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What I Read in June

This year is officially half over - CRAZY!!!  I can't imagine it being 2015 (honestly, I can hardly believe it's already 2014!)

Books to Read

I am excited for so many things in the next six months (meeting the Nugget is definitely on the top of this list, of course!)  One of the things I'm excited for is all the books I will be able to read in this time.  I love re-reading old favorites and I love finding new favorites!

I've listed and reviewed below what I read in June - perhaps you'll find a new favorite in my list!

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - JK Rowling

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

I would say that this is one of my favorites of the Harry Potter series, but to be quite honest I'd be saying the same thing about every book in the series - I love them all!  In this, the third of seven, Harry Potter and all of Hogwarts are under heavy guard because a convicted murder, Sirius Black, has escaped from the wizard prison Azkaban and is on the loose.  Harry's teachers are concerned for his safety, and Harry gets concerned as he believes death may be following him.  I love the writing, I love the ending and I love the characters!  I think that is all that really needs to be said about this one!  

Rating: 10/10

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - JK Rowling

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Normally I am easily able to read more than two books in a month, but June proved to be difficult for me!  I spent a long time getting through the Goblet of Fire, so I didn't have a chance to read anything beyond these two Harry Potter books.  That being said, I love this series so I'm not complaining :) In this, the fourth of seven, Harry Potter goes back to Hogwarts and he and his classmates learn that the Triwizard Tournament will once again be held.  One student (aged 17 or above) from each of the three competing schools will be chosen, and they will go through three tasks to determine who is the champion!  Somehow, though, Harry's name ends up being chosen as the fourth Triwizard champion, and he must navigate through not only the three tasks, but also changing friendships and the day-to-day frustrations that come with being The Boy who Lived.  

I love love love this book, even though it took me a long time to get through it!  I enjoy that the entire magical world and its history is opened up and explored more; this book feels like it's introducing the grimness and darkness that will be felt through the rest of the series.  

Rating: Normally, I'd give this an easy 10/10.  But this time it took me so long to get through that I'm contemplating going with 8/10.  So I'll cut it down the middle and go with 9/10!

What's been on your reading list lately?

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