June 2024 TBR

Just like last month, I still have some older ARCs that I have yet to read. For the sake of brevity I only listed their titles this time. I also have a ridiculous number of books started, which I included here in the hopes of finishing them this month. My June 2024 TBR is light on ARCs, which I’m happy about. I have a grand total of one June ARC and I already read it. This gives me a little bit of breathing space (if I choose to ignore my backlist ARCs). My June 2024 TBR is also a little different than my typical TBR and includes books in genres other than fantasy. It’s good to mix it up sometimes! Onward!

Priority Reads

How to Become the Dark Lord and Die Trying by Django WexlerLeslie F*cking Jones by Leslie JonesBelly Woman by Benjamin BlackSoundings by Doreen CunninghamAbhorsen by Garth Nix

HOW TO BECOME THE DARK LORD AND DIE TRYING by Django Wexler: Now that I’m back home from vacation I can tackle this physical copy sent to me by Angela at Orbit. “Groundhog Day meets Guardians of the Galaxy in Django Wexler’s laugh-out-loud fantasy tale about a young woman who, tired of defending humanity from the Dark Lord, decides to become the Dark Lord herself.”

LESLIE F*CKING JONES by Leslie Jones: I got through 2/3 of this audiobook before I had to return it. But now it’s back in my queue and I’m determined to finish it! Leslie definitely added a whole lot of extra content because that audiobook is loooong for a 300-page book! I just love her energy.

BELLY WOMAN by Benjamin Oren Black: I’m reading this nonfiction memoir for a The Write Reads tour. It’s about the author’s time spent helping pregnant women during a humanitarian crisis. The focus is primarily on the 2014 ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone. I’m about 50% through the book and find it interesting, particularly if one has an interest in medical nonfiction.

SOUNDINGS by Doreen Cunningham: This is another nonfiction book I’m about 50% through. I started it over a month ago as part of my project to read my physical backlog. “In this lyrical memoir of motherhood, love, and resilience that “captures rarely observed natural places” (San Francisco Chronicle) a woman and her toddler son follow the grey whale migration from Mexico to northernmost Alaska.

ABHORSEN by Garth Nix: Chris at Biblio Nerd Reflections and I are going to buddy read ABHORSEN this month. I’m looking forward to finishing this trilogy and crossing a series off my list!

Hopeful Reads

Lore of the Wilds by Analeigh SbranaThe City of Stardust by Georgia SummersHim by Geoff RyanResistance Women by Jennifer Chiaverini

LORE OF THE WILDS by Analeigh Sbrana

THE CITY OF STARDUST by Georgia Summer

HIM by Geoff Ryman

RESISTANCE WOMEN by Jennifer Chiaverini: I started this historical fiction over a month ago via audiobook. It’s taking me a little longer than usual because there are a number of different POV, so I really have to try to pay attention. Like SOUNDINGS, I’m reading this to work through my physical backlog, particularly with books I don’t intend to keep long term. And yes, you read that right: I’m listening to the audiobook of a book I physically own.

10 thoughts on “June 2024 TBR

  1. A lot of my review reads seem to have bunched up this month. I think I thought I had longer to read everything, and on top of that I’ve been sent a bunch of ones I requested a while ago. June is a busy month!

    1. Oof, good luck with all your books this month!! I’m feeling very glad I somehow missed out on requesting a lot of things this month, lol. I must’ve been really focused on tackling my backlog.

  2. You do have an interesting mix this month. Soundings intrigues me, I don’t read non fiction but I’d read anything about whales. Enjoy your books!

    1. Soundings is interesting, but I admit I’m reading that one a bit slower than usual for me. The author is a journalist, so her writing style reflects that a bit in that it’s a bit more “proper” English. It’s not stuffy or anything, just not as quick a read as a casual romcom.

  3. I love the mix of books that you have for this month. Hope you enjoy Abhorsen. I thought it was a great end to the trilogy

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