New month, new books! Well, one more day to August but since books in the US usually drop on Tuesdays and in the UK on Thursdays, let’s just roll with that. Have fun choosing among these YA titles hot off the press!
Before July comes to end too, let me quickly round up my June reading stats! I’ve not been blogging as much as I’d like, but I’m glad to say that hasn’t affected my reading. Or maybe, it’s because I’ve been reading so much, that I didn’t have much time left to blog. Hah. Altogether, I finished 16 books in June. As always, audiobooks boosted that number.
For the most part, I actually enjoyed I Believe in a Thing Called Love. Though, I must admit, I’m not into K-dramas, I still loved the cultural aspects. There are a lot of similarities between East and Southeast Asian cultures, so many aspects of Desi’s way of life felt familiar to me. However, her levels of being a control freak far exceeded that of anyone I know or have met. That’s exactly where hilarity ensued because things went way over the top with her.
For some reason, I’ve been feeling as though there’s been a slow-down in newly published YA releases. I couldn’t really put my finger on why, so I checked how things were exactly one year ago. Turns out, July maybe just is generally a slower month. But maybe it’s also because I’ve not been hearing a lot of hype about books coming out in the near future. So, I’d like to know from you, which books are you excited about this August?
The atmosphere of The Summer Seaside Kitchen was incredible. Even though Mure isn’t a real island but an amalgam of various islands of the Northern Isles, it completely came to life. I could picture the scenic views, the landmarks and houses so perfectly, I very nearly felt as though I had been transported to Mure myself. The more I read, the more I fell in love with the island. That’s how well Jenny Colgan detailed everything!