Wondering how on earth we’re already halfway through the year? Join the club. Although 2021 has been rocky to say the least, the extra time indoors has given us a chance to enjoy the small pleasures of home. Whether it's getting stuck into some DIY or bingeing a true crime drama, lockdown life has had its moments.
Above all else, the extra downtime has provided us with plenty of opportunity to get stuck into a good book. As we return to even more outdoor activities this month, we’re hoping that our nightly routine of diving into an engrossing read is a pandemic habit that sticks.
Last month, team R29 worked its way through a broad selection of books, including Di Lebowitz’s powerful novel The Marks Left On Her, which explores how sexual assault can alter an individual's whole world. Other must-reads included Kirsty Capes’ Careless, centred around a pregnant teenager in the foster system, and Mother Mother, written by former Radio 1 DJ Annie Mac.
This month, the team is exploring everything from ancient curses to far-off dystopian futures. To take a peek at all the books we’re reading this June, click through the slideshow ahead...
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