Not too much reading happened this month…because I rediscovered my love for Animal Crossing and played that during most of my free time! But I at least finished my book club book “Mexican Gothic” in time for June’s meeting. So that’s something!
A Court of Mist and Fury
This is book 2 of the Court of Thorns and Roses series. Remember how I forgot that I read book 1, and when I re-read it, the story was still pretty mediocre? Well at the time I don’t think book 2 was out, so I never continued the series. Now that I finished book 2, I think I’ve decided that this is just not for me. The main character is “meh” where I don’t like her but I also don’t hate her. The story isn’t super captivating. I began book 3 but couldn’t finish past 100 pages. It’s time to sunset this series, no matter how much I wanted to like it.
Up until about 75%, this book was slooooow. It felt so hard to get through because it felt like the plot was just not moving quickly enough. I did end up liking the snooty main character a bit more as it went on, but also didn’t love her. Finally after 3/4 of the book, the pace picked up. It picked up so much that one night when I couldn’t fall back asleep at 3am, I dug into this book and nearly finished it! The plot twist was a pretty unique idea. I also didn’t expect it to be so dark, but I guess the “gothic” part of the name should’ve given it away.
The 12 Week Year
Yet another productivity book. It made a good argument for why you’d want to break down your goals into 12 week chunks instead of an overall “New Year’s Resolution.” But I can’t remember a single actionable take-away from this. It at least prompted me to look up YT vids on productivity instead. In fact, this YouTube video was more helpful for giving practical tips on how to stay focused during work.
Have you read any of these books? What did you read in June? See more of my read books on my Goodreads!
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