My Reads – June 2017 edition

I love reading. I don’t read as much as I would like too, but this year I’ve given myself a challenge to read 25 books (not sure how many I’ve read to date ha!). Between taking care of the girls, home, working full time and finding time to be creative, reading is not always at the top of my priority list. I do love it so much that giving myself a challenge will hopefully help me read more books.

Today I’m sharing with you the books I read this past June which was a super busy month, with the end of school, home renos and busy work schedule. I didn’t start off the month strong, it took my while to get in my first book but I still managed to read three books.


  1. The Girls by Emma Cline: this book was ok, I didn’t connect with any of the characters, thought the story dragged on a bit. I’m glad I read it because there was a lot of buzz about it last year and well the FOMO is always present, so I gave it a try.
  2. A World Without You by Beth Revis: Oh my heart, this book was heartbreaking. It addressed mental health issues in teenagers, such a hard topic to read about. Even if the topic was very hard for me, I still enjoyed the book (feels weird to say enjoy it when it was so heartbreaking), my tween daughter actually got that book at the library. She didn’t read it for a lack of time but I’m glad I borrowed it from her. This one will stay with me.
  3. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo – Taylor Jenkins Reid: This book was awesome, so entertaining! I’m not a fan of old Hollywood gossip drama but this behind the scene look was very captivating. I read this one in a matter of days, perfect light read for the summer.

Hope you have enjoyed reading my compilation, full disclosure this isn’t meant to be a book review but rather a list of the books I’ve read, plain and simple. This is why I didn’t give a star rating, so take this list as it is, a simple outline of books that have crossed my path this month!


Author: ohpaperjoy

I've been part of the scrapbook industry for over 10 years. My love of paper started at a very young age when I started hoarding a collection of notepads and fruit scented pens. My love of scrapbooking and memory keeping evolved when I became a mother. Over the course of my creative career, I've had the pleasure of designing for various manufactures; I currently design for Ali Edwards and Gossamer Blue. My style is eclectic with a flair for mixing embellishments, creating layers and a love for white space. As of two years ago, I shifted her creative focus to documenting our family’s daily activities with Project Life.