Saturday, 4 July 2015
Hello again and happy July! We've had some pretty amazing weather this week in these parts so I've been spending some much-appreciated time reading in the garden, I hope it's just as nice where you are!
It's that time again where I share with you a few of the books that I plan on reading this month. I really want to tackle my ridiculous physical TBR (currently at 120 books!) so I haven't got any library books out this month. I also don't want to put too much pressure on myself and quite fancy a bit of freedom with my choices this month so I've only planned four books which is a couple less than usual. So without further ado, here are the books I hope to get to in July...
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
This is my classics pick for the month, after reading Persuasion last month and loving it I'm in the mood for some more Jane Austen. I know I've gone on about it before but I really love these editions, they're just so beautiful - I definitely want to collect them all.
A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby
Every month I pick something from my TBR jar which mainly consists of books that I've had for a while but just haven't got to yet, and this happened to be what came out of the jar this month. I've been intrigued by this book for a while, ever since seeing the movie trailer, and I always like to read the book before watching the film. This book follows four very different people who happen to meet on a rooftop on new year's eve, all with the intention of committing suicide. I'm always interested in books that deal with mental health and I've enjoyed Hornby's work in the past so I look forward to getting into this.
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
I've had this book for so long that I actually have no idea when and where I bought it! I know very little about the plot of this book only that it has a teenage protagonist and deals with gender issues. I'm also pretty sure that the narrative goes back into the past and follows the main character's family over a long period of time which is the main thing that's drawing me in. I love stories that trace families back through time and span decades, one of my favourite books is Behind the Scenes at the Museum which does this particularly well. I had mixed feelings about Eugenides' The Virgin Suicides but I can't deny that he's an excellent writer, so I'm really excited about this.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling
I started re-reading the Harry Potter series earlier this year but for one reason or another took an extended break around May time. I picked up the fifth book at the end of June and am currently about half way through so expect to finish it soon. I'm really enjoying getting back into this series, it's like sinking into a warm bath or getting into bed after a long day, it just feels like coming home.
What are you planning on reading this month?