I apologize for not getting this up yesterday, on the 1st, but I've just been thinking a lot about how I want organize posting around here, so I wasn't sure what I wanted to do yet. I think I will still do a post at the beginning of the month like this one, to keep me accountable with my reading, and then I'll do a post at the end of the month where I mention everything I read and link to respective reviews, etc. I wasn't able to do that in May, obviously, because I ran out of time. But I think that'll be the plan from here out. But, let's get to the books!
This month, I have quite an ambitious TBR, compared to last month, just because I read so much last month and I'm all optimistic now about what I'll be able to read. We shall see how realistic that ends up being.
Next, another book by an author I've heard so much about: Beloved by Toni Morrison. I don't know if I'm going to pick this one up next, as it sounds really sad and heavy, too, but we'll see. I'm also not sure if I'll like it, but I really want to get to it.
And then, if you haven't heard (???), Harper Lee is going to release a new book in July, and there's been talk all over the place about rereading To Kill a Mockingbird so you'll be all up to date in time for her new book. Apparently, it's about Scout when she's older, which I'm psyched about because I absolutely adore Scout's character. She's the best. Anyway, I'm hoping to get to this really soon. Maybe after I get the new edition that will match the cover of the new book. *wink*
Oh, I am so excited about this next book. The author of Wearing God, Lauren Winner was interviewed on the Relevant podcast a couple weeks ago, and she was brilliant, so I am stoked about reading this. It sounds so so good.
And then, no surprise, but I'm hoping to get through, or at least read a good chunk of The Bully Pulpit by Doris Kearns Goodwin. I had this on my TBR last month, as well, and I got through a couple hundred pages, but I really need to finish it. I really enjoy it, it's just a slow read.
I picked up a couple of novellas from Melville House's Art of the Novella series last month, and this is one of them. It sounded super interesting, and so I might pick it up this month if I get a chance.
And finally on my TBR for this month, a book I've had for a while since picking it up at a library book sale, Death on the Nile, by Agatha Christie starring the irrepressible Hercule Poirot. I picked this just because I knew it'd be a fast, easy read, and it will also tick off a box in the Books on the Nightstand book bingo I'm doing this summer. I'm looking forward to it.
And those are the books I hope to get to this month! I'm really excited about all of them. Thanks for reading, and I will be back later this week to talk about, well, books, of course! xo, Ella