Heavens me, is it really almost July? Where did the time go? Who knows!
‘Waiting on’ Wednesday (WoW) is a book blog meme hosted by Breaking the Spine. It’s really easy to participate: all you have to do is feature upcoming books you’re excited about–it doesn’t necessarily have to release the next month. But for my own sanity, I try to feature books month-by-month.
Am I cheating if I say I’m excited about Spin the Dawn even though I’ve already read an early copy? (You can check out that review here.) I sure hope not! It releases on July 9, so keep your eyes on it!
Shatter the Sky and Truly Madly Royally both release on July 30. I feel like these are the “quiet YA” books that I haven’t heard much about but both sound amazing, not to mention the diverse cast and the POC authors. 🙂 (I’m also secretly hoping Truly Madly Royally will be like this Meghan/Harry twist I need, lol.)
I’m slowing trickling into the non-YA book territory (which is fine!). The Bookish Life of Nina Hill sounds completely relatable and releases on July 9. Here’s the synopsis:
The only child of a single mother, Nina has her life just as she wants it: a job in a bookstore, a kick-butt trivia team, a world-class planner and a cat named Phil. If she sometimes suspects there might be more to life than reading, she just shrugs and picks up a new book.
When the father Nina never knew existed suddenly dies, leaving behind innumerable sisters, brothers, nieces, and nephews, Nina is horrified. They all live close by! They’re all–or mostly all–excited to meet her! She’ll have to Speak. To. Strangers. It’s a disaster! And as if that wasn’t enough, Tom, her trivia nemesis, has turned out to be cute, funny, and deeply interested in getting to know her. Doesn’t he realize what a terrible idea that is?
Nina considers her options.
1. Completely change her name and appearance. (Too drastic, plus she likes her hair.)
2. Flee to a deserted island. (Hard pass, see: coffee).
3. Hide in a corner of her apartment and rock back and forth. (Already doing it.)
It’s time for Nina to come out of her comfortable shell, but she isn’t convinced real life could ever live up to fiction. It’s going to take a brand-new family, a persistent suitor, and the combined effects of ice cream and trivia to make her turn her own fresh page.
I really enjoyed Jade City, so Jade War will be heck of a lot of fun to read when it comes out on July 23. Gods of Jade and Shadow completely blew me away with its cover. That also releases on July 23. Then the super anticipated 6th book in the Red Rising series, Dark Age, is out on July 30. In my head, I think I’ll reread Iron Gold, but I may not have time. I’ll have to put the audiobook on hold from the library.
Let me know what you’re looking forward to in July.