Indiana’s June TBR
For the first month of Summer, I’m branching out a bit and reading a blend of fiction, history, biography, and young adult. I’ve just started Swamplandia! which I’ve been meaning to read for years. It has strands of magical realism that remind me of something Gabriel Garcia Marquez would write. I think it’ll also tie in well with Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad, which takes readers back in time. Departing from fiction I’ll be reading a biography about the woman who used to run Chanel (Beyond the Label) and a history book by Michel Foucault which takes a look at mental illness and how various Western societies have treated it. The Year of Yes is not usually the sort I would think to pick-up, but several friends recommended it so I figured I would give it a shot. I’m really excited for both Scott Westerfeld books. The Uglies series was one of my favorites in the young adult genre and I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to get to the very last one. The Leviathan series will be perfect to start after finishing The Last Days so I won’t go through author withdraws too harshly. While this is an ambitious list for me, I’ll also be finishing Lab Girl this month. Here’s to reading all the time!
Pete’s June TBR
This is a month of finally reading a handful of books I’ve been itching to get at for a while. I’ll be wrapping up Riyria Revelations, which is probably my most anticipated book(s) for this month. I’ll also read The Farthest Shore, which ended what was the Earthsea Trilogy at the time in 1972 but was later expanded to include five books. So it’s kind of the end of a series. I’m halfway through A Visit From the Goon Squad and Lab Girl, both of which I’m really enjoying. Elena Ferrante’s My Brilliant Friend has been sitting on my shelf for ages, and with the HBO series in the works, now seemed like the perfect time to dive in. In anticipation of Brandon Sanderson’s third Stormlight Archive book this November, I’m reading his novella Edgedancer from The Cosmere Collection. I know very little about Edgedancer and the upcoming Oathbringer, and I couldn’t be more excited to get back into my favorite fantasy series.