Hey guys, I am back once again with another blog post. I feel like I’ve blogged more in the last week than I did in the entire month of April – I’m really bad at this sometimes aren’t I? – Moving on though, this post is all about the books I plan to read in June (stress: plan) so lets jump right into it.
First up is Graceling. I started reading this book in May and I got through half of it in about two sittings but then life got a bit busy again because I started back at work and moved into a new apartment but I do plan on finishing it this week. If I’m being honest I’ll probably finish it today. (I might be being a tad optimistic but lets live in hope.)
Genre: YA Fantasy
Summary: In a world where people born with an exceptional skill, known as a Grace, are both feared and exploited, Katsa carries the burden of a skill even she despises: the Grace of killing.
Feared by the court and shunned by those her own age, the darkness of her Grace casts a heavy shadow over Katsa’s life. Yet she remains defiant: when the King of Lienid’s father is kidnapped she investigates, and stumbles across a mystery. Who would want to kidnap the old man, and why? And who was the extraordinary Graced man whose fighting abilities rivalled her own?
The only thing Katsa is sure of is that she no longer wants to kill. The intrigue around this kidnapping offers her a way out – but little does she realise, when she takes it, that something insidious and dark lurks behind the mystery. Something spreading from the shadowy figure of a one-eyed king… (Via Goodreads)
The next book I plan on reading is Winnie the Pooh. Like I said in my April & May Wrap Up I’m reading a lot of Children’s books lately because I’ve been accepted into a Publishing Master’s Degree and one of the modules I am most excited about is Children’s Publishing. So now I’m reading a lot of really famous and influential children’s books to prepare myself for it and also I really love Children’s books. I had planned on reading this in May but just like Graceling I didn’t get around to it but I have very high hopes for June.
Publisher: Egmont UK
Genre: Children’s Classics
Summary: A.A. Milne’s ‘Winnie-the-Pooh’ stories need no introduction. They have been loved by generations of children ever since Pooh, Christopher Robin, Piglet, Rabbit, Owl, Kanga and Roo, and Eeyore made their first appearance. (Via Goodreads)
Side note: Am I the only person who didn’t realise A.A. Milne was a man?
Next on my list is Station Eleven. I have been wanting to read this book for ages! I’m pretty sure its made a few appearances on my Waiting on Wednesday and Wishlist Wednesday posts. I haven’t heard a bad thing about this book and now that it’s won the Arthur C. Clarke award I’m even more excited to read it.
Summary: DAY ONE
The Georgia Flu explodes over the surface of the earth like a neutron bomb.
News reports put the mortality rate at over 99%.
Civilization has crumbled.
A band of actors and musicians called the Travelling Symphony move through their territories performing concerts and Shakespeare to the settlements that have grown up there. Twenty years after the pandemic, life feels relatively safe.
But now a new danger looms, and he threatens the hopeful world every survivor has tried to rebuild.
Moving backwards and forwards in time, from the glittering years just before the collapse to the strange and altered world that exists twenty years after, Station Eleven charts the unexpected twists of fate that connect six people: famous actor Arthur Leander; Jeevan – warned about the flu just in time; Arthur’s first wife Miranda; Arthur’s oldest friend Clark; Kirsten, a young actress with the Travelling Symphony; and the mysterious and self-proclaimed ‘prophet’. (Via Goodreads)
This month I also want to read I Was Here. Another book that made a few appearances on my Waiting on Wednesday Posts. I love Gayle Forman, she always manages to punch me in the throat with some of her writing (in the good way) so I cannot wait to pick this book up!
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Summary: From the bestselling author of If I Stay – this summer’s YA blockbuster film.
This characteristically powerful novel follows eighteen-year-old Cody Reynolds in the months following her best friend’s shocking suicide.
As Cody numbly searches for answers as to why Meg took her own life, she begins a journey of self-discovery which takes her to a terrifying precipice, and forces her to question not only her relationship with the Meg she thought she knew, but her own understanding of life, love, death and forgiveness.
A phenomenally moving story, I Was Here explores the sadly all-too-familiar issue of suicide and self-harm, addressing it in an authentic way with sensitivity and honesty. (Via Goodreads)
And the last book I hope to read in June is The Scorch Trials. I wasn’t the biggest fan of the The Maze Runner book – I really hated the language, I guess, that the gliders used so it kind of put me off but I watched the movie recently and I enjoyed it and the trailer for the second one looks pretty cool so I think I’ll give it a second chance.
Publisher: Chicken House
Summary: The Scorch Trials picks up where The Maze Runner left off. The Gladers have escaped the Maze, but now they face an even more treacherous challenge on the open roads of a devastated planet.
And WICKED has made sure to adjust the variables and stack the odds against them.
Can Thomas survive in such a violent world? (Via Goodreads)
And those are all the books I hope to read in June! Be sure to let me know in the comments below what you guys are reading this month! I’ll see you soon with another blog post! Goodbyee!