Monthly TBR: June TBR and Novel Goals

The final month of the first half of the year is upon us. 2022 is chugging right along and I’m definitely along for the ride, despite the bumps in the road.

I started this month off sick with a spring head cold. Hopefully, it ends soon. I’m finding it hard to sit at my computer and put two thoughts together. So, I apologize if this isn’t the most coherent blog post.

Firstly, the list of books I plan to read in June.

–        The Drowning Sea by Sarah Stewart Taylor

–        Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson

–        It’s All in How You Fall by Sarah Henning

–        Queen of Shadows Reread by Sarah J. Maas

–        Forging Silver into Stars by Brigid Kemmerer

–        Doctor Glass by Louise Worthington

–        The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski

–        The Ghosts of Paris (BCR) by Tara Moss

–        The Many Daughters of Afong Moy by Jamie Ford (ARC from Simon&Schuster)

–        The Latecomer (Netgalley ARC) by Jean Hanff Korelitz

–        The Second Death of Edie and Violet Bond (Netgalley ARC) by Amanda Glaze  

This list starts with the two books I didn’t manage to finish in May, The Drowning Sea and Gardens of the Moon. After that, I have five books that are either off of my shelf or coming in the mail from preorder. These ones are all going to be reviewed on my blog later this month, which is exciting!

Finally, I have four ARCs to read. The first one is The Ghosts of Paris, which I will be reading and reviewing for The BC Review ( I’m excited to read this one since I love post-WW2 era historical fiction. The next ARC is from Simon&Schuster as part of their Influencer program: The Many Daughters of Afong Moy. It’s another historical fiction novel that I’m extremely intrigued by. I love multi-generational stories about women – I’ve read a lot of women’s memoirs and I’ve always felt a deep connection to that theme. The last two are from Netgalley, as I’m slowly checking off the list of ARCs from them. If I end up finishing this list, I have a few more novels that I can choose from that I need to read next.

My writing goals for this month are similar to last month, with a bit more realism involved. This blog is half, as I hope to catch up on the June reviews and get ahead on the reviews for July. The other half is my novel. I set my minimum to four scenes, but I’m hopeful that I can achieve and surpass that before the end of June.

Setting my goals even lower this month, while maintaining the momentum from May, should enable me to achieve more than I’ve set out to do. So, let’s get started.


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