I swear that I am not ready for it to already be June! Where have the last five months gone? I think June is going to be a catch up month, to prepare for something I’m going to have going on in August, that you might see in my hauls, or else I’ll have an announcement up in July, in case you want to join it.
Suicide Club by Rachel Heng
I was kindly sent an ARC of this by the publishers through NetGalley, though all opinions, as always, will remain my own. This is a sci-fi novel set in a futuristic version of NYC, where certain humans have the ability to live forever. Humans like our MC Lea, an overachiever who lives a “perfect” life, until one day see spots her estranged father on the street. This is a turning point for her as she finds herself drawn into the Suicide Club, a group of powerful people who don’t like the concept of immortality and would rather chose to die. It kind of sounds like a cross between Altered Carbon and Scythe, so it seems that immortality the hot topic of the moment.
Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
After chickening out of read 4321 last month, this is the final ManBooker nominee on my TBR. As always you can check out all the books in my ManBooker TBR, and I might do a warp-up to rank them in my eyes, but I haven’t quite decided that yet, so let me know. Exit West set in an extremely unstable and volatile country, when two unsuspecting lovers discover a magical door that leads them far away form this turmoil. However magic demand a price. When they find themselves with little other choice they decide to that they have no other choice than to pay the price, and step through the door.
Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie
I am continuing with the Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlist with Home Fire, which was coincidentally on the Longlist for the ManBooker. I’ve heard that it’s a retelling of… Antigone (I think?) but don’t quote me on that. Either way we follow, Isma, who has spent her life worrying about her siblings Aneeka and Parvadiz. When she gets the opportunity to follow her dreams and go to America, she believes she can stop worrying about her brother too, but that does not seem to be the case at all. Apparently blending modern day concerns with the greek myths of old I’m really excited about this one.
Godsgrave (The Nevernight Chronicles #2) by Jay Kristoff
This is a book that I got for Christmas, along with it’s predecessor which I read earlier in the year. I wasn’t blown away by Nevernight, so it’s taken me a while to want to pick this up, and I feel I cannot avoid it any longer. This series is full on fantasy, violence and sex included, and was just okay. It has potential, and maybe that will come to fruition in this books. We follow Mia, a young, but violent assassin, who’s obviously beautiful too, as she tries to get revenge for the execution of her father, a failed revolutionary, and subsequent destruction of her family.
I will also be reading… War Storm (Red Queen #4), Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass #4) and potentially A Reaper at the Gates (Ember #3)
Have your read any of these books? What are you planning on reading this month? Have you been thinking about your summer reading plans?
Thanks for reading,