What We’re Reading Wednesday, June 2nd

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Happy Wednesday! When I launched What We’re Reading Wednesdays on Your Book Friend, it was my intention to make this a bi-weekly feature. 

Why? Mainly because once the fall semester begins, it’s hard for me to promise that anything outside my day job and the two classes I teach on the side will happen on a regular, weekly basis.

But, right now it is not the fall semester, and I am enjoying talking books with everyone. So, even though it’s only a week after the previous What We’re Reading Wednesdays post, I’m here to chat current reads with you all once again. 

(Full disclosure: book links below are affiliate links, which means I’ll earn a small commission if you choose to purchase. Book of the Month mentions are referral codes.). 


The start of a new month always feels exciting to me, full of potential and the energy of a fresh start. It’s also when my next audiobook credit loads, and when I get to pick a new Book of the Month

In May, I read 10 books total, which is a pretty good reading month for me these days. Several of these were four and five star reads for me, as well, which means June has high expectations to live up to. 

Thankfully, I’ve got some exciting books lined up, including Kerry Winfrey’s latest, Very Sincerely Yours, which comes out June 15th. Until then, though, there’s plenty of reading to do. 

For this month, my Book of the Month basically chose itself — Half Sick of Shadows by Laura Sebastian (released July 6th if you’re not a BOTM member). 

In sixth grade honors English, my class did an Arthurian unit, and one of the things we read was the epic poem The Lady of Shalott by Tennyson. A several years-long obsession with this poem and story followed, and so you know I clicked “make my book of the month” the moment I saw this modern retelling was an option. 

After seeing positive reviews and general excitement around John Green’s The Anthropocene Reviewed, particularly as read by the author, I decided this would be my LibroFM book of June. I’ve only just started listening last night, and I’ve already cried a little bit. So, safe to say, I think I’m going to end up liking this one. 

My massive stack of digital library loans continues to expand more rapidly than I can read. I’ve just started Sophie Kinsella’s Love Your Life, and hopefully can get through it before it’s due back in 10 days. 

So far, I confess I’m not entirely clear on where we’re going, plotwise. Plus, I’m a bit annoyed with the main character taking an expensive writing course in Italy, then choosing to skip class in favor of hanging out with some guy she just met. But, the narration is quite funny, so I’m going to hang with it for now and see where we get. 


That’s where I’m at this week, reading-wise. Now it’s your turn — let me know all about your current reads. 

Are you enjoying what you’re reading? Will you finish, or is this looking like a DNF for you? 


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