For the month of may I managed to read about four books in two weeks. This is mainly due to two reasons. The first one being that I currently am not working. This is because I have just finished my second year of University and haven’t yet begun to work for the summer. The second reason is that for about 2-3 weeks during May I was really sick and did not have much energy to do anything. The four books that I read during this time were, “Help For the Haunted” by John Searles, and all three books in the Divergent series, which include “Divergent”, “Insurgent”, and lastly “Allegiant”. All of these three books are by author Veronica Roth, and I will soon have up a book review for all four of the books mentioned.
However, since it is not June I have decided to post a reading list, of the books that I hope to be reading this up coming month. I may not get around to all of these but this is only a list of books that I would like to read, not ones I am being forced to read. For July and August I will be posting a Summer Reading List, which may include some of the books on this list I have not gotten to reading, or it may be a brand new list of books. I am also hoping to write a review for every book that I read from here on out, good or bad. So with no further ado, my June Reading List!
1. City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare
I have read the first five books before this one, so I want to continue on with this series and see where it goes. I will also be doing a book review on this series, as well as the spin off series that Cassandra Clare writes.
2. If I Stay by Gayle Forman
While I was working at Chapters I saw and heard a lot about this book, so I feel that now is a good time to pick it up. I don’t have much to say about this novel yet, I hope that I have a lot more to say about it once I have read it, and I hope it’s a good read.
3. The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E Smith
This book came to my attention when I was at the Coles in the mall near my house. I was there picking up the last book of the Divergent Series, “Allegiant”, and it caught my eye. I must be honest though, I noticed it originally because of the word geography. If you have been reading my posts then you know I study Geography and History at Brock University. Once I read the inside cover however, the book sounded really good, so it has made this list.
4. You Are Here by Jennifer E Smith
This book is also by Jennifer E Smith, and that is exactly the reason why it has made this list. As I was researching more into “The Geography of You and Me”, I came across the authors website which lists all of the books she has written. I went through the list and read a little bit about each of them, the two on this list sounded the most interesting to me at this time. But this doesn’t mean that the others are ruled out for a later date (maybe my Summer Reading List).
5. 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher
This is another book that I first saw when I was working at Chapters in high school. I remember it catching a little bit of buzz, but I am not sure if it has really taken off. I came across it this time on a website that compares it to the novel “The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green, which is an amazing book and soon will be out in theatres as a movie. And John Green is one of my favourite authors. After reading this book I will have to see if it is comparable and if I think it will take off.
6. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
This last book is also the same situation as two of the above books. I also saw this one while working at Chapters. Lauren Oliver is an author that I have never read but many people, especially teenage girls would come into the store looking for her books, which I often heard were really good. “Before I Fall” is the most popular book by this author that I can remember, so hopefully it is as good as it is popular.
I hope that some of you read these books along with me. Once I am done each one throughout the month of June I will try and post a review on it. Good luck with your reading. If you have any suggestions for my Summer Reading List, or if you have read any of the books on this list, let me know in the comments below.