Monthly Wrap-Up – June


I’m officially back!  In case you don’t remember, or you’re new, I had surgery back in March.  Everything that could go wrong, did go wrong.  I had complications, horrific side affects from medicine at the hospital and then at home, I got extremely sick etc.  I went into surgery thinking that it was going to be a piece of cake, and it wasn’t.  Because of that, I needed a break.  I needed time with my family, time to find my happiness again and time to heal.  And the healing has been a lot slower than planned.  But it’s summer now, and that’s my favorite time of the year!  Not only have I found lots of time to read at night.  But the days are the best!  My two little boys and I spend every minute we can at the beaches in Tahoe, at the pools or at the parks.  I love being outdoor in the sunshine and water!  It’s my happy place.  I’m so thankful it’s summer, and a hot one at that too woohoo!

I decided to start a Monthly Wrap-Up instead of our Weekly Wrap-Ups.   We’ll take a look at what has happened around here in the last month.  That’ll include what we read, any other posts we may have had, and books that we added to our ever-growing TBR.

♥ Enjoy!


What We Read:

4.5 Stars:
I Knew You Were Trouble (Oxford #4) by Lauren Layne – Jen’s Review

4 Stars:
Roar (Stormheart #1) by Cora Carmack – Brittney’s Review

2.5 Stars:
All the Stars Left Behind by Ashley Graham – Jen’s Review
Beauty of the Beast (Fairy Tale Retellings #1) by Rachel L. Dementer – Brittney’s Review



Favorite Book of the Month:

I Knew You Were Trouble (Oxford #4) by Lauren Layne – (Jen’s Choice)
I’m a huge fan of the enemies to lovers trope!  And this one was so much fun!  It was sexy, angsty and had a fabulous epilogue.  Also, it can easily be read as a stand alone, you don’t have to read the previous books.  Although I do recommend them.

Other Posts:

Our Most Anticipated Releases for June
Series We’ve Been Meaning To Read But Haven’t Yet


Added To My TBR:

Here are some of the books I added to my TBR in June.  No wonder my TBR is ridiculously long.  I always add more books than I have read that month lol!  And just a heads up – I don’t include books that don’t have a cover yet.


Did you read any of the same books we did?  Or did we share the same favorite book?  If not, what was your favorite?  Or have you read any of the books I just added to my TBR?

Here’s hoping you all had a wonderful June and cheers to July being just as fabulous!

I linked this Monthly Post to June 2017 Wrap-Up Round-Up Link-Up over at Feed Your Fiction Addiction. 🙂


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  1. Samantha

    I’m glad you are feeling better and able to enjoy your summer! Hopefully you have an amazing summer with your kids and are feeling 100% soon!
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    • Jen

      Thank YOU!! I’m so happy I can enjoy summertime too and only missed out on Spring. Thank goodness for sunny days! 🙂

  2. Raven

    It’s good to have you back and I’m glad to hear that you’re feeling better now!
    I loved Roar and Beauty and the Beast! I haven’t read I knew You were trouble but it sounds like something that I would definitely enjoy reading because I’m totally sucker for hate-to-love romance. Song of the Current and The Water Spell are both amazing reads. I hope you enjoy them! Savage Song is an enjoyable read but sadly, it didn’t met my expectations. I recently finished its sequel Our Dark Duet and I totally loved it!
    Hope you guys have a great July! 🙂
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    • Jen

      Aw, thank you, Raven! I hope I love Roar just as much as you *fingers crossed* and I’m so glad you love Beauty and the Beast more than I did! And yes, I Knew You Were Trouble was such a cute hate-to-love romance, I just can’t ever seem to get enough of those lol!

  3. Kim

    Woot! You’re back!😊🍻🎉 Yay!!!

    • Jen

      YES!!! *happy dance!!*

  4. Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

    I’m so glad that you’re finally getting better and you’re able to enjoy the sunshine, Jen! Hope July is even better!
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    • Jen

      Thank you so much, Nicole! So far July has been even better than June, thank goodness that my healing keeps going in a forward direction! 🙂

  5. Kim @ kimberlyfaye reads

    I really enjoyed I Knew You Were Trouble, too! I just love Lauren’s books. I, too, have When Dimple Met Rishi and The Lovely Reckless to read at some point. Also, Where I Belong was hot, angsty fun.
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    • Jen

      Lauren Layne’s books are so much fun! I’m glad that you really enjoyed I Knew You Were Trouble too! Ohhhh I adore hot and angsty, now I need to read Where I Belong asap lol!

  6. Terri @ Alexia's Books and Such

    Sorry to hear that you had so many complications after surgery, but happy to hear that you’re feeling better! Hope you and your boys enjoy the beaches and pool!
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    • Jen

      Thank you, Terri! We’re definitely trying to enjoy every moment we can at the beaches and pools, yay for summer!

  7. Aj @ Read All The Things!

    I hope you feel better soon. Enjoy the outdoors. Happy July!
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    • Jen

      Thank you so much! I’ve been loving my time outdoors and plan on going on another hike tomorrow, YAY! 🙂

  8. John Smith

    I’m going to have to read “Roar.” “Song Of the Current” also has a great cover!

    • Jen

      Yes! We keep hearing so many fabulous things about Roar! Here’s hoping you love when you pick it up!

  9. danielle hammelef

    You and I share the same happy place. I’m so glad you are better. I’m reading When Dimple Met Rishi now and love the characters. I want to read Roar too.

    • Jen

      Aw, I love it! It’s impossible not to be smiling when we’re there, YAY! Did you end up loving When Dimple Met Rishi? It sounds so adorable!

  10. danielle hammelef

    I have less than 100 pages to go and yes, I love the adorableness of WDMR. For a debut author, this is a wow book for contemporary YA.

    • Jen

      That’s SO exciting! Especially for a debut author! Here’s hoping you love those last 100 pages!

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