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[Saturday Reads] Books I’m Looking Forward to in June

The U.S. edition comes out on my birthday, June 5th. Woohoo!

SaturdayReads

Every Saturday we hope to share with you our thoughts on reading and books. We thought that it would be good practice to reflect on our reading lives and our thoughts about reading in general. While on occasion, we would feature a few books in keeping with this, there would be a few posts where we will just write about our thoughts on read-alouds, libraries, reading journals, upcoming literary conferences, books that we are excited about, and just book love miscellany in general.


sr0526aThe Word is Murder

by Anthony Horowitz

She planned her own funeral. But did she arrange her own murder?

One bright spring morning in London, Diana Cowper – the wealthy mother of a famous actor – enters a funeral parlor. She is there to plan her own service.

Six hours later she is found dead, strangled with a curtain cord in her own home.

Enter disgraced police detective Daniel Hawthorne, a brilliant, eccentric investigator who’s as quick with an insult as he is to crack a case. Hawthorne needs a ghost writer to document his life; a Watson to his Holmes. He chooses Anthony Horowitz.

I have a copy of Horowitz’s Moriarty and just recently purchased Magpie Murders. I am looking forward to add this to my collection. The U.S. edition comes out on my birthday, June 5th. Woohoo!

sr0526bThe Death of Mrs. Westaway

by Ruth Ware

On a day that begins like any other, Hal receives a mysterious letter bequeathing her a substantial inheritance. She realizes very quickly that the letter was sent to the wrong person—but also that the cold-reading skills she’s honed as a tarot card reader might help her claim the money.

Soon, Hal finds herself at the funeral of the deceased…where it dawns on her that there is something very, very wrong about this strange situation and the inheritance at the center of it.

I am currently reading The Woman in Cabin 10, which is an okay read so far. I put a hold on this book because I am always intrigued by stories that involve a mysterious inheritance.

sr0526cMonday’s Not Coming

by Tiffany D. Jackson

Monday Charles is missing, and only Claudia seems to notice. Claudia and Monday have always been inseparable—more sisters than friends. So when Monday doesn’t turn up for the first day of school, Claudia’s worried.

When she doesn’t show for the second day, or second week, Claudia knows that something is wrong. Monday wouldn’t just leave her to endure tests and bullies alone. Not after last year’s rumors and not with her grades on the line. Now Claudia needs her best—and only—friend more than ever. But Monday’s mother refuses to give Claudia a straight answer, and Monday’s sister April is even less help.

I think I’m going to read this first before I pick up her other novel, Allegedly.

sr0526dA Thousand Beginnings and Endings

edited by Ellen Oh and Elsie Chapman

Star-crossed lovers, meddling immortals, feigned identities, battles of wits, and dire warnings: these are the stuff of fairy tale, myth, and folklore that have drawn us in for centuries.

Fifteen bestselling and acclaimed authors reimagine the folklore and mythology of East and South Asia in short stories that are by turns enchanting, heartbreaking, romantic, and passionate.

From fantasy to science fiction to contemporary, from romance to tales of revenge, these stories will beguile readers from start to finish. For fans of Neil Gaiman’s Unnatural Creatures and Ameriie’s New York Times–bestselling Because You Love to Hate Me.

I read short story collections occasionally. The book cover caught my attention, and you can’t go wrong with folklore and mythology.

sr0526eThe Language of Spells

by Garrett Weyr

Grisha is a dragon in a world that’s forgotten how to see him. Maggie is a unusual child who thinks she’s perfectly ordinary. They’re an unlikely duo—but magic, like friendship, is funny. Sometimes it chooses those who might not look so likely. And magic has chosen Grisha and Maggie to solve the darkest mystery in Vienna. Decades ago, when World War II broke out, someone decided that there were too many dragons for all of them to be free. As they investigate, Grisha and Maggie ask the question everyone’s forgotten: Where have the missing dragons gone? And is there a way to save them?

Stunning cover! It was love at first sight with this middle grade novel.

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Fats works at the Circulation Department of the Wayne County Public Library in Wooster, Ohio. She takes book hoarding seriously and also enjoys collecting bookmarks and tote bags. When she is not reading, Fats is either goofing around with her cat or playing video games. She is 60% Gryffindor and 40% Ravenclaw.

2 comments on “[Saturday Reads] Books I’m Looking Forward to in June

  1. Some of these look amazing and I added them to my TBR 🙂 Great list!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Most of these titles would fit our upcoming reading theme! Whee!

    Liked by 1 person

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