What I’m Reading In July {2018}

My love of reading has returned with a vengeance and my passion for discovering new books is fierce. Since I started reading daily again last year, a day hasn’t passed by that I haven’t picked up a book, even if I’ve only read one chapter.

I love seeing what other people are reading, I also love book hauls but that’s a whole other obsession. With this in mind I thought I would share a few more book orientated blog posts each month, starting with what I’m planning to read.

 

Daisy’s Vintage Cornish Camper Van by Ali McNamara

This is not the type of book I would usually reach for but I really wanted a lighter summer read. I must admit the cover drew me in, that and the fact it’s set in my spiritual home Cornwall. After reading the blurb on the back cover I knew I was sold.

Ana has inherited a broken-down camper van from her best friend Daisy who has recently passed away. Setting off on a reluctant journey to Cornwall to collect the camper van she arrives in St Felix, a picturesque Cornish seaside town. As the broken-down van is restored to gleaming health, so Ana begins to find her way back to happiness.

When Ana inherits a broken-down camper van from her best friend, she takes the chance for a quick trip to Cornwall. She discovers a series of unsent postcards dating back to the 1940’s, hidden in the upholstery of the van. Ana knows that it’s a sign, she’ll make sure that the messages reach the person that they were meant for’

Ratburger by David Walliams

I’m so excited to reading a David Walliams book for the first time. I’ve heard such good things about his writing. His books are illustrated by the fantastic Tony Robbins, whose drawings I love. Lately I’ve found having two books on the go at once works well for me and middle grade books like this are perfect for dipping in and out of.

Ratburger tells the story of a little girl called Zoe who has a lazy prawn-cocktail crisp loving stepmum, and a dad who is often found down the pub. She also has to contend with the school bully Tina Trotts and the evil Burt from Burt’s Burgers who’s after her pet rat.

What does he want with her pet rat ? well the clue is in the title (yuck!).

How To Be Happy by Anna Barnes

This well-being book has been on my shelf for ages and I’ve flicked through loads of times. It’s full of hints, tips, quotes and fun activities all about being happy. I’m going to read this alongside one of the other books and maybe implement some of the happy tips.

Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

Last month I read The Sleeper & The Spindle which is a graphic novel by Neil Gaiman and I absolutely loved it. It’s left me wanting to find out more about the author himself and to read lots more of his work.

Under the streets of London there’s a place most people could never dream of. A world of monsters, saints, murderers and angels. This is the city of people who have fallen through the cracks.

Richard Mayhew, a young business man is about to find out about this other London. A strange destiny awaits him down here, beneath his native city: Neverwhere.

The Secrets of a Fire King by Kim Edwards

The cover of this book alone is enough to make me want to read it. In this collection of stories Kim Edwards explores the lives of those on the fringes of society. A fire-eater, an American and his Korean war bride and a juggler and trapeze artist.

This book promises to transport readers to exotic locations which in my opinion makes it the perfect book for summer.

We are due a trip to the library this weekend so no doubt I will add a few more books to the list.

What are you reading this month ? I would love to know, leave me a comment.

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  1. July 2nd 2018 / 8:58 PM

    I love that you have such a varied taste in books, and I would never think to read a David Walliams book. I have no idea how you read 2 books at once, but Katie does that too. And that reminds me, I have an ever growing pile of books in my bedroom for when we next meet up. They could be in your reading pile for August x

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