Happy almost June! It feels like I’m jumping the gun since there are still 9 days until the end of the month, but I’m already excited about the books I’m going to be flipping through in the next month. The first time I made a TBR list for myself was last month, and I’ve got to say I was a lot more motivated to read knowing I wanted to finish certain books in the month. I haven’t finished them all yet, but it was the best month for reading I have had in a while. Let’s jump into my June TBR list!
1. “A Darker Shade of Magic” by V.E. Schwab
A contemporary, adult fantasy, “A Darker Shade of Magic” features multiple versions of the city of London in varying levels of disarray due to to magic. The main character, Kell, is one of the last of his kind with the ability to travel between the parallel worlds. Each London has it’s own rules and some people travel between the worlds, but can only do so with the help of someone like Kell. But when Kell is forced to send Delilah Bard to another world without supervision, dark magic has the opportunity to escape in previously untouched Londons. A daring adventure that is sure to engage any reader, “A Darker Shade of Magic” is the first on my list for June 2018.
2. “Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money that the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!” by Robert T. Kiyosaki
One of my goals for 2018 was to learn more about finance and investing. One of my friends recommended “Rich Dad Poor Dad” as a good beginner book to learn about finance, and I’m excited to finally dig in (six months into the year, I know). I’ve already learned a ton about investing just from conversations with my friend and consuming other types of media like watching YouTube videos or listening to podcasts, but I look forward to learning even more from reading this book and others in the coming months.
3. “The Woman in Cabin 10” by Ruth Ware
My mom gave me this book sometime last summer I believe, and I’m finally going to pick it up in June. This mystery-thriller features a travel journalist, Lo, who has been assigned to write a story about a week long luxury cruise. Everything seems perfect until one night when she sees someone being thrown overboard by another passenger. But when she goes to report this nightmarish crime, she is told all passengers are accounted for. “The Woman in Cabin 10” gives me some “The Girl on the Train” vibes, so I can’t wait to settle into it on the beach or curled up under some blankets.
4. “Lord of the Flies” by William Golding
This classic has been on my shelf for far too long. Unlike most high schoolers, I was never required to read this while in school, so it’s definitely a long overdue read. Golding’s story features a group of boys who are free to make their own choices without adult supervision after a plane crashes on an uncharted island. It follows them as they figure out that making the rules isn’t always all fun and games. I’m excited to finally understand all the references people make to this book and knock another classic off my list.
5. “How to be a Heroine: Or, What I’ve Learned From Reading Too Much” by Samantha Ellis
This book is exactly what the cover proclaims it to be — a book about all the influential heroines we’ve been reading about since day one. Ellis analyzes key heroine’s from books like “Wuthering Heights” and “Jane Eyre” while also weaving in anecdotes about her life in the Iraqi Jewish community in London. I bought this book ages ago because I thought it would help me in my literature courses in college, but now it’s just going to be a fun read that aids in my journey to becoming a better reader.
6. “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” by Mark Haddon
If I’m going to be painfully honest, I picked this book up about three years ago not having a clue what it was about but loving the cover and knowing that it was a very popular book at the time. I’m finally about to dig in. If you’re like me and you have no idea what it’s about, let me tell you. It features an intelligent boy who can remember every country of the world but cannot decipher social cues. He lives in a world of order, but when one night, the neighbor’s dog is killed, Christopher has to throw the rules he knows and loves out the window to solve the mystery. I’m truly glad I picked it up all those years ago because now I can’t wait to dive in.
Six books is a bit ambitious for one little month, but I think I can do it (hope I can do it). What books are you looking forward to reading this upcoming month? Let me know in the comments below.