June Reading Round-Up

Hello, readers!

Hopefully you’ve had a lovely start to your summer and you’re able to enjoy the warmer weather, instead of becoming a sweat bucket who isn’t even able to turn the pages of the book they’re reading, because it’s so bloody hot outside. But, speaking of turning pages…

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JOYCE

Currently Reading: STRANGE THE DREAMER by Laini Taylor

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Can you tell I am WAAAY behind on my reading list? I bought the glorious hardback version of this book last year, and I’m only just getting to it. Bad fangirl, Joyce.

Still, better late than never. And Laini’s writing never disappoints. Lush and vivid and sweeping, with a plot that transcends the limits of imagination. A mythic lost city, a starry-eyed librarian who is determined to find out the truth behind it, and a bunch of forgotten orphans with magical abilities. I’m so excited to see how their fates intertwine and what epic world-building lies ahead!

Looking Forward To: A THOUSAND PERFECT NOTES by C.G. Drews

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We’ve all heard of Paperfury on Twitter, right?

She’s basically your outrageously hilarious writer friend whose tweets are super relatable. For instance,

So her debut novel promises more of that kind of snark, cute banter between her characters, heart-wrenching moments that wreck you (she loves making her readers cry and flail, so that should be fun), soft guys and feisty girls, among other things. Basically, everything I hope for in a YA contemporary.

NICOLE

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Currently Reading: Dark Immolation by Christopher Husberg

I’m so excited to finally have my hands on a copy of this book. I’m going to save the silly story of the lengths I went to procure a copy of this book for when I actually review it, but needless to say, once I finally got a copy, it was a no brainer that this was the book I was going to start reading, after I finished my previous book. Even only 50 pages in, I’m already itching to know what happens next.

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Looking Forward To: Bloody Rose by Nicholas Eames

Everyone who knows me knows how much I adored Eames’ debut, Kings of the Wyld. So the fact that the sequel (which is the kind of sequel which has a standalone plot, but is set in the same world as the first book, just farther along in the future) comes out in August has be beyond excited. But I’m even more excited because Orbit is sending me an Advanced Readers Copy and it could arrive anydaynow…*behinds panic flailing in pure excitement*

MEREDITH

Image result for hhhh laurence binet   Currently Reading: HHhH by Laurent Binet

I’m actually reading several books all at once right now (so many books, so little time), but this one is unlike anything I’ve ever read. It’s a non-fiction account of Operation Anthropoid during World War II, when two Czechoslovakian agents were tasked with assassinating one of Hitler’s right hand men. But the author has written it in a stream-of-consciousness way, so we feel like we’re alongside him as he discovers the story, does the research, and writes it all down. The timeline jumps around a fair bit, with flashbacks and asides, so the structure is really unique too, and the author’s voice shines through in a wry, but passionate way. I’ve only just started it, but so far I’d definitely recommend it!

Image result for the god of small things  Looking Forward To: The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

Ok I’m way behind on this one, I know, but I’m really looking forward to it. I’ve never read any of Roy’s books, but every time I’ve picked them up in bookstores I’ve gotten lost in her vivid imagery and voice. Also I love epic inter-generational family sagas, so this one has really piqued my curiosity!

 

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See any of your favorites on this list? Did any books strike your fancy? Are there any books you think we should be reading? Let us know in the comments!


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