6/06/2016

June Reading List




We're halfway through the year which is still insane to me. Today I have June's reading list for you all. You'll notice the books are a bit more on the slim side of things. June is a big month with assignment deadlines to meet and then of course the return of my all-time favourite activity, exams. Note the sarcasm, I'm not the person who does amazingly in exams so naturally I detest them. Regardless, there's a nice mix of things in here so I'm looking forward to getting into them...

Lady Susan by Jane Austen-A Jane Austen book I don't have to read. I'm trying to get over my high-school distaste for Jane Austen because while I still can't stand the idea of Mansfield Park (thanks A2 Lit), her other writing really appeals to me. Lady Susan is one of her stories that has been released as part of Penguin's Little Black Classics series. From what I've read about this book it sounds like Susan is the anti-heroine and has a bit of spark and zest to her. 

The Bees by Carol Ann Duffy-I've heard a fair bit about Carol Ann Duffy's poetry recently and last weekend I found a secondhand bookstore that had several of her poetry volumes. The Bees was the one which came home with me because it appealed to me the most. I'm not going to lie, the cover may have swayed me a bit as well. Either way, I'm expecting good things from this one.

Girls on Fire* by Robin Wasserman-Whenever I see this book title I think of this song. It can't be helped. I'm not going to do this book justice having not read it so go read the description I've linked. It sounds like it's going to be dark, a bit Mean Girls/Heathers-esque and I like the sound of it. Its being compared to The Virgin Suicides which is one of my favourite books so I am intrigued to see where this one goes. Hopefully it's not too disturbing.

M Train by Patti Smith-Continuing on my Patti Smith obsession, I have her latest book to read. M Train is a collection of Smith's musings and writings composed over her morning cup of coffee. According to its blurb; M Train is a meditation on travel, detective shows, literature and coffee. I am sure it will not disappoint.

-What are you reading during June?

*Review copy

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