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2022 Popsugar Reading Challenge - Update #6

    Happy Wednesday everyone and welcome to my sixth 2022 Popsugar Reading Challenge update with mini  reviews!  In June, I completed 6 books for this month for a total of 38 of 50 books for the  2022 Popsugar Reading Challenge .  Keep reading to see my thoughts on the books I read in June: ❋   ❋  ❋   ❋  Purple Noon   (1960, aka Plein Soleil ), starring Alain Delon is one of my favorite impossibly cool movies and I'm so glad I decided to read the book that it's based on,  The Talented Mr. Ripley  ( Ripley  #1) by Patricia Highsmith . I'm so glad I that this is the first book in a series so I can keep following Tom Ripley's adventures in the future. I might even have to watch the Matt Damon movie adaptation soon.  Honestly, I think I prefer Purple Noon a little more - if only it was allowed to end in the same way as the book.  Now that would have been perfect.  Ripley is just so dang cool and likeable, but you know he's a cold-blooded killer! My review is also on Go
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Pride Month 2022 - Wrap Up & Mini Reviews

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