I’ve decided to dedicate this month entirely to self-care, having lost myself in higher education for so long that I’ve lost the spark of reading. So, every book I’ve put on my reading list this month is one I’m incredibly excited about, wanting to rediscover why I love reading so much in the first place.
1. To Make Monsters Out Of Girls by Amanda Lovelace
This is how I will finally bury you.
2. What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera
Meet Arthur and Ben.
Arthur is only in New York for the summer, but if Broadway has taught him anything, it’s that the universe can deliver a show-stopping romance when you least expect it.
Ben thinks the universe needs to mind its own business. If it had his back. he wouldn’t be carrying a box of his ex-boyfriend’s things.
But after a chance meeting at the post office, the boys leave wondering what exactly the universe does have in store for them.
What if they can’t find each other again?
What if they do… and then can’t nail a first date?
What if Arthur tries too hard to make it work, and Ben doesn’t try enough?
What if life really isn’t like a broadway musical?
But what if it is?
3. The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani
Every four years two children are stolen away from Gavaldon, never to return. Most children fear being taken to the School for Good and Evil. But not Sophie…
She has dreamt all her life of being a princess and believes the school could be her chance.
Her best friend Agatha has other ideas.
When the two girls are taken, things don’t quite go to Sophie’s plan.
Because sometimes, the princess and the witch don’t look like they do in fairytales.
4. The Wicker King by K. Ancrum
August and Jack have never lived in the same world.
August is a misfit with a pyro streak and Jack is a golden boy on the varsity rugby team – but their intense friendship goes way back. It’s something they keep for themselves, and they rely on each other for survival.
When Jack begins to see increasingly vivid hallucinations, August decides to help Jack the only way he knows how – by believing him, and believing in the fantasy kingdom that creeps into the edges of the real world.
Jack leads August on a quest to fulfill a dark prophecy, and together they alienate everyone around them as they struggle with their sanity, free-falling into a surreal fantasy world that feels made for them. In the end, each one must choose his own truth.