June TBR & Challenge Books

Now that May is behind us, it’s time to look ahead at books to read in June. I’m excited because it’s summer – my favorite season! – and I want to pick some of favorite genres to read during this season: mysteries!

I’ll be looking to read at least a couple more books for my reading challenges, of course, and to add a few ARCs this month as well.

Let’s take a look:

Book Riot’s Read Harder Challenge 2019:

Mina – Kim Sagwa: This book is a translated work from Korean by a well established Korean author. It satisfies the “Translated Book Written by and/or Translated by a Woman” category. In this case, the book is written by a woman, though translated by a man. I’m curious about this story, as it’s about an adolescent girl in Korea who life is one struggle after another. I hope to enjoy it.

Like Water For Chocolate – Laura Esquivel: This classic lit is a book that will fulfill the “#ownvoices Book Set In or About Mexico or Central America.” This book is set in Mexico and weaves together love, magic, and, one of the best things: food! I’m intrigued by this story and what it entails. If you’ve read it, let me know in the comments what you think!

How I Became a Ghost – Tim Tingle: This book will fulfill the “Children’s or Middle Grade Book That Has Won a Diversity Award since 2009” requirement. Tingle’s book won the American Indian Youth Literature Award for Best Middle School Book in 2014. I’m excited to read this book. I’ve heard a lot about Tim Tingle and Native literature has always been of interest to me.

Reading Women Challenge 2019 books:

Book cover of "H is for Hawk" by Helen Macdonald

H is for Hawk – Helen Macdonald: I’ve heard so much about this book! I’m really curious to see how much they hype stands up to the actual book itself. This book satisfies the “Book About Nature” category.

ARCs of the Month:

Stronger Than a Bronze Dragon – Mary Fan: I’m really excited about this book. It’s a fantasy/steampunk adventure with a female warrior that is full of Chinese culture. I’m really digging this #ownvoices YA explosion! I really hope to enjoy this book.

100 Days of Sunlight – Abbie Emmons: This book really piqued my interest, as it involves two characters with disabilities, although one character’s disability is temporary. It’s a YA romance so I’m a little wary, since I haven’t had good luck in this category for a while now. I hope this book proves to be just as cute and touching as it appears.

My TBR Picks:

Cover of "A Curse so Dark and Lonely" by Brigid Kemmerer

A Curse So Dark and Lonely – Brigid Kemmerer: This is a book I’ve seen circulating around the bookblog world recently. I’m excited to be picking it up because my gal pal reading group has picked this book for our monthly read. It looks to be a re-telling of Beauty and the Beast – and already I like it more than A Court of Thorns and Roses (sorry, die-hard fans!). I hope it ends just as well as it started!

What books are you reading this month?

If you’ve read any books from my list, let me know what you think! Do you have any of these selections on your TBR? Let me know in the comments!

It’s another month of reading dangerously and I hope I’m up to the challenge!

4 thoughts on “June TBR & Challenge Books

    1. Awesome! I love Pride & Prejudice! I hope you enjoy! I’ve read And I Darken, but I have not continued on with the series. I hope the rest of it is good! I guess I really need to read Renegades – I know so many people who have and really like it.

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