Looking to June (This is Longer Than I Thought)

I can’t believe it’s June already. Like, what even? When? How? But at the same time I can, because I’m so ready for my 16th birthday. Honestly, that’s just as unbelievable. Where did it go? I swear I just turned 15 last week.

Okay, now that I’ve sufficiently summarized the thoughts of the majority of people in the world, let’s get to the actual post. You all know the drill by now, I’m assuming. And since I’m bound to ramble about something somewhere in this post, let’s just dive in. 😉


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I almost didn’t include a TBR section in this post. I thought I didn’t really have one, and shouldn’t set one because I’m going to have a (semi-) massive birthday book haul. But then the stack of library books I haven’t read and have to return in two weeks reminded me of its existence, so here we are.

  • Poison’s Kiss by Breeana Shields – I’m currently reading this, although I’m only about 70 pages in due to summer school and AP assignments. Once I really have time, it should be a quick read. Nothing good has happened so far, though.
  • Half Bad by Sally Green – A couple of days ago I found a thread on Twitter saying that this book has racism and queer-baiting. If it were any other book, I’d probably just return it to the library. But I have it, and I’ve been wanting to read it for two years, so it’s going to happen. I feel kind of bad, but at least I’m going in wary and ready to acknowledge the issues. (I’m not trying to make excuses, just giving my perspective. And who knows? Maybe I’ll change my mind.)
  • Roseblood by A.G. Howard – I want to read this even more after enjoying Splintered, although all I actually know is that it’s a Phantom of the Opera retelling. And I don’t know more than a few tidbits regarding that story. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  • Starflight by Melissa Landers – This is a sci-fi book that’s been on my TBR for a while now. I hope it’s good. I don’t know much else, hahaha oops.
  • Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare – FINALLY!! I HAVE IT!! Ahem. I’m very excited, but also terrified because everyone says it crushed them. And the final book doesn’t come out for two years? I’m not sure I should do this, but I will anyway.

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I thought June was a calmer month for book releases. I thought it was a small break before the deluge of books coming out in late summer and throughout fall. Let’s just say that I was very much mistaken. XD

  • Dividing Eden by Joelle Charbonneau, 6/6 – It has a pretty cover and the author’s name sounds familiar. That’s all I’ve got.
  • Follow Me Back by A.V. Geiger, 6/6 – I’ve got nothing.
  • The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee, 6/27 – I know something about this one! It’s a historical m/m romance that literally everyone I’ve seen online loves, and I’m excited to read it.
  • Girl on the Verge by Pintip Dunn, 6/27 – Basically about a new girl with a shady past that invades the lead girl’s life. It reminds me of another book that I can’t remember currently, and also just sounds interesting.
  • Midnight Jewel by Richelle Mead, 6/27 – Is it really a post on my blog if Richelle Mead’s books aren’t mentioned somehow? I mean, honestly. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  • Once and For All by Sarah Dessen, 6/6 – I’ve only read two of Sarah’s other books, but they were good, quick reads. I’m excited to give this one a try, and also everyone I’ve seen with early copies seems to like it. 🙂
  • Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab, 6/13 – Erika should be happy. We might be buddy-reading this. I have no idea, but I’m looking forward to it regardless. Even if I probably won’t read it late at night, because #chicken. 😛
  • Saints and Misfits by S.K. Ali, 6/13 – Looks like I’m back to not really knowing what the books are about. I know it’s about a Muslim girl trying to figure out how she wants to live her life, and that’s about it.
  • The Sandcastle Empire by Kayla Olson, 6/6 – Pretty cover. I think it’s a dystopian? I could be wrong?
  • Tash Hearts Tolstoy by Kathryn Ormsbee, 6/6 – All I know is that this is a contemporary with an asexual main character, but that’s enough to make me excited. I’m asexual as well, and this will be the first book I read with a character that represents that aspect of me. 🙂
  • Want by Cindy Pon, 6/13 – This is a sci-fi set in a futuristic Taiwanese city and follows a boy set on overthrowing the corrupt government, only to find it’s a lot more complicated than he thought. That’s the gist of it, at least. I’m not good at descriptions.

So clearly, the moral of this section is that I should do better research before writing my posts. Maybe next time. 😛

What books are you hoping to read this month? Which ones are you excited for? Are any of yours on my lists? Let’s chat! I’d love to hear your thoughts! 🙂

I’m off to continue reading Poison’s Kiss and just relax, because summer school is exhausting. 😉 I hope you all have a fabulous day/night! ❤

I won’t be posting again until at least Wednesday, because Monday is my birthday and I’ve got a lot of plans for the day. I’ll be on my social media periodically if you want to follow along, for whatever reason. I hope to be back Wednesday, but I might be binge-reading the aforementioned library books. So I’ll be back soon, I just don’t know when specifically. 🙂

Until next time…

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