Book of the Month: June

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Hey hey readers!

Welcome to another Book of the Month post where I share with you what I chose for my Book of the month box! 

Now, if you are not familiar with BOTM, it’s a monthly subscription box where you can choose up to three books! The first book is included and the other two books, called add-on’s, are just $9.99 each. 

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Recursion
by Blake Crouch 

SYNOPSIS
Memory makes reality. That’s what New York City cop Barry Sutton is learning as he investigates the devastating phenomenon the media has dubbed False Memory Syndrome—a mysterious affliction that drives its victims mad with memories of a life they never lived.

Neuroscientist Helena Smith already understands the power of memory. It’s why she’s dedicated her life to creating a technology that will let us preserve our most precious moments of our pasts. If she succeeds, anyone will be able to re-experience a first kiss, the birth of a child, the final moment with a dying parent. 

As Barry searches for the truth, he comes face-to-face with an opponent more terrifying than any disease—a force that attacks not just our minds but the very fabric of the past. And as its effects begin to unmake the world as we know it, only he and Helena, working together, will stand a chance at defeating it.

But how can they make a stand when reality itself is shifting and crumbling all around them? 

 

This book is a bit out of my normal comfort reading zone, but it sounds so AMAZING and I’ve heard great things about his other book, Dark Matter. I decided to give this a try. Hopefully I like it! 

 

 

Other BOTM Options
The Golden Hour by Beatriz Williams 
A Nearly Normal Family by M.T. Edvardsson
Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane
Summer of ’69 by Elin Hilderbrand

 


BOTM ADD-ON'S

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Add-on Book #1 — We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal
 

SYNOPSIS 
People lived because she killed.
People died because he lived.

Zafira is the Hunter, disguising herself as a man when she braves the cursed forest of the Arz to feed her people. Nasir is the Prince of Death, assassinating those foolish enough to defy his autocratic father, the king. If Zafira was exposed as a girl, all of her achievements would be rejected; if Nasir displayed his compassion, his father would punish him in the most brutal of ways. 

Both are legends in the kingdom of Arawiya—but neither wants to be.

War is brewing, and the Arz sweeps closer with each passing day, engulfing the land in shadow. When Zafira embarks on a quest to uncover a lost artifact that can restore magic to her suffering world and stop the Arz, Nasir is sent by the king on a similar mission: retrieve the artifact and kill the Hunter. But an ancient evil stirs as their journey unfolds—and the prize they seek may pose a threat greater than either can imagine.

I haven’t heard too much about this fantasy novel, but one of my best friends told me to get it asap, so I did. 😉 I am always looking for an original fantasy novel and this one seems like it’s going to hit the mark. I’m not sure when I’ll get to it, but I’m really looking forward to reading it. 

 

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Add-on Book #2 — The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides 

SYNOPSIS 
ALICIA
Alicia Berenson writes a diary as a release, an outlet – and to prove to her beloved husband that everything is fine. She can’t bear the thought of worrying Gabriel, or causing him pain.

Until, late one evening, Alicia shoots Gabriel five times and then never speaks another word.

THEO
Forensic psychotherapist Theo Faber is convinced he can successfully treat Alicia, where all others have failed. Obsessed with investigating her crime, his discoveries suggest Alicia’s silence goes far deeper than he first thought.

And if she speaks, would he want to hear the truth?

I wasn’t going to get this book, but everyone won’t stop talking about it. So, I got it. It seems a little bit like the tv show, The Sinner. (the one with Jessica Biel) I ended up not finishing the tv show but this book seems like it will keep my attention. Plus summer is starting and I always crave a good thriller. 


 

 

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