Junes’ Reading List

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June Books

Due to the sheer amount of festivals that I went to in June I didn’t read as much as I would have liked but I did manage to tackle two fiction stories and a graphic novel. My plans going forward is to read one book a month which isn’t a chick lit book or a comic because I want to branch out. I have so many biographies, fantasy novels and more sat on my bookshelves which I don’t read that I want to start making a dent on them.

The first book which I read was quite a long one which I had been putting off for a while, but seeing as I had loads of travelling to do on my first day in Germany I thought I’d take ‘Sofia Khan is Not Obliged’ by Ayisha Malik along with me. The book follows Sofia Khan who is a Muslim girl who called off her wedding because she didn’t want to live with her in-laws. She works for a publishing company and suggests a book about Muslim dating in one of her meetings which is met by excited ears and Sofia is asked to write the book. The book then follows her ‘research’ for the book, her struggles with writing the book and her unlikely quest for love. It’s such an interesting book and not your standard chick lit one either.

The next book which I read was one I’ve been meaning to tackle for a while is ‘The Way We Were’ by Elizabeth Noble which is the story about a man and a woman who were childhood sweethearts but grew apart and then they meet when they’re older and realise they still love each other. For once though the book wasn’t your traditional predictable chick lit book which was good and it was done in a great way with chapters from the past and the present showing their relationship and lives at different points. A definite recommendation if you’re looking for a good summer read.

The final thing which I read this month was ‘Edward Scissorhands: Parts Unknown’. I bought this and the follow-up comic a few weeks ago and had to read it because Edward Scissorhands is one of my favourite movies. I love how the story of this comic varies from the way the movie runs telling a darker tale to the Edward story. This was such a great read I can’t wait to tackle the second one.

What have you been reading in June?

July 4, 2016
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  • I love the sound of both books! The Edward Scissorhands comic sounds really good too, I love the film <3

    Jess xo | The Indigo Hours

  • I like the sound of ‘Sofia Khan…’ sounds like a great premise for a book.

  • fashion-mommy

    I’ve read a David Bowie biography and Kate Morton’s latest book, would definitely recommend both.

  • Sofia Khan is Not Obliged sounds really interesting – I like stories that are a bit different and from your description I’m super intrigued by this!

    Milly | http://www.mini-adventures.com

  • I’d been really interested to read that Sofia Khan book!

  • Harriet @ Toby&Roo

    I love reading your book suggestions, it gives me fresh ideas for my kindle wish list! H x

  • Mellissa Williams

    I like the sound of ‘The Way We Were’ . I used to love reading romantic fiction when I was younger. I like the fact it’s not predictable too

  • Reclusive Fox

    I’ve been reading up about Wicca and crystals on my Kindle :) I need to read a few new novels now though so I’ll check out your suggestions above.

  • I like the sounds of “The Way We Were” I love books and films that have love scenes like that x

  • Hannah

    The Way we Were sounds interesting. I’ve been looking for a good book for ages. I’m ashamed to say I don’t have a book on the go at the moment – I don’t have the time to read!

  • I love the sound of the Way we Were but that Edward Scissor hands graphic novel is calling my name! I’m not usually a fan of graphic novels myself but i might just give them a chance for Edward <3

  • that Sofia Khan one seems quite interesting! I really need to dust my kindle; I’ve not ready anything non-study in months and it’s a bit depressing…

  • I’ve actually not read anything last month. Possibly a few bits from a magazine and that was it. x

  • Melanie Edjourian

    The way we were sound like it would be a lovely story.

  • thinking about it, ive never watched edward scissorhands before. the way we were is right up my street. such a sucker for romance

  • Sarahjane

    These sound great! I’ve been stuck on a book called ‘The Bone Clocks’ it’s a fantasy thriller but it’s been a struggle!

  • I’ve just finished reading a book series that took me MONTHS, so I’m looking forward to getting stuck into some quicker books! I’d be so happy with two books in a month! 😛

  • I love the sound of Sofia Khan and Edward Scissor Hands is a classic. I have not read anything new in a while.

  • Jessica

    I still have long list of books to read. I would like to ad the The Way We Were’ by Elizabeth Noble. :)

  • Oh I need to get my hands on that Edward Scissorhands comic! Sounds great! :)

  • Linda Hobbis

    These all sound really interesting and it’s good that they’re a move away from chick lit. I have to say just the name of that genre makes me wince….!

  • kitty kaos

    I love seeing what other people are reading but it makes my to read list even bigger haha x

  • What an interesting round up of books I like the sound of Sofia Khan is Not Obliged an interesting premise :) x

  • I may have to pick up The Way We Were. I haven’t been reading all that much, but right now I’m on one called Baby Doll.

  • I love the sound of the Sophia Khan book – I have a thing about books that write about books. Nice to ‘meet’ someone who is always thinking about the next book they are reading and sets themselves reading goals.

  • Hannah Heartss ❄️⛄️

    I think I read seven books in June – not use how I did that! I have been really enjoying the DIMILY series x

  • Beautyqueenuk

    I think I read 3 books in June which isn’t too shabby for me, I do love reading though x

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