Thursday, June 29, 2017

Best of the Bunch: June 2017

Today I'm sharing the best book I read in June. (I'm also counting two books I finished on May 31 because last month's BotB posted on May 30.)

Of the 13 books I read in the past month, I had three 5-star books:

Where Am I Now?: True Stories of Girlhood and Accidental Fame by Mara Wilson

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande

Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour

Being Mortal was a reread and a previous Best of the Bunch. This month I'm giving it to...

Even though it reads like a YA book, it doesn't feel like most YA books. The main characters live in LA, work on movie sets, and are just finishing high school when the book opens. Because the premise wasn't typical, the book felt unpredictable in a welcome way. It's a YA romance, but it's about so much more. There's a mystery, and a huge undertaking, and messages about family and loss and independence. The characters are diverse in race and sexual orientation in a way that felt authentic. The book was truly fantastic and I had tears rolling down my face at the end. Highly recommended.

What is the best book you read this month? Let me know in comments, or write your own post and link up below!

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