As I mentioned in my last post Here that my days are being full of frustration. And because of that I have not been able to read or write or do anything whatsoever.
So, the books I read in July are not plenty but satisfactory ( thanks to booktubeathon )
I read in total of four book out of which three of them were read during the booktubeathon.
1. If My Moon Was Your SunBy Andreas Steinhöfel ( Illustrated )
Rating – ⭐⭐⭐
Did you hear the story about Max, the boy who kidnapped his grandfather from a nursing home ? You didn’t see
it on the news? Well, let me tell you about it.Max lives in a small town, much smaller than yours. His grandpa is losing his memory, but still remembers quite a bit. You can imagine how they hurried, Max and his grandpa, followed by old Miss Schneider, who insisted on coming along. Why were they in a hurry? Because everyone was after them. Max had skipped school to rescue his grandpa, and they were just starting out on what promised to be one of the best days of their entire lives.A touching story about dementia and the special relationship between grandparents and grandchildren.
It was cute little story which was really touching. It really gave rise to the thought of how we all can loose someone so precious in just a blink of an eye. Its beautifully illustrated. And the metaphoric example of sun and moon is very nicely written in an easily understandable language.
2. The Weight of Lies by Emily Carpenter
Rating – ⭐⭐⭐⭐1/2
In this gripping, atmospheric family drama, a young woman investigates the forty-year-old murder that inspired her mother’s bestselling novel, and uncovers devastating truths—and dangerous lies.Reformed party girl Meg Ashley leads a life of privilege, thanks to a bestselling horror novel her mother wrote decades ago. But Meg knows that the glow of their very public life hides a darker reality of lies, manipulation, and the heartbreak of her own solitary childhood. Desperate to break free of her mother, Meg accepts a proposal to write a scandalous, tell-all memoir.
Rooted in a family drama the story follows Meg Ashley daughter of a famous writer Frances Ashley, who digs down deep to find the truth behind all the publicity and Chaos created by her mother’s famous book ‘ Kitten ‘ who is said to be based on a real life murder mystery.
This book was amazingly beautiful. The plot was perfection, the short chapter from ‘ Kitten’ after every proper chapter, made it all the more intense. I finished this book so quickly and wanted more of it.
Best summer read for all the lovers of thriller and mystery.
3. By Your Side By Kasie West
Rating – ⭐⭐⭐⭐
When Autumn Collins finds herself accidentally locked in the library for an entire weekend, she doesn’t think things could get any worse. But that’s before she realizes that Dax Miller is locked in with her. Autumn doesn’t know much about Dax except that he’s trouble.
This story is cute , charming and lovable. It has that can make you smile and parts that you can cry a lot. Its a best summer contemporary for a book nerd. What better story than a girl locked in a library.
4. Aristotle and Dante Discover the secrets of the universe By Benjamin Alire Saénz
Rating – ⭐⭐⭐⭐1/2
Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. When the two meet at the swimming pool, they seem to have nothing in common. But as the loners start spending time together, they discover that they share a special friendship—the kind that changes lives and lasts a lifetime. And it is through this friendship that Ari and Dante will learn the most important truths about themselves and the kind of people they want to be.
The best LGBTQ+ representation in an young adult book I have ever read. And really brought back the memory of unsure ride to adulthood. Its amazing and beautifully written. This book can be read a million times and will reward us all with a new lesson each time.One of the best Rainy day read.
Note – ( full review for some of them will be coming shortly )
Question of the day –
What did you read in the month of July?
( let me know in the comments below )