On the Night Table [36]: June TBR


This month, I’m endeavouring to read and review what’s left of my review pile. I haven’t been getting too many books for review, so I think I owe it to these wonderful publishers to get them all done in the next week and a half. I think I’ve talked enough about the top book, so I’m not even going to bother mentioning it.

Burn by Paula Weston is the final book in the Rephaim series. Second blog tour I’m participating this year (the first one was for the third book in the same series). It stops here on June 15th. I’m absolutely scared to read this book. 

Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler is the third book in the Hogarth Shakespeare series. This is her interpretation of The Taming of the Shrew. It has a meddling father trying to save his Russian assistant by marrying his daughter off to keep the Russian in America. Hilarity ensues. 

Opportunity Knocks by Alison Sweeney is about one woman’s entanglement with a celebrity chef. It sounds like a lot of fun, and I’m really hoping to enjoy this novel. I normally have a rule against reading celebrity-written books, but that’s not going to dampen my curiosity. 

Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman by Lindy West is a memoir about being a woman. You can never read enough books about feminism, so this book is welcomed and timely. 

So these are the books I want to read this month. Oh, I’m sure there are far more books I want to read, but I’m concentrating on these. What’s on your night table this week?

  • Eeexcellent. I really do want to read Shrill by Lindy West. I followed her on Jezebel when she wrote for that site. It’s great to see her career taking off.

  • Hope you love Burn, Joy! I want to pick up that series soon and look forward to your thoughts! 🙂

  • I own the first few books in (or maybe two?) in West’s series, but I haven’t read them yet. I’m eager to see what you think of the finale!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

  • I started I think the first book is called Shadows by Paula Weston last year, and I put it aside because at the time, I just wasn’t feeling it. I may start it again, especially after I’ve been devouring the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy. I am now a fan of hot winged-men, and demon Chimera, so hopefully I can love Paula’s series like everyone else!

  • These sound so fun! Vinegar Girl sounds HILARIOUS so I can’t wait to see what you think of it! 😀 Any remake of the Taming of the Shrew is A+ 😛

    – Aila @ Happy Indulgence

  • I will be especially interested in your thoughts on Opportunity Knocks. I used to watch Days of Our Lives. What can I say?ha

  • Jasprit

    This is a great set of books that you have to look forward to Joy! You know I’m the biggest fan of Weston’s rephaim series, and Burn really was a great end to the series, you have so much awesomeness to look forward to! And Opportunity Knocks sounds like a great read, I shall be looking forward to seeing how you get on with it. Happy reading 🙂

  • I absolutely want to read Shrill. Looking forward to seeing what you think!

  • These look pretty interesting. Not sure I’ve heard of any of them but would like to give them a shot, especially Opportunity Knocks because I was a fan of “sammy” 🙂 Hope you enjoy them.

  • I’ve heard so much about Anne Tyler but I haven’t read anything by her and don’t really know anything about what she’s published. But OMG Shakespeare reimaginings?!!! Sign me up. I’ll definitely look up this series!

  • Why are you scared of reading Burn? I’m interested to read your thoughts on it!

  • All these are new to me except Burn by Paula Weston, which I’ve heard so many great things about! Enjoy these 🙂

  • Melliane

    Oh they’re all new to me but happy reading!

  • I’m going to have to find your post about that top book there hahah, also I’ve heard quite a lot about Burn, but never actually looked into the series (or the first book for that matter). Opportunity Knocks sounds realllly interesting! I would like to meet a chef (and make them cook for me, FOREVER)

  • I really want to keep going with that Weston book. I read the first one, and don’t remember why I didn’t continue. Enjoy!

  • Those are all books I’m unfamilar with, but go you! Sometimes we can forgo reading certain ARCs, so it’s good to see you’re not gonna let them catch dust!

  • shootingstarsmag

    That’s great you want to get through the last of your review books and that there aren’t too many left! The Shakespeare retellings sound great – I need to check one out.


  • That Anne Tyler series, are the books great adaptations? Me likey

  • Sounds good

  • Well, all these sound interesting. I hope they all work for you. I’m most curious about Vinegar Girl. Can’t wait to see what you think of that one.

  • Keertana @ Ivy Book Bindings

    Burn is so, SO good! I’m really excited for you to read it!!! I haven’t heard of the other books on your TBR for this month but I have a feeling I’ll be adding quite a few to my TBR! 😉

  • I’m always so JEALOUS of your book pics! i hope to be just as talented one day! <3 And I'm so glad to hear that you are happily reading ALL TH BOOKS! I just need to sit my butt down every once in a while and read… but LIFE. and TIME.

  • lol I have the same rule about celebrity books. I just always feel like I’ll be disappointed. But love Sami Brady 🙂
    Can’t wait to hear what you think!

  • I am going to be reading Vinegar Girl soon hopefully! I only just got it 😀 But I do love reading these Hogarth Shakespeare books. I think I should be jumping on my review pile like you soon. I have actually been picking up a lot of books but not feeling too motivated to finish them? Maybe exams studying is dampening my need to read 😛 Enjoy all of these~

  • Jenny @ Supernatural Snark

    The Paula Weston series is on my list Joy! I’m really glad I’ve waited until all the books are out (they’re all out right?) before starting, because I’ve heard the endings can be brutal. I can’t wait to binge read them all!

  • kindlemom1

    I really hope you enjoy them and I can’t wait to see your thoughts on them! This week I’m all about the TBR pile. Let’s hope I can knock a few out of it. 😉

  • Jazmen

    All different, all interesting looking. Hope these are great!

  • These sound good! I hope you enjoy!

  • Shadows by Paula Weston has been sitting on my kindle for so long. I can’t even remember when I got it :/ I hope you enjoy your June TBR books, Joy 🙂

  • Ohh, best of luck reading all of these books Joy 😀 You can do it. <3 They seem pretty interesting 🙂 Hope you love them all sweetie. <3 All the hugs.

  • I haven’t heard of these but I hope you enjoy them! 🙂

  • I’ve got to pick up the last two books in the Rephaim series too. I adore those books so much, but I’m scared too. Opportunity Knocks sounds really interesting too. I’ll have to check that one out.
    Happy reading, Joy!

  • Oh I can’t wait to hear your thoughts about Shrill. That one sounds so interesting!