As of today, we’ll celebrate the beginning of each month with my top three favorite books I have read with the last month :). So basically, whenever a new month starts I will be recapping the best books I’ve read in the month prior to now. I have copy and pasted the summaries from my book reviews in here, along with a link to the full review below it.
Favorite Reads of July:
- The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare *An extremely quick read, despite the fact that it is over five hundred pages long, because it’s just that addictive* Sixteen year old, Clary Fray lives with her mother, who has much to hide. Clary thinks she lives a normal life, with her best friend Simon, until her mother goes missing and she learns she is a Shadowhunter, which means her job is to protect people from demons. Little does Clary know, there is much more to what makes her unique than just that.She is soon introduced to the Institute (where Shadowhunters live and train), where she learns what her mother tried to protect her from her entire life. There, Clary meets three Shadowhunters: Alec, Jace, and Isabelle, and with them she sets out to save her mother, and along the way, the four teenagers slowly unravel their past.
- Ready Player One by Ernest Cline *Even if you are totally not into gaming, there isn’t a way you can’t enjoy this book; there seems to be something in it for everyone* By 2045, nearly the whole world lives in the OASIS, a virtual ‘video game paradise’. Anyone would rather lose themselves in the game than bring themselves to broad daylight. Their society struggles with overpopulation and energy shortages, forcing everybody to attempt to hide from the terrible place the world has truly become.
The OASIS’s brilliant creator, James Halliday, suddenly dies, and when he does he leaves an Easter Egg hidden inside it. If you find it, you win yourself fame and fortune, because you are the new ruler of the OASIS, which is now the real world for people. Eighteen year old Wade Watts is determined find the Egg, but with how little he has to spare, can he do it? Lost in this virtual reality, Wade must manage how to find the Egg, but the problem is, he can’t do it alone.
- I am Number Four by Pitticus Lore *A surprisingly good read, because I’m not usually one for aliens (ha), but I liked how this book moved fairly quick and started off in action* John has lives his live on the run, because he is no ordinary teenager, but from an entirely different planet. He is one out of the eight others kids who survived the attack on their home planet, and was able to make it to Earth. John’s enemy, the ones who were responsible for the attack, are still trying to hunt him and the eight others down on Earth.John has no real home, family, and practically a life, until he arrives in Paradise, Ohio. He starts to make friends, and lead a normal life, but he soon learns that his life on the run may never allow the things and people that could make his life enjoyable. He must make the decision of whether he wants to sacrifice the future of his home planet, or a normal life worth living. https://readingandwritingposts.wordpress.com/2016/07/08/i-am-number-four-by-pittacus-lore/
Top 3 TBR Books for This Month:
- The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson
- The Mortal Instruments: The City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
- The Mortal Instruments: The City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare