June #AYearAThon TBR is written on one side, with "Borrowed & Buddy Reads" on the other. Asha & The Spirit Birds' cover is in the center.

Here’s My TBR for June’s #AYearAThon

June is here but in Ireland, the good weather seems to have forgotten to come along with it. I spent less than a week in my summer clothes and already, I’m back wearing my winter cardigans!

With the rain on the way, what better way to spend this month* than by cuddling up with a good book?

*This is 100% applicable for any month.

This month’s #AYearAThon is a few days away and lucky for me, it’s themed around something I’ve never done – buddy reads!

(Probably because I have no friends lol)

The Important Info

Takes place: June 8th – 14th

Themes: Borrowed books and buddy reads

Goodreads Group: #AYearAThon

Twitter: @AYearAThon

Borrowed: Asha & The Spirit Bird

by Jasbinder Bilan

I’m taking it that the term ‘borrowed books’ means on loan from the library or your mates. Today, I borrowed Asha & The Spirit Bird from Borrow Box so that’s me sorted.

Last month, I joined a book club and this was chosen as our book of the month so I’m doubling-up with it for the readathon as well. It’s going the first middle grade book I’ll have read since I was about ten, so I’m looking forward to seeing what it’s like reading MG as an adult.

Premise

Her father is away working in the city, and when the money he sends stops suddenly, a wicked aunt arrives. She’s determined to seize the property – and the treasure rumoured to be hidden on the land. Guided by a majestic bird which Asha believes to be the spirit of her grandmother, she and her best friend Jeevan embark on a journey to the city, across the Himalayas, to find her father and save her home 

My hopes are high with this book. It sounds like a big adventure story with a lot of room for vivid imagery. Let’s see how it goes!

Buddy Read: Delirium

by Lauren Oliver

For me to call this my ‘buddy read’ would be an overstatement, seeing as I’m going to try and make my boyfriend read alongside me. I know I’m setting my relationship up for a giant hurdle that’ll lead to failure but still, no harm in trying!*

*I can’t wait for my boyfriend to read this and mutter under his breath “actually, there is harm in trying!”

I love dystopian young adult novels and it absolutely breaks my heart that people say there’s no market for them anymore. I feel like saying “Over here, it me! The market! Here!” but realistically, I buy like five books a year so I can’t support the entire dystopian publishing industry by myself.

When I heard about Delirium last year, I knew I wanted to read it asap. My Pops (grandfather) got me it for Christmas and it’s been staring at me on my bookshelf since.

Premise

In an alternate United States, love has been declared a dangerous disease, and the government forces everyone who reaches eighteen to have a procedure called the Cure. Living with her aunt, uncle, and cousins in Portland, Maine, Lena Haloway is very much looking forward to being cured and living a safe, predictable life. She watched love destroy her mother and isn’t about to make the same mistake.

But with ninety-five days left until her treatment, Lena meets enigmatic Alex, a boy from the “Wilds” who lives under the government’s radar. What will happen if they do the unthinkable and fall in love?

Doesn’t it sound like something you need to read? It’s the first in a trilogy and honestly, I can’t remember the last time I read a dystopian series with a strong romance thread. The Divergent series was good (until it wasn’t) so my hopes are hella high. Wish me luck!


Are you doing #AYearAThon? Whether you are or not, I’d love to know what’s on your TBR this month!

 

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