June 2015 TBR

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.
First up, a book by an author I've heard lots about.  I've already read A Thousand Splendid Suns – as it's only the second of May, that should tell you how much I loved it.  It was beautiful and devastating, and I'm going to read more of Hosseini's stuff, ASAP.

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*

Then, I'm feeling in the mood for some dystopian literary fiction, so I'm going to pick up Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury.  This is a pretty short book, so I'm hopeful it'll be a quick read.

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.
This is the month when I start War & Peace!  I am so incredibly excited to read this (more than I probably should be), and I have super high hopes going into it this time around.  I. Will. Read. It.  But, seriously, I am really excited.

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

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