A monthly meme to keep up with the latest publications, featuring at least two advance copy reviews to look forward to reading.
Last week I talked about my summer reading plans (instigating a book-buying ban, being more selective about the ARCs I read, tackling my TBR shelves). So it seems a little odd to keep up with the AE@aG posts — didn’t I just say I wasn’t going to read that many ARCs?
Yes, I did. I severely cut down the list. While I’m looking forward to the success and reception of Hotel Moscow (June 2), The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly (June 9), Every Last Word (June 16), and Between the Notes (June 16), I’m a bit more excited about the following books in particular (and maybe I’ll read a third or fourth — it all depends!).
The Tide Watchers by Lisa Chaplin
(William Morrow, June 9)
In the tradition of Jennifer Robson, comes this compelling debut that weaves the fascinating story of a young woman who must risk her life as a spy to help stop Napoleon’s invasion of Great Britain in the winter of 1803.
Believe me, there’s a much longer blurb about this, and it just sounds so good! I’m not as familiar with this part of history, so I’m looking forward to the characters, plot, and setting with this one.
Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway
(HarperTeen, June 23)
Emmy’s best friend, Oliver, reappears after being kidnapped by his father ten years ago. Emmy hopes to pick up their relationship right where it left off. Are they destined to be together? Or has fate irreparably driven them apart?
This book is getting a lot of buzz — has for months — but before I even realized it was a buzz book I knew I had to get my hands on it. Kidnapped? Time lapse? Perfect for Sarah Dessen fans? Give it to me, already.
I’m hoping to also read Between Us and the Moon for that light summer romance craving we all love and adore, and The Book of Speculation because I’m deeply curious to see how Night Circus fans (and book fanatics) will receive it.
See how this could’ve turned into another April Hot Mess? This would’ve been a June Hot Mess. It’ll already be hot enough this summer — no need to boil me alive.
What books are you looking forward to in June?
2 thoughts on “Advance Excitement at a Glance XV”
Emmy and Oliver is a book I might read actually!
The hype has to be worthwhile though.
I am also planning on just reducing my arc pile for a bit!
ARC’s are a scary concept for me and trust me I don’t even know the answer.
Grace @ She Reads Things
I’ve seen Emmy & Oliver around the web, and the synopsis looks interesting, so I may give it a go! I’m really looking forward to Last Year’s Mistake, The Night We Said Yes, The Summer of Chasing Mermaids, and so many more. There are so many great books being published in June, so I’m super excited!