June/July: What I Read

June/ July 2018: What I Read | https://www.roseclearfield.com

I’m excited to share another couple of months of reads with you today!

In June and July, I listened to:

  • The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer. I decided to give Amy Schumer’s book a try after seeing her episode of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. So random, I know. She impressed me in the episode, and I was optimistic about her book. It didn’t disappoint. She keeps it real and isn’t overly crude.



  • Back of the House: The Secret Life of a Restaurant by Scott Haas. I am a huge fan of shows like Chef’s Table and Mind of a Chef and am always interested in the behind the scenes aspects of working in a restaurant. I love that Back of the House is not just about the chef and owner of the restaurant but the entire restaurant staff and the ins and outs of running the restaurant each week.


In June and July, I read:


  • All We Ever Wanted by Emily Giffin. I’m sure that many of you know that I’m a huge Emily Giffin fan. She writes fiction exactly the way I wish that I could write fiction. I still think that Something Borrowed / Something Blue are her best books and best characters. However, I’ve enjoyed everything that she’s written since then. All We Ever Wanted was better than her last two books, especially in terms of characters. I enjoyed First Comes Love, but the characters were so dislikeable. The plot and characters were both a bit (emphasis on a bit, it’s not like this was an entirely different genre for her) of a departure from her usual style. She definitely rose to the challenge. My biggest pet peeve with this book is that her editor okay-ed multiple italicized words on almost every single page. Not an exaggeration. I know that seems picky. But it’s so unnecessary and distracting.

In June and July, I re-read:

  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is still so much better than Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. It took me almost as long to read it (partly because I took a week off due to all of the craziness in July). But it went so much faster. Does that make sense? The flow of the book is so much better. It’s also fascinating to see how much J.K. Rowling is already leading up to the end of the series in this book.

I’m taking a break from Harry Potter again to read a few books that I’ve bought in 2018 but haven’t read yet.

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What have you been reading and loving lately?

I’m always looking for new suggestions!

Previous reading posts:

April/May 2018: What I Read | https://www.roseclearfield.com

April/May: What I Read

February March 2018: What I Read | https://www.roseclearfield.com

February/March: What I Read

January: What I Read | https://www.roseclearfield.com

January: What I Read

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