Impossibly it is now August, and while I never had a TBR for July I have pulled my socks up for the coming month.
Free Food for Millionaires by Min-Jin Lee
After reading Min-Jin Lee’s newer release, Pachinko, some time ago, I jumped at the chance to purchase her other novel. While that book took place in Korea and Japan, this one follows the children of Korean immigrant families as they try to make their way in the world. If it’s anything like Pachinko then I know I’m going to love it.
The Fell of the Dark by Caleb Roehrig
If there is one supernatural creature that is superior to all others, at least in my eyes, it is a vampire. When you subtitle your novel ‘Why are all the cute ones undead?’ then I want to be the first one to read it. The Fell of the Dark is a YA urban fantasy novel that follows Auggie who is trying to balance his love life with possibly bringing about the apocalypse.
The Adventures of Indiana Jones by Campbell Black, James Khan, and Rob MacGregor
This year I watched the Indiana Jones trilogy in its entirety for the first time and, I fell head over heels in love with it. It put me in the mood to read something similar, that is to say, a proper adventure story and where better to start than with the official novelisations. You may have noticed that I am omitting the fourth film and, that is intentional.
Stay With Me by Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀
Longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2017, then called the Bailey’s Women’s Prize, this book was available via BorrowBox from my library. Set in 1980s Nigeria, we follow Yejide, a young wife who is yet to fall pregnant. With the pressure of her family, she finds herself desperate for a miracle, and the situation gets even worse when her husband takes a second wife.
What about you… what are you reading this month?