To Be Read or Not To Be Read: That is June’s Question!

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I cannot deny my current list of books to read this month is a bit ambitious. I am going to try anyway! Here’s a breakdown below:

Nevermore  by Neil Gaiman

Genre: Fantasy

nevpic“Richard Mayhew is a young man with a good heart and an ordinary life, which is changed forever when he stops to help a girl he finds bleeding on a London sidewalk. His small act of kindness propels him into a world he never dreamed existed. There are people who fall through the cracks, and Richard has become one of them. And he must learn to survive in this city of shadows and darkness, monsters and saints, murderers and angels, if he is ever to return to the London that he knew.”

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

Genre: Fantasyoceanst

“A middle-aged man returns to his childhood home to attend a funeral. Although the house he lived in is long gone, he is drawn to the farm at the ned of the road, where, when he was seven, he encountered a most remarkable girl, Lettie Hempstock, and her mother and grandmother. He hasn’t thought of Lettie in decades, and yet as he sits by the pond (a pond that she’dclaimed was an ocean) behind the ramshackle old farmhouse where she once lived, the unremembered past comes flooding back. And it is a past too strange, too frightening, too dangerous to have happened to anyone, let alone a small boy.”

The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton

Genre: Mysterylumin

“It is 1866, and young Walter Moody has come to make his fortune upon the New Zealand goldfields. On the stormy night of is arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of twelve local men who have met in secret to discuss a series of unexplained events: A wealthy man has vanished, a prostitute has tried to end her life, and an enormous fortune has been discovered in the home of a luckless drink. Moody is soon drawn into the mystery: a network of facts and fortunes that is as complex and exquisitely orange as the night sky.”

Confessions of a Pagan Nun by Kate Horsley

Genre: Science Fiction and Fantasy

“Cloistered in a stone cell at the monastery of Saint Brigit, a sixth-century Irish nun secretly records the memories of her Pagan youth, interrupting her assigned task of transcribing Augustine and Patrick. She also writes of her fiercely independent nunmother, whose skill with healing plants and inner strength she inherited. She writes of her druid teacher, the brusque but magnetic Giannon, who first introduced her to the mysteries of written language. But disturbing events at the cloister keep intervening.  As the monastery is rent by vague and fatastic accusations, Gwynneve’s words become the one force that can save her from annihilation.”

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