June reads: What we're currently reading and what's on our TBR pile

June reads: What we're currently reading and what's on our TBR pile

Launching at the beginning of May meant all systems go and both our TBR lists were left to feel a little lonely. Now that we've officially launched, it's back to reading every day (if only we could read ALL day!).

So many brilliant books have been published over the last couple of months, with lots of new editions of some of our favourite classics. We've also recently discovered Juniper Books who create custom book jackets and "Off-The-Shelf" sets, which are to die for. If you haven't already, be sure to check them out

Here's what we're currently reading and what's on our immediate TBR pile for June.

Current Reads: 

The Wild Remedy by Emma Mitchell

Emma's diary chronicles her struggle with depression over the past 25 years and how nature can have a healing effect on our minds. The world can often feel like a dark and incredibly overwhelming place. The Wild Remedy inspires readers to go outside and take a walk in the woods; to surround ourselves with birds and bees, flowers and trees. Nature is soothing and meditative, and so is this wonderful, relatable book. - Jan

The Flatshare by Beth O'Leary

Beth O'Leary's debut has had so much praise since it was published in April, and whilst I'm only a few chapters into it, I can already tell that this quirky love story is worth the hype. The plot follows Tiffy and Leon as they embark on a rather unconventional flat share arrangement, with funny and heartwarming results. It's inspired by O'Leary's experience renting in London, as well as her time living with her doctor boyfriend who worked nights, and I can't wait to read more. - Natalie

TBR Pile:

The Durrells of Corfu by Michael Haag

If you haven't watched The Durrells yet, you're missing out on an absolute treat. The fourth and final series concluded last month, so it feels like the perfect time to dive into the real story behind the show. Michael Haag's travel biography explores why the Durrells uprooted their lives and moved to Corfu in the 30s, and what happened to them when they left. The cover is also giving me some serious wanderlust. - Natalie

Star-Crossed by Minnie Darke

The start of summer calls for a lovely warm read full of fun, romance and witty characters, and Minnie Darke's Star-Crossed sounds exactly that. Not only is it set in sunny Australia but it also features a quirky plot involving a main character who rewrites a magazine astrology column to aid her love life. Ethical? Probably not. Entertaining? Totally. - Jan

The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides

The pocket-sized Picador Modern Classics edition of The Virgin Suicides has been on my shelf for years and has just never made it to my TBR pile. I'm determined to remedy that this month and finally get round to reading this haunting and darkly humorous coming-of-age novel. - Natalie

Bibliophile: An Illustrated Miscellany by Jane Mount

Let's just take a moment to appreciate the beauty of Jane Mount's illustrated coffee table book. Featuring beautiful bookstores, quizzes, curated recommendations, fictional meals and more, it's almost too lovely to read. - Jan

What is everyone else reading? Share your current and TBR reads below!  

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