June TBR

It’s time for another monthly TBR post, my first one in a while. I didn’t do any while I was in France because I didn’t have access to all my books and, well, I just figured I probably wouldn’t get much reading done anyway (which turned out to be right—hello, Goodreads challenge I’m 9 books behind on), so I didn’t want to make that guilt even worse by setting monthly reading goals for myself.

Now that I’m home, though, and I have a lot more free time, I figured it was time to start setting TBR goals again. So here are all the books I’m planning/hoping to read this month. This list is very ambitious and may or may not end up happening, but a girl can dream.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling

I have already started reading this book, I’m about halfway through, and I’m definitely planning on finishing it within the first two days of June. I’m in the middle of a readathon that started in May but goes until June 2nd, and this is one of the books on my TBR for that readathon—and the one book that, if I don’t read it, I will have completely failed the reading challenges, since I’m counting it for 4 different challenges.

Echoes of Us by Kat Zhang

This is another book on my TBR for the Series Crackdown readathon, and so, it’s another book I would really like to finish within the first two days of June. It’s the third book in a dystopian trilogy (called the Hybrid Chronicles) set on an alternate version of our world where every human is born with two souls sharing one body, but by the time they turn 5, one of the souls, the “recessive” soul, fades away, and they’re left with just one soul. That’s the way it normally works, but in the first book of this series, we meet our main character, Eva—she’s the recessive soul, she should have gone away ages ago, but although she can’t move or speak, she still hangs on, and only her twin soul, Addie, knows she’s still there. Addie and Eva are hybrid, and in this world, that’s a dangerous thing to be.

I really liked the other two books in this series, and I can’t wait to see how it all ends.

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

This is yet another book that I put onto my Series Crackdown TBR, and it’s at this point where I start to realize that there’s very little chance I will be able to finish all of these books before the end of the day on June 2nd, but I’m going to do my best anyway. I have already started reading this book as well, though I’m not very far into it, and hopefully I’ll be able to knock it out over the weekend. We’ll see, I guess.

Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman

Oh, look, it’s another book from my Series Crackdown TBR. I realize that I only have 3 days and 3 ½ books—and I just don’t think I’ll be able to get to this one before the end of the readathon (check out my reading recap when it goes up on the 4th to see if I managed it), but even if I don’t end up reading it for the readathon, I would still like to get to it this month if I can. I need to get to this book before I forget everything that happened in Scythe.

His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik

I started reading this book several weeks ago, back when I was still in Europe. It was the book I would read on the metro while I was going back and forth between classes, and by slowly reading little bits of it at a time, I ended up getting through a little over 70% of it. Then classes ended, my parents came, my life was crazy busy for a whole month, and I just didn’t get around to finishing this book. Hopefully, though, it shouldn’t be too hard to finish off that last 30% before the end of June.

Part of Your World by Liz Braswell

This is technically the 5th book in a series, but I’m pretty sure it’s a series that’s tied by the theme of fairytale retellings and not characters, so you don’t have to read the other books to read this one? (Let me know if you’ve read this series and I’m wrong.) This one is a retelling of The Little Mermaid, so it’s of particular interest to me.

Also, I want to participate in Booksandlala’s Buzzword Readathon, which starts on June 12th. The buzzword for this round is “you,” and this is pretty much the only book on my physical TBR that has a variant of the word “you” in the title, so it’s on my TBR.

This is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone

This is another book that I’m planning on reading for the Buzzword Readathon—and it’s currently the only other book on that TBR, so I need to try to find some other books to read with “you” or one of its variants in the title, since, at least to me, having a TBR of only 2 books for a weeklong readathon is hardly worth calling it a readathon.

I got really lucky with this book, because originally I only had one book on my TBR for this readathon, and then I realized that this book, which I was excited to read anyway, is set to be released right in the middle of the readathon. Needless to say, I have preordered the ebook, and I plan on reading it almost as soon as I have it.

Again, but Better by Christine Riccio

I’ve been meaning to read this book since it came out a few weeks ago, but I just… haven’t. And I need to fix that. Hopefully that’ll be this month.


Okay! Those are all the books I’m currently hoping to read this month. It’s way too many already, but I’m probably going to end up adding more, so, um, we’ll see how that goes.

Thanks for reading, everyone! I’ll see you soon.

-Ariel

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