July is here! It’s a time of celebrations – my birthday and our wedding anniversary are the highlights of the month πŸ₯³ Plus the excitement of the upcoming summer holiday in August β˜€οΈ 

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?!).

Currently reading

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! πŸ˜€

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! πŸ™‚

Finished reading

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).

Reading next

I have 2 books that I cannot wait to read – 2 new additions to my book shelf πŸ™‚

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.

My summer reading plans, from top to bottom: dystopia, dystopia, and a bit of fantasy

What are you reading in July? Any amazing book you’d like to recommend?

‘Till next time … happy reading!


Cover photo by Christin Hume on Unsplash

6 thoughts on “What I’m reading in July 2021: dystopia, dystopia, dystopia … and a bit of fantasy

    1. Yes, better not read the review πŸ™‚ It does not contain spoilers, but still it’s nicer to read the book without prior knowledge.
      The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue was such a good read!!

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