Without the holiday, June wasn’t as good for reading as it should have been. Still, I managed to tick off all of these:
Exploited by Emma Jackson
It’s not a well written book – there’s a lot of meandering and there are important points that feel glossed over – but it’s an important one. Emma Jackson was sexually exploited by men in her community. She was groomed, entrapped and then threatened. This sort of thing is happening everywhere, and it’s important that we understand it better from the victim’s perspective, because society is failing them by allowing this sort of horror to take place. Read it and have your eyes opened.
Sworn to Raise by Terah Edun
Parrotfish by Ellen Wittlinger
When the Heavens Fall by Marc Turner
Zaria Fierce and the Secret of Gloomwood Forest by Keira Gillett
The 3rd Woman by Jonathan Freedland
Deep Blue Eternity by Natasha Boyd
Review to follow.
Made it part way through The Story Sisters and Believe, so should have those finished before long!
July Reading List
Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli (not a book sent for review, but it’s LGBT fiction, so I’m going to review it anyway)
Natchez Burning by Greg Iles (an actual review book I’ve had forever. It’s massive, so I probably won’t finish it this month, but I will start it!)
Book From My Shelf
Property Of by Alice Hoffman (because it’s short, and I am enjoying Story Sisters from last month)
Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson (3rd time’s the charm!)
Sex and Violence by Carrie Mesrobian
Prophecy Girl by Cecily White
Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein