What I Read in June 2018

In June I finished some books I started on my vacation last month. I also read a few books on another vacation this month. I do love a good plane ride to catch up on my reading! I’m halfway through the year, but behind the amount of books I read last year. My summer goal is to watch less TV and read more. Stay tuned for July’s book list!

  • Missing You by Harlan Coben – This is the first Coben book I’ve read in a while that doesn’t focus on his usual main character. I loved how the author weaved the stories of such diverse characters (Kat, her late father, Jeff, Aqua, Brandon, and some very bad guys and catfishing) into interesting twists and turns.
  • Stories I Only Tell My Friends by Rob Lowe – I listened to this audiobook read by the author. I’ve loved Rob Lowe the actor for years. At least two of my close friends told me they loved this book so I had no doubts that I would too. His honesty and charming storytelling were entertaining! Listening to this made me want to go back and watch St. Elmo’s Fire (one of my favorite 80’s movies) and The West Wing (one of the best TV shows ever made!). I was fascinated by the decisions surrounding The West Wing salaries and Lowe’s scenes from the movie The Outsiders.

Rob Lowe

  • The Kidney Hypothetical or How to Ruin Your Life in Seven Days by Lisa Yee – A fun YA book about some typical and atypical high school drama, where a student learns about himself and the world, as we survives some traumatic-to-him events leading up to his graduation.
  • Foreign Affairs (Stone Barrington #35) by Stuart Woods – I finally downloaded a Library app (Libby) so that I could borrow e-books from my local library.  For all the reading I do, it’s embarrassing how long it has taken me to do this. It was easy to read on my iPad and convenient. As usual, I enjoyed this fast paced Stone mystery, that took place in Italy and France, with a cliffhanger ending in England.
  • Kill the Boy Band by Goldy Moldavsky – This is YA novel that ended up in a pile I’ve had around for a long time. I am a life-long fan of boy bands and YA fiction, so I was excited to read this. Unfortunately, it was not enjoyable as all of the characters were irredeemable. I disliked them all, with their bad choices and poor moral compasses.  That is, unless it was just fan-fiction…
  • The Fix Up by Kendall Ryan – This was a fun, cheesy romance novel I found on my library app, that was a perfect summer read. Camryn has the job to play matchmaker to bachelor Sterling, who will inherit millions if he gets married within the next six months. Of course, Camryn and Sterling are each secretly attracted to the other, and a lot of miscommunication ensues.

About Amy's Reflections

Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services in Southern CA, taking time to reflect on leadership and learning
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