What I Am Reading | June 2020

Disclosure - We were gifted The Switch Up and Here Lies The Secrets. Any thoughts, opinions and photographs are our own. This post also contains affiliate links. 

pile of books and mug of tea
I thought having more time on my hands I would be able to actually sit down and start reading a book but I haven't read one single page of my new books. I know we have been in lockdown now for 12 weeks but I have been giving most of my time and energy to the boys, making sure they are safe and happy and also thinking of home schooling ideas for little J. Having said that I've decided I will make time in June to read and here is what's first on the list.

Here Lie The Secrets Book
Here Lie The Secrets
Mia's best friend Holly died when they were thirteen. But years later, Holly still hasn't left her. 
Spending the summer in New York, Mia is hoping to escape the visions of Holly that haunt her life at home. There she meets Rav, a parapsychology student, who convinces her to take part in a study into why some people see ghosts. Soon she is caught up in the investigation of Halcyon House, which is reputed to be haunted by a poltergeist. As Mia confronts her fears, what she learns about the house and herself will change her life forever.

I don't usually read 'thriller' books but I am intrigued by this so will give it a try.

Author - Emma Young

Brutally Honest book
Brutally Honest
The tell-all memoir from the loudest, proudest Spice Girl - and the truth behind the headlines

As one-fifth of the iconic Spice Girls and judge on X Factor and America's Got Talent, Melanie Brown, a.k.a Scary Spice, has been an international star since her twenties. Brutally Honest is an expose of the struggles and acute pain that lay behind the glamour and success.

With deep personal insight, remarkable frankness and trademark Yorkshire humour, the book removes the mask of fame and reveals the true story behind the Spice Girls, as well as the horror of her most recent marriage and her 10 year struggle to be free.

I will be brutally honest and say I have had this book now for well over a year and I haven't even opened it once. I love the Spice Girls so can't wait to read about their early days and also how brave Melanie was during her controlling marriage.

Author - Melanie Brown 
The switch up book
The Switch Up - L.A Exchange
Alice can't wait to visit Willa in LA - home of Hollywood, where dreams come true. Their plan is to explore the city and see the sights, but then Willa gets the opportunity to work on the film project of her dreams and she can't say no! The only problem is she is absolutely 100% supposed to be taking part in a beach clean-up. Which, now she thinks of it, sounds pretty perfect for Alice... Can the girls really swap lives again? Cue plotting, outfit swapping and award-winning performances. But everyone knows that real life is nothing like the movies.

The Switch Up - L.A Exchange is the second instalment in THE SWITCH UP series.

Although I haven't read the first Switch Up I like the fact this is set in LA and has a nice Summer read feel to it.

Author - Katy Cannon

Open book by Jessica Simpson
Open Book
Jessica reveals for the first time her inner monologue and most intimate struggles. Guided by the journals she's kept since age fifteen, and brimming with her unique humour and down-to-earth humanity, Open Book is as inspiring as it is entertaining.

America's Sweetheart, preacher's daughter, pop phenomenon, reality tv pioneer, and the billion-dollar fashion mogul invites readers on a remarkable journey, examining a life that blessed her with the compassion to help others but also burdened her with an almost crippling need to please. Open Book is Jessica Simpson using her voice, heart, soul, and humour to share things she's never shared before.

I recently got this as a gift for my birthday and I am desperate to get started. I absolutely loved Jessica Simpson not so much for her singing but the TV show Newlyweds. I thought her marriage to Nick Lachey would last forever as they seemed the perefct couple but obviously I was wrong.

Author - Jessica Simpson

I'm looking forward to getting stuck in to these. What are you reading at the moment?



  1. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt. I'm enjoying the story but it's a bit heavy going

  2. Danielle Sedgebeer10 June 2020 at 12:30

    I'm reading the Harry Potter series for the first time!

  3. I'm currently reading The Volunteer by Jack Fairweather - it's a true story about a man who volunteered himself to go to Auschwitz in order to build resistance and gain information for the allied forces - harrowing but eye opening!

  4. I think lots of people will have preconceived ideas about both Mel B and Jessica Simpson. It will be interesting to hear their stories in their own words. I suspect both are really strong women.

  5. I do love biographies and really fancey reading Mel B's I will definitely be looking out for that one

  6. One thing that I want to do more nowadays now that I am free from exams is read more. It is certainly a nice and relaxing hobby! In particular, it seems like the books you are currently reading are very interesting!

  7. Some interesting books. I am just about to finish where the crawdads sing which although it took a while to get into I am loving, then I am going to read the next geek girl book and why I'm no longer talking to white people about race x

  8. Kristine Nicole Alessandra11 June 2020 at 13:58

    Interesting book recommendations. I have yet to complete my reading list for July, so I might as well add these books to my list.

  9. Reading has been my go-to activity this year, especially during the lockdown. I like the sound of the Jessica Simpson book, I love watching her Newlyweds show.

  10. Some great sounding books here! I have to admit "Here lies the secrets" really grabbed my attention so I might have to go check that out myself! Hope you manage to find some more time to enjoy reading these fab books! x

  11. I quite like the sound of Here Lie the Secrets. I do quite like books based on the supernatural. It sounds like a great read.

  12. the chocolate lovers wedding by carole matthews x

  13. Some fantastic line up of books here. I personally love memoirs so Open Book and Brutally Honest is what I plan to read next

  14. I'm reading Your Cat magazine just now!

  15. ashleigh allan12 June 2020 at 08:27

    I've not had much chance to read recently but I like the cathy glass books

  16. These look like some good reads, the Jessica Simpson one appeals to me. Only problem is I’m not a massive reader I prefer audio books while I’m cooking and cleaning

  17. I love thrillers, and 'Here lies The Secrets' sounds really good. And I am loving the cover of that,so pretty!

  18. I'm reading Down to Earth by Monty Don

  19. At the moment I'm reading The Illusionists by Rosie Thomas - I'm really enjoying it!

  20. I like the sound of LA exchange. I need some summer holiday vibes at the moment as we can't travel!


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