June Wrap-Up (+ Top 5 Favorites)

Happy weekend, fellow bookworms! How was your reading in June? Did you find any new favorite books or authors? Let me know! The image above shows my June Wrap Up, and below I’ll be sharing my Top 5 favorite reads from last month, and giving a mini-review for each!

His & Hers by Alice Feeney

Get ready for a rollercoaster ride with His And Hers: Nothing is predictable here…A Detective ends up being a suspect in his own murder investigation, and a woman must return to her hometown and cover the murder of her childhood friend.

This is not the kind of book where you just need to know how it ends; it actually keeps startling you with numerous, shocking twists along the way. There’s also an accompanying sense of unease that makes you go, “Oh my God, something’s happening, but what the heck is happening?!!”

And with that last sentence, everything made sense. That final revelation was evil, and perfect.

Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney

A woman is in a coma and she thinks her husband has something to do. This book is twisty as heck. Will it keep you hooked with every chapter? Absolutely. The little girl’s dark backstory will capture you, and you’ll instantly feel connected to the protagonist. Also, a massive twist happens about 3/4 in and it might give you vertigo!

In The Clearing by J. P. Pomare

Perfect, wicked ending! There are shocking discoveries during the suspenseful final chapters and you‘ll be left with an O-shaped mouth once you reach the last paragraph.

If you’re into thrillers that revolve around cults, motherhood, kidnappings, where the past will come back to bite the characters, you’re in for a treat. If you haven’t read a book by J. P. Pomare yet (Call Me Evie, especially), you’re missing out!

The Whisperer by Donato Carrisi

I dare you to guess any of the twists and turns in this mind-blowing serial killer thriller. The first crime scene is atmospheric, and will have your jaw on the floor. It’s unexpectedly creepy.

A serial killer who preys on children has left five buried arms for the detectives to investigate as part of his game. It’s up to them to find the remaining body parts.

This book has plenty of shocking, creepy twists that are incredibly hard to guess, and it ends with a little cliffhanger. This author is brilliant. If you like creepy, disturbing and twisty, this one is a must.

Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson

I don’t know about you but stories about convicted children chill me to the bone! Allegedly is narrated through “baby killer” (as dubbed by the media) Mary’s POV, and includes chilling interview transcripts, autopsy reports and newspaper articles about the murder case.

Most of the book is very reminiscent of Orange Is The New Black, and there’s an accompanying mystery of whether a 9-year-old girl is capable of murder. So did Mary B. Addison really kill the 3-month-old baby she was supposed to be taking care of?

This one kept me guessing and frantically turning the pages in a single sitting to find out what really happened; and the ending took quite a turn!

What about you? What were your favorite reads from June?

7 thoughts on “June Wrap-Up (+ Top 5 Favorites)

  1. I thought Allegedly was perfect right up until that last chapter. Ugh! Still a great book though. Also, I read The Girl Next Door a million years ago and loved it.

    Now, I’m going to have to check out the rest of these books!

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    1. Yes!! The ending to Allegedly gave me mixed feelings like, after all we went through, THAT happens?? 🙈 The Girl Next Door was so difficult to read, but was definitely well-written. Hope you enjoy what you read next 😍🙌🏻


      1. Agreed on Allegedly! Ugh, yes, The Girl Next Door was a tough read, but really good all the same. And I’m nearly done with a James Patterson book and I almost always love his stuff, so good chance I’m going to love it. 🙂


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