Before I get into that, though, let's take a look at the books I finished in May.
I actually read five books last month, which I am satisfied with.
After that, I read a collection of novellas by Yoko Ogawa, The Diving Pool. Though her writing was excellent and very atmospheric, there was something lacking. I wrote a review of it, so you may read that here, but I did give it 3 stars.
I listened to my first audiobook this month, a title that goes to Harper Lee's classic, To Kill a Mockingbird. It was the first time I had read it in over ten years, and I really didn't remember much of it, so it was like reading it for the first time. It is an extraordinary novel, and I definitely drew much more from it as an adult than I did as a freshman in high school. The audiobook was narrated by Sissy Spacek, whom I found to be a perfect choice. I cannot wait for the sequel to come out this month. I gave it 5 stars.
I followed that up with a piece of literary fiction set in Korea, This Burns My Heart, by Samuel Park. I have already praised this book in my review of it, so I will just state that it was beautiful and striking. I gave it 5 stars.
Finally, I ended the month with Francine Rivers' A Voice in the Wind, the first installment in her highly lauded Mark of the Lion trilogy. I went into this expecting nothing, but it became one of my favorite books so far this year. A full review is coming soon.
The first book I hope to read this month is one I've already started, Through Gates of Splendor, by Elisabeth Elliot. I am about a quarter of the way through, so I am going to continue on with it.
My classics book club is reading Margaret Atwood's The Blind Assassin, and I am going to join them. I have had this book on my shelves for the past five years, and I've even read half of it, but I wasn't feeling it then, so I want to give it another change. I have since read and loved other Atwood books, so I am anticipating this one.
I am also participating in #YearOfCosmere this month, so I am will be reading Brandon Sanderson's The Rithmatist. I am looking forward to this book simply because it's Sanderson, but it also offer an easier read than the rest I have queued.
Additionally, I am going to be continuing on with the Mark of the Lion trilogy, picking up An Echo in the Darkness. This is my most anticipated read for June, so I can't wait to start it.
Lastly, I hope to pick up Go Set a Watchman, the sequel to Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird. It will be released on the 14th, so I am planning on picking it up and reading it right away.
Those are all the books I hope to finish this month. What books are you looking forward to in June?
To see my favorite books of 2015 thus far, check out my last post.