I have been really good this month with my purchases. I guess my reading slump transferred over to just books in general because I was barely on Goodreads (which is where I mainly get inspired to buy books) But yeah, my poi t is this will probably be quite short but I hope you enjoy anyway.
Yes No Maybe So by Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed. I got this from my friend Anna for my birthday and it has been on my to buy pile for ages so I’m so excited to finally have it!
Jamie Goldberg is cool with volunteering for his local state senate candidate—as long as he’s behind the scenes. When it comes to speaking to strangers (or, let’s face it, speaking at all to almost anyone), Jamie’s a choke artist. There’s no way he’d ever knock on doors to ask people for their votes…until he meets Maya.
Maya Rehman’s having the worst Ramadan ever. Her best friend is too busy to hang out, her summer trip is canceled, and now her parents are separating. Why her mother thinks the solution to her problems is political canvassing—with some awkward dude she hardly knows—is beyond her.
Going door to door isn’t exactly glamorous, but maybeit’s not the worst thing in the world. After all, the polls are getting closer—and so are Maya and Jamie. Mastering local activism is one thing. Navigating the cross-cultural romance of the century is another thing entirely.
The Game of Love and Death by Martha Brockenbrough. I just bought this from Waterstones when they finally reopened because it just sounded so great!
Antony and Cleopatra. Helen of Troy and Paris. Romeo and Juliet. And now… Henry and Flora.
For centuries Love and Death have chosen their players. They have set the rules, rolled the dice, and kept close, ready to influence, angling for supremacy. And Death has always won. Always.
Could there ever be one time, one place, one pair whose love would truly tip the balance?
Meet Flora Saudade, an African-American girl who dreams of becoming the next Amelia Earhart by day and sings in the smoky jazz clubs of Seattle by night. Meet Henry Bishop, born a few blocks and a million worlds away, a white boy with his future assured—a wealthy adoptive family in the midst of the Great Depression, a college scholarship, and all the opportunities in the world seemingly available to him.
The players have been chosen. The dice have been rolled. But when human beings make moves of their own, what happens next is anyone’s guess.
I got both of these on Netgalley.
Ghosts by Dolly Alderton. I am a massive fan of Dolly Aldeton’s writing so as soon as I saw that she was releasing a debut fiction novel, I knew I needed to apply for it even though I really do not need any more Netgalley reads because my ratio is trash at the moment. Plus…this cover is beyond stunning!
32-year-old Nina Dean is a successful food writer with a loyal online following, but a life that is falling apart. When she uses dating apps for the first time, she becomes a victim of ghosting, and by the most beguiling of men. Her beloved dad is vanishing in slow motion into dementia, and she’s starting to think about ageing and the gendered double-standard of the biological clock. On top of this she has to deal with her mother’s desire for a mid-life makeover and the fact that all her friends seem to be slipping away from her . . .
Crave by Tracy Wolff. I had exactly the same impulse reaction when I saw Crave. It was first published by Entangled Teen (which is a publishing company that I am a massive fan of as both a reader and a writer) I have seen it everywhere and have been meaning to get it for ages and it sounds so like my kind of thing. Plus it’s sequel Crush is coming out in September so I’m excited to finally be able to give this a go.
My whole world changed when I stepped inside the academy. Nothing is right about this place or the other students in it. Here I am, a mere mortal among gods…or monsters. I still can’t decide which of these warring factions I belong to, if I belong at all. I only know the one thing that unites them is their hatred of me.
Then there’s Jaxon Vega. A vampire with deadly secrets who hasn’t felt anything for a hundred years. But there’s something about him that calls to me, something broken in him that somehow fits with what’s broken in me.
Which could spell death for us all.
Because Jaxon walled himself off for a reason. And now someone wants to wake a sleeping monster, and I’m wondering if I was brought here intentionally—as the bait.
That’s all the books that I got this month. Have you guys read any of these? As always I want to hear about the books you bought this month. Tell me below cause I always want to know 🙂 Have a great day guys and see you tomorrow for my monthly wrap up xx