Can you believe it’s June already? I certainly can’t! Whether I feel like it’s summer or not, the weather certainly seems to be warming up – right now I’m eating ice cream and sitting in front of a fully cranked fan. Phew, it’s warm! Which is surprising considering that I’m on the west coast of Canada, where it’s normally rainy right into actual summer.
But I’m taking advantage of warm days reading in the shade and enjoying refreshing beer straight from the fridge. I’ve been much more social and keeping myself super busy!
One non-book-related thing I’m really excited about is that I’ve started to get mack into writing real letters and cards. You know, the kind with pen and paper. I’ve got a few people in my life I’m reconnecting with – and two new penpals (hi Care and Jen!) who I’m looking forward to getting to know better!
Now, on to the books!
Book I read in May:
- The Children’s Crusade – Ann Packer
- On the Move – Oliver Sacks
- Boo – Neil Smith
- Life After Life – Kate Atkinson
- We Are All Made of Molecules – Susin Nielsen
- Miss Emily – Nuala O-Connor (Review coming on or around release date, July 14)
- The Big Bad Book of Bill Murray – Robert Schnakenberg (Review coming on or around release date, September 15)
Other things you might have missed in May:
- I made a list of the books I will probably never get around to reading
- I participated in the Bout of Books marathon (well, for a few of the days, anyway)
- I made a wish list of authors I’d like to meet someday
- I relived some emotional trauma with a list of deliciously tragic books
- I made a list of books I hope to read this summer (though I’ve since changed my mind several times)
- And I did some of the #ArmchairBEA questions
Books I plan to read in June:
This is always the hard part for me, because when it comes to reading lists, my eyes are always bigger than my available reading time. I have a lot I’m really excited to get to, and while I know I won’t get to all of these this month, I’m not sure which ones will come first. So here’s the long list:
- The Girl With All the Gifts – M.R. Carey
- Finding Audrey – Sophie Kinsella
- The Little Paris Bookshop – Nina George
- In the Unlikely Event – Judy Blume
- Free Days With George – Colin Campbell
- The Gold Eaters – Ronald Wright
- Anne’s House of Dreams & Anne of Ingleside – L.M. Montgomery
- Wallflowers – Eliza Robertson
- Shakespeare Wrote for Money – Nick Hornby
- Post Office – Charles Bukowski
- We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves – Karen Joy Fowler
- The Humans – Matt Haig
- In Cold Blood – Truman Capote
Of course I won’t get through all of these, but hopefully I’ll make it through at least half! What about you guys? Which books are you excited to read in the coming month?