Considering that my June reading month was so dang bad, I’m going to give my self a little of a break with my TBR list, since I doubt July will be much different since I’m still in school. I think it might be a little easier since I won’t be doing a reading challenge, but we’ll see! I’m actually not that far behind with my reading goal for the year, so I’m trying not to stress over it, haha!
Dune Messiah by Frank Herbert
Genre: Science Fiction
Synopsis: Dune Messiah continues the story of Paul Atreides, better known–and feared–as the man christened Muad’Dib. As Emperor of the Known Universe, he possesses more power than a single man was ever meant to wield. Worshipped as a religious icon by the fanatical Fremens, Paul faces the enmity of the political houses he displaced when he assumed the throne–and a conspiracy conducted within his own sphere of influence.
And even as House Atreides begins to crumble around him from the machinations of his enemies, the true threat to Paul comes to his lover, Chani, and the unborn heir to his family’s dynasty…
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I’ve been wanting to read this for a while now, so I think I’m going to finally get around to it! I loved the first book, so I’m curious to see what kind of things happen to Paul now that he’s the Emperor. I know the Dune books are notoriously hard to get through since there’s a lot going on and stuff, but this one is a bit shorter than the first one so I think I might be able to get it read.
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Synopsis: Jay Gatsby, a self-made millionaire, and his pursuit of Daisy Buchanan, a wealthy young woman whom he loved in his youth.
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This has been on my TBR lists before, and here it is again. It’s been sitting on my shelf for a while now, so it’s about time I finally get to it! We’ll see what happens thought, haha!
Seasons of the Storm by Elle Cosimano
Synopsis: One cold, crisp night, Jack Sommers was faced with a choice—live forever according to the ancient, magical rules of Gaia, or die.
Jack chose to live, and in exchange, he became a Winter—an immortal physical embodiment of the season on Earth. Every year, he must hunt the Season who comes before him. Summer kills Spring. Autumn kills Summer. Winter kills Autumn. And Spring kills Winter.
Jack and Fleur, a Winter and a Spring, fall for each other against all odds. To be together, they’ll have to escape the cycle that’s been forcing them apart. But their creator won’t let them go without a fight.
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I believe this was on my May TBR list, and even though it is a bit thicker than some of the others on this list, but the story sounds really interesting and I have been waiting a long time to read it! I’m really hoping I can find the time to pick it up this month.
Cobwebs and Cables by Hesba Stretton
I tried to read this a LOONG time ago as a kid, and I didn’t get very far before I put it down. I couldn’t understand it, and my mom thought it would be best for me to read it when I was older. Well, the time as finally come! I’m curious to see what exactly it’s all about, so I’m looking forward to it!
The Other Side of the Sky by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
Synopsis: Prince North’s home is in the sky, in a gleaming city held aloft by intricate engines, powered by technology. Nimh is the living goddess of her people on the Surface, responsible for providing answers, direction—hope.
North’s and Nimh’s lives are entwined—though their hearts can never be. Linked by a terrifying prophecy and caught between duty and fate, they must choose between saving their people or succumbing to the bond that is forbidden between them.
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Here’s another one that’s been on past TBRs, one I would really like to get read. Like Seasons of the Storm, this is a longer book, but I think I should be able to get through it if I can find time for it. I’d really like to, anyway!
That’s all for this TBR list! Of course, I can pick up other books if I want, but I didn’t want to overwhelm myself with a list full of books. I’m really hoping I can get some stuff read this month, so wish me luck!
Let me know what you will be reading this month in the comments below! I’d love to hear from you! And as always, God bless y’all!
Synopses taken from Goodreads and Encyclopedia Britannica