For July, I’d like to announce that our Book of the Month will be The Jewel by Amy Ewing. This book really caught our attention and sounds like it could be quite intriguing. I did look it up however and have noticed a lot of not-so-great ratings but most of them are based on it having too much romance that it had ruined the plot. Being someone who loves dystopia and romance, I’d like to check it out and see what my opinion will be and my two book club friends think similarly. Who knows, maybe we will love it! I’ve also read that it could be for fans of The Selection but with a darker style so that sounds super cool! The story is about a girl named Violet who gets purchased at a surrogacy auction by the Duchess of the Lake in the Jewel of the Lone City. Her sole purpose is to aid in carrying a healthy heir and continue the royal bloodline but she merely seen as an object, one that can be disposed of. Hating the terrible treatment, she finds some shred of light through the appearance of Ash Lockwood. But their romance is a forbidden one and what can she do in order to find her freedom and escape the brutality of the Jewel? The Book of the Month review will be posted on July 29th this month. Come check it out!
July’s Mid-Month Post!
For July, I decided to try something different for the blog’s Mid-Month post. Instead of a post about anything book-related, I’ve decided to create a game! I’m calling it Mid-Summer Madness and I’m really excited to set it up and see how it goes. The winner will be the one who gets to choose what our book of the month for August will be! I will explain everything on July 15th so come check it out!
2016 Reading Challenge! 16/40
These are what I was able to add to the list last month. I feel like now there are mostly genres that I'm not too familiar with left on the list so I hope I won't have too much trouble completing the challenge.
- A book set in Europe: All the Light we Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
- A science-fiction novel: The Boy With Words by C.E. Wilson
Happy Canada Day!