July Reading List

Another month, another somewhat hefty lineup of books. Given it's mid-semester break still I have quite a bit here so hopefully I manage to finish them all in the three (ish) weeks I have left. There's a bit of everything in there this month, just because. July's a good month for new books too; Emma Gannon's and Carrie's are released, and of course at the end of the month the much-anticipated Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will be out as well. I can't wait. Today though, let's take it back to the books that are actually out now. Here's what I want to read in July...

The Girls* by Emma Cline-This is the first book that was voted for in my book club. I'm not going to lie, I was quite pleased about that because it is one of my most anticipated reads of the year. Set in the Summer of 1969, Evie Boyd is sixteen and feeling like a bit of a nobody, until she sees the girls. The free spirited, carefree girls who come and go in a jet black van. This book is inspired by the Manson Cult and from the research I did, I feel like this book is going to get rather dark. I'm reading this at the moment and find myself tentatively turning each page, waiting for something bad to happen. I'll be doing a proper review of this though when I am finished so keep an eye out for it. 

Paper Girls, Volume 1-I'm quite into graphic novels and comics about women at the moment and Paper Girls is one of my favourites. I have Issue One already but this book is a bind-up of the first five volumes. Set in the late 80's, Paper Girls follows a group of 12 year-old teens who deliver newspapers and discover one story that will change life as they know it. It combines mystery, bad-assery and nostalgia. All things I love in a good graphic novel so I'm looking forward to getting into this one.

The Fall of the Butterflies* by Andrea Portes-Firstly, look at that cover. Beautiful. This YA book follows Willa, who is sent to an elite prep school where she has no intent to fit in. Other than that I don't know much about this book. It's giving me Gossip Girl vibes though so maybe there'll be a bit of drama. 

Kinfolk Volume 20-Kinfolk's 20th volume is centred around all things travel. The international team embarked on adventures in twelve cities across four continents. The result is an issue laden with a bunch of travel-centric stories, inspiring imagery and of course the potential to make you want to go on holiday real bad. I love the fashion stories in this issue as well. 

One by Sarah Crossan-One's been getting a bit of buzz at the moment as it's a YA-book with a bit of a difference. It tells the story of conjoined twins through verse which I don't think is very common in YA books at least. I've read and heard lots of positive reviews for this so I have high hopes.

-What are you reading in July?

*Review copy

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