Can you believe it’s nearly June?
Do you know what happens in June? I turn twenty-four, and I’m not here for the aging. It’s the last year where I can officially say I am closer to twenty than thirty, and that’s scary. It needs to stop. Does anyone have any insight on turning twenty-four?
Anyway, I am going to do the same as I did last month where I pick five book I should try to focus on and try to get to and then I have some more books that I may consider getting to, but aren’t a priority. I actually did a pretty poor job last month I read 3/5 of my main picks and non of my maybes. Good job, Sarah. Maybe I’ll do better this month? I am on a major contemporary high right now. So, I may be reading more contemporaries this month. But Idk, that may change. There are a lot of books at the moment that I really want to get around to, but I just don’t have the time to read them all, and it’s sad. I seek the adventure these books hold.
Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban
Author: J.K. Rowling
Yeah. I did not read this last month despite the fact I was supposed to. Despite the fact, I have been meaning to read this series for about fifteen years.
Good job Sarah. I will read it this month though, even if I have to lock myself in my room until I read it. It’s not even that I don’t like the series, I just know the story really well because although I haven’t read it, I grew up with all my friends reading it and I have watched the films one-thousand times. I still need to read it though, I know, I know.
Author: Charles Dickens
Every month I pick one classic novel that I want to read. Last month I succeeded and I read Little Women, next on my hit list is Great Expectations and I am pretty certain I will love it. I studied this book in high-school but we never actually had to read it, because we studied it in conjunction to Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones which has a lot of Great Expectations references and it is about a girl who reads Great Expectations,. I always forget I haven’t actually read this book though, so I want to. Especially since my boyrfriend bought me a beautiful copy.
P.S. I Still Love You
Author: Jenny Han
I started this series at the end of May, and it was decent. It’s not really my thing- I’m into more hard-hitting contemporaries that will break you, with raw and real emotion (apparently, I like books that hurt me…yay)- but I’m committed now. I own the whole collection. So, I’m reading it. This is the second book in the ‘To All the Boys I’ve Loved before’ series, following Laura Jean who’s love letters get mailed out to her past crushes. I actually somewhat connect to Laura Jean because she used to have a very romantic imagination and so did I. Tbh, writing love letters to my crushes is something I am surprised 13-year-old me didn’t do.
100 Days of Sunlight
Author: Abbie Emmons
I’m going back to picking one self-published book a month, and this month, since I’m on this contemporary binge, I decided to go with 100 days of Sunlight by Abbie Emmons. It’s about a girl who goes blind after an accident for 100 days and it’s about her relationship with a boy who helps her continue writing during her recovery.
The last self-pub book I read didn’t go down very well. Did not like it one bit (more of that in my wrap-up) and I love the self-pub community so I am determined to find some gems in it.
Author: Keira Cass
You know, looking at the books I have chosen, I could be in for a debatable reading month. I’m not sure I am going to like this book, but I own it now, so I may as well read it. There aren’t any books coming out in June that really pique my interest, so for my new release option, I am going with the Betrothed which came out at the beginning of May. If any of her other books are to go by, this should be a quick read so it should be ok. I really like class systems in books and the whole ‘promised to another’ conflict is a trope I can easily get behind. I love it. It’s also lowkey in the book I am writing on a less dramatic scale. So who knows, I may like it.
And here are some books I’ll probably end up picking up instead. (Joking, I want to try to get to the ones above, but these are here if I want something different) There are a lot of sequels here to series’ I need to finish/need to continue with so it’s definitely possible I will pick them up. Final draft is uber-high on the list as I feel like I will really connect with the MC and the story in general on a personal level and so is Ruin and Rising because that was the other book I failed to read last month (despite the fact I have been in limbo with this series for about two years. Good job Sarah).
Aaaaand that is all. Will I have another successful reading month? We shall see.What are you hoping to read in June? Is there any new releases you are looking forward to?