July Reads

Another month has flown by and I've had some great reads I managed to get through in July. I'm expecting August  to be a bit slower for reading with us now being  the throws of the summer holidays and needing to keep Blake entertained. Anyway here is my reads for July.

Friend request by Laura Marshall

Maria Weston wants to be friends. But Maria Weston is dead. Isn't she?
A story that involves bullying, a school friend dying, a school reunion and secrets threatened to be exposed.The story flips between 1989 and 2016 and is a fast paced physiological thriller. I was unsure about this one but really enjoyed it and had moments when I was left in suspense.

Some kind of wonderful by Giovanna Fletcher

 Some kind of wonderful is an entertaining and light romance story. Lizzie and Ian have been together for 10 years everyone thinks that they will come home from a romantic holiday engaged but instead of a proposal Ian isn't sure if he even wants to be with her any more. Heartbroken Lizzie realises its the perfect time to seize new oppertunities and discover who she is at heart. I love these light hearted reads especially during the summer time and am a fan of Giovanna Fletcher and have read and enjoyed her other books.

After I've gone by Linda Green

On a wet Monday in January, Jess Mount checks Facebook and discovers her timeline appears to have skipped forward 18 months, to a day when shocked family and friends are posting heartbreaking tributes to her following her death in an accident. Jess is left scared and confused: is she the target of a cruel online prank or is this a terrifying glimpse of her true fate? Amongst the posts are photos of a gorgeous son she has not yet conceived. But when new posts suggest her death was deliberate, Jess realises that if she changes the future to save her own life, the baby boy she has fallen in love with may never exist. This was an another thriller which I really enjoyed.

Girls made of Snow and Glass By Melissa Bashardoust

A magical feminist retelling of snow white featuring difficult relationship themes between the characters. Princess Lynet looks exactly like her late mother and finds out that she was made from snow in the dead queens image. Mina finds out her magician father cut out her heart and replaced it with glass. She marry's the king intent on finally knowing love however it doesn't work out that way. The king makes Lynet queen of the southern territories displacing Mina, now Lynet must win back the mother she has only ever known or else defeat her. I loved this book and will definitely be reading it again! I've not read a fantasy themed book in awhile and am so glad I  chose this one.

 Calm by Fearne Cotton

Calm is Fearne's second book and is about working through life's daily stresses to find calm. With mental illness being on the rise this book features ideas and activities to do to that have helped her. I've found this to be a very helpful book as I've been struggling a lot with anxiety recently.

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