Sunday, 9 June 2013

Books You Loved - June edition



Here it is June already – almost half way through the year!  And here is the June Books You Loved link up.

Before getting to the new edition, let me tell you about some of the reviews linked in to the May edition.

In no particular order:

Water For Elephants was reviewed by Joe the Revelator on The Inquisitive Loon. He said " Water for Elephants is a historical fiction written by Sara Gruen, with an emphasis on Fiction. From what I can tell, this book is at its core a romance set in the 1930′s." While Joe's review isn't wholly positive, this is one book I really enjoyed myself.
  
The Fast Diet was reviewed by Carol at The Well.  She said "There is a lot of science in this book, but I think most people will find it engaging and doable!This is the book that advocates eating what you want on 5 days a week and restricting your calories on 2 non-consecutive days.  Haven't tried it myself!
  
The World's Strongest Librarian was reviewed by Julia at Pages of Julia Blog.  She said "Josh’s memoir is thoughtful, heartfelt, often hilarious– and unsparingly honest"

I fell for The Selection by Kiera Cass just because of its cover!  It was reviewed by Lauryn of April Books.  She said "This book is a modern day fairy tale that had me hooked from beginning to end."

Now on to the new collection of Books You Loved:

I have made up a Pinboard for the June edition of Books You Loved and will be pinning the links to it as quickly as I can.  If you visit the Pinboard it will help you choose which links to visit and comment on.

Just link in a review or reviews of books that you loved via the Mr Linky boxes below. It would be good if you put both your name and the name of the book into the first box and then copied the url for you review into the second one.

I am looking forward to reading about the books you loved.  The TBR pile is getting longer and longer.  I need a long plane trip to catch up a bit!

Happy linking!

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33 comments:

  1. I read The Selection recently, as well as The Elite, and even though I liked them, they were both shallow and I gave them 2* only.
    Not to mention I read a lot of bad books in May; not a good month for me.

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  2. http://jbarrett5.blogspot.com/2013/06/books-read-june-2013.html this is the main link for the reads in June although I am already reading Christmas books LOL

    Julie

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  3. My book is #9. Is is one of the many personal stories about Hurricane Katrina that devastated New Orleans in the good old US of A.

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  4. Check out the 21 mysteries and thrillers I've read, enjoyed, and reviewed recently at http://malwarwickonbooks.com/2013/06/04/my-21-favorite-mystery-and-thriller-writers/

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  5. Here are the recent nonfiction books I've loved the most and reviewed in my blog at http://malwarwickonbooks.com/2013/05/28/my-top-20-nonfiction-picks/.

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  6. I've read a lot of good stuff recently, but Bad Unicorn takes the cake for best new find. Been picking up. Lot of short story collections and non fic too.

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  7. Thanks Carole. As always, it is interesting to see what books others enjoy.

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  8. This month I'm sticking to what I know: cartoons!

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  9. I've linked you to two books that I loved within the past month: When Will There Be Good News? by Kate Atkinson and The Round House by Louise Erdrich. Two wonderful books by two wonderful writers.

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  10. Hi, Carole.
    As always, thanks for this forum. I'm inserting several links this month.
    Regards.

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  11. I linked to a book I read awhile ago :)

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  12. Thanks for inviting me to participate! :-) I'll try to remember to do this each month!

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  13. I left a couple. I hope that's alright. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  14. I've heard a lot about The Selection but haven't read it yet. I loved Water for Elephants! I left a link for my favorite of the month so far and it was Openly Straight by Bill Konigsberg. It's a YA contemp about a boy who moves to a boarding school so he can go label free after being the 'gay boy' at his school for so long. It was AMAZING!

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  15. I picked BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP for my book club. We all scored it highly it was a really great suspense thriller type read.

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  16. Hi Carole,
    I linked We Die Alone by David Howarth, a WW2 story. Sorry, I accidentally put it in twice but don't know how to delete one of them.

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  17. Thanks for the invite over Carole - I left a link to the unexpected pleasure of a lost travel book!

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  18. Thank you for inviting me to join!
    Jesus Wept was my suggestion.

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  19. I just finished The Darkest Minds and loved it! Thanks for inviting me over here!

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  20. Thanks Carole for keeping in touch with me about the linky to Books You Love!

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  21. Hi, thanks for inviting me over here. I'm afraid it was only after I posted my link that I realised it should have been a review from the past month! Sorry mine is a bit older! Feel free to delete my link if not appropriate (the book is well worth checking out, though!)

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  22. My favourite book last month: The Museum of Innocence although, I think I might add a second book. ;-)

    Marianne from Let's Read

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  23. Tooooo many good things to read! My TBR pile is also out of control these days :-(

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  24. Hello! Thank you for featuring my Blog this month! It's always so much fun when you do! The book I loved this month was The Universe Versus Alex Woods by Gavin Extence however I am really enjoying the Woman in White and am hoping to finish it soon too :-) Hope you're having a good week!

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  25. Hi, how are you? I saw your comment on Matthew's post on my blog 'The Shaky Shelf'. You are very welcome to link to us at any time :-)

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  26. Thanks for the invite!!

    Virginia @ My Full Cup

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  27. Thanks for inviting me, Carole. I've posted my link!

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  28. Thanks for inviting me again, Carole! So far, no really imagination-catching books have interested me, but I will be back again soon! :)

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  29. Hello again, Carole! :) I've just posted my link today. Nancy Thayer is an author who I have five (probably several more) books by, currently sitting on my bookshelf. I believe that "Beachcombers: A Novel" is the first book by Nancy Thayer that I've actually read (at least that I can remember! :)) She's quite a wonderful writer. See you next month, Carole! :)

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  30. So cool to see my debut on the list! Thanks, Carole (and Heather, for linking!) ~Serena

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  31. Hi Carole,
    This month I was smiling and crying while reading "WHEN I SEE YOU" BY KATHERINE OWEN.
    Lovely surprised my this teen romance: "THE KISSING BOOTH" BY BETH REEKLES.
    And hooked by THE SILENT WIFE BY A.S.A. HARRISON. A really good one!

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  32. I didn't see a July edition yet, so I just posted the book I loved to the June edition. Once a July edition is created, I'll link it to that too.

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