I may not have read a lot in June, but I did collect quite a few books. There were some new releases I was really excited about, and another Book Outlet haul (oops). But, overall, I think I did pretty well. Here are the books I added to my library in June:
The Book of Essie by Megan MacLean Weir. This was my Book of the Month pick for June. I’d actually requested it on Netgalley, but never heard back, so I got it from BOTM instead. It sounds like an interesting, kind of dark story, and I’m looking forward to reading it.
The Mermaid by Christina Henry. I have loved Christina Henry’s last three books (I have yet to read her earlier work), so this was a must-have. It’s about a mermaid who becomes P. T. Barnum’s star attraction and realizes it’s not the life she’d thought it would be.
I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara. I was in the middle of the audiobook, and had to pick up a hard copy for my library. This is a brilliant true crime book, and I really enjoyed reading it! You can check out my review of I’ll Be Gone in the Dark to find out more.
My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows, and Brodi Ashton. I loved My Lady Jane, so obviously I had to pick up this one. Alternate histories are a bit hit-ot-miss for me (I’m a huge history nerd), but these are just so fun! I haven’t gotten to it yet, but I’m planning on reading it very soon.
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi. I’m pretty bad at picking up new releases I want, but I finally got around to getting this one. I’ve heard really great things, and I definitely used Jimmy Fallon’s book club as an excuse.
The Romanov Empress by C. W. Gortner. This was kindly sent to me by Ballantine Books, and I am really looking forward to reading it! It’s a historical fiction novel about Maria Feodorovna, the mother of Tsar Nicolas II.
A Simple Favor by Darcey Bell. I saw this on Book Outlet, and stared at it for a long time. Those Blake Lively/Anna Kendrick previews definitely sucked me in, so I picked this up. I’ve been reading quite a few thrillers lately, so maybe I’ll get to this one soon.
Commonwealth by Ann Patchett. I’ve been on the fence about this one, but then I saw some good reviews from reviewers I really trust. And it was like $6 on Book Outlet, so why not?
Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward. This book has been everywhere this year, and I just decided to grab it. I’m always looking for more diverse books, and books that shed light on experiences different from my own, and this one looks perfect.
Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu. The blurb from Amy Poehler got me. I don’t read a ton of young adult anymore, but I am all about girl power. So I thought I’d give this one a chance. Also, I needed a few extra dollars for free shipping on Book Outlet.
Love and Friendship by Jane Austen. I probably have this in an Austen bind-up somewhere, but I kind of hate reading those because they are SO BIG. I don’t have it on it’s own, and I haven’t read it yet, so now it’s mine.
That’s it for the month of June. I’m looking forward to reading these! There have been some great releases this summer, and I have a few more on my list for July, so stay tuned for that haul.
What books did you pick up in June? Are there any new releases I should know about? Let me know in the comments!