My Wonderful Reading Year – June 2020 #MyWonderfulReadingYear #Reading #Books

Welcome to a series of posts that chart my wonderful reading year, 2020. I don’t have the time to review all the books I read and wanted I way to celebrate each one. So I’m going to do a monthly post of all the wonderful books I’ve reading that month. Short snappy reviews, simple comments about why I enjoyed them so much.
It is a scary world out there at the moment and my reading is suffering, but I keeping it up and hoping my reading mojo doesn’t disappear totally.
Sending Cwtches to all those that need one.
So welcome to my celebration of my reading in June 2020.

I started off this month with the children’s book Felix The Fox and His Awesome Odd Socks by Katie Dodd.  A gentle and yet powerful story about accepting what makes us different and celebrating diversity.

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After this came The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman. A magical and thrilling read, full of tales of adversity and triumph. Very much as the book above does, it shows difference is a thing of beauty and that allowing it to be mocked and exploited demeans us.

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My first non-fiction read in June was Slatehead – The Ascent of Britain’s Slate-Climbing by Peter Goulding. It is a fascinating look of how the slate mines in Wales have become the centre of a community of climbers.

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Following on Slatehead was Station Eleven by Emily St.John Mandel! Powerful story, very moving in places, but did I enjoy it? I can’t say I did, not because it is a bad book, far from it, it’s brilliantly written, but it was just too close to current events for me and I struggled with it, simply for personal reasons.

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Then came the thriller Safe by S K Barnett, clever, thrilling and a cracking read.

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I Know The Truth by M A Comely was a fast and enjoyable read. Just what I needed currently.

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Next came the brilliant and yet terrifying The Waiting Rooms by Eve Smith. A story that given our current situation particularly resonates now.

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It was another Orenda Books title I read next, Blood Red City by Ron Reynolds. I love discovering new authors to me and after reading this superb thriller, I am a confirmed fan of this author!

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The Paper Bracelet by Rachael English was a very enjoyable and moving story around the homes for single mothers in Ireland and the forced adoption of their children.

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Well that was my reading month for June 2020. Where the world still seems a scary place, but chinks of light give us cause for hope and where books are still my safe place to be.

Welcome July, I wonder what reading wonders you will bring my way?

 

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