July is here! It’s a time of celebrations – my birthday and our wedding anniversary are the highlights of the month 🥳 Plus the excitement of the upcoming summer holiday in August ☀️
Let’s get to the bookish side of life! July seems to be all about dystopian stories, with a touch of fantasy. Finishing a trilogy, reading a book received from a dear friend, and soon reading 2 books I gifted myself (gotta’ celebrate your birthday, right?!).
I am now reading The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V. E Schwab. It is a story about a woman who makes an interesting deal – to live forever but to be forgotten by everyone she meets. I received this book from a very dear friend with similar reading taste, so I am quite sure I will enjoy reading it! 😀
The topic of the book reminds me a bit of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button story by F. Scott Fitzgerald, and also of the movie The Age of Adaline. Let’s see what Addie brings to the table! 🙂
The one and only book I finished this month is MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood (my review), the third book of the MaddAddam trilogy. It was an interesting end of the story, a lot more hopeful than I expected.
The series is a speculative fiction story about genetically engineered humans and animals, and a pandemic that wipes out most of the population. The other books of the trilogy are Oryx and Crake (my review) and The Year of the Flood (my review).
I have 2 books that I cannot wait to read – 2 new additions to my book shelf 🙂
First is The End of the Ocean by Maja Lunde, a climate fiction story about lack of water. I loved her other book The History of Bees (my review), and I am looking so much forward to dive into The End of the Ocean (pun indended).
I also hope to read The New Wilderness by Diane Cook – another dystopian story with focus on climate changes. I heard about it when it was shortlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize.
What are you reading in July? Any amazing book you’d like to recommend?
‘Till next time … happy reading!