And we’re back with the second part of 2018’s books of June. I’ve added five more to my TBR this week, books that look like a lot of fun so take some time to check them out and see what you think! Hopefully you’ll find at least one gem in there.
I’m an absolute sucker for hate to love type stories, especially when it comes to a story that includes a competition of some kind. It’s for this reason alone that I’ve added The Art of French Kissing by Brianna R. Shrum to my TBR because I generally cannot stand anything to do with cooking. I hate the process of it all, I despise wasting my time with food, and I just feel as though, for the most part, whatever it is that makes people enjoy that sort of thing passed me by a long shot. Of course, the love story here has me hook, line, and sinker so it’s looking like I’ll be reading this one and fortunately I don’t think my hatred of cooking is going to take away from my enjoyment of the connection. I have high hopes for this one.
I’ve heard a lot of amazing things about Save the Date by Morgan Matson. Everyone was raving about it several months ago and I was lucky enough to have gotten myself a signed copy a while back, I just never got around to reading it. And I feel like this has been an incredibly common trend of mine lately that I just can’t seem to help. But I think there’s a lot of potential for this book to be pretty fantastic. Everyone seems to love it and the plot seems incredibly fun. Not to mention the fact that the cover just perfectly captures what the book seems to be about. It sounds like one of those romantic comedies that you can’t help watching and watching again.
I honestly hate when blurbs on the back of books suggest that you’re going to love something because you loved another book. For example, Sweet Black Waves by Kristina Perez is supposedly for fans of The Mists of Avalon and Graceling which are two incredibly different books, one of which I love immensely and the other that I completely hated so I find myself in a hard place when it comes to this book. Fortunately, the plot sounds amazing so I wouldn’t let my hatred of Graceling prevent me from adding it to my TBR, but honestly I just can’t help finding it so annoying. This book is its own thing and shouldn’t be using other novels to pull in readers.
I’m seriously concerned that I’m going to regret having added What You Left Me by Bridget Morrissey to my TBR after I read it. Something about the story just leaves me feeling like I wont enjoy it. And yet I don’t want to pass it by because I don’t want to miss out on a book that might be great just because I have a weird feeling about it. So, the meet-cute at graduation and the traumatic incident that causes a coma definitely capture your attention, but I’m just so iffy on the idea of the main character continuing their connection by getting to know his family. And it could go either way. It might end up being brilliant, it might end up being horrible and there’s not enough to go off of in order for me to determine whether or not I really do want to read it. So, it’s there on my TBR, but only tentatively.
Oh my gosh, Bring Me Their Hearts by Sara Wolf sounds like so much fun. I don’t know what I expect to come from this book, but I’m excited to find out what’s there. The story has a lot of interesting and unique pieces, from the people who steal hearts and the girl who has to steal the heart of a prince in order to have her own back, to the prince himself whose entire world has been threatened by the appearance of this woman despite the fact that he does not know her true purpose. It sounds like such a fascinating and amusing story with incredibly high stakes and I can’t wait to give it a shot.
And that’s all for now! I hope you managed to find a book worth your while! Happy reading, everyone!