July Reading List

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

Review here.

Parrotfish by Ellen Wittlinger

Review here.

When the Heavens Fall by Marc Turner

Review here.

Zaria Fierce and the Secret of Gloomwood Forest by Keira Gillett

Review here.

The 3rd Woman by Jonathan Freedland

Review here.


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

Review Books

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)

Borrowed Book

Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson (3rd time’s the charm!)

NetGalley Backlog

Sex and Violence by Carrie Mesrobian

Prophecy Girl by Cecily White


Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein


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