It’s no secret that I feel strongly about queer issues (especially being a bisexual woman myself!), so June is one of my favorite months because it’s…
Besides my Pride-themed reads, I’m also going to be participating in Jazzy June! Jazzy June is a challenge to reread books in June, and I actually have a few rereads planned!
* I’ll mark Pride books with a rainbow (🌈), Jazzy June with a music note (🎵), and ARCs with a shiny little star (🌟)! *
1. Captive Prince trilogy — C. S. Pacat 🌈🎵
I’m actually rereading the entire trilogy with my bestie, Julie! We both are so trash for this series and have been dying to reread it, so we finally decided to do so in June!
2. Sawkill Girls — Claire Legrand 🌈🌟
You may remember that I DNFed Claire’s last book, Furyborn, but I have a gut feeling that Sawkill Girls is going to be much more enjoyable for me, so I was delighted to get an eARC! This was supposed to be a buddy read, but sadly fell through – that said, I’m still hoping to work my way through it some time this month!
3. In Other Lands — Sarah Rees Brennan 🌈
I’ve been dying to pick this up since I purchased it a couple of months ago, and since I hear it’s delightfully diverse and queer, I might as well pick it up in June!
4. How to Make a Wish — Ashley Herring Blake 🌈🎵
I adored this book when I read it as an ARC last year, and now I get the chance to host a read-along for it in Life & Lit in June, so I’ll be rereading it for the discussion!
5. Autoboyography — Christina Lauren 🌈
This is a book that has been recommended so highly to me by so many of my friends, so when I learned that my amazing friend Taylor had it on her TBR, too, we decided to buddy read it in June!
6. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo — Taylor Jenkins Reid 🌈
This book is SO widely loved by my friends, so I’ve been hoarding it all year, waiting until June to pick it up! Plus, it’s another of the Life & Lit Pride reads!
7. Every Heart a Doorway — Seanan McGuire 🌈🎵
I have read all of the books in this series that have been released so far, but I’ve been looking for a good excuse to reread this one, so I’ll be buddy reading it with my fiance (his first time reading anything of Seanan’s!) for another Life & Lit Pride read. ♥
7. at least one of the following: What if it’s Us — Adam Silvera & Becky Albertalli 🌈🌟; Blanca & Roja — Anna-Marie McLemore 🌈🌟; Summer Bird Blue — Akemi Dawn Bowman 🌈🌟; Girls of Paper and Fire — Natasha Ngan 🌈🌟
I’m trying not to make my June TBR too long since I have an incredibly time-consuming and reading-intensive class starting on the 6th, but I want to read at least one of my queer fall ARCs in June! Each of these books comes out between September and November, and I think whichever one(s) I pick up will just be based on my mood.
Leftover from May…
Of course, I can’t forget to mention the books I didn’t finish in May. This number is way too high, but… what can you do?
Crown of Midnight — 50%
A Different Mirror for Young People — 45%
History is All You Left Me — 32%
A Conjuring of Light — 31%
Gabi, a Girl in Pieces — 25%
Kitchen Table Tarot — 15%
Bright We Burn — 14%
Scream All Night — 13%
City of Glass — 9%
The Astonishing Color of After — 8%
Anger is a Gift — 3%
What books on your June TBR are you most excited to read – and which book in #7’s list do you think I should prioritize?