This month I pledge to not buy any new books until I make a significant dent in the books I’ve bought recently. I want to finish two books I started reading earlier in the year — The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra and Fahrenheit 451. I also want to make some progress on the 2019 Read Harder Challenge, as my completion rate is currently 3/24. I blame my tendency to read “airport thrillers”1That is, pulpy thrillers engrossing enough to make you forget you’re stuck in the airport; thrillers which are often conveniently available for purchase in airport bookstores.after a long day of studying or writing for this disappointing ratio.
But summer brings more sunlight and more time for leisure reading. If the reading takes place near a frosty cold brew or bubbly rosé, so much the better.
A heavy workload in my MLIS program at Syracuse University slowed my reading down this spring, but I hope to return to my usual pace this month. I’ve added an ambitious 20 titles to my June TBR stack, which I’ve posted below to motivate myself!
Books to finish reading in June:
- The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra by Vassem Kahn
- Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury2My niece read this for a tenth grade Honors English assignment, and since I’ve never read it, I thought I would read along with her.
- Pietr the Latvian by Georges Simenon
- The Essential Drucker: The Best of Sixty Years of Peter Drucker’s Essential Writings on Management by Peter F. Drucker3This is a required text for my management class that I found strangely compelling.
- The Champion’s Mind by Jim Afremow4I am reading this book as part of an independent study project for my management class.
Books to read in June:
- American Spy by Lauren Wilkinson
- Let Me Hear a Rhyme by Tiffany D. Jackson
- All You Can Ever Know by Nicole Chung
- The Sleep Solution by W. Chris Winter
- The Library Book by Susan Orlean
- Ghost Wall by Sarah Moss
- Spin by Lamar Giles
Poetry to read in June:
Graphic novels to read in June:
- This One Summer by Jillian Tamaki and Mariko Tamaki
- Goldie Vance, Volume One by Hope Larson, Brittney Williams, and Sarah Stern
- Shoplifter by Michael Cho
- House of Women by Sophie Goldstein
- Beautiful Darkness by Fabien Vehlmann and Kerascoët; translated by Helge Dascher