Monthly Reads | June 2019

New segment alert! I absolutely love reading but too lazy to dedicate review posts for every single book I read. Also, maybe because I’m jaded from school book reports but for the life of me, I also can’t write reviews on books, lol. I figured, a monthly round up is the way to go with a few sentences regarding the book!

All links directs to Goodreads.

A Stone’s Throw: Memoir of a Dope Fiend by Scott A. Spackey

Rating: 3/5. I honestly stumbled across this memoir while trying to find books on LSD/acid. Spackey gives an intimate view on his drug addition and a glimpse into a drug fueled lifestyle. I watched a lot of drug documentaries but found this to provide a much more insightful view from an addict’s perspective than the docuseries. I was a bit put off by his “bragging” of his intelligence but I suppose it sort of added to his addiction personality. A decent memoir and recommended for any of those interested in drugs.

BZRK (BZRK, #1) by Michael Grant

Rating: 3/5. I honestly hated this at first but I have this weird thing that no matter how awful a book is, I will always finish it. It was a rough start and a bit hard to follow at first but it started to pick up halfway through and things started to make sense. It’s an interesting take for a dystopia novel and plays with nanotechnology. I found the characters quite charming and ended up really rooting for some. I don’t think I’ll pick up any other novels in this series though.

Vancouver Noir by Sam Wiebe (and other authors)

Rating: 1/5. Oh my goodness, I wish I never picked up this book. It peaked my interest because it was based in Vancouver and I believed it would have some dark, gruesome, and true stories. Out of the handful of short stories in this book, I only truly enjoyed one of them and that set the bar high for all the other stories. Really disappointed because the stories felt weak, not dark at all, and it honestly felt as though the authors were trying desperately to include anything remotely Vancouver in their stories. I mean, sure the book is called Vancouver Noir but the descriptions and use of the city were not subtle at all.

Unlearn: 101 Simple Truths for a Better Life by Humble the Poet

Rating: 2/5. I can’t recall where I saw the name Humble the Poet (must have been Insta) but I decided to give this book a shot considering the amount of people that were demanding it. I sped through this and hated it. Honestly, it’s just recycled truths from all the other self help books out there (think of that popular book, Unfuck Yourself) and it felt like he didn’t provide that much personal details to how this truth impacted his life. Also, a few chapters felt really forced and it felt that the author was trying waaaay too hard to get a truth across… borderline cringy when I read some chapters. Overall, don’t recommend picking this book up, especially if you’ve already read Unfuck Yourself or any other self help book.

Hope you guys enjoyed the first installment of monthly reads! It feels so good to get these reviews off my chest, lol.

Have you read any of these books? Got one in mind I should try? Let me know! And, if we’re not friends on Goodreads yet… what are you waiting for?

10 thoughts on “Monthly Reads | June 2019

  1. I liked the look of Un Learn but very glad that I didn’t buy it now after reading this review. You may have just saved me a few hours of reading!


    1. Happy to hear that those hours of reading is being redirected to another, hopefully, better book! I judged the book by its cover as well which is why I ended up reading Unlearn in the first place, lol.

      Thanks for stopping by! 🙂


  2. These little reviews are really useful, have you ever read the book that inspired the film beautiful boy? If so, what did you think? And I’m the exact same, I refuse to give up on a book or else I won’t move on. Thanks for writing this, I hope you continue with these monthly reviews! ☺


    1. Oh, I haven’t heard of the book but I’d definitely check it out!

      I know right?! There’s just something weird about stopping a book halfway through no matter how bad it is. Happy to see you enjoyed these monthly reviews and definitely will write one for next month!

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      1. Oh, I think beautiful boy will be right up your alley! Exactly, its just too cruel to not finish what I’d started! Looking forward!


  3. We’re alike with reading books but too lazy to write reviews. And if I’ll write a review it’s only one paragraph – straight to the point. haha. I haven’t read any from this list 🙂 I added you on Goodreads. ☺


    1. I dread book reviews because of all the book reports I had to do back in school, haha. I hated describing them in great details because I have no idea what to say half the time! Straight to the point book reviews in a paragraph is the best 😛


  4. It is great that you’ve been reading books! I need to get into them, hehe. It is interesting to have an insight of how people go through drugs and try to get clean. It is a bummer that Vancouver Noir wasn’t all that great. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on

    Nancy ♥


  5. I love this style of post with the little reviews! I’ve never heard of any of these before but I admire that you will read through a book no matter how bad it is. Hopefully the next books you read will be better!

    x Kara |


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