Hello, everybody! As August is already coming to an end, I’m going to show you the books I bought this month.
#1 – The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzie Lee
Henry “Monty” Montague was born and bred to be a gentleman, but he was never one to be tamed. The finest boarding schools in England and the constant disapproval of his father haven’t been able to curb any of his roguish passions—not for gambling halls, late nights spent with a bottle of spirits, or waking up in the arms of women or men.
But as Monty embarks on his Grand Tour of Europe, his quest for a life filled with pleasure and vice is in danger of coming to an end. Not only does his father expect him to take over the family’s estate upon his return, but Monty is also nursing an impossible crush on his best friend and traveling companion, Percy.
Still it isn’t in Monty’s nature to give up. Even with his younger sister, Felicity, in tow, he vows to make this yearlong escapade one last hedonistic hurrah and flirt with Percy from Paris to Rome. But when one of Monty’s reckless decisions turns their trip abroad into a harrowing manhunt that spans across Europe, it calls into question everything he knows, including his relationship with the boy he adores.
I loved this book so much! It was such a great read and I couldn’t put the book down. It was abso-bloody-lutely fantastic! I’ll post my review next week.
My rating: 📖📖📖📖📖
#2 – The Lake Effect by Erin McCahan
It’s the summer after his senior year, and Briggs Henry is out the door. He’s leaving behind his ex-girlfriend and his parents’ money troubles for Lake Michigan and its miles of sandy beaches, working a summer job as a personal assistant, and living in a gorgeous Victorian on the shore. It’s the kind of house Briggs plans to buy his parents one day when he’s a multi-millionaire. But then he gets there. And his eighty-four-year-old boss tells him to put on a suit for her funeral.
So begins a summer of social gaffes, stomach cramps, fraught beach volleyball games, moonlit epiphanies, and a drawer full of funeral programs. Add to this Abigail, the mystifying girl next door on whom Briggs’s charms just won’t work, and “the lake effect” is taking on a whole new meaning.
I got this book for the July (I believe) YA PageHabit Box. I haven’t heard anything about this novel before, so I’m pretty excited to read it soon!
#3 – Les stagiaires by Samantha Bailly (French)
This is a french book that I recently bought. Unfortunately, it has not been translated into English so I’m not going into detail.
#4 – A man of Shadows by Jeff Noon
Below the neon skies of Dayzone – where the lights never go out, and night has been banished – lowly private eye John Nyquist takes on a teenage runaway case. His quest takes him from Dayzone into the permanent dark of Nocturna.
As the vicious, seemingly invisible serial killer known only as Quicksilver haunts the streets, Nyquist starts to suspect that the runaway girl holds within her the key to the city’s fate. In the end, there’s only one place left to search: the shadow-choked zone known as Dusk.
I have heard nothing about it. I just bought it because of the cover.
#5 – Le Premier Miracle by Gilles Legardinier
This is also a french book and as Les Stagiaires it has not been translated into English. So I won’t talk about it on the blog.
#6 – A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
Minor Spoiler Alert in the Summary!
Feyre is immortal.
After rescuing her lover Tamlin from a wicked Faerie Queen, she returns to the Spring Court possessing the powers of the High Fae. But Feyre cannot forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin’s people – nor the bargain she made with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court.
As Feyre is drawn ever deeper into Rhysand’s dark web of politics and passion, war is looming and an evil far greater than any queen threatens to destroy everything Feyre has fought for. She must confront her past, embrace her gifts and decide her fate.
She must surrender her heart to heal a world torn in two.
I fricking love the first one. I’m probably going to finish it tomorrow. And I wanted to have the sequel already on my shelf so I bought it today. Even though I won’t read it next. (I know myself)
#7 – Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Cath and Wren are identical twins, and until recently they did absolutely everything together. Now they’re off to university and Wren’s decided she doesn’t want to be one half of a pair any more – she wants to dance, meet boys, go to parties and let loose. It’s not so easy for Cath. She would rather bury herself in the fanfiction she writes where there’s romance far more intense than anything she’s experienced in real life.
Now Cath has to decide whether she’s ready to open her heart to new people and new experiences, and she’s realizing that there’s more to learn about love than she ever thought possible.
I heard only good things about Fangirl and because I thought that the cover looked pretty I had to buy it.
#8 – The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Sixteen-year-old Starr lives in two worlds: the poor neighbourhood where she was born and raised and her posh high school in the suburbs. The uneasy balance between them is shattered when Starr is the only witness to the fatal shooting of her unarmed best friend, Khalil, by a police officer. Now what Starr says could destroy her community. It could also get her killed.
Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, this is a powerful and gripping YA novel about one girl’s struggle for justice.
I’m finally having a copy of this book! I’m so excited to read THUG!
#9 – Der Vermittler by Robert Karjel (German)
The English Translation of this book – After the Monsoon – is coming out in 2018. (According to the author’s website it is going to be published by HarperCollins)
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What books did you buy this month? Let me know in the comments below.
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