It’s already been a few days since June started, but I wasn’t really reading a lot anyway, so that’s fine.
I still have a lot of Review Copies/ Netgalley ARCs and I want to focus again this month on those books. And knock some books off my TBR shelf that have been on there FOREVER! So my usual categories for picking my monthly TBR won’t work this month. So I have five new-ish ones to fit my wishes this month. If you’ve seen my other TBR posts you know that I always have ridiculously large TBRs and I really tried to tone that down this month … but that wasn’t as successful as I hoped. There are just too many great books out there (and on my shelves) to read.
Aaaannd without further ado, let’s see the books I’m planning to read this month.
The first category is:
Books I started last month
I don’t think I’ll finish The Wise Man’s Fear this month though. I listen to this on audiobook and I still have around 28 hours left … so yeah.
And on top of that, I’m not exactly in the mood to pick this up. Though I do enjoy the story. I think y’all know what this series is about, so in favour of keeping this as short as possible, I’m not gonna summarize every book.
WHYYYYYY IS THIS NOT FUNCTIONING LIKE I WANT IT TO???
Acomaf is reread for me. I found the audiobook on my MP3 Player and just started to listen and was immediately hooked again. I love this book so much! Hands down my favourite of the three.
Also audiobooking Ice like Fire, so you can see, I’m quite packed with stuff to listen too. But I’m hoping to actually finish it this week. I feel like I can’t really appreciate the story if I have such long breaks in between. And I really want to love this. And I hope to get to the third and final book Frost like Night in July.
Scarborough Fair is told in two alternating timelines. One is about Alice and her lady’s maid Mary who visit Scarborough in 1899 and are being followed. The other one is Rose in 2016 and she visits her Gran with her mother and meets Dan, a boy who works in the amusement arcade. I started this two days ago and so far I’m enjoying it. But I fear I’m in a reading slump right now, so it’s going very slowly.
I requested Her Name was Rose a few days ago and was quite surprised to be approved. But it sounds very intriguing! So I can’t wait to dive into this.
Emily witnesses the death of Rose and after thinking that Rose has everything Emily ever wanted, she decides to step in and take her place. But no one’s life is perfect and not everything is as it seems.
Izara – Das ewige Feuer was on my May TBR too I’m afraid. But I haven’t gotten around to it yet. It’s quite long (500+ pages) and I didn’t have that much time in May. Hopefully, I get to it this month because it does sound like something I would enjoy. I honestly can’t tell you very much about it (and it’s a German release so you might not care anyway) but a friend of mine recommended it and I do trust her.
I always wanted to read a book by Yrsa Sidurdadottir and DNA (The Legacy) sounds really good. (And it fits one of my reading challenges, so that’s a bonus!) It’s the first in a new series and follows Detective Huldar and Psychologist Freyja. Freyja doesn’t trust the police in general and Huldar in particular, but they have to work together to protect a young girl and solve this murder.
Old TBR Books
Forest of a Thousand Lanterns is an East Asian Retelling of The Evil Queen. Don’t need to know any more. Sign me up. I’m all here for evil characters, their origin stories and following their ruthless path to power. I got this book in a Fairyloot subscription box and I plan to finish all those this year.
I first heard about Doon on Sasha Alsbergs Booktube channel Bookutopia and she recommended it. It is kinda in the vein of Outlander. It follows two friends who travel to Scotland and find there some instructions which transports them to another land? Another time? Something like that. I got it used about two years ago or so and I want to finally knock it off my TBR shelf.
Haunting Violet is another one I found used in my book buying phase were I bought everything that was cheap and sounded at least mildly interesting. Now, I want to either read them all (this year? hopefully?) or just get rid of them if they don’t interest me anymore.
But this one does sound quite cool. It is Historical Fiction/Fantasy/Paranormal/Mystery aka everything you want. It follows a young girl who doesn’t really believe in ghosts even though she has the ability to see them.
I’ve heard a lot of mixed things about A Court of Frost and Starlight, but it’s short and now I know not to expect much of a plot so I do think I’ll enjoy it for what it is. And I’m excited to read it.
I’ve wanted to read Queens of Fennbirn since the day it came out! And I still haven’t. WHY???
I loved the Three Dark Crowns books and can’t wait for books three to come out in … october? This includes two short stories: The Young Queens which follows the three sisters from birth to their claiming ceremonies and The Oracle Queen which revolves around Elsabet, the oracle Queen who went mad and her catastrophic reign, or so the legend says. But what happened really?
So these are the 12 (11 if you don’t count A Wise Man’s Fear) books I want to try and read this month.
*All cover images were taken from Goodreads
Have you read any of these? Or plan to this month?