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#junerereadathon | TBR

If you didn’t see my #junerereadathon announcement post, I’m doing a monthlong readathon in June where I reread some of my favourite books! It wasn’t too difficult to think of my tbr for the readathon, as I obviously know what my favourite books are, but I did have to decide whether to include books I’ve read this year. The Starless Sea is now one of my favourite books of all-time, but I only read it a couple of months ago. I’ve decided to wait and reread that maybe next year, and instead picked 6 books that I read last year or a few years ago.

The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary

This was my 2nd favourite book of 2019 (after Red, White and Royal Blue, which I reread in April so am not including in this readathon) and I am really excited to reread it and see if I love it just as much the second time round. I’ll also be tabbing/underlining it as there were so many amazing quotes but I wasn’t tabbing at the time.

The Switch by Beth O’Leary

I read an early copy of this in 2019 and I loved it just as much as The Flatshare. I read it on my Kindle and tabbed a load of pages with amazing quotes, but I am looking forward to adding tabs to my physical copy with this reread. As you can probably tell, I really love Beth O’Leary (and want her third book to come out right now!).

How to Stop Time by Matt Haig

Matt Haig is another one of my favourite authors. I do need to read more of his fiction books, but first I’m going to reread my favourite, How to Stop Time. His writing style is just amazing and I loved the storyline in this. After reading it I ended up buying a stunning illustrated hardback edition of it and so I am going to be reading that copy this time around.

A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard

I loved this book so much when I first read it last year, and I am really looking forward to experiencing it again. It presented social anxiety really well (in my opinion), and I really loved the relationship between the two main characters.

The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen

This was my favourite book when I was about 12/13. I can’t entirely remember, but I know that I must have read it 20+ times. I could almost recount passages word for word at one stage, and even now I know exactly what happens and can remember really minute details and parts of speech, so it had firmly implanted itself in my memory. It is actually the first in a trilogy, but I only ever read the first one and considered it a standalone. So, if I still really love it (which I reckon I will) I might purchase the other two books and finally read them.

Warrior Cats: Into the Wild

I was OBSESSED with this series as a child, and my obsession with cats will last a lifetime. I adored everything about this series, and I spent a lot of time reading them, deciding what clan I was, and writing extra ‘books’ for the series. Like I said, OBSESSED. This is definitely not the series that got me into reading–I know I loved reading long before starting this–but this is always what I think of when someone mentions what got them into reading, and I am excited to read the first in this (massive) series now that I’m fully back into reading again.

So, that is my TBR for the month. It’s only 6 books, and I’m averaging about 10 books a month, so I have a little bit of room for an unread book, a couple of audiobooks or ARCs. If you’re joining in with the readathon, do you know what you’re hoping to read yet? And what book or series would you say got you into reading, or holds a special place in your heart?

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