0. The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster- This was a super quick read and very fun and enjoyable.
1-6. The Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan (5 books + 1 in Spanish) - I’ve been reading the first one in both Spanish and English, but the rest are all in English. I’ve read this series countless times and remember waiting for a year each for the last two books to come out.
7. The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson (1/10 books) - I started reading this a month ago and am looking to finish all 1200 pages during the summer. This is super high fantasy, which is usually really hard for me to get into, but I’m really loving the characters that I’ve met so far.
8. There There by Tommy Orange - This is a reread for me and I’m about halfway through. I initially read it for class but I haven’t heard anything on returning books to school, so it’s mine for now. I got to watch him talk a few months ago and that was a really amazing experience.
9. A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen - We were supposed to read this in my English class and I want to give it a shot. I have no idea what it’s about but I’m hoping it’s good. It’s also relatively short so it should be a quick read.
10. The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin - In January my English teacher from last year pulled me aside and we had a kind of heart to heart before school and he lent me this book. I’ve started it but was having a hard time connecting to the world, so I’m giving it another shot.
11. Sparkling Cyanide by Agatha Christie - I read her Murder On The Orient Express last year and really enjoyed it, as well as saw the film based off her novel Crooked House and absolutely loved it. I started it but then had a lot of stuff going on so didn’t continue.
12. The Sword and the Circle by Rosemary Sutcliff (1/3 books) - This is the shortest of all my Arthurian books which is why I chose it.
13. Hamlet by William Shakespeare - Out of all of Shakespeare’s plays I’ve only ever read Romeo and Juliet and I want to read some more.
14. Love’s Labours Lost by William Shakespeare - This is my friend Maya’s favorite Shakespeare play so I figured I would give it a chance as well as get some more Shakespeare into my system. This is one of his comedies. ebook
15. In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan - I heard this was really good and the description looked interesting so here we go I guess! ebook
16. There Is A Light by Ban Gilmartin - I betaread this when it was in its earlier stages and really enjoyed it so I’m looking forward to seeing how it’s changed and getting back into the world. ebook
17. The Bone Houses by Emily Lloyd-Jones - Again, a friend recommended this and it looks interesting. ebook
18. Bonds of Brass by Emily Skrutskie - We were going to read this as the mingos book club but people weren’t liking it. It hasn’t arrived from my library yet but I want to give it a try and be okay with dnfing this book. ebook
19. The Princess Bride by William Goldman - I got really into The Princess Bride (again) a couple weeks ago so I’m looking forward to what will be my third time rereading this. ebook
20. As You Wish by Cary Elwes - This is a behind-the-scenes look at the movie making process of The Princess Bride (the movie) from the actor for Wesley. I’ve never read it but I’m a big fan of the film so I’m looking forward to learning more about it. ebook
June 2020 TBR
1.- OtherEarth (Otherworld #2) - Jason Segel/Kiersten Miller
2.- The Mistress (The Original Sinners #5) - Tiffany Reisz
3.- Chosen (Slayer #2) - Kiersten White
4.- Riot Baby - Tochi Onyebuchi
5.- Gods of Jade and Shadow - Silvia Moreno Garcia
6.- Gideon the Ninth - Tamsyn Muir
7.- Little Gods - Meng Jin
8.- El murmullo de las abejas - Sofia Segovia
9.- Out of Salem - Hal Schrieve
10.- Fireborne - Rosaria Munda
11.- Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
12.- Brick Lane - Monica Ali
13.- As I Lay Dying - William Faulkner
14.- Luces de Bohemia - Ramón del Valle Inclan
15.- Don Juan Tenorio - José Zorrilla
One of Us Is Lying
The Breakfast Club is my favorite movie. So far, I’m totally into this story. Can’t wait to see what he opens!
Here is part of my June TBR! June is going to be a romance month for me (July might also be all romance, depending on how June goes). I’m also hoping to listen to audiobooks and read ebooks. My plan is: whatever I don’t finish in June will be brought over to July. 📚📚☀️
Back when we could travel, I always took advantage of my summer trips to read a ton of romance. This is my attempt to bring summer into my quarantined life. 😊📚
What are you planning to read in June? 🤔📚
Sometimes you need something sweet to go with books. My So-Called Bollywood Life has such a beautiful cover with amazing colours that you can’t help but be enthralled by it. 📚💜
What was the last book you read that had a gorgeous cover? 🤔📖
I thought the best way to start out by book blogging journey on tumblr would be to share my TBR for the upcoming month! So here we go:
Here are the books that I have currently, though there are a few more I plan on reading this month that I’ll be picking up from the library.
So here’s my list:
- Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz: a popular YA contemporary book with queer themes. This one has been on my TBR for a while and has been recommended to me a bunch of times, so I’m looking forward to reading it :)
- Ash by Malinda Lo: a YA Cinderella retelling with a queer romance
- Green Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson: a science fiction story about humans colonizing and terraforming Mars. This is the second book in the Mars trilogy. I’m currently in the first book of the trilogy (Red Mars) and I’m quite enjoying it.
- Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton: Dinosaurs! I’ve been meaning to get around to this one for a while and I’m looking forward to actually sitting down and reading it.
- My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite: a thriller whose title explains itself pretty well.
- With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo: a YA contemporary novel that follows a high school senior, her love of cookings, and her struggles and responsibilities
I’m not too sure if I’ll make it all the way through this list by the end of June, but I’ll make some updates about my reading as I go.
ravenclaw’s night in
Most anticipated June Releases
1. Pistol Daisy by Natalia Leigh Released June 9th
2. The Court of Miracles by Kester Grant Released June 2nd
3. The Falling in Love Montage by Ciara Smyth Released June 9th (Omg guys, that cover 😍)
4. You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson Released June 2nd
5. The Anti-Virginity Pact by Katie Wismer Released June 16th
Which June releases are you most excited for? I, personally, can’t wait to get my hands on all of these! During these times it’s really nice to have things to look forward to.
How do you organize your book cart? Mine is full of books I really want to read and are first priority for future TBRs. A book cart isn’t just a beautiful addition to a library, it’s also super useful for reading goals! 📚💜
Today I started the process of prepping my room for repainting. It’s going to be a LONG process, but I’m excited for the change and all of the audiobooks I will be listening to. Now’s the perfect time to start projects like this, right? 🤗📖
Best book I’ve read this year so far! Thoughts?
I’m very proud of myself. I’ve actually read 5 books in my tbr pile (more like my shelves interspersed with tbrs) this month!
Some book covers are so enticing that you can’t help but want to own them! Today was a slower day than yesterday, but I painted a bit and just hung out while listening to an audiobook. Relaxed days like these are the best. 💜📚
Have you ever purchased a book solely because of the cover? 🤔📖
One of my favourite things is when my sister, a thin person, rings me, a fat person, for some body-image advice because she’s feeling self-conscious about her cellulite lately