June TBR

As I selected the books for this list, I’d finished reading 17 of the 20 books I picked for my May TBR, plus 5 wildcards. And here I was thinking that I suck at to read lists. Clearly I just need to give myself a bit of leeway and public accountability.

That being said, here we go! I’ve already kind of started on this, as of May 31st, because I was feeling just a bit too constrained by my May list.


  1. The City, Stella Gemmell. (I know. I’m late.)
  2. The Philosopher Kings, Jo Walton. (I’m gonna get to this one on time! I am!)
  3. Knight’s Shadow, Sebastien de Castell. (Only a little late!)
  4. The Girl at Midnight, Melissa Grey.
  5. Joan of Arc, Helen Castor.


  1. Named of the Dragon, Susanna Kearsley.
  2. Heartless, Gail Carriger.
  3. Timeless, Gail Carriger.
  4. Ring of Bright Water, Gavin Maxwell.
  5. The Compatibility Gene, Daniel M. Davis.


  1. Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda, Becky Albertalli.
  2. Fire, Kristin Cashore.
  3. The Wrath and the Dawn, Renee Ahdieh. (Eee!)
  4. Ancillary Justice, Ann Leckie. (I know, I know.)
  5. Dreams of Gods and Monsters, Laini Taylor. (It’s about time.)

Rereads (including books counting as owned-unread because of ebook duplicates)

  1. Abhorsen, Garth Nix.
  2. After the Golden Age, Carrie Vaughn.
  3. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, Susanna Clarke.
  4. Roadside Picnic, Arkady & Boris Strugatsky. (Book club read! My suggestion, so I figured I’d better refamiliarise.)
  5. Voices, Ursula Le Guin.

Catching up (from last month’s TBR)

  1. A Darker Shade of Magic, V.E. Schwab.
  2. The Winter Sea, Susanna Kearsley.
  3. Of Noble Family, Mary Robinette Kowal.


  1. The Hawley Book of the Dead, Chrysler Szarlan. (ARC.)
  2. The Killing Kind, Chris F. Holm. (ARC.)
  3. Ancillary Sword, Ann Leckie. (Owned.)
  4. ?
  5. ?

As before, graphic novels don’t count, because I tend to read them in one sitting anyway. If I finish fifteen of the non-wildcard books and I’ve run out of wildcards, I’ll probably let myself have some more. I didn’t last month, but that’s because I reached 15/20 quite near the end of the month. With a long trip to Belgium and then to Canada in my future for June, maybe I’ll read more.


10 thoughts on “June TBR

  1. Ooh, you have so many great books on your TBR for this month. I haven’t read Girl at Midnight yet but I’ve been reading very different reviews about it so I’m curious to see what you make of it.
    Enjoy them all!

    • I knoooow. I’ve been excited to get going! I haven’t actually seen many reviews of The Girl at Midnight since the initial flurry of requests… that sounds ominous!

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