Wow. Well that was a packed Pride month! Somehow I actually managed to read my 15 book TBR, YAY!! I also signed up to a library this month and visited today, their selection was pretty great so I have lots of books to start of July. I also thought I’d change this post a bit this month and add a new section showcasing some of the books I’m really excited for being released in the next month.
Books I read
The books I read this month are almost exactly what I planned to read in my Pride TBR post, with one small change, in that I read Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand instead of one on my planned list. Such a fun month of books. Reviews for most of these will be coming soon!
Missing, Presumed Dead – Emma Berquist (won in a Twitter competition! I never win anything so this made my day and it is such a good read! Full review to come soon.)
Deposing Nathan – Zack Smedley (this book was PHENOMENAL, and you could read my full review of it here).
The Wicker King – K.Ancrum
They Both Die at the End – Adam Silvera
Birthday – Meredith Russo
Keep This to Yourself – Tom Ryan
Girls of Paper and Fire – Natasha Ngan
You Asked for Perfect – Laura Silverman
The Grace Year – Kim Ligget (Netgalley)
The Phantom Forest – Liz Kerin (Netgalley)
Sawkill Girls – Claire Legrand (Library)
An Ember in the Ashes – Sabaa Tahir (Library)
Girl Mans Up – M-E Girard (Library)
Queens of Geek – Jen Wilde (Library)
The Miseducation of Cameron Post – (Library)
The Exact Opposite of Okay – Laura Steven (Library)
The Bear and the Nightingale – Katherine Arden (Library)
So I thought I’d start a new section at the end of these monthly wrap-ups, for books I am super excited about that are publishing the following month because I want to share my excitement with more people about all the incredible books publishing this year.
Salvation Day – Kali Wallace (July 9)
This sounds like an incredible high-paced, super intense, science-fiction thriller, about a virus and spaceships and government conspiracies. Also that cover is so cool, I am the biggest fan of typographical covers. I can’t wait to read this one!
The Best Lies – Sarah Lyu (July 2)
Another thriller/mystery, this time YA – Remy’s best friend just shot her boyfriend, and now can’t stop thinking about why it happened. A book about obsessive friendship, this book sounds creepy and dark and twisting, and totally awesome.
Wilder Girls – Rory Power (July 9)
This is one of my most anticipated books of the year – which is odd, because I’ve never really read huge amounts of horror. The Raxter School for Girls was put under quarrantine due to a deadly virus, but now it’s infecting them. When Hetty’s friend vanishes, Hetty decides to venture into the woods which the virus has made strange and dangerous, to try find her.
Spin the Dawn – Elizabeth Lim (July 9)
This is another of my most anticipated books of the year – Project Runway meets Mulan?!?! YES YES AND ALL THE YES. I really have no words that can make this book sound more appealing to me.
The Storm Crow – Kalyn Josephson (July 9)
So many crow books are publishing this year! I think this books sounds really cool – magical crows, trying to hatch/raise a magical crow in secret (I love books where people try to raise animals in secret), I am here for this!!
That’s it for my monthly wrap-up, let me know how your June reading went, and what you’re looking forward to read in July!
Rach + Draco