Hello everyone, and welcome back to The Bookworm’s Fantasy! I hope you’re all doing well. Today I’m going to be posting my Monthly Reads for July 2017. I was away on holiday for a large portion of this month, so a lot of these books have already been mentioned in my Summer Holiday Reads 2017 blog post. I won’t be going into detail about any of those books here, to make sure I don’t bore you all – but there are also a couple of extra books that I will be discussing in detail here. I read a total of 7 books this month, which I’m very pleased with. Keep reading to discover my thoughts on them…
The Wonder by Emma Donoghue.
Don’t Close Your Eyes by Holly Seddon.
(I was sent an ARC of this by Corvus/Atlantic Books.)
Full review here.
My Name Is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout.
The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena.
Full review here.
I Know A Secret by Tess Gerritsen.
(I was sent an ARC of this by Bantam Press.)
I didn’t finish this book – find out why here.
The Darkness Within by Lisa Stone.
(I was sent an ARC of this by Harper Collins/Avon.)
I won’t go into too much detail about this book now, as I’ve already reviewed it in full here. I really enjoyed this novel, and was particularly intrigued by the premise and ideas behind it. Stone’s writing is easy to follow and skillful, and I found myself completely absorbed in the world of the novel. There’s plenty of suspense and brilliant characters, however the ending did let it down slightly for me. A good read!
Swing Time by Zadie Smith.
This book was a required read for my English Literature “Last Year’s Novels” module. Whilst I enjoyed reading some moments, overall I found this novel very dull and uninteresting. It really didn’t grab my attention at all, and towards the end I was forcing myself to get it read. It also felt very disjointed to me at times. If you like reading much more about character than plot, however, you may really enjoy this.
Happy reading 🙂