Shelf Control #31 & This Week in Books 19/06/19

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Shelf Control is a weekly celebration of the unread books on our shelves created and hosted by Lisa @ Bookshelf Fantasies. Pick a book you own but haven’t read, write a post about it (suggestions: include what it’s about, why you want to read it, and when you got it), and link up! For more info on what Shelf Control is all about, check out Lisa’s introductory post, here.

34308231Peter Darling
by Austin Chant

Ten years ago, Peter Pan left Neverland to grow up, leaving behind his adolescent dreams of boyhood and resigning himself to life as Wendy Darling. Growing up, however, has only made him realize how inescapable his identity as a man is.

But when he returns to Neverland, everything has changed: the Lost Boys have become men, and the war games they once played are now real and deadly. Even more shocking is the attraction Peter never knew he could feel for his old rival, Captain Hook—and the realization that he no longer knows which of them is the real villain.

I’m not a big fan of Peter Pan so I’ve never been particularly drawn to retellings, but this own voices trans retelling sounds amazing and I’ve yet to see a negative review of it. It’s a fairly short novel, so if I can get to this Pride Month I’d be very happy – I don’t read enough stories featuring trans characters.

What are some of your favourite retellings?

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This week I’m joining in with Lipsy @ Lipsyy Lost & Found to talk about the books I’ve been reading recently!

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Now

I want to read as much queer fiction as I can this month, as well as catch up on my Booktube SFF Awards reading and try to read as much of my Summerathon TBR as I can, but for whatever reason I found myself gravitating towards Seraphina, which has been on my TBR for years, and I’m really enjoying it so far!

Then

I ended up really enjoying After the Eclipse. It’s pretty heartbreaking in places, but I don’t read thrillers very often and yet I always end up enjoying them when I do, so maybe it’s a genre I need to read more of. It was also incredibly refreshing to read a thriller with a queer woman at its core. Look out for my review!

Next

Like I mentioned above I am hoping to take part in the Summerathon and I have three books to read for the Booktube SFF Awards, but I’m feeling pulled towards The Binding right now. I have a four day weekend ahead of me after today – I’m going to see P!nk tomorrow night and I’m so excited – so I’m hoping I’ll have plenty of time to catch up on all the reading I want to do.

What have you been reading recently?

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