Preview: June TBR and May Reviews

 

Hey all! Here is a quick look at my upcoming reads for June and my reviews for this month. If you haven’t already, go follow me on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest @readvoraciously. I’m trying to keep those social media outlets more exciting with posts of different things at different times that may not make it on the blog. Enjoy!

Netgalley TBR June:

Perennials by Mandy Berman

(June 6th, Random House)

Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore by Matthew Sullivan

(June 13th, Scribner)

The Confusion of Languages by Siobhan Fallon

(June 27th, Penguin- Putnam)

Every Last Lie by Mary Kubica

(June 27th, Harlequin- Park Row)

I can’t wait to get started on these fantastic reads. Have you read any of these?


I’m currently reading The Vegetarian  by Han Kang. This was a Blogging For Books request that I pushed to the end of my TBR for so long I am embarrassed to even mention it but I’m reading it and reviewing it now so that’s really all that matters, right? Speaking of reviews, here’s a quick look at my reviews for this month.

Monday May 1st

The Whole Art of Detection by Lyndsay Faye

Click the link to read more about the remarkable reincarnation of Holmes and Watson by the talented Lyndsay Faye.

Monday May 8th

The Light We Lost by Jill Santopolo

Click the link to find your next read. Seriously, the story of Lucy, Gabe and Darren and the turmoil of first love is beautifully heart-rending.

Monday May 15th

The Shadow Land by Elizabeth Kostova

A harrowing journey through Bulgaria to return a personal item that holds more weight than the protagonists could have ever imagined.

Monday May 22nd

Reading Nook Creation

I’m so excited about this post! I recently put a reading nook in a little corner of my bedroom and it. is. awesome. If you follow me on Instagram you guys have seen snippets of it in the background of my photos but the full reveal will come in a couple weeks! I can’t wait to share it with you all!

Monday May 29th

Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout

The highly anticipated follow up to My Name Is Lucy Barton, which I read for personal edification prior to reading Anything is Possible, expands on the stories that Lucy’s mother shares at her bedside and proves that people are not always who they seem.

Monday June 5th

House of Names by Colm Tóibín

A fictional expansion of the Greek myths of Clytemnestra, Electra, Orestes and Agamemnon. Full to bursting with deceit, betrayal and murder.


I’ve fallen in love with listening to audiobooks. It’s a great way to get some personal reading done to balance out my review reading- which, in all honesty, is still amazingly fun! Here’s a few of my favorite audiobooks I’ve listened to recently.

The Summer Before The War by Helen Simonson

Belgravia by Julian Fellows

The Trespasser by Tana French

Neverwhere by Niel Gaiman

Oryx and Crake by Margret Atwood <— currently listening to.

I also read All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai just for fun, no review intended but I was so intrigued by the book that I reached out to Mastai for an interview, which he granted me via Twitter. It turned out pretty great and he was so awesome to connect with despite my amateur mistakes! Check out the full interview and my real-time behind the scene commentary here. If you haven’t read this book I hope you do, it is worth it!

 

Happy reading everyone!

Read Voraciously

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7 thoughts on “Preview: June TBR and May Reviews

    1. I think I benefited from reading many reviews discussing the unusual style of the book so I went into with an open mind and I think I was able to appreciate it much more as a result. I also really enjoyed the fact that it was translated. That gave it an interesting voice

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