Six July books we’re obsessed with

Are you planning some downtime this month?

Maybe a holiday? Or perhaps you just want to curl up with a book.

Take a look at what we’re loving this July!

Good Sisters – Sinéad Moriarty

After losing their beloved mother, the Devlin sisters need each other more than ever.

Single parent Louise is trying to help her fragile young daughter to navigate life. So, when the nine-year-old insists on finding out who her father is, Louise organizes a sisters’ outing to track down her Italian one-night stand.

Meanwhile, due to her teenage sons’ sporting success, mother-of-four Julie is anointed Cook-Bottlewasher-and-Cheerleader-in-Chief for the rugby parents’ WhatsApp group. Worst. Job. Ever

Finally, glamorous Sophie is determined that her daughter Jess won’t be boy-crazy and image-obsessed like she was. But when things go horribly wrong at a teen party, Sophie and her sisters are forced to take drastic measures to protect Jess’s future.

Squeezed from every side, Louise, Julie and Sophie want to be good sisters – but sometimes that’s easier said than done!

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Bodies – Christine Anne Foley

From the older boy who takes her for a snog while his pregnant girlfriend waits in the bar, to the controlling boyfriend and the married man, this is a novel driven by rage and grief, yet it is tender and true and relatable.

Playing with our ideas of victim and perpetrator, Foley invites us all to think about the way a woman operates in a society where her body feels owned by others as much as it is by herself.

It’s a propulsive story about sex, death, and the reality of growing up and making choices about who and how you love.

Out Now

The Night Ends With Fire – K.X. Song

What if Mulan didn’t go to war for love of her father or her country? What if she went for her own ambition?

The Three Kingdoms are at war, but Meilin’s father refuses to answer the imperial draft.

Trapped by his opium addiction, he plans to sell Meilin for her dowry instead-but when she discovers that her husband-to-be is violent and ill-tempered, she decides to take matters into her own hands.

The very next day, she disguises herself as a boy and enlists in her father’s place. She goes through an experience that will change her life forever.

Out Now

Misrecognition – Madison Newbound

Elsa is struggling. Her relationship with an older couple has abruptly ended, leaving her depressed and
directionless in her childhood bedroom.

After she finds herself enthralled by a new obsession Elsa is forced to grapple with her sexuality, the uncomfortable truths about the end of her last relationship, and the patterns that may be playing out once again.

This is a book that we simply couldn’t put down!

Out Now

Between Friends and Lovers – Shirlene Obuobi

Dr Jojo has it all figured out. Or so it seems to her Instagram followers, who love her no-nonsense advice about men, self-love, dating and sex.

But behind the camera, it’s a different story – she’s in love with her best friend, Ezra, and he doesn’t feel the same way.

Committed to moving on, Jo soon finds the perfect distraction – sweet, shy and sexy writer Malcolm. As the pair begin to date, sparks fly, and Jo’s hard exterior begins to soften. But when she discovers her feelings for Ezra aren’t as unrequited as she thought, Jo finds herself with a tough decision to make.

Will she seize the opportunity for romance with her best friend, or is new love the path to her happily ever after?

Out July 30th

Teddy – Emily Dunlay

Lessons in Chemistry meets Mad Men in this new novel that you won’t want to put down.

In 1969 Rome, Teddy Huntley Carlyle tries to start a new life with her husband. She is a free spirit and he is a diplomat, they couldn’t be more different. But Teddy is trying!

Her past catches up with her when she is photographed in a compromising position with the American ambassador, leading her to delve into the city’s underbelly to protect her reputation.

Out Now


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