June TBR

Who has two thumbs and has never read The Hunger Games series?

This gal!

I do (and don’t) know why I haven’t read it yet. The first book came out the same year that the last book of the Twilight series came out, and the Hype Monster was real. In my circle, the same people who were raving about the Twilight series were also raving about The Hunger Games, and it turned me off a bit. Now, don’t get me wrong: I read the entire Twilight series and I *did not* think they were terrible. They were super readable (my husband and I read them all in the span of a week and a half), and while I didn’t *love* them, I didn’t dislike them at all. But there was something about diving into *another* YA fantasy series that EVERYONE was raving about that I wasn’t down for. I was a little afraid of the Hype Monster. So I decided to wait a while…and I kind of forgot all about them.

So I never read them.

A couple of weeks ago, I was catching up on my YouTube subscriptions, and Leena Norms had vlogged about how she reread The Hunger Games series. It made me realize that I’d never gotten around to reading them, and it was high time for me to do so. (And Leena’s thoughts and interpretations are great, so if you’re interested, go watch the video.)

I’ll be done with my undergraduate degree on June 4th (can I get an “AMEN”?!), and I’ll have the summer off before I start my master’s degree work, so I am finally going to read the series. I’ll be reading it as a buddy-read with sj, a friend from work, and an online friend, and I’m really looking forward to it. And of course, we’ll be reading the new one, too.

THEN…I’m sure you’ve heard by now that Stephenie Meyer is writing yet another Twilight book. Am I going to read it when it comes out? Yep. Are sj and I going to reread the first four books leading up to that? We sure are. Hahaha! I’m particularly looking forward to rereading them with sj. Should be a lot of fun. I’m not entirely sure this reread will happen in June, but that’s what I’m planning for.

The next Sykes & Savidge Book Club book is Graceland by Bethan Roberts, which sounds really interesting even though I’m not a fan of Elvis, so I’ll be reading that at some point before the end of June.

I’ll also be reading Longbourn by Jo Baker for Lauren’s Patreon book club. I’ve been meaning to read it for a while, and this is giving me a reason to put it at the top of my TBR list.

I’m still working on the Women’s Prize longlist, so I’m hoping to get to one or two of those in June, too.

This is an ambitious list, to say the least, but some of these will be very quick reads, so I’m pretty confident I will get through all the buddy reads, at least.

Have you made reading plans for June, or are you just going with the flow?

17 thoughts on “June TBR

  1. I read The Hunger Game series as the books were released and I loved them. I wish I had time to do a reread. And I’m on board with Meyer’s new book too! My June TBR will be up tomorrow.😁

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  2. Oh my God!! Congratulations on your graduation! That’s so exciting! And your June reading program looks awesome. I haven’t made any specific plans for my June reading but I have just acquired a LOT of library books so some portion of those will hopefully be my June reading.

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    1. Three cheers for library books! I work for a library and was lucky enough to be able to acquire books even while we were closed. I’m glad you’re able to get them now, too!

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  3. I always just go with the flow. I bet you’ll like the Hunger Games books. I thought the Twilight movie was better than the first book, but the Hunger Games movies were not as good as the books.

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  4. Congratulations on your degree and heading off to grad school! That’s such an achievement! I hope you enjoy the Hunger Games books. I loved them back when they came out (especially the first one), and I’m actually reading the new book that just came out. In terms of reading plans… I try to go with the flow, although I’m overextended with ARCs for June releases, so that might be about all I can do this month.

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    1. Thank you, Lisa! Sometimes I miss receiving/requesting ARCs and look forward to when I will finally have time to do that again. And then sometimes I don’t miss it at all. Hahaha!

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  5. Oh, you’re in for a trip! I was pretty late to the bandwagon when I first read THG trilogy, and I was quite pleasantly surprised that they lived up to the hype. Fair warning, though: I did recently Marie Kondo them away because I realized this was a glad-to-have-read-it-but-don’t-want-to-relive-it situation.

    I sincerely hope you’re going to live-blog (or live-tweet and then blog a summary) your Twilight sessions with sj. 😄

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