July Reading List

Another month, another stack of books. I actually plan on reading more than these books during July but these are the five I wanted to feature here. I also have a book haul going up on my channel+blog later in the week so keep an eye out for that. In the meantime, here is my July reading list..

Very Good Lives by JK Rowling-For the first time, JK Rowling's often quoted speech to the Harvard graduates of 2008 is available in book form, with all the profits benefiting her charity Lumos. As you can see this is a rather slim book so I finished it in one sitting. This is so inspiring and perfect for someone who's about to make big decisions, or on the verge of entering the corporate world. There's also a Harry Potter reference or two in there which is never not going to please me.

Royal Wedding by Meg Cabot-It's been a fair while since we last heard from Mia Thermopolis but she is back. I'll be honest, going in to this I was scared it'd be a repeat of the Bridget Jones comeback from a few years ago. Thankfully it wasn't as I gave this five stars over on Goodreads. Mia is in her mid-twenties splitting her time between Genovia and their embassy in New York. Her and Michael get engaged on a private island in Bora Bora but upon their return to New York, scandal unfolds. As always, this story is told through Mia's hilarious diary entries and text messages+emails. One of the major storylines was quite predictable but it was still exciting to see it unfold. I hope Meg Cabot writes another book about Mia, maybe just one more to satisfy us.

Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas*-I have heard a lot about Sarah J Maas' books recently over on booktube and from some of my other friends. Throne of Glass is about an eighteen year old girl who is a trained assassin but she got caught and has to face the consequences. It's been a while since I've read anything within the dystopian+fantasy genre so I am looking forward to starting this one soon.

My Paris Dream by Kate Betts-Kate Betts was featured in a Man Repeller roundtable feature on fashion journalism recently where they also discussed her book so I made a note of it and ordered it in at Time Out. This memoir documents the tales of a journalist in 1980's Paris and her quest to conquering Vogue, Harper's Bazaar and Women's Wear Daily among other renowned fashion publications. It sounds really inspiring and anything about fashion journalism is right up my street so I cannot wait to get into this.

I'll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson-This is the book I'm currently reading and it's pretty good so far. It's the story of two twins, Noah and Jude told from two different time periods. In the present day, Jude's perspective, the twins aren't speaking and it is through the two different sides you eventually learn why that is. As I say in my video which'll be up later in the week, I feel like this book is going to make me feel all the feels, a la John Green or Rainbow Rowell but we shall see.

-Have you read any of these books? What did you think of them?

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