2019 · TBR

June TBR and reading plan

How can this year go by so fast?! And why do I keep getting surprised y this?!?The sun will turn this month and that thought is very depressing…

I’m starting this month in a light reading slump 🥺 which I’m not happy with. Because of that, I’ll take the first week and a bit off reading. Then we”ll see. I have a few readathons coming up that I really want to participate in including Buzzwordathon (12-18th June) and Fantasy Journey A Thon (21-30th June). But i’ll see how I feel by then. I might just end up doing one book for each…

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Books I would like to finish but no pressure

Gutten (The Boy) by Jon Kalman Stefansson – The boy is still walking though snow and snowstorms, barely making it out in one piece. I hope I can make some progress on this fascination but slow book this month.

Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit by Nahoko Uehashi – I’m over halfway in this book but due to my reading slump I didn’t finish it last month for Asian Readathon. It’s very interesting and I do want to know what happens. I will finish this in June but I’m not sure when. I hope to read it before the readathons this month.


ARCs overdue that I might read

Nocturna by Maya Motayne – This was on my most anticipated underhypder releases of 2019 and I’m very excited for it. I don’t know much about it but I do know it an Latin-inspired fantasy. And that is really all I know so far. I haven’t seen anything negative about it, nor have I seen much of it around the booksphere, to be honest. Also this might fit into the Fantasy Journey a thon.

Kingdom of Copper by S. A. Chakraborty – I loved the first book in the series, The City of Brass. It took me by surprise and I got thoroughly sucked in. I don’t know much about this book apart from that it takes place after book one, which is always promising. Also this might fit into the Fantasy Journey a thon.


ARC’s due soon that I should read

David Mogo, Godhunter by Suyi Davies Okungbowa – Nigerian fantasy with (I think) god hunting because gods are bad(?). This is another book that made it on to my my most anticipated underhypder releases of 2019. I haven’t seen many good reviews for this book though, so I’m a bit sceptical. This might fit into the Fantasy Journey a Thon.

Across The Void by S. K. Vaughn – a sci-fi book set in the UK. There aren’t enough of UK Sci-Fi’s so I actively pick the ones I find. I loved Do YOu Dream of Terra Two? by Temi Oh earlier this year and I hope this will be good to even though it’s a completely different author and story. #FingersCrossed Also this might fit into the Fantasy Journey a thon.

The Deathless by Peter Newman – I loved Peter Newman’s first series The Vagrant which features a mute lone soldier who carries a special sword and a baby across s dystopian world. It was fascinating. I have yet top finish that series but I loved the writing and I’;m very keen on picking up his second and completely unrelated series, The Deathless. Also I will be seeing him at Bristol Con in October (?) and don’t want to be spoiled.

The Ruthless by Peter Newman – this is the second book in The Deathless series. I know in the past I’ve requested seconds when I hadn’t even read book 1 and ended up disliking the first book and having to read book 2. This is different. Yes I havn’t read book 1 yet and don’t know if I like it. BUT! I have already read stuff by the author and know I like the writing style. I know it might be different but still. Do I need to continue digging here or do you get my drift?


Have you read any of these? What did you think?

What’s on your TBR this month?

Happy reading!

One thought on “June TBR and reading plan

  1. Lots of great fantasy recommendations here. I am so happy I came across your blog. I highly recommend “The King Who Disappeared” by author Hank Quense (http://hankquense.org/wp/). This is a highly topical, satirical, fantasy quest novel that made me smile throughout. King Bohan, his wizard, and guards have been trapped in a cave by the evil Wizard, Jerado, who is now running all of the kingdoms in Gundarland. 200 years later there is an earthquake and the king who disappeared is free and ready for revenge. A lot can change in 200 years and Bohan gets himself into some pretty funny situations due to his lack of knowledge about current affairs and the world he left behind. The book has all the typical elements of a fantasy novel; wizards, elves, kings and queens but I have found that many fantasy books with villains and wizards can be very dark and depressing. This story has some dark elements. but the humor and satire prevail along with a lot of action and entertainment along the way. Hope you will give it a read. Happy Summer Reading!

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