June TBR

Welcome to my June TBR! The books below are the books I’m hoping to get to during the first half of this month. I’m at university until mid-June and need to get through the books I’ve borrowed from local libraries before I go home! I’m not entirely sure what I’ll choose to read during the second half of the month, as I’ve forgotten most of what I have at home, so that’s currently a mystery to both of us. Usually I don’t do TBRs, but I think that will help me focus on my reading and getting through my TBR better.

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Autoboyography by Christina Lauren – So this is the first book on my TBR, and also the book I’m currently reading. I first heard about this on the YouTube channel Katytastic, and she made this sound adorable and fun and engaging. I’m about 140 pages in so far and really enjoying it! It follows a teenage boy called Tanner in his last year of high school as he takes part in a class called The Seminar, where participants attempt to draft a book in a semester. The class on its own is super interesting, but the story has many layers and also discusses sexuality and religion, and how the two collide.

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The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel – This is another book that I have already begun, although that was before exam and deadline season, so I will definitely need to restart this one! This follows the story of the Roanoke family, a family where all the female members go missing or die in mysterious circumstances. Our narrator Lane has run far and fast from the family home but is called back one summer when her cousin goes missing and has to face escaping the Roanoke escape a second time.

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The Beautiful Indifference by Sarah Hall – This is a collection of short stories, a couple of which I have read for one of my university modules. I was sucked into her writing and have been waiting for this to come back into the library for weeks, but now I have it! In these stories Hall is known for her representation of landscapes and the powerful characters that she creates within them, so I can’t wait to devour the whole collection.

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Sentimental Education by Gustave Flaubert – This may seem like an extremely random pick, but I read Flaubert’s famous Madame Bovary back in January for my Literature in History class and loved it. Whilst I can’t say the characters and their behaviour were my favourite, I enjoyed how Flaubert constructed his characters and the communities that they were part of. I saw this on the recent returns shelf of my local library and snatched it up, delighted to find another novel by him. Flaubert also tackled wider social issues, and this one is listed as featuring corruption, consumerism, and disenchantment. The novel’s events culminate in the 1848 revolution, and I can’t wait to see how this novel differs and compares to Flaubert’s better-known work.

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Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont by Elizabeth Taylor – Another book that I had to read for my university course was Lolly Willowes by Sylvia Townsend Warner, which I really enjoyed, and the synopsis of this novel was listed at the back of the book. It grabbed me straight away, as I love reading older fiction which focuses on women, and the description of the novel seemed to have a cosy and heart-warming yet potentially emotional feel to it. The Goodreads synopsis is as follows:

“On a rainy Sunday in January, the recently widowed Mrs. Palfrey arrives at the Claremont Hotel where she will spend her remaining days. Her fellow residents are magnificently eccentric and endlessly curious, living off crumbs of affection and snippets of gossip. Together, upper lips stiffened, they fight off their twin enemies—boredom and the Grim Reaper. Then one day Mrs. Palfrey strikes up an unexpected friendship with Ludo, a handsome young writer, and learns that even the old can fall in love.”

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So those are the books I’m hoping to get to in the first half of June! This is quite an erratic selection for me, as usually I focus on one genre, but this is just a case of getting through some library loans. Do you read much from your local library? What are you reading this month? I’d love to know 😊

– hatterell

3 thoughts on “June TBR”

  1. Great TBR, all the books seem interesting. I read a lot from my local library, especially when trying new authors and new genres. I think my most exciting read this month is Obsidio by Amie Kauffman and Jay Kristoff.

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