I enjoy spending time at the end of a month/beginning of next month figuring out what I want to read. I never read everything I plan. Usually, my mood shifts and I want to read something other than what I originally planned. Or… like what is happening right now… just about every book I have on hold at the library becomes available. Isn’t that always the way with library holds? It’s either feast or famine.
I’ve been trying to pick books that I can either get from the library online or that I already own. I have quite the collection because I have a bit of an addiction in buying books and I have my Book of the Month subscription. I stopped buying books, other than BOTM, when I stopped working full time in Feb but I’ve barely made a dent in my collection.
Part of what dictates my reading is the challenges that I’m working on and the groups that I’m a part of via Goodreads. One group, Play Book Tag, picks a tag each month that you read towards, so one of my personal challenges is to read a book each month that fits the monthly tag… this month’s tag is suspense… my favorite genre!!! I’m excited! I’m going to use it as an excuse to read some books that I’ve been wanting to read but that don’t fit any of the challenges I’ve been working on. So, without further ado, the books that I plan on reading during the month of June…
How to Walk Away by Katherine Center, published May 2018 by St. Martin’s Press. I placed this on hold with my online library because I liked Things You Save in a Fire so much and she has a new book coming out this July, What You Wish For. I started reading How to Walk Away last night and I can’t put it down! It is soooo good!! I’ll probably finish it today.
White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo, published 2018 by Beacon Press. Our country is in crisis and my heart is breaking watching the scenes of violence. I feel change starts with education. I want to know more, I want to explore my thoughts on Racism and become educated enough to speak intelligently on the subject. This won’t be the only book that I read this month on Racism. I also won’t be the only one reading this book right now. As of this morning, it is the #1 book on the Kindle Store Paid list. 3 of the top 10 books on that list are about racism.
Stories I Only Tell My Friends by Rob Lowe, published 2011 by Macmillan Audio. I picked this up and started listening to it last week on the suggestion of a friend and I’m thoroughly enjoying it! I’ve never really watched anything that Rob Lowe did until I watched Parks and Rec and I literally fell in love with his character. He was fun. He was quirky. I was hooked. I’m so glad that I’ve recently read the Outsiders by S.E. Hinson because I just finished listening to that piece of his story. I’ll probably finish it some time this week and I definitely recommend it if you haven’t listened to it already!
A Good Marriage by Kimberly McCreight, published May 5, 2020 by Harper. This was my other pick for my May BOTM box and I want to finish it before I get my June box. It’s tagged as suspense so it’ll fit for Play Book Tag challenge on Goodreads too!
The other books that have become available from my library are:
A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer – Retelling that seems fun!
A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas – Second in the A Court of Thorn and Roses series
Buy Yourself the F*cking Lilies by Tara Schuster – Did you see the title? That’s why…
It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover – I like her even more since I started following her on social media
I have a few more books that are going to become available anytime. I’ll have decide if I want to read them or push it off.
I’ll probably look into reading a book from Jack Reacher or Rizzoli & Isles series or the next Michael Connelly book that I haven’t read yet.
I need to look at the Popsugar Reading Challenge prompts and see if I can knock a couple of those out this month.