July reads

I am currently a STONKING ten books ahead of schedule for my challenge of reading 100 books this year. Madness! This has been helped by downloading a month’s trial of Kindle Unlimited where I’ve read loads of fun stories. I shall be asking for a e-reader for Christmas but in the meantime, I’ve read some absolute beauties…

First Time for Everything by Henry Fry has one of the BEST opening chapters I have read in a very long time. I was making so many involuntary noises (of both pain and mirth) that I had to explain to my husband that I was reading about a DETAILED visit to a sexual health clinic. This book has so many laugh out loud moments and a flawed main character that it’s impossible not to fall in love with. Read if you want a dose of queer joy!

The Extraordinaries by TJ Klune has cemented this author as one of my firm favourites. This is the first in a series that I am currently DEVOURING. It’s YA at its finest – silly and heartfelt with a whole heaping of fast-paced plot. There is cool super powers and clueless teenagers and brilliant ADHD rep. I reckon fans of Rainbow Rowell would like this one.

The Half Life of Valery K is the latest offering from Natasha Pulley, and I am yet to read one of her novels and not fall head over heels in love with every one of her characters. This book is very science-y, which is not normally my bag but it’s accessible and fun. If you want a gloriously written story about forbidden love, Russian secrets, and octopuses, then this is the one for you.

And although I didn’t read it this month, I want to give a little shout out to Devil’s Mark by Lark Taylor. I had such fun editing this spicy story earlier in the year, and it’s wonderful to see how it’s been embraced by readers since it’s publication on the 20th of this month.

As always, read them all and we can be chums 😊

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