I am very excited that it’s June! The weather has not been great in May, but hopefully it will be less rainy this month. Reading-wise, I expect this will be a very fun month – I have a varied assortment, including a depressing Brazilian classic, one litfic that will for sure be a tough read, one romance, one fantasy and a historical fiction.
So this is the TBR I’ve decided for this month!
- How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House by Cherie Jones
- Vidas Secas by Graciliano Ramos
- The Final Revival of Opal & Nev by Dawnie Walton
- The Jasmine Throne by Tasha Suri
- How to Find a Princess by Alyssa Cole
- Three Sisters, Three Queens by Philippa Gregory
- Girl in the Walls by A. J. Gnuse
Not a very long TBR so that I have some space to pick up books depending on my mood, and I think the selection is varied enough to keep things interesting!
Three Sisters, Three Queens is a carry-over from May, and although the main character is a bit whiny, I always find Philippa Gregory’s books fun and this is no exception – Tudor drama is always very entertaining to read!
How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House is the last book of the shortlist for the Women’s Prize this year that I have to read before the winner is announced, so I will read it this month and try to predict the winner (I always get it wrong)! I will for sure be correct this time, probably. I mean, statistically, I should be right 17% of the time if I chose a winner at random, so after reading all the shortlist books a few years in a row, you’d expect I’d be right more often than a random guess. *sigh*
Vidas Secas I will be reading together with my husband, my sister and my dad (my mom, having read the book in school, refused to pick it up again, even when my sister and I teamed up and tried to give her enough FOMO to join. Battle-hardened after decades of being victim to our scheming, mom did not bulge. So it’s just the four of us). My husband is reading a German translation, and I just found out that it’s also available in English (translated to Barren Lives), so you can pick it up if you’d like to read it, too!
Finally, Chelle and I will be buddy-reading Girl in the Walls, a book I don’t know much about but I’m excited for – I’ve been thinking of picking up a few thrillers and this sounds like a great pick!