We created a list of the books we plan to read in July. Let us know if you plan on reading any of them. We can’t wait to start these amazing new books! Tell us what you plan to read in July. We’re always looking for recommendations.
1. A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi
This book, about a 16-year old Muslim girl navigating life post-9/11, has been on our to-read list for a while! Mafi is one of Claire’s favorite authors, and we can’t wait to read this book. Exciting news readers: we have partnered with Bards Alley, our local bookstore in Vienna, VA , for a virtual YA book club on Monday, July 20 at 7 pm! We will be discussing this book. We hope to see you there 🙂
2. Majesty (American Royals #2) by Katharine McGee
We were fortunate to receive an arc of this book (we literally did a happy dance!) from the publisher. If you’re a long-time reader of our blog, then you know that we *loved* the first book in this series, American Royals. The series is an alternate history, where instead of George Washington becoming president, he is crowned King after America won the Revolutionary War. Majesty is slated to pick up right where we left off with America’s favorite royals— and we cannot wait to read!
3. The Damned (The Beautiful #2) by Renée Ahdieh
The Damned is the second installment in Ahdieh’s series about a girl who becomes entangled with New Orleans’ infamous La Cour des Lions, a group that is not quite as human as they appear. We read the first book in this series last year for a October 2019 book club pick and literally could not wait for the second book to release. Luckily, there was a pretty short turn-around, and this book will be released on July 7! You can check out our review of The Beautiful here!
4. The Silence of Bones by June Hur
Okay, so we are totally sucked in by the premise of this book and have been dying to read it for a while. The book is set in the year 1800 in Joseon (Korea) and follows a sixteen-year old girl named Seol, who is living out an ancient curse while indentured to the police bureau. When a noblewoman is murdered, she is recruited to assist a young inspector with solving the case. We love a good mystery and cannot pass up this story!
5. My Calamity Jane (The Lady Janies #3) by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows
We have been big fans of this series for a while. Each book is a spin on the lives of famous women named Jane. The first was Lady Jane Grey; the second was Jane Eyre; and the third is now Calamity Jane. If you love humor and history— this series is definitely for you. Fun fact: we met the authors at our local Barnes and Noble about three years ago and they are wonderful women! We’ve supported them ever since. The third book was released on June 2nd!