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Amber Can Read : June 2018

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This month is a 2-for-1 special where I’m sharing what I read last month and my picks for the Book Challenge by Erin 9.0!

Books read this month : 4 

1. The Chaos of Standing Still by Jessica Brody

This one was okay. The premise was realistic enough, but it kind of dragged on and on during some parts. Recommended for anyone who likes YA fiction with some heavy themes (death being the primary one).

2. At Home in the World by Tsh Oxenreider

I’ve read her blog on occasion, so when I was browsing my public library’s eBooks app and saw this one, I decided to give it a go. It had some interesting insights about travelling the world with children, but I probably would have enjoyed it more if I was an avid fan of hers. Recommended for those who love to travel or enjoy reading about others’ self-discovery.

3. My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella

I enjoyed this one a lot! It was funny but had a couple of good underlying messages, plus I was satisfied with the ending, which can make or break a book for me. Recommended for anyone who enjoys light reads or feels like the way we represent ourselves on social media is all a lie.

4. The Magnolia Story by Chip and Joanna Gaines

I’ve only watched their show a few times (#nocablelife), but I find them funny and likable. I enjoyed reading about their life before the show, including how they met and how they started to grow their business. Recommended for fans of the show or nerds like me who just love biographies/autobiographies.
And now for my Book Challenge by Erin 9.0 picks! I’ve written about the challenge before, and I encourage you to join the Facebook group if you’re interested in participating. This challenge starts on July 1 and will end on October 31!

• 5 points: Freebie – Read a book that is at least 200 pages – The Sun Does Shine by Anthony Ray Hinton

• 10 points: Read a book that starts with the letter “N” – Newsworthy : The Supreme Court Battle over Privacy and Press Freedom by Samantha Barbas

• 10 points: Read a book that has a (mostly) orange cover – The Martian by Andy Weir

• 15 points: Read a book with an unlikeable character  – Dumplin‘ by Julie Murphy

• 20 points: Read a book from the list of 100 books that PBS calls “The Great American Read” – Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

• 20 points: Read a book with something related to water in the title; i.e. ocean, sea, lake, river, waves, etc.The Shape of Water by Guillermo del Toro

• 25 points: Read a book you’ve owned the longest but haven’t read yet (or that has been on your goodreads “to read” list the longest, or has been sitting in your kindle the longest)…basically, read a book you’ve been meaning to read the longest but haven’t got to it yet. – The Shadow Scholar by Dave Tomar

• 30 points: Read a book with an emotion word in the title; i.e. joy, sadness, grief, love, anger, etc.  – A Little Something Different : Fourteen Viewpoints, One Love Story by Sandy Hall

• 30 points: Read a book (must be at least 2 words in the title) where each word in the title of the book begins with the same letter – Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine

• 35 points: Read a book featuring a character who shares your profession or similar one – The Librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe

Lots of good books in my future!

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