♕ Top Reads of 2020: Part 1 | June 2020

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I’ve had to cut down on my blogging time this year so instead of writing a review for every book I read (good, ho-hum, or bad) I decided to just post a mid-year and end-of-year wrap-up of my top recommended reads! I’ve written mini-reviews for you here but you can always hop on over to Goodreads to read more of my thoughts there as well as my thoughts on other books I’ve read so far this year. But without further ado, here’s what I really enjoyed and stood out to me these first six months of 2020… (listed alphabetically) 
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Heroine

Heroine by Mindy McGinnis (2019)

heroine

YA Fiction | Contemporary
5 starsBlurb:

“When a car crash sidelines Mickey just before softball season, she has to find a way to hold on to her spot as the catcher for a team expected to make a historic tournament run. Behind the plate is the only place she’s ever felt comfortable, and the painkillers she’s been prescribed can help her get there. Continue reading

The Female of the Species

The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis (2016)

the female of the species

(YA) Fiction | Contemporary
5 starsBlurb:

“Alex Craft knows how to kill someone. And she doesn’t feel bad about it.

Three years ago, when her older sister, Anna, was murdered and the killer walked free, Alex uncaged the language she knows best—the language of violence. While her own crime goes unpunished, Alex knows she can’t be trusted among other people. Not with Jack, the star athlete who wants to really know her but still feels guilty over the role he played the night Anna’s body was discovered. And not with Peekay, the preacher’s kid with a defiant streak who befriends Alex while they volunteer at an animal shelter. Not anyone. Continue reading