It’s time for another book haul! I didn’t go too crazy in June since it was a pretty busy month. But since when do I let a month go by without buying too many books? I did spend a significant amount of my book budget on some gorgeous wooden bookmarks when I visited The Ripped Bodice in LA. Seriously, it was a struggle in self-control. But I did still acquire quite a few books. Here are the books I added to my library in June:
Recursion by Blake Crouch. This was my Book of the Month pick for June, and I am very excited to read it! It kind of feels like coming full circle, because Dark Matter was one of my first BOTM picks. I can’t wait to see where this one goes.
Cheshire Crossing by Andy Weir and Sarah Andersen. This book was very kindly sent to me by Ten Speed Press, and I was so, so excited about it. It’s a graphic novel about some of my favorite storybook heroines. I already read this, and I absolutely loved it. Expect a review in the next week, and you can check it out when it’s released on July 9th.
The Girl in Red by Christina Henry. I love Christina Henry’s books, and was excited to get my hands on her newest novel. I haven’t read this one yet, but I’m hoping to maybe get to it this month.
Her Royal Highness by Rachel Hawkins. I picked this up when I went to an event with Casey McQuiston and Taylor Jenkins Reid. McQuiston recommended it for readers who want more of her book (and I am definitely having Red, White & Royal Blue withdrawals). And there was a signed copy in the bookstore, so I had to get it. Right?
The Bone People by Keri Hulme. I’ve heard great things about this one. It also won the Man Booker in 1985, and I usually like the Man Booker winners. I thought I’d try something new and read an older one.
The Italian by Ann Radcliffe. I’m not going to lie: the only reason I want to read Radcliffe is because of Northanger Abbey. But, I love Gothic romance and I’m definitely curious about this one. It seems wonderfully dark, and I think it’ll make a great fall read.
The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle. I mean, it’s a classic novel with dinosaurs. Do I need a better reason?
Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi. This one’s been on my TBR for a while, and I picked it up when I saw it on sale. I have been meaning to read more diverse history, and I think this is a great way to do it.
The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Aryana Mathis. This is just one of those books I keep seeing everywhere, and when I saw it for a few dollars, I picked it up. Definitely an impulse buy, but I’m hoping it’s a good one.
Dear Fahrenheit 451: Love and Heartbreak in the Stacks: A Librarian’s Love Letters and Breakup Notes to the Books in Her Life by Annie Spence. Another book I keep seeing everywhere and just needed to read for myself. I obviously love books, so I’m pretty curious about this one.
The Real Lolita: The Kidnapping of Sally Horner and the Novel that Scandalized the World by Sarah Weinman. I’ve actually already read this (listened to the audiobook, actually), but I saw it on sale and wanted to add it to my library. I’m building a pretty impressive true crime collection, and this fits in perfectly.
And that’s it for my June book haul! Which of these do you think I should read first?