June TBR: The First TBR List I’ve Made
I’ve created a very organized list in order to better my reading situation. I have a bunch of ARCs that haven’t seen the light of day yet and a lot of them I’ve had for more than 6 months, some I’ve even had a year or more. I request these books with good intentions but I just keep finding other books to read or, as is quite likely the case, I get overwhelmed by the amount of books I have to review so I keep choosing other books in order to avoid reading the books I’ve committed to. Weird mentality but I’m sure most of you can sympathize with me.
I’ve attempted to include as many ARCs/review books for each of these catagories in order to get shit done more efficiently. I’m excited to find out if I actually end up sticking to this list. Here’s what I’ve decided to read in the month of June:
A Series: The Muirwood trilogy
I’ve already reviewed the first book, The Banished of Muirwood, for the publisher via Netgalley and they were kind enough to send me the physical copy of the book, the format I prefer (both for the reading experience and the possibility of taking pics of it on le Instagram).
I was actually quite surprised to find that I enjoyed the first book immensely. It’s a hit or miss with publishers I don’t know well, in this case it was 47 North, and the book was def a HIT.
I’m going to finish a series to the most recent book: A Court of Mist and Fury…
I’ve chosen A Court of Mist and Fury (ACOMAF) because I was looking forward to it for ages, after having read the first–A Court of Thorns and Roses (ACOTAR)–and loving it. Sarah J. Maas’ Throne of Glass series interested and impressed me less and less as the books went on and by the time The Queen of Shadows came out I was fed up with it. I purchased The Queen of Shadows for the sake of owning the whole series, and I desparetly hoped that The Throne of Glass series would not only improve, but make me love the series.
I ended up putting down The Queen of Shadows and when I picked up ACOMAF the week it came out, I put it down again. This book will not slip through my fingers like TQOS did. I am determined to love this book. The problem was, it takes place pretty much right after the first and I’m expected to remember the first book, everything that went on, with no recap; something I was failing miserably at. I think it’s time to Wiki that series and keep trudging through it.
An ARC of a continuing series I loved: The Inquisition…
And the winner is The Inquisition by Taran Matharu who, by the way, became a NYT Bestselling author (woot!). I bought the first book of The Summoner series, The Novice, on a whim during the Black Friday sale that Barnes and Noble was having and fell in love. It was the cover that made me buy it, and the fact that it reminded me of a fave childhood series, Bartimaeus Sequence. I originally received this as a Netgalley ARC but was also sent a physical copy (thank you, Feiwel and Friends!) and I just LOVE the cover.
A Netgalley ARC: The Passenger...
The Passenger by Alexandra Bracken wins the nomination here, hands down. I was super-duper thrilled to get this as a Netgalley ARC and, although I never heard back about getting the physical copy, I keep seeing in the stores and I CANNOT NOT READ THIS LIKE NOW. Though I have lost hope on getting the physical copy for review, this isn’t going to stop me from reading this book and reviewing it. This is def a book that will be read this month, hands down, no questions asked.
A non-fiction (self-help) book: The Queen of Distraction…
I’ve chosen The Queen of Distraction. When I was a teen I was diagnosed with ADHD, a diagnosis that is still true today, and it’s affecting all areas of my life, including reading. I’ve been editing and re-editing a post where I tell you guys what it’s like to read with ADHD but I haven’t posted it yet because it’s such a big deal, a big part of my life, that I want to do it right. While I work on the post I’m going to read a book or two on how to manage my life without medication (I’m not at all against medication, it’s just something I’m striving to do without the aid of meds).
I have four books on the subject, none of which I’ve finished, so I’ve chosen this one to read this month because it’s the shortest of the bunch. The other books I have on managing my symptoms of ADHD are: Survival Tips for Women with AD/HD; You Mean I’m Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy?! and Delivered from Distraction. It was a toss up among these for because I got them based on their reviews so I trust that they’ll give me what I need. They are also very different from each other, but give me what I need to know to manage my life.
So, The Queen of Distraction by Terry Matlen wins for this months’ TBR.
A comic: Batman’s Arkham Manor…
I’ll be reading Arkham Manor, a DC Batman comic book that is going to be a very quick read. In fact, I may just read the whole thing today. It was given to me as a Netgalley book but I was also sent the hard copy, my first and only hard copy of a comic book. It was a random happenstance that I received this book in physical form as well (thank you so much, DC!).
I’ve only really read Marvel comics so I’m so incredibly excited to try something new.
A book on spirituality: The Second Book of Crystal Spells…
I’ve chosen to read The Second Book of Crystal Spells published by Llewellyn Worldwide, a publishing company I’m familiar with, having read m any of their books and used a Tarot set of theirs. I have three reasons for reading The Second Book of Crystal Spells. One of the reasons would be to better my understanding of all the uses of healing crystals; the other being my hope that if I keep reviewing their ebooks, they’ll eventually send me physical books to review; and, finally, it’s a Netgalley read, which would knock another Netgalley book down.
There you go, here’s my June TBR!
The first TBR pile I’ve ever fully committed to reading. Keep checking back to see how this goes 😀 Happy reading!
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