I’m keeping this month’s reading list short. Partly because, for the past couple of months, I have been pretty bad at sticking with my TBR (I read one book off my May reading list). But also because I am planning on reading some hefty books this month. I am participating in the Tome Topple readathon (created by Thoughts on Tomes – one of my favorite BookTubers), and the Song of Ice and Fire read-a-long co-hosted by Riley Marie (another awesome BookTuber). So there’s a couple thousand pages right there. But despite my shorter list, I am planning on getting into a few books that have been on my TBR for a while now, and I’m really excited about it.
1. A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin. I have previously read this book, but that was two years ago, and I’ve been meaning to reread it so I can continue reading the series. As soon as I heard about the ASOIAF read-a-long (which covers one of the five books in the series per month), I knew it was the perfect excuse! Plus, I’m forcing my cousin to read it, too, since I recently got him into the series, so it’ll be nice to read it with him.
2. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. I’ve been meaning to read this book for a while, but I wasn’t planning on getting around to it anytime soon. But, since people keep telling me how amazing this series is, I’ve been more and more drawn to it. I think this is going to make a great book for the Tome Topple readathon (if I make it that long before jumping in…)
3. Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys. Last month, I reread Jane Eyre, and really loved it. When I first read it back in high school, my teacher recommended this one, which is kind of a prequel to Charlotte Brontë’s classic. Since one of my reading challenges is to read a book and it’s prequel, I decided to go with this one. It’s also less than 200 pages, and looks really interesting.
The Reading New England Challenge’s theme for this month is nonfiction, so I have decided to finally read:
4. Walden by Henry David Thoreau. I’ve read bits and pieces of Walden and loved them, so I am looking forward to sitting down and reading the whole book.
And, finally, I would like to get to the Our Shared Shelf book pick of the month, which is:
5. The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi. This is a graphic memoir that I’ve heard wonderful things about! It also ties in perfectly with one of the Tome Topple challenges, which is to take a break with a graphic novel.
I decided to skip the TBR jar this month, because I’m sure I’ll end up picking up a lot of other books not on this list. And the list above equates to just under 3,000 pages, so I think I’m set for the month.
Let me know what you’re planning on reading in the month of June, and if you’re read any of the books on my list!