Welcome back to Reading, Reading, Reading!
June is always one of my favourite months of the year, as it usually signifies the end of school and the beginning of summer! However, since I started University this past school year, my summer break technically started in the middle of April! That being said, June will always mark the start of ice cream trucks and outdoor evening strolls. June is also pride month, which is an incredibly important time to celebrate and discuss the members of the LGBTQ+ community. I always enjoy selecting novels that feature a diverse cast of characters that have differentiating sexualities, as it is important for me to learn from new perspectives and characters in June (and during all other months of the year, too!). May was a pretty uneventful reading month for me, so my May wrap-up will be featured at the end of this month.
The first book I plan on reading this month is ONE LAST STOP by Casey McQuiston. McQuiston’s first novel, RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE took the book community by storm, and it was one of my favourite novels in 2019! I don’t know much about her newest book, but I have heard some fantastic praise about it. Right after this post goes up, I plan on reading it right away!
The second book I plan on reading this month is SATISFACTION GUARANTEED by Karelia Stetz-Waters. This book features a female-female romance, and has a lot of sex-positive themes in it. This book managed to fly under my radar, until it showed up on my door step thanks to HBG Canada! I cannot wait to read this one!
The next book I plan on reading is LAST SUMMER AT THE GOLDEN HOTEL by Elyssa Friedland. This book is one of my most anticipated books of the year, although I surprisingly haven’t read or heard that much buzz about it. The blurb on this book compares it to both Dirty Dancing and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, which are two stories I absolutely love!
After that, I hope to read ROSALINE PALMER TAKES THE CAKE by Alexis Hall. I read Hall’s 2020 release, BOYFRIEND MATERIAL, and quite enjoyed it, but I’m hoping to enjoy this one a lot more! Plus, this book revolves around a baking competition, and whenever food is featured in a book, I generally love it! Thanks to HBG Canada for sending me this finished copy!
The final book I plan on reading this month is HONEY GIRL by Morgan Rogers. I heard so many fantastic things when this book was released at the beginning of this year, but unfortunately, I never got around to reading it. I am SO exciting to read this book sometime this month, and hope it lives up to all of the hype!
Those are all of the books I plan on reading this month! Truth be told, I hope to read a lot more than these five books, but these five will be mandatory reading before I pick anything else! What are you planning on reading this month?
Good Night Book Owls!