In July I have decided to continue reading the Shadowhunters series, because I really liked diving back into the world last month. However because it is now summer I do fancy reading some contemporaries and lighter books. Recently it seems all I have been reading is fantasy or books part of a series. Now the sun is out I’m feeling the urge to read some standalone’s and books that will make my heart melt. So I have picked four books that I want to try and read in the month of July.
The books I plan on reading in July are-
I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson
Jude and her twin Noah were incredibly close – until a tragedy drove them apart, and now they are barely speaking. Then Jude meets a cocky, broken, beautiful boy as well as a captivating new mentor, both of whom may just need her as much as she needs them. What the twins don’t realize is that each of them has only half the story and if they can just find their way back to one another, they have a chance to remake their world.
I have heard so many positive things about this book that I am going in to this with very high expectations. I have had this on my bookshelf for well over a year now and recently I have been itching to pick it up to read. I think now is the right time to finally read this.
A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard
Steffi has been a selective mute for most of her life – she’s been silent for so long that she feels completely invisible. But Rhys, the new boy at school, sees her. He’s deaf, and her knowledge of basic sign language means that she’s assigned to look after him. To Rhys it doesn’t matter that Steffi doesn’t talk and, as they find ways to communicate, Steffi finds that she does have a voice, and that she’s falling in love with the one person who makes her feel brave enough to use it.
Again this is another book and author that I have heard nothing but praise for. I bought this a couple of months ago after seeing it all over the bookstagram community. This sounds like nothing I have read before, so I can’t wait to get stuck in.
Wing Jones by Katherine Webber
With a grandmother from China and another from Ghana, fifteen-year-old Wing Jones is often caught between worlds. But when tragedy strikes, Wing discovers a talent for running she never knew she had. Wing’s speed could bring her family everything it needs. It could also stop Wing getting the one thing she wants.
I have to say that I love the cover and the colour pages, it is definitely eye catching. I saw this book on all my social media and after reading the description I was very intrigued. After reading some reviews I know I am going to love this book.
Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
Maddy is allergic to the world; stepping outside the sterile sanctuary of her home could kill her. But then Olly moves in next door. And just like that, Maddy realizes there’s more to life than just being alive. You only get one chance at first love. And Maddy is ready to risk everything, everything to see where it leads.
I have been wanting to read this book for years, but for some reason I have just left it on my bookshelf collecting dust instead. With the film version of the book being released in the UK next month, I want to try and get this read beforehand so I can compare them both.
What do you plan on reading in July?