the Bright Places by Jennifer Nivens. I thought it was wonderful. It is a YA read about 2 teens who form a bond after some pretty intense life experiences. Suicide is a major discussion throughout the book, so if that is a trigger, you may want to approach with care. Resources are listed in the back of the book.


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