I am being super ambitious this month because I have a tons of books that I want to get though this month as well as make an attempt to catch up on my Goodreads goal. This is also going to be a month of ARCs that have been provided to me by the publishers which I am forever grateful for. I am hoping to catch up on my ARCs so I can start reading some of my purchases ones! So let’s move on to the 9 books I hope to read this month.
An Ember in the Ashes Trilogy (An Ember in the Ashes, A Torch Against The Night & A Reaper at the Gates)
By: Sabaa Tahir
So the first book will be a re-read for me since I have read it before. When I read that first book I remember loving it so much that I couldn’t wait for the next instalment. It has been so long now that I actually need a refresher and I am perfectly happy to dive back into this world again from the beginning. And now I get to binge read all three books; which may give me a reading hangover and I may throw a temper tantrum cause I need the fourth book but I am willing to take that risk. I can’t wait to devour these books and obsess over every detail to see if past theories and new ones are correct. You can read my review of the first book, An Ember in the Ashes here.
Monday’s Not Coming
By: Tiffany D Jackson
I received this ARC from HarperCollins at the HCC Frenzy event I attended a few months ago. This book interests me because I think it touches on a subject that isn’t much talked about: the disappearance of young black women. This book has a lot of real world application and I think it is these types of books that we need published and to be read. I’m hoping it won’t hit me too hard in the feels; I’ve heard good things about this book.
Beast: A Tale of Love and Revenge
By: Lisa Jensen
I love fairytale retellings and this is a retelling of Beauty and the Beast but focuses more on the Beast’s story told from the perspective of a girl who works at the castle before Belle’s arrival. I’ve always been interested in the beauty and the beast story and wished I could see into the mind of the beast as the story progresses and now I can! I was kindly provided an eARC copy of this book from Candlewick Press and I am very much looking forward to reading it.
By: Robyn Schneider
This was another ARC that I was graciously given when I attended the HCC Frenzy event. I don’t read too many contemporary young adult novels and I am going to use this opportunity to expand my reading horizons a little. This seems a little too far out of my comfort zone, especially because it looks like a sad story. How is a girl to choose between the living and the dead? Her ghost brother or her old crush who has come back to town? I feel like this book is going to be about moving on and how hard it is which I think is an important lesson, especially for young adults.
The Bone Queen
By: Alison Croggon
The Books of Pellinor series is one of my all time favourite fantasy series. This is technically the prequel which follows Cadvan when he was young and made all of those mistakes which made him into the man we see in the Books of Pellinor series. I have always had a soft spot for Cadvan and I can’t wait to see what he was like when he was younger and not saddled with so much grief and responsibility. This may inspire a re-read of the series since I’ve never reviewed them.
Save the Date
By: Morgan Matson
This one seems like the perfect summer book and I am really looking forward to it! I was lucky enough to receive an eARC copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley. I could really use a light summer rom com and this book looks like it will perfectly fit the bill! Charlie’s sister is getting married and everything that can go wrong seems to be. It looks like there will be two boys to distract Charlie as well as us. I’ve been wanting to read a Morgan Matson book for a long time and I’m happy to finally get to it this month.
Shadow of the Fox
By: Julie Kagawa
I think Shadow of the Fox is the book I am most looking forward to this month. It has everything I could want: a storyline inspired by Japanese mythology, magic in the form of kitsune powers, an epic adventure, a samurai love interest and a magic scroll with unbelievable power. I have a feeling that I am going to fly through this book, fall in love and not want it to end. I randomly got an email from Netgalley about the book, clicked the link to find I was automatically approved by the publisher for it! You will not believe how fast I clicked to download it. I am going to start this as soon as I am physically able to!
I am hoping to get to all of these books this month and maybe a few more if I have the time. What books are you hoping to read in July? Now that we are officially halfway through the year, how are you doing on your Goodreads goal? I am behind but hoping to make a comeback over the next few months.