June Reading List

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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?

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18 thoughts on “June Reading List

  1. I’ve been meaning to read more Vonnegut as well and Slaughterhouse Five is on the top of my list to read first, so I’m curious to what you think since I won’t be reading it for another couple of weeks / months! 🙂 And I should really read some V.E. Schwab because I’ve heard so many good things about her books.

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  2. This sounds like a brilliant list of books you have lined up for the month ahead. 🙂

    I’m still so-so on pre-ordering Our Dark Duet. I love V.E. Schwab and I adored the Darker Shade of Magic trilogy but I wasn’t hugely blown away by This Savage Song. I don’t know how much of that was my mood when reading so I should probably give it another chance and re-read it. But I feel like with it being a duology I may as well try the second book anyway as there’s not much to lose?

    I’m intrigued by A Paris All Your Own, I haven’t heard about it but I’m always a little bit swayed by stories about Paris – I may very well have to check that one out myself.

    Also, I completely know what you mean about being disappointed when switching to a shorter commute – this has happened to me when switching jobs and it’s weird to adjust to it. Mind you – I’ve also went from a part time to full time job so I’m allowed a longer lunch break so maybe I’m making up for any lost reading time there, haha.

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    1. Hahaha, no. My thesis professor was taught by Vonnegut himself, and I still haven’t read that much of his work. I really enjoyed his short story, Harrison Bergeron (I think that’s what it’s called), so that might be a good place to start! Especially if you like Bradbury 😊

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  3. Oooh! I’m reading a Capt Hook retelling now too called “Hook’s Tale: Being the Account of an Unjustly Villainized Pirate Written by Himself” and it’s pretty funny. I’m interested to see how Henry takes it.

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  4. I’m going to start the Chronicles of Narnia, and The Poisonwood Bible, which I have to read for class. I think Sarah Dessen’s new book comes out thIs month, which I can’t wait to read!
    I read Slaughterhouse Five at the end of April, and jut can be a little confusing until you realize what Vonnegut’s trying to portray. But it’s a great read!!

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  5. I remember liking Slaughterhouse-Five and I read it right before I read Catch-22, which was unexpected, but really interesting. Happy reading! 🙂

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  6. I’m readin #loveOZya anthology Begin.end.Begin and on my list is My Best Friend is a Goddess by stars Eglington, Dragonfly Songby Wendy Orr and I’d love to add more but the realism of having two little kids, promoting my verse novel and writing my next two books suggests I stop there. 😊

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      1. No worries, luv. Happy to link peeps to awesome Australian literature. If you have an amazon/kindle account (just starting to get clued into this app) or goodreads I can send the recommendations directly. 😊

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