There’s been a lot of books I’ve made made plans to read over summer and now that I’m officially on summer break, I’m hoping to read as much of these as I can this month!
So, today I’ll be sharing with you what I’m currently reading and the other books I’m planning on getting to!
1.Neverworld Wake by Marisha Pessl
I was able to get an ARC of Neverworld Wake from Yallwest and finally started reading it early last week, but sadly put it down to catch up on a graphic novel & Running With Lions (which I’m hoping to post my review of next week!). I’m still very interested in reading Neverworld and want to try and finish it within the coming week + post my review!
From what I know about it & have read so far, it follows Beatrice Hartley who lives in her small town working at her parents ice cream parlor.
She’s been disconnected from her 6 friends after graduation for a while, with the loss of her boyfriend Jim.
Then she returns with her friends to “Wincroft—the seaside estate where they spent so many nights sharing secrets, crushes, plans to change the world…”
Soon, they receive a mysterious knock at the door and I think, find themselves caught in a Neverworld Wake??
Overall I’d really been enjoying it so far and want to finish it! I don’t read much mystery, but Neverworld Wake has had me intrigued!
1.Bruja Born by Zoraida Córdova (Labyrinth Lost #2)
I read and loved Labyrinth Lost when I read it back in 2016! It centered around Alex who is a bruja and an adventure that takes her on a quest to find her family after a spell she preforms, causes them to disappear!
From the Latinx rep. to themes of family (and sisterhood), all of which I could relate to so well, I fell in love with this book, from the story to the world–everything!
Now with Bruja Born finally out, I am beyond excited to get back into this amazing world & follow even more of Alex’s adventures!
2.Mariam Sharma Hits The Road by Sheba Karim
Similar to Neverworld Wake, I was also able to get an ARC of this from Yallwest! This book basically centers around a group of friends who go on a road trip after their freshman year at college!
As always, I’m always looking to read more #OwnVoices + diverse books and overall, Mariam Sharma just sounded like such an amazing read, perfect for summer, so I’m definitely going to be reading this one soon as well!
And being a college student myself, I’m also just looking forward to reading more college-centered & about college-aged YA characters!
3.A Reaper At The Gates by Sabaa Tahir (An Ember In The Ashes #3)
I’m such a big fan of An Ember In The Ashes quartet, so of course I would definitely have this on my TBR list! I can’t wait to read where Sabaa takes the story, characters, everything!!
I’ve had just– so many theories for where I think A Reaper At The Gates will be going, so I’m just counting down the days until this is out!
I’ve really been looking forward to reading more from Laia, Elias, etc. and am beyond excited to finally get my hands on A Reaper At The Gates!
4.Not The Girls Your Looking For by Aminah Mae Safi
Similar to the other ARCs above, I was also able to get a copy of Not The Girls Your Looking For at Yallwest & even met Aminah, who was so nice! Getting the chance to talk to her about the importance of representation and books in general was just so great & I’m beyond excited to read her debut novel!
Definitely check out the summary for Not The Girls Your Looking For below & add it to your TBR if you haven’t already!
“Lulu Saad doesn’t need your advice, thank you very much. She’s got her three best friends and nothing can stop her from conquering the known world. Sure, for half a minute she thought she’d nearly drowned a cute guy at a party, but he was totally faking it. And fine, yes, she caused a scene during Ramadan. It’s all under control. Ish.
Except maybe this time she’s done a little more damage than she realizes. And if Lulu can’t find her way out of this mess soon, she’ll have to do more than repair friendships, family alliances, and wet clothing. She’ll have to go looking for herself.”
5. A Thousand Beginnings And Endings edited by Ellen Oh & Elsie Chapman
I don’t usually read many anthologies, but when I first read the summary (& saw the gorgeous cover) of A Thousand Beginnings And Endings, I knew I’d have to read it!
This book will contain 15 short stories from authors of East and South Asia background, writing re imagined folklore and mythology!
I love reading about mythology and the blend of fantasy + mythology in this anthology sounds like it’ll be right up my alley!
I also do want to try to get into reading more YA anthologies and in general, it just sounds like an overall great read!
6.The Game Of Hope by Sandra Gulland
Additionally, this was also another ARC I was able to get from Yallwest @ PenguinTeen’s booth, out of I think 3 other choices, The Game Of Hope was my pick!
Set in 1798 Paris, France, this novel is a YA Historical Fiction that centers around Napoleon’s step-daughter, Hortense de Beauharnais.
Wanting to go into this book without much knowledge, I do know it essentially follows Hortense as she goes about her daily life in boarding school, studies, arts, etc., but is unsure of where her future lies when her mother marries Napoleon.
I don’t usually read much historical fiction, but this novel just intrigued me from the summary and I’m beyond excited to read it!
And that wraps up my June TBR! 📚✨😍
What are you planning to read this month? Any of the books on your TBR similar to mine? Let’s Discuss! 📚✨☀