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June TBR

Updated: Jun 12, 2020

So, as I explained in my May wrap-up, I'm taking a bit of a break from the Lymond Chronicles - hence why you will see no Dorothy Dunnett on this list for the first time this year. I love Dunnett, her writing is spectacular, and I am quite keen to wrap up Francis's story - but I need to let my emotional and mental batteries recharge fully before I take him on again. Christ alive, that man is exhausting.

My June TBR includes some brand-new releases that I'm really very excited to read, and have been excited since I first bookmarked (get it? Get it???? Why don't I have friends) their publication dates: Joël Dicker, a Swiss author, has a new thriller out (at one point we'll have to have a conversation about the fact that Dicker is a brilliant thriller writer and terrible at everything else) that is sitting in my Fnac basket and just waiting for payday. The final book in the Daevabad trilogy is out June 11th, and my pre-order of that has been pending since like November of last year (check out my post on series to binge in quarantine for a brief plug of the Daevabad trilogy) and I will be interrupting whatever I am currently reading when I receive that book to tear through it. There are also a few recent literary releases on here from female authors (Frances Cha, Sue Monk Kidd, Lily King) and a couple of cheesy romances. I've also got a couple of nonfictions on here and a few translated works (German into English, Spanish into English, Swedish into French) because I'm slacking on my 2020 goal of translated fiction and need to pick that up. There's also another Shakespeare analysis on here because, again, I don't know how many times we need to go over this: Shakespeare is the love of my life and Shakespeare analysis is my porn. I'm also rolling over the three books from my May TBR that I didn't finish last month (curse you, reading slump) - this might be an ambitious target for me considering that lockdown is starting to lift and I'm hoping to be a bit more social this month, including potentially helping a friend move flats and some sexytimes with my man (God willing). But hey ho, onwards!

Anyway, read on for my June TBR list:

Writers & Lovers, by Lily King

The Book of Longings, by Sue Monk Kidd

L'Énigme de la chambre 622, by Joël Dicker

The Bilingual Brain, by Albert Costa (trans.)

Tyll, by Daniel Kehlmann (trans.)

Belle-Amie, by Harold Cobert

La Sorcière, by Camilla Läckberg (trans. Rémi Cassaigne)

Les Heures indociles, by Éric Marchal

Tyrant: Shakespeare on Power, by Stephen Greenblatt

The Happy Ever After Playlist, by Abby Jimenez

You Deserve Each Other, by Sarah Hogle

If I Had Your Face, by Frances Cha

The Empire of Gold, by S.A. Chakraborty

Au Bon Roman, by Laurence Cossé

Une autre histoire de la littérature française I et II, by Jean d'Ormesson

Finish Guns, Germs and Steel by Jared Diamond

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I’m Amélie, I love books and reading, and I also love talking about them.

I’m incredibly lucky to be bilingual, so I read books in both French and English, and will talk about both of those on here – although I will do more in English, since I know that’s probably what the majority of the people who ever find this blog will be interested in!

I also like history, traveling, Shakespeare, coffee, cheese, musicals, Italian Baroque art, the ballet, Mock the Week and Have I Got News For You, flowers, makeup, high heels, and baking. Yes, I’m a walking cliché. I am aware.

Please do tweet at me with any suggestions/book recommendations/thoughts.

In case you’re curious – yes, Pride and Prejudice is my favorite book of all time.

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