June ’16 TBR – Mythology Theme

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Hello everyone!

I am here to talk about the books I am hoping to read this month. If you didn’t know by now, I’m a huge fan of mythology. Kind of the same thing that happens to me when Astrology is mentioned, I geek out like no one else because I love stories on how people tried to explain the world before concrete science or something else like that. So to kick off the summer, I decided to dedicate June to reading some amazing books with mythology (Get ready for Riordan mania everyone).

SO let’s get started!

First Order of Business:
Love Shack, Smash & Grab, Ink and Bone and Paper and Fire
by Roxy Mews, Amy Christine Parker and Rachel Caine

 Love Shack Cover   Smash & Grab Cover  Ink and Bone Cover    Paper and Fire Cover

So I went a little crazy this month with requesting ARCs because I really want to get to 80% on NetGalley so now I have like four ARCs to read this month (overwhelmed over hereee!) So the first one is a new adult contemporary that has to do with minimalist houses and I have no idea how I’m going to feel. The second is a YA contemporary mystery thriller and I hope it’s reminiscent of Gallagher Girls or similar. And then the third and fourth are ARCs for the first two books in The Great Library series and I’m really excited to read it. Wish me luck ya’ll.

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TBR Jar Pick:
The Girl of Fire and Thorns (Fire and Thorns #1)
by Rae Carson

The Girl of Fire and Thorns Cover

I’ve heard a lot of great things about this series, mostly from Sam @ Thoughts on Tomes. What really draws me into this series is that the fantasy world is more of a Latin inspired kind of world and being a Latina myself, I need to read this.


Monthly Book Club:
The Long Game (The Fixer #2)
by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

The Long Game Cover

My book club friends and I didn’t have that much luck with reading Me Before You last month. We finished Rebel Belle in the beginning of the week and everyone got super busy toward the end so we decided to push it over to this month but then we decided that we wanted to read The Long Game a lot more specially since we read The Fixer together so we changed it and since this also counts for my Read It While It’s Hot Challenge I’m super excited!


Read It While It’s Hot Challenge:
The Loose Ends List
by Carrie Firestone

The Loose Ends List Cover

Again, I’m trying to use this section to knock two challenges with… two stones. The first book is for the Debut Author Challenge and while I haven’t heard many things about this book, my friend Mariana @ Book Is Glee loved it and that’s enough for me. And I’m now going to be buddy reading it with Regina @ The Bibliothèque and I’m so excited!


Potter Challenge:
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Cover

Oh my God, you guys, we’re getting to the home stretch. This is the one that makes me most nervous. This is the longest one, the most intimidating and when things get real heavy in my opinion. I’m really nervous but Aldii and I are gonna have a blast!


Continuing Series:
Rebel Spring (Falling Kingdoms #2) and The Dream Thieves (The Raven Cycle #2)
by Morgan Rhodes and Maggie Stiefvater

Rebel Spring Cover  The Dream Thieves Cover

I’m finally doing it guys! At the urging of….a lot of freaking people, I am continuing the Falling Kingdoms series. I wasn’t that blown away by the first book, I read it in January with Gervan but I expected a lot more from it. However, I hope that this one is better. And as I hope to be finishing The Raven Boys were soon and because I don’t want to get behind on another series, I want to try to finish the second book this month as well.

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The Blind Wish (The Jinni Wars #2)
by Amber Lough

The Blind Wish Cover

I read the first book in this series during a readathon and while looking back I was kind of generous with my rating, I just absolutely loved it. I inhale read it and I was so entertained and I’m really excited to continue with the series. I don’t really know if this is the end or not but I hope it’s good.


Percy Jackson’s Greek Heroes
by Rick Riordan

Percy Jackson's Greek Heroes Cover

I hope you’re all ready because this is only the first of many Rick Riordan books that will show up on this post! I read Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods a month after it came out in 2014 and loved it. I thought it was hilarious and educational at the same time, and even though I knew the majority of the stories, a lot of them were also knew. I know less about greek heroes than I do the gods so I’m really excited to read this book and get some knowledge!


Waterfire Saga #3 and #4
Dark Tide and Sea Spell
by Jennifer Donnelly

Dark Tide Cover  Sea Spell Cover

These are the last two books in the Waterfire Saga which I started in July of last year and really enjoy.  They’re kind of on the younger side of YA, full of mermaid puns and female friendships and while they’re not the most complex books in the world, they are full of entertainment and I can’t wait to finish the series.


The Scorpio Races
by Maggie Stiefvater

The Scorpio Races Cover

I’ve been wanting to read this book for a long time, it was actually the first book that I ever shelved on Goodreads. I hope to be able to get to it and I hope it’s good. Horses are a soft spot for me and I love books with mythology and races to the death so wish me luck!


The Kane Chronicles #1, #2 and #3
The Red Pyramid, The Throne of Fire and The Serpent’s Shadow
by Rick Riordan

The Red Pyramid Cover  The Throne of Fire Cover  The Serpent's Shadow Cover

I’ve read a lot of Rick Riordan’s books but it’s just the Percy Jackson and Heroes of Olympus series so all of it is Greek mythology and while that’s definitely my favorite kind, I want to branch out and learn more about different cultures. So I’m not really sure how much I’ll enjoy this trilogy but I want to give it a shot anyway


Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard #1
The Sword of Summer
by Rick Riordan

The Sword of Summer Cover

Going along with that I mentioned above, I obviously have to check out Rick’s series about Norse Gods. The only one I know is Thor and that’s cause Chris Hemsworth plays him in all the Marvel movies so I should definitely try to delve deeper. And isn’t super cool that Magnus and Annabeth are cousins?!


The Trials of Apollo #1
The Hidden Oracle
by Rick Riordan

The Hidden Oracle Cover

Yeah as much as I’m trying to delve into different kinds of mythologies, Greek is my fave and so is Percy so you better know that I’m reading this bad boy ASAP.


The Song of Achilles
by Madeline Miller

The Song of Achilles Cover

By now we’re getting to the books that I might not be able to get to but I’ve heard a lot of great things about this book on Goodreads and from different bloggers and I’ve never read an adult mythology book ever so I really want to try it out and see what it’s about.


The Lotus War #1
by Jay Kristoff

Stormdancer Cover

I’ve only read Illuminae which Jay wrote with Aime Kaufman and I’ve been interested to see how his writing is alone. I haven’t ever read a book with Asian mythology, let alone Japanese mythology but I’m willing to give it a chance considering how much I liked Illuminae.


Dark Caravan Cycle #1 and #2
Exquisite Captive and Blood Passage
by Heather Demetrios

Exquisite Captive Cover  Blood Passage Cover

I’ve had my eye on these books for a really long time. This series is also about jinnis and I’ve been looking into that kind of mythology a lot more lately. I haven’t seen many people talk about these books and I love the covers so it’d be awesome to find some hidden gems.


So that’s it for this post! Let me know if you’ve read any of these books and what you thought of them! Thanks so much for reading and I’ll see you on my next post!

Send off


24 thoughts on “June ’16 TBR – Mythology Theme

  1. Woo, yay for mythology!! I’m a huge fan too, you’re not alone girl! 😀 I also have an ARC of Paper and Fire (though I have yet to read it), and read Ink and Bone a while back (which I really enjoyed). I hope you enjoy them both! Also I’m looking forward to what you think of Girl of Fire and Thorns–that one’s been on my TBR for a while. I hope you enjoy all your reads, there are some great ones here! ❤

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    • I’m reading Ink and Bone right now and really enjoying it so I’m hopeful that Paper and Fire will be good too. I can’t wait to start Girl of Fire and Thorns because it sounds really good, I’ll definitely let you know what I think!

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  2. Wow great TBR, their’s a ton of books there but I have every faith you can do it!
    I need to read Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine, I was a fan of her morganville vampires series so I need to try more of her work. I also need to move on to The Dream Thieves so I don’t get behind on another book series, so many books so little time because I also want to re-read Harry Potter before I finally read the last 2 but it’s been so long I feel like I need to re-read the others…
    I’m sending myself crazy!
    Good-luck with your TBR!

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  3. GURL, your TBRs are always ambitious!! I have to read like 7 books this month and I’m seriously here like 🙃🙃🙃 Also if you get to the Scorpio Races let me know!! I’m dying to read it and I’d love to buddy read it!

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  4. Great TBR list, Sara! Hope you enjoy all these books. 😛

    I’m also planning to read The Loose Ends List but I don’t have a copy yet, so I’m gonna be living vicariously through you! I hope when your review comes it’s a positive one, because that cover is SO CUTE and totally deserves a matching story to go with it.

    Also I have a copy of Stormdancer and haven’t read that either – probably should get to that at some point, hmm. And I’ve read The Girl of Fire and Thorns… I remember the fantasy world being kind of religion-inspired but don’t remember it being particularly Latin, though I admit I probably don’t know enough about it to say.

    And The Scorpio Races! I’ve started that for the Fanboy Book Club but kind of dropped it. Hope you like it, though!

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    • Thanks friend! 😘
      I’m really excited for the Loose Ends List, I hope it’ll be a good one because I haven’t loved a YA contemporary in a long time
      Stormdancer has me intrigued but I’m not sure I’ll get to it this time around.
      I heard that from Sam from Thoughts on Tomes maybe it’s more towards the last books
      I really enjoy Maggie’s writing so I hope it’s a good one


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