Wednesday, 3 June 2015
A Very YA June TBR
It's a brand new month for reading so once again I've picked out a few books that I'm hoping to get to this month. I originally had a totally different TBR planned but then I went to the library to return some books and wandered over to the YA section, then the obvious happened. So here is my YA heavy TBR for the month:
Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
After reading Anna and the French Kiss last month it only makes sense to start the month off with it's sequel, Lola and the Boy Next Door. I'm already about 100 pages into this and I'm enjoying it so far, I'm not sure I like it as much as Anna but the characters are definitely interesting and a refreshing change of pace.
Persuasion by Jane Austen
This is the classic that I've picked out this month for the 2015 Classics Challenge. I saw a performance of Persuasion at my local theatre late last year and really enjoyed it, I've been wanting to pick up the novel ever since. I think it will be easier to get through as I'm already familiar with the plot and characters. I got this beautiful edition along with Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility for Christmas, isn't it gorgeous?
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
This was one I just picked up on a whim from the library. I actually don't really know anything about it but I've heard so many people raving about this series on booktube that I felt pretty confident in giving it a go. This isn't high priority but hopefully I'll get to it later in the month.
Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness
I read The Ask and the Answer last month and really enjoyed it so I was debating a purchase so I could finish off the trilogy. But then I saw this at the library yesterday and thought it was too good to pass up. I'm going to read it this month whilst the story is still fresh in my mind then I'll buy it later on in the year when I can afford to. I'm really looking forward to finishing this series.
Only Ever Yours by Louise O'Neill
This was another spontaneous pick from the library. I have heard a few people talk about this and said they really enjoyed it. I don't know too much about it except for it's a YA dystopian where women either become concubines or wives. I'm super interested in this idea and can't wait to get into this.
More Than This by Patrick Ness
Another Patrick Ness! I will soon have read all of his YA books, I know he's got a couple of adult books and a new YA coming out in August though. This is by TBR jar pick for the month and I'm really excited about this because I bought this beautiful hardback edition at the start of the year and have been meaning to get to it ever since. Again, I don't really know anything about this and the blurb doesn't give too much away. I'm not really one to research what books are about before I get into them as I actually quite like going in blind. I'll definitely try and get to this before the month is out.
So those are the books I'm planning to read in June! Hopefully it'll be a good month and I'll be able to get to them all and perhaps a couple of others as well, I guess we'll see how I did in my monthly wrap up!
What books are you planning to read this month? I'd love to know!