I was going to keep this month’s reading list fairly short, and, well, this happened. Six books isn’t crazy, but I am still getting used to having a full-time job, and don’t know how much time I’ll have. So I will say that the first three books on this list I will 100% be reading because I’m pretty excited about them, and two of them are ARCs I need to review. The others might have to get bumped to next month, but I do want to read them all, because I also really want to stay on track for my Goodreads challenge. Ok, I’m done rambling, here are the books:
Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab. I cannot wait to get my hands on this book – I already preordered a copy, and plan on starting it the day it comes out. I loved the first book in this duology – This Savage Song – and am excited to see where Schwab take the story. (It will probably be brutal and amazing.)
Lost Boy by Christina Henry. After absolutely loving Christina Henry’s Alice in Wonderland retelling, Alice (and the sequel, Red Queen), I have been eagerly anticipating Henry’s take on Captain Hook. I actually have an ARC of this one, which will be released in July, so now I just need to read it.
A Paris All Your Own ed. by Eleanor Brown. This is another ARC that I requested from Netgalley on a whim. It’s basically a book of short stories by various authors all with the common theme of – you guessed it – Paris. I have only read one of the authors in this book, but I am very curious as I don’t read many anthologies, and I love that this one revolves around Paris.
Library: An Unquiet History by Matthew Battles. I think this title is pretty self-explanatory. This is a written history of libraries. I have always loved the idea of libraries, how they are formed, and how they affect society. And, since this is a fairly short book, I thought it would make a perfect nonfiction book for June. (For those of you who don’t know, I have set myself a goal to read one nonfiction book a month, and I haven’t failed once in the last year and a half.)
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. I have already read this – in audiobook form – but I recently picked up a copy to add to my collection, and I think it’s definitely time for a reread. Especially after watching the TV show.
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut. I have not read nearly as much Vonnegut as I would like (the only one of his books I have read is God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, which is not his most popular). Since I somehow ended up with two copies of the audiobook, and have recently gotten back into audiobooks, I definitely think it’s time to listen to this one.
One day, I will catch up on reading. I hope. For now, I am going to try and read these books. (Is it weird that I’m a bit disappointed that the commute for my new job is much shorter because it means I get less audiobook time?)
Let me know what you’re planning on reading in the month of June! Are there any new releases you’re looking forward to?