Spell the Month in Books: June ’19

Today’s post is short and fun (the best kind for summer, in my opinion). It’s time for my (semi?)-monthly spell-the-month bookstack!

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J.U.N.E. bookstack 2019

This month’s featured books make quite the eclectic stack! Despite being one of the shorter month names, we’ve definitely got a wide range of genres represented. Here are the books I chose:



Jesus > Religion by Jefferson Bethke

Fun fact: This is one of the first books I ever read as part of a book club. Not the very first, but close. In this nonfiction analysis of modern Christianity, Bethke looks at Jesus strictly through the Bible. The point of the book is basically the importance of scripture over rituals and other things that we deem “religious” without knowing the significance.



United as One by Piticus Lore

This is the last book in the original Lorien Legacies series which began with I am Number Four. I went through an extended phase where I was lowkey obsessed with this series (and a lot of other cheesy YA sci-fi books and movies), and during this period received this beautiful hardback edition as a Christmas present. To be honest, I am not entirely satisfied with how the Lorien Legacies series ended, and now there are so many spin-offs that I am not even trying to keep up. Still, it’s a beautiful book that I am happy to have on my shelf.



Nine Stories by J.D. Salinger

Nine Stories is a set of short stories by J.D. Salinger, and one of my favorites at that. While I disagree with a good portion of Salinger’s philosophy, I love reading his stories and contemplating life, philosophy, and literature alongside him. He has such a unique perspective and does not shy away from deep topics.



Eight Cousins by Louisa May Alcott

I couldn’t possibly fail to include an Alcott book this month, could I? One of the books I am currently reading for the 2019 Louisa May Alcott Reading Challenge is Rose in Bloom, the sequel to Eight Cousins. It has been so long since I read Eight Cousins that I have to admit I don’t remember much of it, just that it is a fun story about the cousins who visit and live in a residence dubbed “the Aunt Hill,” and all of the adventures they have and lessons they learn.

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Have you read any of these books? If you have a June bookstack you would like to share, feel free to leave a comment!


Until the next chapter,


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