June Wrap Up

Hi guys, so in June I’ve been in a rather big slump, a reading slump, a blogging slump and just a full life slump. To be fairly honest, I’ve been in a blogging slump for such a long time now and I don’t like it and I’m trying to get into it again but it’s hard for me to find the inspiration for new posts and new topics, if you have any good ideas please comment below!

Because I was in a reading slump all of June I only read 3 books. You can stay updated on what I’ve finished reading and what I’m currently reading here on Goodreads.

The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower, #1) by Stephen King

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Synopsis: Set in a world of extraordinary circumstances, filled with stunning visual imagery and unforgettable characters, The Dark Tower series is King’s most visionary feat of storytelling, a magical mix of science fiction, fantasy, and horror that may well be his crowning achievement.

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In The Gunslinger (originally published in 1982), King introduces his most enigmatic hero, Roland Deschain of Gilead, the Last Gunslinger. He is a haunting, solitary figure at first, on a mysterious quest through a desolate world that eerily mirrors our own. Pursuing the man in black, an evil being who can bring the dead back to life, Roland is a good man who seems to leave nothing but death in his wake.

This new edition of The Gunslinger has been revised and expanded throughout by King, with new story material, in addition to a new introduction and foreword.

I enjoyed the main character in this book, that’s about it. I was very confused throughout the book, at first I thought it was because I wasn’t used to reading western books but no I just found it altogether confusing and not a lot actually happened, very disappointing and I’m not wanting to follow on with the rest of the series.

My overall rating: 5_star_rating_system_2_stars

If I Stay (If I Stay, #1) by Gayle Foreman

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Synopsis:Just listen, Adam says with a voice that sounds like shrapnel.

I open my eyes wide now.
I sit up as much as I can.
And I listen.

Stay, he says.

Choices. Seventeen-year-old Mia is faced with some tough ones: Stay true to her first love—music—even if it means losing her boyfriend and leaving her family and friends behind?

Then one February morning Mia goes for a drive with her family, and in an instant, everything changes. Suddenly, all the choices are gone, except one. And it’s the only one that matters.

If I Stay is a heartachingly beautiful book about the power of love, the true meaning of family, and the choices we all make.

Anybody who knows me knows that it doesn’t take a lot to make me cry. I went into this book ready for the tears to flow and expecting quite a bit from it, I was really excited about this one. 

Unfortunately, the only feeling I got from this book was boredom, my heart didn’t ache and I couldn’t connect to the characters one bit. 

My overall rating: 5_star_rating_system_1_star

The Enemy (Jack Reacher, #8) by Lee Child

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Synopsis: Jack Reacher. Hero. Loner. Soldier. Soldier’s son. An elite military cop, he was one of the army’s brightest stars. But in every cop’s life there is a turning point. One case. One messy, tangled case that can shatter a career. Turn a lawman into a renegade. And make him question words like honor, valor, and duty. For Jack Reacher, this is that case.

New Year’s Day, 1990. The Berlin Wall is coming down. The world is changing. And in a North Carolina “hot-sheets” motel, a two-star general is found dead. His briefcase is missing. Nobody knows what was in it. Within minutes Jack Reacher has his orders: Control the situation. But this situation can’t be controlled. Within hours the general’s wife is murdered hundreds of miles away. Then the dominoes really start to fall.

Two Special Forces soldiers—the toughest of the tough—are taken down, one at a time. Top military commanders are moved from place to place in a bizarre game of chess. And somewhere inside the vast worldwide fortress that is the U.S. Army, Jack Reacher—an ordinarily untouchable investigator for the 110th Special Unit—is being set up as a fall guy with the worst enemies a man can have.

But Reacher won’t quit. He’s fighting a new kind of war. And he’s taking a young female lieutenant with him on a deadly hunt that leads them from the ragged edges of a rural army post to the winding streets of Paris to a confrontation with an enemy he didn’t know he had. With his French-born mother dying—and divulging to her son one last, stunning secret—Reacher is forced to question everything he once believed…about his family, his career, his loyalties—and himself. Because this soldier’s son is on his way into the darkness, where he finds a tangled drama of desperate desires and violent death—and a conspiracy more chilling, ingenious, and treacherous than anyone could have guessed.

Lee Child very rarely lets me down with his Reacher books but this one has got to have been one of his worst. I really did have a bad month with books!

My overall rating: 5_star_rating_system_1_star

Hopefully, I can get out of this blogging slump and be back with a new post soon! Thank you for reading.

SARAH XOXO

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