At the end of June, we’re half way through the year. Yes, that’s right, we’re nearly halfway done with 2018 which is frankly quite scary. Don’t get me wrong I’ve been excited about the second half of this year for a long time and I am excited for it to come, but it’s kind of scary that it’s here already. I haven’t read nearly as many books this year at this point as I had last year, and even though I know it’s not a competition, I know I haven’t been reading much lately and that is irritating me. I do feel like things are getting better with reading, it’s all about the right book at the right time.
I’m still ticking off challenges for Around the Year in 52 Books and Book Riot Read Harder, and I haven’t finished all the books I was reading last month, so I’m taking this into account with my list:
The Tsar of Love and Techno Anthony Marra
I started this collection of short stories in March, and really enjoyed the first two instalment. Not only does it fit a BRIC challenge for Book Riot Read Harder, it is also a pretty great read so far. This should be a good book to fill the gaps between other stories I’m reading as it’s very different from other things I tend to pick. The short stories within the book make it very easy to pick up and put down without losing your spot, and I am definitely starting to read it a little more often. I just need to finish it!
Spellslinger Sebastian de Castel
I started reading this in April, but it didn’t completely capture me enough to sit down and read it super quick. I found it a little messy to pick up and put down, but enjoyed it when I picked it up again in May, so I think I just need to sit down and devote a little time to it.
Sapiens Yuval Noah Harari
I requested this all the way back in February, and finally found it in my downloads section this week. It’s really amazing so far, it’s reigniting my enjoyment of audiobooks, and it’s educating. I think/hope I’ll fly through this one!
The End of the Wasp Season Denise Mina
My Dad read this a while ago and said that it was really good. He read it in a single sitting on a transatlantic flight, which is a pretty good review in itself, so I’ve borrowed it and read the first 30 pages. I like a thriller and something that makes me think a little, and I like trying to work out a murder, so it sounds like it’s right up my street.
Rivers of London Ben Aaronovitch
Now as I am enjoying audiobooks again, I have popped this newly acquired read on my list. I’ve wanted to read this for a while and have looked at it numerous times in the shop, but I really like the narrator, so have decided to go for the audiobook. I’m quite excited about this.
Eve of Man Giovanna and Tom Fletcher
This beautiful signed hardback was released and delivered to me today. It is super pretty, if the cover is anything to go by then the content won’t disappoint, and I have been eagerly awaiting its release for quite a while. I am a fan of dystopian and YA fiction, so it should be one for me.
This is a much shorter list than I normally produce because I have been struggling to read much over the past month or so. I think I am now re-engaging with audiobooks which is a good start, but I don’t want to overdo it, so I haven’t put too many books on my list and 4 of them are books I have already started. The World Cup starts this month, as does Wimbledon, so I will definitely be distracted for some of the month, but if I read everything on here and enjoy some sport I think it will be a good month.
What are you currently reading?
What are you planning to read in June?