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June TBR

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).

Happy reading,

Amélie xx

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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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