Summer months! Yay!
May was pretty busy, but I managed to read 7 books and 15 issues of comics, so I’m pretty satisfied with that. I’m expecting a big chunk of reading time in June – the honeyman has drill for 2 weeks, and the PlayStation 3 isn’t reading game discs right now so Borderlands isn’t an option for me. Hopefully the weather continues to be gorgeous, because I see a lot of reading outside in my near future.
On the Kindle:
- The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin – I have been meaning to read this for AGES, and everyone is really pumped about the sequel coming out, so I think the time has come.
- The Fire This Time by Jesmyn Ward – This is actually a collection of essays and stories by various authors, collected into one anthology by Jesmyn Ward, focusing on the current state of race relations in the United States. I’m about halfway through this – it’s not out until August, so I’ve been taking my time to really absorb it.
- Learning to Swear in America by Katie Kennedy – I requested this on NetGalley because it’s about an asteroid heading towards earth and a teenager who knows how to stop it but no one will listen. Yes please.
- Heroine Complex by Sarah Kuhn – Lady superhero story! That’s really all I need to know. I’m SO psyched to finally read this – I’ve been making myself wait since it’s not out until July.
- Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake by Sarah MacLean – Book Riot did a really fantastic post on fat girls in romance, and this was listed. Do you know how rare it is to find voluptuous ladies in historical romance? Well, I don’t read a ton of historical romance but in the ones I have read the heroines are always wispy thin, so I’m excited about this.
- Being Mortal by Atul Gawande – I have this on Audible, but I randomly requested the e-book from the library so I’m finally getting around to it. So far, loving it.
- Everyday Sexism by Laura Bates – Something tells me I’m going to have to end up buying my own copy, because I don’t know if I’ll be able to read it by the time it’s due back at the library but I’ve been looking forward to it.
- Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison – Another one I’ve been wanting to read for a while, and I feel like I’ll have a lot of time this month to really sink my teeth into it.
- Bright Lines by Tanwi Nandini Islam – I won this in a Goodreads giveaway! Sounds like a coming of age story that takes place in Brooklyn and Bangladesh? Honestly I’m completely sucked in by the pretty cover.
- The Association of Small Bombs by Karan Mahajan – I think this is a novel about the effect of bombs on people’s lives when it “only” kills a few people. The subject itself is so compelling, and I’ve heard a lot of great things.
- The Fireman by Joe Hill – New Joe Hill novel! I’m actually about halfway through it already.
- The Long Shadow of Small Ghosts by Laura Tillman – This is the next Social Justice Book Club (#SJBC) pick, and would be included in the picture except I was too lazy to go pick it up from the library yesterday. I think it’s about couple that murdered their three children? I’m sure it will be interesting.
- In The Country We Love by Diane Guerrero – I started this last month – it’s about how the actresses’ parents were deported when she was at school one day at age 14 and how that affected her family. It’s really good so far, but I got distracted from it while I had family in town so I’m getting back into it now.
- Fables: Volume 11
- Hexed: Volume 1
- Ghosted: Volume 1 (Comixology Unlimited)
- Punisher: War Journal (Kindle/Comixology purchase from a while ago)
That should be enough to keep me busy! Have you read any of these? Anything you’re looking forward to this month?