It’s been a little while since my last blog post and a lot has happened. I finished my finals and in a little over two weeks I’ll know if I passed my exams and then I’ll graduate high school. It’s been such a crazy past couple of months, but now that it’s almost June and I finally have time to get some reading done, I wanted to make a new TBR and actually finish it this time. If you’d like to know what books I’m planning on reading in June, please read along!
As you might have noticed, I never actually finished reading all the books on my TBR for February. So much has happened, both good things and bad (which you can read about in my blog post ‘A life update & my Bullet Journal spreads of February’ over here), and I just didn’t feel like reading. When I did feel like reading, I didn’t really have the time to do so. That’s why my February TBR soon became my February and March TBR, and then I changed it to my TBR for the next three months, but I still didn’t feel like reading and it just didn’t work for me anymore.
That’s why I decided to start fresh – with a new to be read and finally some free time to read. I’m pretty confident that it’ll work for me this time! Also, I’m currently busy making a video with my bullet journal spreads of the months March, April and May to catch up with my bullet journal posts, so that’ll also be up on my blog as soon as possible!
And for now: the books I’ll be reading in June! I’m planning on reading five books (one of which is a photography book). I’m super excited to read each book on this list. I’ve already started reading some of them, but I haven’t finished them yet (such as The Cruel Prince, I really need to finish that one!).
1. Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli
“Leah Burke—girl-band drummer, master of deadpan, and Simon Spier’s best friend from the award-winning Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda—takes center stage in this novel of first love and senior-year angst. When it comes to drumming, Leah Burke is usually on beat—but real life isn’t always so rhythmic. An anomaly in her friend group, she’s the only child of a young, single mom, and her life is decidedly less privileged. She loves to draw but is too self-conscious to show it. And even though her mom knows she’s bisexual, she hasn’t mustered the courage to tell her friends—not even her openly gay BFF, Simon. (…)” – Goodreads
Leah on the Offbeat was one of my most anticipated books of 2018, and I’m really excited to start reading this one! I love Becky Albertalli’s books and I just love her writing style, it really makes for a great summer read. Leah was one of my favourite characters from her first novel, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (also known as Love, Simon), and I can’t wait to dive into this world again! I’m also really looking forward to watching the Love, Simon movie. It hasn’t been released here in The Netherlands yet, so I haven’t been able to watch it, but it’ll finally be in the cinemas on June 14th.
2. Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
“Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zelie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls. But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were targeted and killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope. Now, Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good. (…)” – Goodreads
I actually already started reading this novel a little while ago, but I haven’t finished it yet. I’m about halfway through and I’m absolutely loving it so far! I haven’t read a fantasy book this good in a little while, and I’m already 100% sure that this book will belong to my top favorite books. Have you read it yet?
3. Midnight Sun by Trish Cook
“Seventeen-year-old Katie Price has a rare disease that makes exposure to even the smallest amount of sunlight deadly. Confined to her house during the day, her company is limited to her widowed father and her best (okay, only) friend. It isn’t until after nightfall that Katie’s world opens up, when she takes her guitar to the local train station and plays for the people coming and going.
Charlie Reed is a former all-star athlete at a crossroads in his life – and the boy Katie has secretly admired from afar for years. When he happens upon her playing guitar one night, fate intervenes and the two embark on a star-crossed romance.” – Goodreads
To be honest, I never really heard about this book until the movie was being released in cinemas. I didn’t know it was originally a book, so I went to see the movie together with my mum. I’d seen the trailer and it seemed like a really good movie to me (maybe a bit similar to Everything, Everything?), and it was such a beautiful movie. Later I found out that it was actually a movie based on a book, and I just knew I had to read it. I’m really excited to start reading this book!
I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
4. The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
“Jude was seven years old when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King. (…)” – Goodreads
I know, I know – I’ve been reading this book since what feels like forever! It was on my February TBR and I’m almost halfway through now, but I never really finished it. I did like it, though, but it was just a bit too slow I think. So I’m giving it another shot this month and hopefully finish reading it!
5. Let’s Focus! by Marit Hilarius
(This is a Dutch book about photography, therefore the description is also in Dutch.)
“(…) Marit Hilarius is een jonge, succesvolle fotograaf die bekend staat om haar dromerige, magische foto’s. Op een begrijpelijk, toegankelijke manier vertelt ze je alles wat je moet weten als je zelf (professioneel) wilt leren fotograferen. Zonder technisch of saai te worden legt Marit je in vijf duidelijke hoofdstukken de beginselen van de fotografie uit. Perfect voor iedereen die graag iets met fotografie wil doen, maar geen wijs kan worden uit alle technische fotoboeken.” – Goodreads
Ik kreeg een paar weken geleden een recensie-exemplaar thuisgestuurd van de uitgeverij en ben echt super benieuwd om dit fotografie-handboek te lezen! Ik heb er al even doorheen gebladerd, en het boek ziet er echt prachtig uit!
So that were the five books I’m planning on reading in June! I’m super excited to read them and can’t wait to share my thoughts on them. What books are on your June TBR?