May Wrap-Up & June Reading Plans

 

It’s now June and I feel like I say that every month but this year is going fast and I don’t seem to able to read much. 😦 Sometimes I wish I could go back to high schoolwhen I could easily read more than a hundred books a year, but sadly, it seems that I get less and less time to read… College is definitely time-consuming but I also struggle to make time to read when I can!

Anyway, I still managed to read a bit more than two books so it’s not as bad as April!

 

Books Read

  • Disco Sour by Giuseppe Porcaro ★★★

  • The Will to Battle by Ada Palmer ★★★★★
  • Clarkesword issue 140 ed. by Neil Clarke ★★★★
  • Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee (yes it’s my second re-read!) ★★★★★

 

As you can see, most of what I read was pretty great so that’s very good! I have been getting back into short fiction after a couple of month of hiatus (I read a few anthologies but zero magazines). I re-started my subscription to Clarkesword and so far I don’t regret it (I read one story of the June issue and it was amazing so you can expect issue 141 to be in my June Wrap-Up!). I think I might start again my Short Fiction Sunday segment where I discuss the short stories I read recently.

I will have a review of The Will to Battle coming up this month and spoiler alert, I freakin’ love that book. This series is getting weirder and more philosophical with each installment but I am definitely here for it!

Also, as you can see, I’ve managed to yet again read  Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee, but, what can I say? I love those books and I will probably continue to regularly re-read them in the future as I find them even better each time!

 

Favorite Books

Well it’s a tie, I cannot choose one. Of course it’s going to be those two:

 

Currently Reading & June Reading Plans

 

I am currently reading several thing at the same time as I usually do. To fully prepare myself for Revenant Gun, I am re-reading Raven Stratagem by Yoon Ha Lee (and as for Ninefox Gambit, I love it even more the second time!). I am also reading Spaceman in Bohemia by Jaroslav Kalfar and, to be honest, so far I don’t like it very much. The main character is a self-centered douche and I really don’t care about the story. I don’t even know if I will be able to finish it which saddens me because, I usually read Clarke shortlisted book in their entirety even when I’m not enjoying them very much. We’ll see if it gets better.

In terms of short fiction reading, I am reading the May issue of Apex and the June issue of Clarkesworld. I have to show you the cover of the Apex’s issue because it is gorgeous! If I were a cover, I would definitely want to be look like this:

 

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The cover art is by Anna Duttman and you can check more of her art on her website here.

I have several ARCs to read in June such as Revenant Gun, Summerland by Hannu Rajaniemi and by The Freeze-Frame Revolution Peter Watts so I will try my best to get to all of them before the end of the month! 🙂

 

Well it appeared that I had a lot of things to write for this update but how was your May? Any good books?

 

6 thoughts on “May Wrap-Up & June Reading Plans

  1. I’m subscribing to the printed Apex Magazine and they are gorgeous! I really want to read both the Ada Palmer and Yoon Ha Lee series, if only there were more time in the day😐

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    1. Yes all the issues are always beautiful, I would love to be subscribed to the print editions just to be able to see them in their glory however, it woud be a bit too expensive to ship the issues to France 😦
      If I really had to recommend one over the ther it would be the one by Yoon Ha Lee, it features some of my favorite characters of all time!

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    1. If you want to give a chance to one of those series, I think you would probably enjoy Yoon Ha Lee’s one the best, Raven Stratagem is more character focused than Ninefox and it is easier to follow because it doesn’t have as much weird world-building. Palmer’s series just gets weirder and weirder haha

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