June Reading Update

Reading update

Sorry for the absence! I was busy celebrating the results of my final undergraduate year (and degree classification!) at the beginning of the month and then I suffered through a monsterous food poisoning. But I’m back to blogging (and alive hah).

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I was planning to do an outrageously ambitious June TBR and post it , but I kind of missed the TBR-buzz-time. Instead, I figured that I would do a short update on what I have recently read and what I’m currently reading.


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About five days ago I finished Sabriel by Garth Nix on audio (narrated by Tim Curry).

Sabriel is the first book in the Abhorsen series, and the book was first published in 1995. I haven’t got the faintest idea why it took me so long to get started with this series, but I ain’t stopping now!

I absolutely love fantasies in which the magic system feels ancient and a bit unreliable. In the Old Kingdom the magic is just that. The dead roam the kingdom’s roads and the Abhorsen has the duty of forcing the dead where they actually belong.

I really enjoyed Sabriel and I recommend the audiobook, Tim Curry is a wonderful narrator.

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Most of my reading time is currently devoted for Circe by Madeline Miller. A lot of hype has surrounded Circe since it came out in April, and I went into it with sky-high expectations. Expectations are generally a bad thing, but this time it seems that I won’t be disappointed! I’m currently on page 120 out of 352 and I love it! I’m actually thinking that Circe might be my next 5 star read ๐Ÿ˜ฑ



I’m also listening to the sequel of Sabriel, Lirael by Garth Nix on audio. The story follows different characters but I’m really enjoying it so far! I’m at 3.5h/11h.

What to read next

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I have Haruki Murakami’s Men Without Women borrowed from my library’s Overdrive so I need to get to it before I have to return it. I have been wanting to read this for a long time and I’m excited to pick it up! I believe that it’s a collection of short stories focusing on the theme of loneliness.

My second option is the Astonishing Colour of After by Emily X. R. Pan. I have heard amazing things about it! The book tells about Leigh whose mother dies by suicide leaving behind a note that says ‘I want you to remember’.


That’s my little reading update! What are you currently reading? Are you enjoying it?

Thank you so much for reading!

– Pauliina


4 thoughts on “June Reading Update”

  1. Oh man, food poisoning SUCKS. I’ve had it once and didn’t even know I had contracted food poisoning. It was the WORST. Kept having to go to the toilet >_< I'm glad you recovered!! What did you do to get better?

    Your list is awesome, all sound like great books. Circe though, I've heard the hype but the synopsis didn't attract me. I also got declined for The Astonishing Colour of After, not sure if it was because I had just joined the ARC scene…I've added Sabriel to my TBR, thanks for bringing it to my attention ๐Ÿ˜€


    1. I know right! Food poisonings are awful! I think I recovered just by bland foods and with time, but knowing that nothing actually helps in the midst of it is the worst. Thank gosh it’s over hah.
      I think Circe is very uniquelly written but if you’re not into Greek mythology, it might not be your jazz ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you find a copy of the Astonishing Colour of After though! I think it has a lot of potential to be awesome but we shall see ๐Ÿ˜

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      1. Lol, I recovered with the help of time, too. I think you can go and get a drip for these situations cuz you lose a lot of electrolytes, right?

        Maybe that’s why I was put off, I’m not well-versed on Greek Mythology ๐Ÿ˜› Astonishing Colour stars an Asian MC so that’s a plus. Thank you ๐Ÿ˜€

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