By Fay Clark.

June has come to an end. I had the best time reading and enjoying DO IT, BUY THE BOOK JUNE CHALLENGES. There was even a little extra bit to go with challenge four that was super fun!

Without further ado, this is what I read for our June challenges. 

Challenge 1 - Read a book by an author of a different gender than you. - Superman Dawnbreaker by Matt De La Peña. How I feel about this one is a little hard to describe. It felt like it was trying to be similar to the TV show Smallville (which I loved.) On the other hand, it fell a bit short of what a Superman story should be, full of hope and learning. Just missed the mark. ⭐⭐⭐/5.

Challenge 2 - Read a contemporary book not set in England or America. - Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia. I went into this thinking it was a old fashioned Mexican theme romp. I was incorrect, on many levels. This is an atmospheric, thriller/horror. Set in Mexico back in the 1950's. Got off to a bit of a slow start, but it ended up being a wild ride! ⭐⭐⭐⭐/5.

Challenge 3 - Read a middle-grade (ages 9-12). -The Famous Five; Five on a Secret Trail by Enid Blyton. I have now finished the Famous Five series, but I was slowly making my way through them, this being book number 15. George is a stubborn young thing. Honestly Timmy the dog probably didn't mind his cone as much George did. A normal adventure for the gang, random noises and lights going off lead them to a discovery that no one else can deal with! ⭐⭐⭐⭐/5.

Challenge 4 - Read a book that has been made into a movie. (Then watch the movie, if you want. 😊) - Horton hears a Who! by Dr. Seuss. This is actually the first Dr. Seuss book I've ever read. I went a little out of the ordinary for this one as I have read or watched most adaptations. This was a fun little rhyming story about an elephant with big ears who can hear the smallest of things. I really enjoyed the short book and even the fun movie. Very entertaining all round. ⭐⭐⭐⭐/5.

Challenge 5 - Read Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. This month's recommendation comes from our very own Boss Man, Steve Ray! So, I have read this before. I love this book. This is a truly outstanding piece of work from Gaiman and Pratchett. I adore the characters and the way the book is laid out. All the singular plotinus coming together to make something... ineffable. I wanted to stay in this story so much I even re-watched the TV show right after finishing the book!! (I would highly recommend that too!) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐/5.

So, that's everything I read for the June - DO IT, BUY THE BOOK CHALLENGES. It was a fun month! Definitely read some things I wouldn't normally pick up. That's the best part about it! I hope you all had fun, and Read some awesome books.

Book Queen Out!


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