Happy August! *Plays Taylor Swift*
We consume so many books in a month, that we don’t always get the chance to talk about all of our favorites. So, we’ve decide to set aside a monthly post specifically for talking about our favorite reads that would have otherwise flown under the radar.
Christmas is July anyone? It was for me at least, since I got to read an ARC of Julie Murphy & Sierra Simone’s A Merry Little Meet Cute this month. Which I’m going to be honest, wasn’t even on my radar (shh I’ve been slacking), but landed in my inbox anyways, and I’m exceptionally happy that it did! The premise is a budding plus size adult industry star gets her mainstream acting chance when they need a last minute replacement for a two-week Christmas movie shoot, filming over the actual holidays. Of course no one can, or would even dare, to connect her to her OnlyFans identity. Too bad her new costar has been a loyal subscriber for years. Of course shenanigans ensue and the ball gets rolling. This book took me by complete surprise and I really was here for it! I loved the entire cast of characters, and the chemistry between Bee and Nolan was electric. I also enjoyed the fact his entire steamy story took place in the basic equivalent to Santa’s Village, aka the most pure, idyllic Christmas town. Anyways, if these authors ever decide to team up again (a sequel for Kallum??), I will definitely be picking that book up.
*Thank you to Avon for providing me with an eARC. All thoughts are my own.*
July reading got off to a slow start, but I read a decent amount of good books. I read a lot of graphic novels and you’ll see reviews for those later this week and I reread quite a few books in preparation for sequels and whatnot. The book that has stuck with me the most this month is Guantanamo Voices: True Accounts from the World’s Most Infamous Prison. This graphic novel features accounts from prisoners to guards to lawyers to journalists and I learned a lot. It made me think about a lot of stuff I had already been thinking about like morality, human nature, laws, and the intersection of all of those and this book really brings all of that together. I loved how each person’s story was illustrated by a different artist and the way each story was told. Almost all of them end quite abruptly and they don’t have happy endings or any sort of resolution because they are real stories and life doesn’t always have a tidy wrap up. Nonfiction like this always feels a bit weird to call a favorite, but I learned a lot reading this and I appreciated the perspectives each person brought. As a said earlier, this book has stuck with me and I see it sticking with me for a long time.
What was your favorite read of July?
xoxo, Bree & Tree