June Reading List – Fantasy & Poetry

Happy June everyone! I know I probably say this every month, but how is it June already? I feel like it was just January. But it’s June. Which means it’s time for another monthly reading list! I’m keeping this one very short because I really want to finish my May reading list. I got a bit busy last month, and didn’t get to everything I was planning on. I picked a few shorter reads I’ve been meaning to get to, and I think they’re going to make great summer reads!

In an Absent Dream by Seanan McGuire. I love this series! They’re such great, quick reads. I’m looking forward to this one because I hear it has a Goblin Market. And I think it might be the only one (so far) set in a logic – as opposed to chaos – world.

The Mermaid’s Voice Returns in This One by Amanda Lovelace. I never thought I’d fall in love with a poetry series, but Amanda Lovelace proved me wrong. I’ve really enjoyed the first two books in this series, and I’m excited for some feminist poetry.

Beowulf, translated by J. R. R. Tolkien. Little-known fact about the author of The Lord of the Rings: he was also a prominent medieval scholar. And, at one point, he translated Beowulf. No offence to Seamus Heaney, but, from what I’ve read of it, Tolkien’s translation is better. I think because he was also a fantasy author, he was able to do the story justice. I love Tolkien and Beowulf, so I think it’s time to finally read it in it’s entirety.

That’s it for my June reading list. I need to catch up on a few ARCs as well (I have quite a few that are being release in June or July). Hopefully it’s a great reading month!

What’s on your June TBR?

2 thoughts on “June Reading List – Fantasy & Poetry

  1. You have such a diverse taste in genres. I would have to say fantasy is my favorite but I tend to look for unique reads that I haven’t seen the premise 100 times. It seems like you have a lot of reading to do but I thought I would recommend “The King Who Disappeared” by Hank Quense (http://hankquense.org/wp/). This is an action-packed, super witty, fantasy novel that is unlike anything I’ve ever read before. The book is filled with satire, both political, business and military but done so in a really fun way. For example, elves that act like they are a part of the mafia and run by the godmother (haha!). The story follows King Bohan who has been sealed in a cave so that the evil wizard, Jerado, can control all the kingdoms. Now 200 years later he is free and not only has to win back his kingdom but get used to all the inevitable changes that come after 200 years of being “asleep.” I hope you will check it out!


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