June 2023 TBR List

When I make TBR lists I tend to treat them as a list of “hopeful reads.” I’m easily swayed from a TBR list I create for myself, usually because of mood reading or the arrival of a library hold. However, this time I want to stick to my June 2023 TBR list. I don’t know if I’ll be able to read all of these books. But I want to stay as close to this June 2023 TBR list as possible for several reasons.

The first is to read the first book of a series or two to decide whether I want to purchase the inevitable special edition of their sequels. Second, I want to focus more on my own physical backlog, which was one of my bookish goals this year. And third, August is an ARC-heavy month and I need to start prioritizing because July will be incredibly busy for me.

With all that in mind, here is my June 2023 TBR list. It seems I gave myself a lot of chonkers for this month. The book titles link to either Bookshop.org or Amazon.

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Monthly Book Blog Wrap-Up: May 2023

Hi May and bye May! For what usually feels like one of the longest months of the year, this time it seemed to go by in a flash. I didn’t have as much time to blog hop as usual (see my non-bookish section). But I somehow found the time to pull together some Wyrd and Wonder posts. And thank goodness I squirrel away reviews for busy times like these.

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On My Radar: May 2023

Good morning, bookish friends! It’s time for another slice of what I read in the blogosphere during the month of May. I admit I felt a bit more crunched for time than usual in May, so I didn’t blog hop as much in the latter half of the month. (So sorry!) But I still tried to boost others where I could, mainly on Twitter. Anyway, here is a short list of what’s On My Radar for May!

ARC Review: Witch King by Martha Wells

Today’s review is about WITCH KING by Martha Wells. This is Wells’s first fantasy in over a decade. It features demons, witches, and a float trip on a magicked broken down barge. All this is amidst a who-dunnit murder of the main demon, Kai, and why.

Author: Martha Wells
Series: None
Age Category: Adult
Publisher: Tordotcom
Publish Date: May 30, 2023
Print Length: 432

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First Lines Fridays: May 26, 2023

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?  The rules are as follows:

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  • Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  • Finally… reveal the book!

If you’re using Twitter, don’t forget to use #FirstLinesFridays!

I feel like the last person who hasn’t read this book (even though I know it’s not true). However, I hope to remedy that next month and finally check this off my TBR.

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