Books in June

So I thought I would start writing down which books I'm planning to read, month by month. This way I can feel very guilty if I don't finish, and it'll give me something to write about. I am basically using June to finish books I've already started, because I'm behind on several of my books. I've just let it all slide, but right now I have nothing to do, so I might as well read.

The first one I'm almost done with, but I'll put it in anyway. I'm reading the fantasy-series A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin and I'm currently reading A Storm of Swords. I really like it.
Martin has made a really interesting world and I love his characters. I only have about 300 pages left and it's getting really exciting. I'm really looking forward to reading the next one. I am starting to like Sansa now, which is surprising me a little, but I think she's growing, and she's standing up for her principles, although I would like her to be even tougher. Bran is starting to scare me a little bit, but I like him a little anyway. I also like Tyrion's pragmatism and he has his own sort of honesty, which I love. Tyrion is brilliant. I'm also excited about what'll happen to Arya, she's pretty much my favorite, I think. I'm pretty much very excited about this series. I might start to read the next book even if I have other books to read, but that's just me.

The next one is a book I read ages ago, and I never finished the trilogy: His Dark Materials. I wanted to read the rest of it, but I didn't remember everything that happened so I decided to reread the first one; The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman. I'm a sucker for children's books and I love the fact that it has a way of appealing to both children and grown-ups. I like Lyra, although I find her a bit annoying at times, I can't really explain why, I just she annoys me a bit. I am aware she grows and matures during the series, but in the beginning she is a bit childish and yeah. I still love the book and I will finish it in June to be ready to read the next two.

I have another Philip Pullman-book going this month; The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ. I'm pretty much done, and I have no idea why I put it down, but sometimes I do that. Anyway, it's basically a retelling of the Bible, and it's about Jesus and his twin-brother Christ. I like it, I read another blasphemous book earlier, and it wasn't very good. It was a bit too obvious, and that made me a bit hesitant to start reading this, but Pullman is a better writer, and he is more subtle I guess, so I say yey.

This is another book that I just sort of put down; John Dies @ the End, but this might be because I find it a bit boring. I mean stuff happens and the premise is really cool, but I don't know. I just can't connect I guess with the story, and ugh. I will finish it though, because I'm too weird for my own good and I like giving books a fair chance.

This is a book that I'm really excited about. I'm just two chapters into Escaping the Delta, but I love it. It's well-written and the history of the Delta is interesting and i loves the Blues. I didn't think I'd like reading factual books so much, but I really do. I like reading history, and this one is also about music, YEY. I'm really looking forward to learning more about the world of the blues.