All the books I've acquired recently


Sometimes, being a book blogger is hard. There, I said it. Coming up with new content every single week or month is hard when you're trying to save some money to move out, dealing with anxiety, beat that reading slump that still drags you down, - it took me ages to finally finish The Secret History because of that - all while always trying to read as much as possible, as often as possible without causing serious damage to your bank account.

Reading new books isn't always possible, they're expensive and I'd rather spend that money on groceries and have the old fridge answer to my 3am period-cravings than buying a new book, let's be real here.
Thank God I have some publishers who got my back. Seriously though, get some publishers who understand you and are willing to fly their books across the country and you have friends for life. And you don't even have to decide between eating good and healthy or reading books at 2am while your belly rumbles really loud.

Anyway, I've been lucky enough to receive some early copies of books coming out this month, as well as an impromptu buy from my brilliant dad who decided to gift her only daughter with a magnificent floppy, Italian paperback. Could life get more awesome than that? 

This is what I'm currently reading and also the book my dad bought me when he was coming back home from work. I loved how spontaneous it was and how I jumped straight to it, eyes on the prize, diving into this labyrinth of secrets, indecipherable codes and hidden truth. I'm really enjoying it so far. It's different from what I usually read but I think it's good to give your brain a break and pick up something different, maybe even out of its comfort zone.

After reading The DaVinci Code - lots of moons ago - I've been really thinking about keeping up with the Robert Langdon saga, just because it's fun and quite honestly, I love how these books mess with my brain! They always challenge me to see and think outside the box, constantly providing new questions I won't ever have the right answers to. I bloody love that.

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For this beautiful copy, I have to thank the team at Titan Books. They always gift me the most amazing books and I'm forever thankful for the opportunity to read something before it's out in the wild.

This is basically a Little Red Riding Hood retelling, as you can see from the cover and the blurb, but I think it's even more than that. An apocalyptic world with a feminist spin. I'm all about that! Christina Henry knows how to write a good, creepy, twisted new take on very known classic tales and if you've read her other work, you know what I'm talking about.
The Girl in Red sounds phenomenal and I'm so excited to read this one, especially since I basically binged The Society on Netflix and now I can't stop thinking about it, so I really need an end of the world as we know it fix.

Check it out on Goodreads - Book Depository

The Team over at Little Brown knows the way to my heart. Black and white minimalistic cover with a pop of colour and an awesome story? Where do I sign?
This is probably the most serious book I've ever put my hands on. It deals with the struggles of the AIDS disease over the course of two different time periods and the subject is still so relevant - even though the research has done wonders over the years - that I felt it was important for me to read it.

I think it's safe to say this novel will be a roller-coaster of emotions but I also feel like I should really dive into more realistic literature, you know? The one that matters and makes me think of the effects of time and how things have evolved but how they're still the same, in some aspects.
I'm really looking forward to reading this one, for sure! 

Check it out on Goodreads - Book Depository



So, as you can see, I have quite a good selection of books to chose from this month and although I have the feeling that The Lost Symbol will take me a while to finish - due to its twists and turns and bloody hell, it's 600 pages long! - I also like to have a back-up book to run to whenever I need a lighter read or just switch my brain.

Now I really want to know what are you currently reading and what's on your TBR this month? Also, there are so many books I'm so excited to read in June, maybe it's the summer air finally kicking in, but I'm already seeing myself on the beach with the sand rubbing on my feet and a good, chunky floppy paperback in my hands.

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