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Books to Read in June

I mentioned in Tuesday's post how I can't believe it's already the middle of the year. I still feel like I haven't really started 2017, nothing has happened to propel myself somewhere. I'm still standing still. One thing that has been moving along is my reading which is great. I'm really excited about the books I'm planning to get to this month.

These two are what I am currently reading. Both are part of series and ones that I really love. The End of OZ by Danielle Paige* is the fourth book in the Dorothy Must Die series and so far I've only read the one before it, Yellow Brick War. The first two are on my long list of books to read and I'll eventually get to them. This book picks up where the last left off; Amy, Nox & Madison have been uprooted by the Yellow Brick Road from Oz and been dumped in the dark world of Ev. Along with Dorothy they have another enemy to defeat, the Nome King and unfortunately for them it seems he's taken a shine to Dorothy. I just think this is such a creative sequel to the original story and I'm really enjoying the book just as much as its predecessor. 

Who's Afraid Too? by Maria Lewis* is the sequel to Who's Afraid. The story follows Tommi who discovers after a trip to New Zealand to meet her father's side of the family that she is a werewolf. The story picks up with Tommi and Lorcan in Berlin living and training with the Rogues which are a group of fellow werewolves who essentially made their own pack. Along with learning how to sharpen her new skills Tommi is also learning about her Maori ancestry and also figuring out her relationship with Lorcan. So far I'm not up to when the antagonist shows up but for now I'm enjoying getting to know Tommi again, she's pretty cool.

These books I hope to get to this month. I've never read any of Roxane Gay's work before but have heard great things. Difficult Women* is a collection of stories about a variety of women. Women of wealth & poverty, women in loving relationships and women who are not. The stories are a glimpse into modern America. Feminist literature is an area I haven't read much of but want to and if anyone has any recommendations I would love to hear.

Dear Ijeawele by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie* is fifteen suggestions for how to empower a young girl to be a strong, independent woman. These were written in response to a letter from a friend asking Chimamanda's advice on how to raise her daughter as a feminist. Women of all ages will find this book beneficial, not only for raising daughters but for themselves.

Size Zero by Victoire Dauxerre* follows her career as a model starting at the young age of 17. Her story looks at the dark aspect of modelling with her urged to become thinner by designers and photographers. While Dauxerre's story is confronting I'm looking forward to reading her journey.

What books do you plan on reading this month?

Ashley xx
* Review copies

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