I’ve gone for a good mixture of genres for June in an attempt to prevent another May-style reading slump. I really need some books to wow me after the mediocre reading month I had in May. I’ve got a bunch of buddy reads coming up, which will hopefully keep me entertained for most of it! Let me know what you’re planning on reading this month!
1. Tracer by Rob Boffard
I’m currently reading this one, and it’s not exactly the most thrilling thriller, but I’m enjoying it. I would have liked a bit more of a connection to the characters. It’s a thriller set on a spaceship called Outer Earth, where there is apparently a mad man on the loose.
2. The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
I’m finally getting to this really popular series! I saw the trailer and decided now was the time to pick it up, and my friend Lacey and I decided to buddy read it together. I’m curious, as it was such a popular series a few years ago and there was so much hype surrounding it, but there’s almost no hype for the movie now.
3. The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
I’m reading this one with five other people, and I’m hoping to have the best time. If I love it, I’ll also be reading the second book, which I have already bought. I’ve not seen anyone say a bad word about this, so I have really high hopes.
4. Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel
I think this will be my next audiobook once I’m (finally) done with Uprooted. It’s told in an interview style, so I think that’ll work well on audio.
5. Labyrinth by Kate Mosse
I’m hoping to buddy read this one with a friend from work, but we’ll be aiming for 100 pages a week as it’s so long and I’d like to be able to fit other books in as well.
My February TBR was kind of a success in that I read six whole books from it! This never happens to me because I tend to get distracted. I’ve decided to do what I did last month again because it worked out so well for me. I’ve picked out some new releases, some review copies, and some backlist titles that I’ve had on my shelves forever.
If Obsidio isn’t on your TBR this month then what are you doing with your life? I didn’t love Illuminae, but Gemina really picked up, and I’m now dying to see how the trilogy wraps up. I’m super excited for Tyler Johnson Was Here, and I think Nothing Left to Burn sounds fairly unique. Unique enough for me to buy it, anyway!
Since I read an epic 14 books in January, I’ve decided to go a bit crazy with my TBR this month in order to not restrict myself. I’ve decided that I need a lot of options to get me in the mood for reading and to motivate the hell out of me. So don’t be surprised if this turns out to be my biggest TBR yet! I’m still going to just go with the flow and mood read like I did in January, but I feel like having some sort of goal to focus on is good.
I preordered Hero At the Fall a while back and my copy arrived on Thursday so I’m diving into that right away! I’m so excited to see how Hamilton wraps up the series. It’s a brilliant fantasy trilogy, and you should definitely check it out if you haven’t already. I’m dying to read A Girl Like That, and I’m hoping I can buy the ebook before the end of the month. The Liar’s Girl is a thriller that I’m really looking forward to reading, although I’ve never read anything by this author before.
September’s to be read pile was a complete flop because I got so busy that I only had time to read one book. One! I’m so disappointed. But on the plus side, I’ve got a few quiet weekends coming up, and I’m planning on reading alllll of the books now that the flat is in a decent state.
In October, I’m planning on knocking out a tonne of my review copies so I don’t have those hanging over me. #ARCtober, anyone? Dewey’s Readathon is coming up soon so I’m hoping to whiz out a few then.
I haven’t done any proper TBR posts in AGES and I missed them, so I wanted to bring them back to the blog. Coming up with a TBR pile for the month can go either way for me; I will either be really motivated and read like the wind and storm through that pile, or I’ll get really overwhelmed and I won’t read anything. But hey, it’s been working so far this year on my Booktube channel so I might as well post it here too.