July will hopefully be less stressful than June…
June was filled with stuff, both events and deadlines. Most of my leaves days were postponed due to all those deadlines. I’m hoping to get it off in July instead.
I managed 12.5 books in June which pleases me, even though I didn’t finish my TBR.
July contains no big plans. I have a big deadline in early July which I’m currently stressing about, yay… So hopefully I’ll get some time off somewhere in July. I know the Reading Rush is at the end of July which I might participate in, but I might not. Depends on the situation and my mood.
With all this in mind, I’ve managed to gather 7 books for my TBR while two are still being decided on which makes 9 books in total this month. And potentially a readathon…
Let’s dive in!
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Yes they are both still here. Both originate from April’s TBR…
Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia – it’s a shame I didn’t get to this in in spring. On it goes to the July TBR.
Who Fears Death? by Nnedi Okorafor – Again another book from the April TBR that I also didn’t get to in May. Tho I have started it now so I just need to finish it this month (/this week 🙂 )
Seven Devils (Seven Devil #1) by Laura Lam and Elisabeth May – This was on my most anticiated books of 2020 and I’m so exited about this ARC!!! I mean its sci-fi rebelion by criminal crew, queerness and a strong female lead – I think, or at least that is my expectations. The synopsis is giving my “Six of Crows or Locke Lamora in space”-vibes. So excited!!! Also love that cover…!
All The Stars and Teeth by Adalyn Grace – I think this made it on to my most anticipated as a last-minute thing. I’m not sure about it but I heard female pirate and mermaids so I’m here for it.
Not sure which one I’ll read yet. I might pick one form my shelf for the Reading Rush. I have reserved The Thirteenth Tale on audiobook from the library as it’s a book I don’t think I can be bothered to read properly but at the same time I want it off my shelf. Audiobook should be quicker.
Again I’m not 100% sure what to pick up but I do have to read Death on the Nile soon. Though I can’t find my e-book copy…
Death On The Nile by Agatha Christie – Bookclub pick for August – I wonder how much white supremacy there will be in this book? I know this story but I’m now reading with eyes that know much more about white supremacy. It will be interesting to see what the story will be like this time around.
House of Earth and Blood (Crescent city #1) by Sarah J Maas – here we go… I’m slightly nervous about this.
Starsight (Skyward #2) by Brandon Sanderson – yay! finally got to borrow the sequel from a friend of mine. She said it was really good so fingers crossed 🙂
How To Be an Antiracist by Dr Ibram X. Kendi – This is the first in a series of race-related books I’m getting to. Black Lives Matters and I’m learning and trying harder to do what’s right. I’ve already read Why I No Longer Talk To White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge last year and I learned a lot. This will add some needed actions for fighting against the current structure. The more I learn about the race issue or other equality issue the more I see and the more I realise I don’t know. Knowledge is an uphill climb that never ends 🙂
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas – This is my big read of the year! For the last three years I’ve read one 800+ page classic a year. It all started with Les Miserable, then Anna Karenina and last year was Gone With The Wind. However, in those previous years I started the book towards the end of the year leaving me to rush to finish it on New Years Eve. I have finish all those three long classics just before midnight every time. Three years running! I won’t have it this year! This year I’m starting yearly. And hopefully finishing in a decent time too. I hope to finish it sometime around summer so you’ll see this book a lot on my posts.
Update April: I didn’t manage to get started on this in March like I planned to. Maybe this month will be better…! I need to make a start on this. If I can do single-digit progress on this book I will be very happy 😀
Update May: This is the 3rd month I have it on my TBR without actually starting it… Though I have opened it and read part of the introduction… which isn’t saying much but hey! its a small step forward though I don’t count that as starting the book.
Update June: AAAAAARG!!! Just get started on it already!!!
Update July: ……………………………………………………………………..*eye roll* still not started. I might save it for TomeTopple in August tho.
Have you read any of these? What did you think?
What’s on your June TBR?