There was a storm when I published my last post and right after I put it up, Little One and I went upstairs to look out the window. We had been at the window for no more than a minute or two when we heard BOOM! And the lights went out. I looked down at Little One. Little One looked up at me.
And that was the beginning of three days without electricity. Now that I’m not in school and it isn’t a necessity to have a charged computer and the internet, it’s not so bad. Luckily, I have the Kindle Paperwhite with a backlight and I just purchased a book light two weeks ago so I was able to make my way through some of my books (and the library books) that I have on my shelf after the sun set. I’m not one of those “go to bed when the sun sets and wake up when the sun rises” people.
Best Book of June
In previous months, it’s been easy to pick out my favorite book of the month for Road Trip Wednesday at YA Highway but between reading at the cabin and during the power outage this month, I have a few good ones to talk about.
I finally got around to reading the final two books of the Perfect Chemistry series by Simone Elkeles from the library this month. I read the first book a year ago (same month, I think) and loved it so I don’t know why it took me this long to get to the others. I have to say that I think my favorite of all three was Chain Reaction, the third book in the series. Luis was so endearing and my favorite of the brothers. I loved the interaction between the three of them. And Nikki captured my heart, too. I loved everything about her story and my heart went out to her. It was a fantastic end to a great series!
I started rereading a thriller series that I read back in high school with my friend Sarah this month. We read the first book in the series, Stealing Shadows, by Kay Hooper. I remember being totally creeped out by this series back in high school and when I was reading while we had electricity I could understand why I had that reaction back then. But with no electricity, when it was completely dark, and then when I took the pup outside for her last outing of the day, when it was dark… yeah, I made sure those outings were snappy.
And finally, I know that I talked about this book already, but I really enjoyed Insomnia, by J.R. Johansson. Once I started I had a hard time putting this book down and while I had multiple theories (and one of them was right) it kept me guessing. I didn’t know which way it would go.
What was your favorite book (or books) from June?
I was wondering why you had no power for so long! How awful! Buuuut now that you remind us you have an easy method of reading books in the dark, well… I'm relieved. 🙂 Old timey adventure!
I am currently reading a book called "The Day After Tomorrow" – not to be confused with the film of the same title. It's really good thus far!