I can’t believe it’s already June! Woah!
This post will be about books I got this month (many are in preparation for BookCon!) as well as a monthly wrap-up, where I talk about what I posted, read, and did this month.
Let’s start off with the haul!
History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera – Goodreads synopsis: When Griffin’s first love and ex-boyfriend, Theo, dies in a
drowning accident, his universe implodes. Even though Theo had moved to California for college and started seeing Jackson,Griffin never doubted Theo would come back to him when the time was right. But now, the future he’s been imagining for himself has gone far off course.
To make things worse, the only person who truly understands his heartache is Jackson. But no matter how much they open up to each other, Griffin’s downward spiral continues. He’s losing himself in his obsessive compulsions and destructive choices, and the secrets he’s been keeping are tearing him apart.
If Griffin is ever to rebuild his future, he must first confront his history, every last heartbreaking piece in the puzzle of his life.
This was my first time ordering from here and the books were so cheap and in perfect condition! 10/10 would recommend!
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart – Goodreads synopsis: A beautiful and distinguished family.
A private island.
A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy.
A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive.
A revolution. An accident. A secret.
Lies upon lies.
We Were Liars is a modern, sophisticated suspense novel from New York Times bestselling author, National Book Award finalist, and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart.
And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE.
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han – Goodreads synopsis: Lara Jean’s love life gets complicated in this New York Times bestselling “lovely, lighthearted romance” from the New York Times bestselling author of The Summer I Turned Pretty series.
What if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them… all at once?
Sixteen-year-old Lara Jean Song keeps her love letters in a hatbox her mother gave her. They aren’t love letters that anyone else wrote for her; these are ones she’s written. One for every boy she’s ever loved—five in all. When she writes, she pours out her heart and soul and says all the things she would never say in real life, because her letters are for her eyes only. Until the day her secret letters are mailed, and suddenly, Lara Jean’s love life goes from imaginary to out of control.
You Are Here by Jennifer E. Smith – Goodreads synopsis: Emma Healy has grown used to being the only ordinary one in her rather extraordinary family. But when she finds a birth certificate for a twin brother she never knew she had, along with a death certificate dated just two days later, she realizes why she never felt quite whole. She sets off on a trip to visit her brother’s grave. Peter Finnegan, her neighbor, comes along for the ride. Emma thinks they can’t possibly have anything in common, but with each passing mile, they find themselves learning more and more about themselves and each other.
My local library was giving books away for free so I picked up a few that looked interesting!
Perry’s Killer Playlist by Joe Schreiber – Goodreads synopsis: When Perry ends up in Venice on a European tour with his band Inchworm, he can’t resist a visit to Harry’s Bar, where Gobi told him she’d meet him someday. The last time he saw Gobi, five people were assassinated one crazy night in New York City. Well . . . Gobi shows up, and once again Perry is roped into a wild, nonstop thrill ride with a body count. Double crossings, kidnappings, CIA agents, arms dealers, boat chases in Venetian canals, and a shootout in the middle of a Santa Claus convention ensue.
The Impossibility of Tomorrow by Avery Williams – Goodreads synopsis: The immortal Seraphina is forced to face the darkness of her past—and risk losing the love of her life—in this second novel in the Incarnation series.
Seraphina has been living for centuries, thanks to a special method of alchemy, but only recently has she really felt alive. She’s finally broken free from her controlling boyfriend, Cyrus, and after years of swapping bodies to preserve her immortality, is happily settled into a life worth sticking with. Because in this life, she has Noah.
But Noah might not be as trustworthy as he seems. After he delivers an ominous message that could only come from Cyrus, Sera is worried that her new friends and family will find out her secret. And as her suspicions extend beyond Noah, Sera is forced to wonder about her new friends as well: Could her old coven be disguising themselves right under her nose?
Will Sera have to move to another body—and take another life—or can she find a way to keep what she’s got, forever?
The Things a Brother Knows by Dana Reinhardt – Goodreads synopsis: The story of a young marine’s return from war in the Middle East and the psychological effects it has on his family.
Finally, Levi Katznelson’s older brother, Boaz, has returned. Boaz was a high school star who had it all and gave it up to serve in a war Levi can’t understand. Things have been on hold since Boaz left. With the help of his two best friends Levi has fumbled his way through high school, weary of his role as little brother to the hero.
But when Boaz walks through the front door after his tour of duty is over, Levi knows there’s something wrong. Boaz is home, safe. But Levi knows that his brother is not the same.
Maybe things will never return to normal. Then Boaz leaves again, and this time Levi follows him, determined to understand who his brother was, who he has become, and how to bring him home again.
Award-winning author Dana Reinhardt introduces readers to Levi, who has never known what he believes, and whose journey reveals truths only a brother knows.
Now onto the monthly wrap-up!
Books I read:
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
A grand total of… one book.
What I’m currently reading:
History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera
The Lovely Reckless by Kami Garcia
(see more of what I’m currently reading by checking out my Goodreads)
What I want to read in June (after finishing the above books):
P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han
Once and for All by Sarah Dessen
More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera
My TBR grows bigger every single day but hopefully I’ll be able to read all of these books, since school will be ending soon!
What I posted this month:
Well… total blog makeover! (RIP Ashna’s Camera) My venture into the book blogging world is going pretty well so far!!
My Life in Books Tag (posted May 15)
BookCon 2017 Survival Guide (posted May 16)
Mental Health Awareness Month: My YA Picks (posted May 19)
BookCon 2017 Preview + Final Checklist (posted May 26)
Well that pretty much sums up my May! See you guys soon for my BookCon 2017 Experience + Haul! (BOOKCON IS LESS THAN 36 HOURS AWAY AHHHH)
Today’s quote: “Every human life is worth the same, and worth saving.” -J.K. Rowling (aka the queen)