Another month, another stupidly large TBR pile! I've also reverted back to adding new monthly TBR piles to the books that I didn't get to from my previous pile, so honestly, the odds of me dying in my sleep after being crushed by an avalanche of toppling paperbacks is just going in the ascendant. If I do die by books, I hope my blog will have brought some of you joy, dear Internet friends.
Anyway, this is a 'lighter' month for me - June is when the Euros kick off, so I will be watching a great deal of football, and I'm planning a sneaky little trip to France in the latter half of the month, so I will be limited on reading time if that goes ahead. To mitigate that, a lot of the books on this list are some easy historical fiction that I can get through quickly without too much brainpower; some Agatha Christie mysteries (which in my head are the definition of easy, enjoyable reads); some genre fiction that will not require the amount of energy and dedication that the contemporary novels I usually enjoy do; some easy-peasy ridiculous romances (including another attempt at a Pride and Prejudice retelling... will I never learn); and a few novellas to bulk up my numbers and make me feel good about my pathetic self.
As ever, read on for my full TBR this month - and let me know if any of these books spark your interest, which ones you want to buddy read with me (if any), which you want to see reviews of, etc. so on and so forth.
She Would Be King, by Wayétu Moore
The Passion, by Jeannette Winterson
Le Montespan, by Jean Teulé
Le train d'Erlinghen, by Boualem Sansal
Le suspendu de Conarky, by Jean-Christophe Rufin
L'Évangile selon Yong Sheng, by Dai Sijie
Lettres à un jeune poète, by Rainer Maria Rilke
An Instance of the Fingerpost, by Iain Pears
The Interestings, by Meg Wolitzer
The Wisteria Society of Lady Scoundrels, by India Holton
The Space Between Worlds, by Micaiah Johnson
The Rose Code, by Kate Quinn
Caste: The Origins of Our Discontent, by Isabel Wilkerson
The Other Black Girl, by Zakiya Dalila Harris
Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line, by Deepa Anappara
The Vanishing Half, by Brit Bennett
The Talented Mr Ripley, by Patricia Highsmith
Unmarriageable, by Soniah Kamal
The Alchemist, by Paulo Coehlo
Second First Impressions, by Sally Thorne
The Secret Bridesmaid, by Katy Birchall
A Murder Is Announced, by Agatha Christie
They Do It With Mirrors, by Agatha Christie
A Pocketful of Rye, by Agatha Christie
The Midnight Bargain, by C.L. Polk
Right, I'm gonna call it there, as I've got quite a bit of reading to do (also work I suppose, but honestly, who cares about that).