I started writing this TBR post as I waited for my flight back home from my week in New York and it was so sad to be leaving! I had an amazing time at Book Con and I will be putting up a full blog post about my trip within the next week or so. Because I was in New York and hadn’t brought any books with me (I knew I would be bringing a bunch back), I have had a bit of a slow start to what I hope to turn into a successful reading month. I finished one e-novella and started a book that I picked up while at Book Con, but in terms of my TBR, I want to keep it quite open for me to pick up whatever I’m feeling in that moment. So let’s talk about the books that I plan to read this June!
Cast Long Shadows by Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan
The first on this list is another one of the novellas from Cassandra Clare’s upcoming Ghosts of the Shadow Market Anthology. I cannot say a whole lot about Cast Long Shadows because there are spoilers for The Infernal Devices, but the story primarily focuses on one or two children of the characters in this trilogy. I did manage to finish this novella while I was in New York, as I had already downloaded it through the Kobo app on my phone, but I will get to more of my thoughts during my June Wrap Up at the end of the month!
Ship It by Britta Lundin
This is a book that I had started in May but wasn’t quite able to finish before leaving for New York, so I’m hoping I’ll be able to zoom through it this month.
Ship It is a dual perspective novel that follows a young fangirl and popular fanfiction writer named Claire who is obsessed with a show called Demon Heart (which reminds me of Supernatural) and Forest, who is an actor on the show. Claire’s OTP is a ship called SmokeHeart, which pairs together Forest’s character, Smokey, and another male character on the show, Heart. When Demon Heart makes an appearance at a local convention, Claire is beyond excited, but things take a turn during a Q&A panel. This creates a PR disaster for Demon Heart and Claire ends up joining them for the remainder of their publicity tour.
As I had mentioned in my May Wrap Up, I’m about 100 pages in and so far I’m not enjoying this book on a Fangirl or Geekerella level quite yet and I’m not loving the dual perspective. That being said, I’m hoping it will pick up, as it is still quite early in the story.
Save the Date by Morgan Matson
I managed to pick up a copy of Save the Date 3 days early because they had it for sale at Book Con! I love Morgan Matson’s books and Save the Date is one of my most anticipated releases this year. Of course, I couldn’t resist reading this as soon as I possibly can and I’m already 300 pages through because I had a total of 5 hours on planes back to Vancouver.
Save the Date follows seventeen-year-old Charlie Grant whose older sister is getting married on the weekend. This means that for the first time it ages, all of her siblings would be under one roof and she couldn’t be more excited, especially since their childhood home has been sold. But of course, things don’t go as planned and the weekend becomes a total disaster. However, it’s within this disaster that Charlie learns things that she didn’t know about her family and that holding too hard on to the past means missing out on the present and future.
As I said, I’m about 300 in and absolutely enjoying it and I can't wait to talk more about this book at the end of the month!
Tower of Dawn by Sarah J Maas
Since my library hold for Ship It came in last month, I ended up bumping Tower of Dawn from my May TBR, but I want to do my best to get to this book this month.
Tower of Dawn is the sixth book in Sarah J Maas’ Throne of Glass series and things have changed drastically since the first book, so there is not a whole lot that I am able to say about this installment. What I can say is that Tower of Dawn follows a cast of characters that were absent during the fifth book, Empire of Storms, so I’m excited to find out what they have been up to.
That is it for my June TBR! I do intend on reading more than four books this month, but I do want to keep my TBR quite open, so I don’t accidentally end up in a reading slump (we want to prevent the great reading slump of 2017 from happening again). What are some of the books that you plan on reading this month? Let me know in the comments!
Until next time, have a lovely rest of your day and read something awesome.