Another month, another TBR and still behind schedule on my Goodreads challenge. This time even 5-6 books behind! I really do hope I’ll get to read a lot this month and here are some of the books I plan on reading in the month of July!
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
You can’t stop the future.
You can’t rewind the past.
The only way to learn the secret is to press play.
Clay Jensen returns home to find a strange package with his name on it. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker – his classmate and first love – who committed suicide two weeks earlier.
Hannah’s voice explains there are thirteen reasons why she killed herself. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he’ll find out why.
All through the night, Clay keeps listening – and what he discovers changes his life… forever.
I’ve already shown you this book in my June bookhaul on Tuesday and I really want to dive into it any time soon!
Gwendy’s Button Box by Stephen King and Richard Chizmar
The little town of Castle Rock, Maine has witnessed some strange events and unusual visitors over the years, but there is one story that has never been told… until now.
There are three ways up to Castle View from the town of Castle Rock: Route 117, Pleasant Road, and the Suicide Stairs. Every day in the summer of 1974 twelve-year-old Gwendy Peterson has taken the stairs, which are held by strong (if time-rusted) iron bolts and zig-zag up the cliffside.
At the top of the stairs, Gwendy catches her breath and listens to the shouts of the kids on the playground. From a bit farther away comes the chink of an aluminum bat hitting a baseball as the Senior League kids practice for the Labor Day charity game.
One day, a stranger calls to Gwendy: “Hey, girl. Come on over here for a bit. We ought to palaver, you and me.”
On a bench in the shade sits a man in black jeans, a black coat like for a suit, and a white shirt unbuttoned at the top. On his head is a small neat black hat. The time will come when Gwendy has nightmares about that hat…
This book was included in the Nocturnal Reader’s Box of June (theme: All Hail the King) and it’s a recently published short novella by Stephen King and Richard Chizmar. Luckily for my reading challenge, it’s only 175 pages long, so it won’t take more than a day or two to read!
A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas
A nightmare, I’d told Tamlin. I was the nightmare.
Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin’s maneuverings and the invading king threatening to bring Prythian to its knees. But to do so she must play a deadly game of deceit—and one slip may spell doom not only for Feyre, but for her world as well. As war bears down upon them all, Feyre must decide who to trust amongst the dazzling and lethal High Lords—and hunt for allies in unexpected places.
Okay, so, I just pulled this book out of my freshly made TBR jar (I think I’ll post something about that tomorrow or the day after) and I’m SO HAPPY ABOUT IT! I’ve really been dreading reading this book, because I’m so afraid of the heartbreak. But then again, I want to know what will happen to Feyre, Rhysand, Lucien and the rest! I’M HONESTLY SO SCARED.
10 Dates by Emily James
Joanie Fox can’t wait to settle down and marry the man of her dreams. However, when her engagement starts to look more stalemate than soulmate, her best friend stages an intervention sure to make even the most hardened, serial daters wince: 10 Dates in 10 Days.
Statistically, if you kiss a lot of frogs there’s bound to be at least one that’s not a complete toad, isn’t there? With nothing to lose, Joanie embarks on a crazy rollercoaster of blind dates. After all, what can possibly go wrong in the search for Mr. Right?
10 Dates is a standalone, sexy, laugh out loud romantic comedy with a happy ending. It is not for the feint hearted and is best suited for readers over the age of eighteen due to sexual themes and mature content.
Okay, this book gets such high ratings on both Goodreads and Amazon! Besides that, the author is a real sweetie. This is another book I pulled out of my TBR jar and I was actually already planning on reading this one soon!
*I received an ebook copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*
A Clash of Kings by George Martin
Time is out of joint. The summer of peace and plenty, ten years long, is drawing to a close, and the harsh, chill winter approaches like an angry beast. Two great leaders—Lord Eddard Stark and Robert Baratheon—who held sway over an age of enforced peace are dead…victims of royal treachery. Now, from the ancient citadel of Dragonstone to the forbidding shores of Winterfell, chaos reigns, as pretenders to the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms prepare to stake their claims through tempest, turmoil, and war.
As a prophecy of doom cuts across the sky—a comet the color of blood and flame—six factions struggle for control of a divided land. Eddard’s son Robb has declared himself King in the North. In the south, Joffrey, the heir apparent, rules in name only, victim of the scheming courtiers who teem over King’s Landing. Robert’s two brothers each seek their own dominion, while a disfavored house turns once more to conquest. And a continent away, an exiled queen, the Mother of Dragons, risks everything to lead her precious brood across a hard hot desert to win back the crown that is rightfully hers.
A Clash of Kings transports us into a magnificent, forgotten land of revelry and revenge, wizardry and wartime. It is a tale in which maidens cavort with madmen, brother plots against brother, and the dead rise to walk in the night. Here a princess masquerades as an orphan boy; a knight of the mind prepares a poison for a treacherous sorceress; and wild men descend from the Mountains of the Moon to ravage the countryside.
Against a backdrop of incest and fratricide, alchemy and murder, the price of glory may be measured in blood. And the spoils of victory may just go to the men and women possessed of the coldest steel…and the coldest hearts. For when rulers clash, all of the land feels the tremors.
Audacious, inventive, brilliantly imagined, A Clash of Kings is a novel of dazzling beauty and boundless enchantment;a tale of pure excitement you will never forget.
Okay, that sure is a huge summary and I notice that I’m really good at pulling books out of my TBR jar, that have been on my TBR for waaaay to long! My little big brother finally manages to finish this book (after a year or so?) so I can finally get it back and lend him the third book in the series. Last year I read the first book and I’m really looking forward to diving into this one!
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
Smaug certainly looked fast asleep, when Bilbo peeped once more from the entrance. He was just about to step out on to the floor when he caught a sudden thin ray of red from under the drooping lid of Smaug’s left eye. He was only pretending to be asleep! He was watching the tunnel entrance…
Whisked away from his comfortable, unambitious life in his hobbit-hole in Bag End by Gandalf the wizard and a company of dwarves, Bilbo Baggins finds himself caught up in a plot to raid the treasure hoard of Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon…
Maybe I’m asking a bit much of myself with this month’s TBR, but it’s Summer break so I think (read: hope) I’ll manage! I got this book for Pieter’s birthday in 2016 (or maybe it was our 3.5 year anniversary) and I think I’ll like this story from Middle Earth best. I just adore those smart little hobbitses.
Those are the six books I hope that I’ll get to read this coming month. Most books are really thick, so I hope I’ll get through them before the end of July. And oh, I almost forgot that I still need to finish IT … only about 300 pages to go!